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 fastest wind speed ever recorded in the world was 407 km per hour, recorded on Barrow Island, Australia, during the tropical cyclone Olivia in April 1996. 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.

The first time there were separate male and female toilets were at a posh party in Paris in 1739. 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 oceans also absorb the carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere, which makes them more acidic. view more

WASTE

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

Almost one million plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute! view more

FOOD

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

A widely used red food colour, carmine, is extracted from bugs. 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.

Green Internet is a scenario where we save energy by making judicious use of available resources and use mainly renewable energy to provide the internet. 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.

The Uraba lugens moth caterpillar wears its discarded exoskeleton head like a hat for protection against predators. view more

Etc

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

Babies have around 100 more bones than adults. view more