Since the dawn of the Industrial Era, urbanization is considered to be an inevitable and universal process. This is because urbanization and urban areas have conditions that are prerequisites for the industrial and technological revolutions and the associated economic development that followed. The conditions for industrialization includes access to capital, entrepreneurs ready to use the […]Read More Urbanization trends in India
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
Traditionally, communities all over the world have relied on fresh surface water to meet their water needs. Thus, with the advent of urban centers and rapid development, one of the first thrust areas was to control and store surface water resources so that the population of an area can reliably survive on it. Investment in […]Read More Is groundwater a reliable source of water for communities?
It has been seen all over the world that while the land cover is changing rapidly, the effect it is having on groundwater and it’s recharge is becoming more and more significant. This is especially true in places that rely solely on groundwater to meet their water needs. As groundwater extraction is increasing around the […]Read More How does LULC change affect groundwater recharge?
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
In a previous post, I talked about how climate change is a major threat to the coastal ecosystems of the world. But I also said that that’s not the only threat…. Truth is, most of the effects of climate change can be buffered by the ecosystem itself. That’s because climate change is not a new phenomenon. Ecosystems […]Read More Human habitation in coastal environments
The environment is complex. It’s got a lot of things; air, water, soil, rocks. Add to that living things; people, animals, plants, trees, insects. They all interact with each and every other to form what is called the ecosystem. People have had the biggest, most profound impact on the ecosystem among all living beings that […]Read More Environmental Impact Assessment-Opportunities
The need of the hour! Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a tool, that is fast growing to be the most useful and the most important tool in developmental projects to prevent/mitigate damage to the environment as much as possible. As the name suggests, it is an all out study on all possible effects a project […]Read More Environmental Impact Assessment-an introduction
Construction of buildings in itself is a big, big project. It’s something that sets human beings apart as a species. And we have broken so many barriers when it comes to choosing a site to construct anything. When you look at construction projects being taken up under the sea floor, or hundreds of feet below […]Read More Slope stability