Important Editorials on Environment
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[Environment] LiFE by PM Modi
Transitioning from a Throwaway Culture to a Circular Economy is...Read More
[Environment] We need a forest-led COP27
Background In September, a study published in the journal Science said earth...Read More
[Environment] 75 Ramsar Sites in 75th Year of Independence
Background India adds 11 more wetlands to the list of...Read More
[Environment] Loktak Lake- a RAMSAR site under decline
Loktak lake, located in Moirang town, some 45 km south...Read More
[Environment] Urban Flood – The new normal ?
Background: – Urban flooding is a problem long associated with...Read More
[Environment] Ban on Single Use Plastics
Background:- The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government...Read More
[Environment] Earth Overshoot Day 2022
Context:- Earth Over Shoot Day 2022 If the citizens of...Read More
[Environment] India at the Bottom – Is the Environmental Performance Index really faulty?
Context:- Last month, India protested against its ranking on the Environmental...Read More
Disaster Management – A Complete Understanding
Definition of Disaster A disaster is a result of natural...Read More
Concept: Sustainable Development – Tracing the roots !!!
The “official” definition of sustainable development was developed for the...Read More
COP 26 and India’s Climate pledge
In a surprise move at COP26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister...Read More
[Environment]Development vs Conservation<>Railway vs Wildlife
The world is pursuing a path of liberalisation, privatisation and...Read More
[Environment] IPCC Report-“Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”
Context The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...Read More
[Environment] Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules
Context:- The Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules notified by the...Read More
Afghanistan’s centuries-old ‘Karez’ system of irrigation
The resurgent Taliban is on the victory march to Kabul....Read More
[Environment] IPCC and the Science, Politics and Economy around Climate Change
Context Earlier this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...Read More
EU’s Fit for 55 and Indian industry
European Union introduced new legislation, Fit for 55, to cut...Read More
[Environment] Beat the climate crisis by investing in nature
In Paris in 2015, leaders from 192 nations committed to...Read More
South Asia lightning Report ,2020
Important Points 1. According to South Asia lightning Report ,2020 by...Read More
Gross Environment Product in Uttarakhand
Context The Uttarakhand government recently announced it will initiate valuation...Read More
[Environment] Mangroves, Mumbai and Climate change
THE occurrence of two cyclones in consecutive seasons—Cyclone Nisarga in...Read More
[Environment] Case Study-From Poachers to Protectors
Several residents of villages around Odisha’s Chilika lake have turned...Read More
[Environment] Rooftop rainwater harvesting
India’s rapid urban growth is putting pressure on its already...Read More
[Environment] How our detergent footprint is polluting aquatic ecosystems
Contamination and pollution of water are serious problems today. Many...Read More
[Environment] Only 25 cities responsible for 52% of global urban GHG emissions
Just 25 cities worldwide are responsible for 52 per cent...Read More
LEAF Coalition – “Save the Tropics”
Context:- At the recently concluded Leaders’ Summit on Climate in...Read More
History of Conservation in India
Conservation in India found its roots when the killing of...Read More
Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-30) by UN
The announcement by the United Nations terming 2021-30 as the Decade...Read More
Tribal Hunting rights vs Wildlife Protection laws
Forest rights in India reflect correlative duties of tribal communities...Read More
Darwin, Sexual Selection and Dimorphism
Charles Darwin was a careful scientist. In the middle of...Read More
The path to a hydrogen economy
Ten years since the solar revolution began in the country,...Read More
[Environment] Climate Change and Decarbonization of industry
A shift to clean energy is welcome but Indian industry...Read More
[Environment] Reworking “net-zero” for climate justice
Global transformation is affecting the planet. But there is no...Read More
[Environment] “State of India’s Birds 2020” report
A comprehensive report on the distribution range, abundance trends and...Read More
[Environment] Deepor Beel on the brink
Deepor Beel, a Ramsar site near Guwahati in Assam, known...Read More
[Environment] A forest in Mexico by Forest Man of India.
The ‘Forest Man of India’, Jadav Payeng, is sharing his...Read More
Environment-Indoor air pollution is far worse.
When we think of air pollution, the smoggy outdoor haze...Read More
Economy/Environment-We must go Circular.
The best way to build resilience against future pandemics and...Read More
Environment – ASAN | Uttarakhand’s First Ramsar Site !!!
The state of Uttarakhand has got its first Ramsar Site—a...Read More
Environment-Sustainable Ecotourism in India !!!
Ecotourism in India:- Ecotourism as a term first emerged during...Read More
EcoEconomics-Economics in Environmental Sustainability.
The Brundtland Commission in its report titled Our Common Future...Read More
Environment-Biodiversity-Conservation and Threats !!!
Thomas Lovejoy in 1980 coined the term ‘Biological Diversity’ which...Read More
Environment-Global Warming and Impacts of Glacial Meltdowns on Indian Rivers !!!
Other than the polar regions, the Himalayas follow as the...Read More
Environment-Global Warming and Impacts of Glacial Meltdowns on Indian Rivers !!!
Himalayan glaciers make up about 17 per cent of the...Read More
Environment-The Basic Possible Impacts of Climate Change in the Himalayas !!!
Climate Change in the Himalayas is a major topic of...Read More
Environment- India’s Solar Dilemma !!!
Parties to the historic Paris Accord on climate change signed...Read More
Environment-Climate Change and Antarctic Biodiversity !!!
Not being residentially inhabited by human populations and instead being...Read More
Environment/Geography-Desertification in India, a disturbing truth !!!
Environment-Governmental initiatives on climate change !!!
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) in its Climate Change...Read More
Environment/Geography-Approaches for Landslide Mitigation !!!
Why landslide mitigation is important:-Read More
Enviroment-The Environment and Atomic Policy of the United Nations !!!
Changes in Global Atomic Policy The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize...Read More
Environment-Black Carbon as an Important Climate Change Challenge !!!
Black carbon is a substance responsible for up to 40...Read More
Environment-A sixth mass extinction is underway !!!
The disappearance of the dinosaurs is probably the world’s most...Read More
Environment-The age of Anthropocene !!!
Upcoming geological periods With climate change ruling the environment discourse,...Read More
Environment-Understanding ecosystem services and ecological niche !!!
Demystifying ecosystem servicesRead More
Environment-GLOF threats to the Indian Subcontinent and its Monitoring !!!
Climate change has led to increased temperatures, sea level rise,...Read More
Environment-Acid Mine Drainage and its Environmental Repercussions !!!
Water is considered mining’s biggest casualty of all time...Read More
Environment-Earth Overshoot Day !!!
Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources...Read More
Environment-India, Monsoon and the Floods !!!
Background:- The tragedy of the monsoons is often floods and...Read More
Environment-Land Degradation in India!!!
Article 1 of the UN Convention to combat desertification defines...Read More
Environment-Thermal Pollution as the Unseen Side of Water Pollution !!!
When we talk about pollution, thermal pollution rarely comes to...Read More
Environment-Approaches for Landslide Mitigation !!!
Why landslide mitigation is important? The monsoons may bring life...Read More
Environment – Drought Disasters & Smart Management !!!
Drought is a climatic condition, which is characterized by lack...Read More
Environment-Total Healing of the Ozone Layer Expected Soon !!!
The ozone layer is a belt of naturally occurring ozone...Read More
Environment-Clive Wilkinson Report on Coral Bleaching !!!
The coral bleaching phenomenon:- The beautiful coral reefs surrounded by...Read More
Environment/Geography – Anthropogenic biomes/ “anthromes” or “human biomes”!!!
Note:- UPSC usually asks questions on current trends (eg- Clive...Read More
Environment/Geography-Understanding Desertification in India through statistics !!!
Environment-Waste Water From Homes & Industries !!!
Waste water is produced in almost every home and industry,...Read More
Environment-Galathea National Park -Flora and Fauna !!!
The Galathea National Park comprises the core area of the...Read More
Environment- Eravikulam National Park -Flora and Fauna !!!
Strobilanthes is a shrubby flowering plant that belongs to the...Read More
Environment-Coastal and Marine Ecosystems of India !!!
Coastal and marine ecosystems are found in 123 countries around...Read More
#Swachh Society-Indore India’s cleanest city, Gonda dirtiest !!!
Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been ranked India’s cleanest city...Read More
Environment-Plant and Animal Adaptations in Hot Deserts !!!
Intense solar radiation, lashing winds, and little moisture i.e. less...Read More
Environment-Key Environmental Challenges: Causes and Impact !!!
The key environmental challenges that the country faces relate to...Read More
Environment Watch-Congress Grass: Biological Invader of Non Cropped Areas !!!
Congress grass scientifically known as Parthenium Hysterophorus, a native of...Read More
Society Watch-Unchecked Consumption Is the Elephant in the Boardroom !!!
*Disclaimer-This editorial is written from a business perspective, however it...Read More
Environment Watch-The Great Green Wall !!!
The project’s original plan involves the eleven countries highlighted in...Read More
Environment watch-Eleven New Clouds in the International Cloud Atlas !!!
On World Metrological Day, March 23, the International Cloud Atlas...Read More
Environment Watch – International Forest Day and Types of Forests In India !!!
March 21 is celebrated as the World Forest Day to...Read More
Environment Watch – Water Scarcity, a Scary Reality. So Why Waste Water?
As we are celebrating World Water Day, a global event...Read More
Environment Watch-Ten Traditional Water Conservation Methods Still In Use !!!
India has various kinds of terrain which is challenging prospect...Read More
Environment Watch – Eliminating HCFCs by 2030 !!!
India has launched the second phase of the programme to...Read More
Society Watch – Women’s day special – 8 passionate women environmentalists !!!
Ranked alphabetically, here is a list of eight notable women...Read More
Environment Watch – Ten largest National Parks in India and its endangered species !!!
The theme of World Wildlife Day, March 3, 2017, is...Read More
Environment Watch – E-Waste and Harmful Effects !!!
Toxicity e-waste ejects could have long term effect on habitat...Read More
Environment Watch – Devouring flora and fauna of forests in India !!!
Lantana Camara is one such invasive species that since its...Read More
Environment Watch – Marine and Coastal Pollution in India- An Overview !!!
Coastal and estuarine ecosystems are heavily influenced by the human...Read More
Society Watch – Peri-Urban Regions and the Vulnerability of Urbanization and Climate Change!!!
Over the last century, India’s landscape has urbanized considerably: the...Read More
Science Watch – Two Indian engineers have solved one of the biggest hurdles in the fight to make lower carbon-emissions targets a reality !!!
Note:- This example can be used when you write solution to...Read More
Science Watch – A Crazy New Concept – Vertical Forest
Deforestation and pollution have become a serious trouble and are...Read More
Environment Watch – Fascinating list of India’s 18 Biosphere Reserves !!!
India is home to 18 Biosphere Reserves (BRs). The reserves...Read More
Environment Watch – Thar – Case Study
In the present, the top three environmental issues facing the...Read More
Environment Watch- Anthropocene: Here I Come !!!
About a fortnight ago, a group of geoscientists gathered at...Read More
Environment Watch – Understanding Drought !!!
Drought:- Drought is one of the most frequently occurring national...Read More
Environment Watch – Desalination is not the “Silver Bullet” to Southern India’s Water Stress!!
Background The long-running drought in southern India appears likely to...Read More
Environment Watch – World Wetland Day – 02 Feb and RAMSAR sites in India !!!
World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February....Read More
Environment Watch – The Oilspills in Chennai !!!
The destruction caused to a significant part of the Chennai...Read More
Editorial- Environment Watch – Rhinoceros: a successful conservation story in India !!!
From 75 in 1905, Indian rhinos numbered over 2,700 by...Read More
Editorial – Environment watch – India & Climate Change – Vulnerability and Adaptability !!!
By 2050, India will experience a temperature rise of 1-4°C...Read More
Editorial- Environment watch – Chipko Movement : Environmentalism of the poor !!!
WHENEVER a dictionary of green terms is written, even if...Read More
Environment Watch – Climate Smart Agriculture !!!
The three-day event, Annual Forum of the Global Alliance for...Read More
Environment Watch – Protecting India’s coastline !!!
STORY HIGHLIGHTS India’s coastal and marine ecosystems include a wide...Read More
Environment Watch- Particulate Matter Pollution and the Cost of Pollution -WHO report !!!
The likelihood of at least 600,000 deaths being caused annually...Read More
Environment Watch- India: Climate Change Impacts !!! -Snapshot
Extreme Heat What we know India is already experiencing a...Read More
Polity Watch – The Water Wars and the Need of a new doctrine !!!
The Supreme Court’s recent order to the Karnataka government to...Read More
Environment Watch : Return of Cauvery crisis and the way ahead
Return of Cauvery crisis and the way ahead:- With the...Read More
Environment Watch – Everything you need to know about Man-Animal Conflict .
Animals in our backyard:- Monkeys, along with Grey langurs and...Read More
Environment Watch – Preparing Indian cities for high water
If governments paid serious attention to the economic geography of...Read More
Environment Watch – Water Scarcity and Way Forward – Part 6 (The End)
Environment Watch – Water Scarcity and Way Forward – Part 5
Environment Watch – Water Scarcity and Way Forward – Part 3
Environment Watch – Water Scarcity and Way Forward – Part 2
Environment Watch- Water Scarcity and Way Forward – Part 1
Environment Watch- Coral Story
Mapping of Coral Reef:- Background:- PROVe, The Remotely Operated Vehicle...Read More
Environment Watch – India and Biodiversity _ Complete Coverage
Biodiversity Profile Of India:-Read More
17 and 18 Feb 2016 (Protected Area Network of India, RAMSAR Wetland Sites)
Are you a Tsundoku ?Read More
Editorial : Principle of CBDR – Evolution and Application
CBDR – Common But Differentiated Responsibilities Background :- The CBDR...Read More
Environment Watch-Disaster management in India !!!
Disaster Management in India Introduction:- India’s geo-climatic conditions as well...Read More
Environment Watch- e-WASTE !!!
E-Waste Structure:- Introduction What is e-Waste Composition of e-waste E-waste...Read More