Environment & Biodiversity

The future of the Planet -  Pollution & Climate Change

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Is the planet’s health failing? The population of vertebrate species on Earth in the wild saw a dramatic fall of about 30% between 1970 and 2006. This is due to destruction and degradation …

September 23, 2017 0 359

Plastic roads in India

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? India has a huge potential of using its plastic waste for laying plastic roads. What are plastic roads? Roads constructed from mix of aggregate (sand and stone chips), bitumen …

September 18, 2017 0 972

Water Management in the 21st century  

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Our ideas & institutions dealing with water management have become out-dated. We are probably peddling towards disastrous wrongly perceieved  solutions, that calls for …

September 14, 2017 0 805

Climate Resilient Urban Planning

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Recent times have seen drastic climatic events which significantly bear the signature of climate change. As the frequency of extreme weather events increases, urbanisation has …

September 09, 2017 1 937

Waste Management

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? The Ghazipur landfill collapse has highlighted the poor status of waste management in Indian cities. It demands a scientific approach to the problem, to keep check on any such t…

September 07, 2017 0 1089

Ghazipur landfill tragedy

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? A recent landfill collapse in Ghazipur, UP, has killed two people and caused injuries to many. The incident calls for addressing the problem of over-stressed landfills  and…

September 06, 2017 0 1095

Coal – The Indispensable

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? As socio-political & economic realities do not favour the prospects of renewable, an out of the box thinking for policy making is needed. How does the energy scenario look? …

September 04, 2017 0 892

Augmentation program in Buxa tiger reserve

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? Recently National Tiger Conservation Authorityidentified Buxa tiger reserve in West Bengalfor the tiger augmentation programme. What is the significance of Buxa tiger reserve? It has…

September 03, 2017 0 1162

Bellandur & India’s Urbanisation Woes

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? The ever surging foam & pollutants in Bellandur lake in Bengaluru has triggered much debate. The lake is just one of the many victims of our reckless hapzard urban planning…

August 30, 2017 0 1088

Procurement norms for solar power

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has come out with new guidelines for buying power from grid-linked solar power projects through competitive bidding. What are the highlig…

August 27, 2017 0 897

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