This write-up analyses how urban forests and green roofs can be cost-effective and durable methods to reduce the damage from urban floods – an increasingly common disaster in Indian cities.
“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 […]
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 […]
Today when 98% of the world’s population is busy worrying about climate change and the rest 2% arguing about it being a hoax; do you know how the affected countries are trying to deal with changing conditions? Melting glaciers, increasing sea level, severe floods and drought conditions are […]
Tsunamis have been a relatively rare event in the Indian Ocean, at least in human memory, and have been quite prevalent in the Pacific. But every ocean has generated the scourges and left millions of people with scarred memories. Fourteen years ago, such an event occurred, when an […]
No matter where you live in the world, you must know of a place in your country that has experienced earthquakes. Some regions are more prone to earthquakes than others, and draw a lot of focus and attention from scientists and policy makers alike. Regions like California, Himalayas, […]
I’m sure every child was once fascinated by the knowledge that the rings on a tree trunk can tell it’s age. The very fact that the age of a tree can be recorded this way used to be unreal, and to actually count the rings of a cut […]