Articles on Ecology and Environment

Clean Energy in India This article explores the clean energy options that can be implemented in India

A brief history of energy The industrial revolution in the late 18th century was fuelled largely by coal. Since then, global industrialisation has been accelerated by the utilisation of energy extracted from coal, fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, and nuclear sources such as uranium. Oil, natural gas, coal and uranium are rapidly being depleted. Current scientific estimates […]

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Indian Sustainable Practices: Part 1

Among the millions of species, we humans have now taken over the planetary driving seat and we determine the course of Earth’s journey in the future. We have now entered the Anthropocene – an era where humanity is shaping the entire biosphere. The unprecedented global challenges that we are facing today has not only been caused due to technological and […]

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Switching to Sustainable Menstrual Products

 Introduction The impact of disposable sanitary napkins on human health and the environment is not often discussed publicly, because of the social taboo associated with menstruation (despite the fact that nearly 50% of the world’s population are women). However, the fact remains that it is a major problem and the practice of using such non-biodegradable napkins is unsustainable, in the […]

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Integrated Worldview for a Sustainability

Prof. Lynn Townsend White in his lecture titled: The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis (1967) said that “What people do about their ecology depends on what they think about themselves in relation to things around them. Human ecology is deeply conditioned by beliefs about our nature and destiny–that is, by religion”.  White’s talk was pointing at how western religions […]

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Water Management Practices

With the growing population in India, the demand for water is increasing exponentially. Water is in demand not just for individual consumption but in various sectors like agriculture, manufacturing, construction etc. While the demand is growing at a rapid pace, the availability of water has declined sharply in the past five decades. Reports say that the there is high amount […]

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Insights on Organic Farming

Our present practice of chemical based farming has caused great harm to the natural environment and to the human beings and other species. Due to the application of chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides, the soil has become toxic and not only that, the toxins have found their way through the food chain into our stomach. Various kinds of diseases have […]

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