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.

In 1952, the 'Smog Disaster' in London caused a death of about 4,000 people owing to extremely high air pollution within a few days of its outbreak. 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.

There are 18 countries that do not have a single river. 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.

Wildfires can create tornadoes made of fire called 'Fire whirls'. view more

WASTE

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

Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as it takes to burn it. view more

FOOD

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

Mushrooms are the only non-animal source of vitamin D rich food. 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.

Nuclear fuel can be recycled and made into new fuel. Even after five years of usage, more than 90 per cent of its potential energy remains intact. 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.

Ireland has 25 puffins for every person. view more

Etc

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

An 'acersecomic' is a person who has never had a haircut. view more