When faced with an environmental stress, every living being has the ability to alter its lifestyle, its habits, its physiological processes to a certain degree so that it can accommodate that stress and continue to survive. Humans do it too; when it’s cold, the hair on our body stands, trapping air in between them and […]Read More Extreme adaptations: Organisms can do some crazy things in order to survive!
Well, hello there! I know it has been a while, but with the ever warmer summers that we have been having (thanks for that, by the way) I get extremely busy this time of year. Now that we are back we shall continue our discussion on the effects of oceans on the world climate, and […]Read More How do oceans determine regional climatic conditions-Part II
This post is part of a series of posts written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Welcome back, watermen (no?)! So, in the last couple of posts we talked about the reason for my importance, my structure on an atomic level and the properties it generates, and my role in sustaining life on earth. And we talked about […]Read More How do oceans determine regional climatic conditions? Part I- Effect
Whenever we think of speeding, the first thing that usually comes to our mind is traffic accident. This is not surprising because the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) once reported speeding as the contributing factor to 50% of road accidents in Nigeria. The country is ranked as the second in the world in terms of […] […]Read More Can speeding cause more than just accidents? YES!
When you are living in a city, you naturally feel the need to crank up the AC; whether at home or in your cars. It feels hot, oh so hot. In Delhi, summers can touch temperatures of 45 degree Celsius or more! But when you move to open spaces, where there is a bit of […]Read More The Heat Island Effect
This is the second post in the water series, written by Priyadarshan Pandey. The first post of the series- click here. If you’re anything like me, you love the universe and are fascinated by its size and lore. To quote the great Douglas Adams, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly […]Read More About Water, and its place in the Universe
(This is a blog series on water, written by Priyadarshan Pandey.) It’s World Water day! Is there a better day to start knowing more about me? I don’t think so! Hello, there! I am your friend (cum creator cum nurturer) H2O, but you can call me Water. In this series of blogs, I will be […]Read More About Water-Why is it so important and what makes it so special?
I covered the three most popular form of matrices in my previous post, namely, Simple Matrix, Leopold Matrix, and the Component Interaction Matrix. However, each project has different necessities and around the world, different EIA teams have come up with specific assessment matrices that will best suit their project/their country. In this post, we’ll take […]Read More Matrices in Environmental Impact Assessment-Continued…
Conservation for the sake of conservation is a romantic notion. But in reality, it’s far from it. Conservation today requires the cooperation of many stakeholders, including the locals, different levels of government, corporations and even the potential economic benefit of the area in question. Unfortunately, the last factor seems to be held in highest regard in […]Read More The ground reality of conservation in India: An interview with Dr. George Schaller
When you think of coastal ecosystems, a region of thriving life generally comes to mind. This image, however, is being slowly corrupted because of human activities. The “life” out of these zones is being sucked out, creating what is referred to as “dead zones”. Can coasts die? In a way, the life associated with coasts, […]Read More Coastal Dead Zones: Killing coastal ecosystems worldwide