AIR AND MOBILITY

On the air we breathe, how polluted it is and why, and what can be done to clean it up. Also, how the ways we travel and commute impact the environment.

The levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels, and in some cases these levels can exceed 100 times than that of outdoor levels of the same pollutants. view more

WATER

On water and its various sources - surface water, groundwater, rainwater etc; the threat of pollution and depletion that they face; and ways and means to protect and conserve it.

An Elephant can smell water up to 19 km away. view more

CLIMATE CHANGE

On the basic science of climate change, why it is happening, what it means for us, and how the world is trying to cope with it.

The seven warmest years on record have occurred in the last seven years. view more

WASTE

On the problem of solid waste and its management and control.

A plastic toothbrush can take over 500 years to decompose. This means that every plastic toothbrush you have ever used and discarded is still out there, somewhere. view more

FOOD

On good and bad food, and its relation to our health, biodiversity, livelihoods and life.

Our skin produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. view more

ENERGY

On renewable energy, its sources and use. But also, on the issue of energy and our access to it, and the linkages between energy and climate change.

In 1879, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb after trying more than 1,600 different filaments, including hair from an assistant’s head! view more

BIODIVERSITY

On our huge wealth of natural resources, the strong links that they have with our lives and lifestyles, and the threat of extinction that looms over them.

Monoculture, the lack of biodiversity, was a contributing factor to several agricultural disasters in history, including the Irish Potato Famine, the European wine industry collapse in the late 1800s, and the US Southern Corn Leaf Blight epidemic of 1970. view more

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On other issues and concerns of environment and development...

Children less than one year seem to be more vulnerable to serious illness from corona than older children. view more