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 keeping our body warm. People living in warm climates tend to have less body hair, and generally lies flat against their skin because they do not need this heating mechanism. This is an adaptation to the environmental stress of heat.
But this is relatively a simple adaptation. There are some organisms in the plant and animal kingdom that have gone to great lengths to ensure they can survive in their habitats. In this post, I’m going to share with you some of the most amazing and mind-boggling adaptations that nature has to offer! Continue reading 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 subsequently, the contemporary world. This post is the continuation of the effects of oceans on regional climate. If you haven’t read it already, please do so by clicking here. Caught up? Good, let us continue. Continue reading 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 my birth and cosmological significance. Today I would like to resume this conversation, but on a more local level (both temporally and spatially). Continue reading 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 […]
via The Negative impacts of Speeding – Environmental Perspective — Green Habitat Initiative
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 greenery, you immediately feel the change. There is a breeze that flows, you feel less suffocated and less “closed up”.
Why is that? It’s because cities are, in fact, closed up.
Continue reading 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 hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
It is filled with mysteries beyond our understanding (yet) and energy so destructive it is spectacular. It must really make one consider his/her place in the universe, right? I’m genuinely asking. You see being the awesome work of nature that I am, I have never worried about my cosmological insignificance.
You humans might try to reassure yourself of your worth by tattooing we are all stardust on your back but I literally AM stardust. So yeah, we’re going to talk about my place in the universe today.
Continue reading 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 telling you all about myself; past, present, and future. So come along and enjoy this journey (nay, voyage) as we explore the far seas of our understanding of nature, the life it sustains, and it’s most important cog, me.
Continue reading About Water-Why is it so important and what makes it so special?