Earth Overshoot Day 2018: The day we use up whatever the Earth can give us this year

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 […]

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Biological Diversity Act, 2002

India’s humongous and lavish spread of ecosystems such as forests, grasslands, wetlands, deserts, coastal and marine has been a subject of global admiration. India boasts of being one of the seventeen (17) most-biodiversity rich countries (technically known as the “mega diverse countries) in the world. So, how does this make India better than other countries? […] […]

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Forest Fires: A burning issue

Forests have been a natural resource that humans have depended on for millions of years. Today, forests are also one of the most “endangered” natural resource. We are cutting down about 13 million hectares of forest per year all over the world. Asia has the lowest forest cover in the world; less than 20% of […]

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We are at a watershed moment

Dear 21st century humans, Our generation is a special one. We may be the last one to see some beauty on this planet. Or we can take responsibility and make this planet sustainable for the generations to come. The result, is in our hands. The other day, I came across an article about Bangalore (or Bengaluru, if you […]

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India’s forest revival saga

Dear 21st century humans, Looks like the Indian government is taking some proactive steps in working towards an ecological lifestyle for it’s citizens. It has been recently announced that the government plans to spend over $6 billion in reviving the forests in India. They would like to bring to total forest cover in India from […]

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