Environment

A Step into Serenity, Thanks to Chetan

Environmental peace is threatened by the urban and industrial noises. Also, noise pollution is the cause of many psycho and psychosomatic diseases, including depression and deafness. This situation is more alarming in India where due to lack of awareness among people and poor implementation of related laws, noise pollution is increasing leaps and bounds. In this context, a social […]

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Phosphorous: A Single Chemical Element that Tells Many Stories

Phosphorus may be less celebrated than carbon or hydrogen, it joins those elements (along with nitrogen, oxygen, and sulphur) to constitute the six “biogenic elements” (those needed in large quantities to make living organisms). Let us take a look at some of the issues that arise in inorganic chemistry from the perspective of phosphorus, illustrating in the process the […]

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Climate Change: Water Availability, Energy Sources and Global Threats

High water demands, combined with the uncertainty surrounding future water availability due to changes in climate, point to the need to carefully consider the water implications of alternative energy choices. For example, the water requirements of the wind and solar energy production are dramatically lower than those of biofuels and lower also than even some “traditional” energy sources. Globally, agriculture accounts […]

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Govt. Fudging Figures to Misdirect People on Environment Protection

The Indian government has contributed to this fudging of facts to fool the people by reducing definition of forest cover to only 10 per cent tree cover over each hectare land. They now claim that forest cover has increased from 40.48 million hectares, in 1950-51, to more than 70.01mh in 2010-11, while actual dense forest cover is […]

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World Environment Day Fact File: Life without Borders!

An erudite and in-depth research article by Kunal, as part of the special feature of Different Truths on the World Environment Day, with all what’s, when’s and why’s. The narrative tells us the theme of WED 2016, “Go Wild for Life.” Let’s respect life without borders and ensure that we do not cause environmental degradation and death of […]

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Forests or no Forests?

The Indian government reports throw up new forest data, contradicting ground reality. Blue Eve investigates the FSI reports. An expose by her reveals that while forest covers are dwindling, figures are being fudged with impunity. The FSI uses satellite images to identify green cover; invasive weeds and commercial plantations have masqueraded as ‘forests’ across the country […]

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PMS Flays Govt., Protest Atrocities against Women

Women flayed the government for unleashing atrocities on them, in nearby Kaushambi district, in the name of cleaning Ganga. In five villages goons and police attack their dignity when they go to the fields to answer nature’s call. Toilets exist only on paper. They demanded that the DM should inaugurate these ghost toilets himself. Members of Pragatisheel Mahila […]

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Declare Water Emergency in India, Review Implementation of Water Conservation

AIKMS has given a call for the declaration of water emergency in India. With drought conditions in more than half the districts in the country, the situation is grim. Construction work must be halted during peak summer months. Water fountains, water sports and gross wastage of water in fancy gardens of bungalows and hotels too must be stopped, […]

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How Green is my Earth, How Blue, the Sky!

Kunal celebrates the resplendent beauty of nature, its flora and fauna. His camera and pen sings rhapsody and serenades the enchanting beauty of Mother Earth. He traces the beginnings of the Earth Day and ends with a hope that is future perfect. Here’s Different Truths’ special feature on Earth Day. “I believe in God, only I spell […]

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