Unlike urban farming or agro-forestry, urban forestry provides products and services that are largely intangible. How can you charge someone for breathing fresh air? Therefore, a viable revenue model cannot be developed easily. Authorities usually rely on grants from government, bilateral/multilateral organisation, foundations to meet operational costs. Many […]
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30,000 years ago, it is estimated that the Earth hosted 200 genera of large terrestrial mammals that weighed over 50 kilograms (kg). Australia had large marsupials such as kangaroos over 2 meters long, koala bears that you wouldn’t want to cuddle, the marsupial lion and the giant diprotodon. […]
“At first, all the weather reports showed signs of water scarcity. So, when the rains came toward the end of June and were consistent, we were pleasantly surprised. Panic only set in when the water level in the Krishna River exceeded 47 feet”, says Rajeshwari, a resident of […]
The r/K selection theory of life-history patterns has been in use for a long time, and serves as a useful tool to introduce the concept of survivorship curves (I recommend that you see this post if you need a refresher on the theory). However, there have been several […]
In a previous post, we discussed the potential for vegetation as a solution to reducing landslide risk in hilly terrains. While this measure has been implemented widely in many places to reduce landslides along isolated unstable slopes, a large-scale application of forestry to protect urban centers have been […]
This is the Day when the world gathers to raise awareness about environmental degradation and the threats of climate change. However, even though we have been celebrating this day for years, the world is divided about what it — can and cannot do, should and should not do, […]
This post is part of a blog series written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Hi there! This is your pal H2O welcoming you into my thoughts one last time. We have had a great run, I am sure you will agree. Do you still remember all that we’ve talked about in […]
This post is part of a blog series written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Hey there, aquamen (better? Good.)! Welcome back to another blog in this series where I, your buddy H2O, am taking you on an awesome ride of information and fun. So, in the last post we talked aboutthe […]
By bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into effect in January 2016, the United Nations along with the support of all the member countries made a decisive commitment to sustainable development in the world. SDGs comprise of 17 goals, framed on the success of Millennium Development Goals[i]. SDGs […]
Ecosystems of the world provide a multitude of services to human society. Any benefit we derive from ecosystems comprise of these services. They are categorized under different names like provisioning services (photosynthesis, soil formation), supporting services (agriculture, timber and any other product that is natural derived), cultural services […]