Environment

Vitamin G – Gift from the Generations Gone: Walk Barefoot, Sleep on the Floor

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur ancestors well understood the miracles of body-earth-universe harmony. We knew that connecting to earth’s natural energy prevents fatigue, chronic pain, regulates stress hormone, enhances good sleep, neutralises cell-damaging molecules, promotes optimal biological rhythms, body reverts faster to relaxed state, builds a strong immune system. All this came naturally to grounded generation by osmosis before […]

Protest against Dumping Unprocessed City Waste in Village under Swachh Bharat

Reading Time: 2 minutesAllahabad Nagar Nigam is dumping more than 100 trucks of city waste in Village Baswar, under Chaka Block, without processing and cleaning it. Nagar Nigam pays Rs 600 per tonne for processing and cleaning but the filthy waste is dumped without cleaning. A report for Different Truths. Karchana Committee of AIKMS held a huge public […]

Malayali Greed has Come Home to Roost: Unprecedented Flood Devastation is Man-Made

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is no time for a blame game. And yet it may be not be inappropriate to do a reality check. The agonising experience has put the fear of God back into the Malayali mind, which he had long exchanged for material and matter. And God, who had lost his own country to the usurpers, […]

Fear Stalks Rain-Ravaged Kerala: Grim Tale of Death, Destruction

Reading Time: 3 minutesKerala is no stranger to rain havoc and the resultant flood fury. But the ordeal by water the state is undergoing at present has no parallels. The solitary exception, perhaps, is the rain of misery which battered the state 90 years ago. To say that fear and tension stalk the state is perhaps an understatement. […]

Dam it, Nature is a Real Rascal: Gods Own Country Goes Underwater

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s the speed of the water that’s worrying. One road was washed away. The waters will have to recede to get a correct estimate of the human toll. Kochi faced a Friday evening high-tide threat. Some 10,000 people were in relief camps. The Arabian Sea waited with open mouth. But even an ocean can swallow […]

Melting Glaciers, Climate, and Water Quality: Are We Heeding to the Environmental Warnings?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe link between climate and water quality is perhaps most poignantly illustrated through the lens of coastal and freshwater eutrophication: the delivery of excessive nutrients–nitrogen and phosphorus are typically the most concerning– to water bodies from agricultural production as well as from urbanisation and other human activity. The effects of eutrophication are many, but some […]

How to Setup an Energy-Efficient Work Space?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe way we running out of natural resources, energy conservation is the foremost step we need to take to Save Earth. Mahima shares tips on how by simple measures you might ensure that you conserve energy in your office, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. There is so much talk about nature conservation, […]

A Major Victory for Environmentalists in Kerala

Reading Time: 2 minutesA study made by a research officer of the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests suggested that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) must make all efforts to protect the ecologically sensitive site. The study was conducted following a complaint filed by the Vayalkkilikal. A report, for Different Truths. It is a significant victory […]

The Wood Wide Web: Why we need a Mowgli in us!

Reading Time: 4 minutesMowgli’s woody world is full of deep love for the jungle and animals of all shapes and sizes, within it. Rudyard Kipling’s story is laced with moral lessons to respect Nature and greenery. Mamta tells us how Joginath Sahoo’s green brigade in Odisha, and P.T. Shinde, a school teacher, near Pune, helped reforestation. Also, the […]

Impact of Climate Change on Health: Urgent Need for Steps to Limit Risks

Reading Time: 4 minutesClimate and weather have always had a powerful impact on human health and well-being. Global climate change is a newer challenge to ongoing efforts to protect human health. In the past few years, there has been an increased incidence of mosquitoes breeding Malaria, Dengue and Yellow Fever. Increase in temperature by 2-3º C would increase […]