Every year, the Earth has a certain limit to the natural resources it produces. This includes the oxygen it generates from plants and trees, the food it produces, the timber it can provide, the non-timber forest products we can gather, the life it can support. We, the advanced species that we are, have decided to […]Read More Earth Overshoot Day 2018: The day we use up whatever the Earth can give us this year
Water is a big crisis in today’s world. It doesn’t matter where you live or how lavishly you live; you are going to face the brunt of the water crisis now or at some point in the future. The problem remains acute in India and the crisis is only growing. Despite relying on a variety […]Read More AKVO: Plucking water out of thin air!
Constructed in three phases, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is definitely the most well-known architectural maverick and one of the great wonders of the medieval world. And this wonder, does perfect justice to its name. IT ACTUALLY IS LEANING. Construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa occurred in three phases, spanning nearly two whole centuries […]Read More WHY IS THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA LEANING?
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?