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Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

A passionate movie buff and avid videographer narrates his journey through the reels on the importance of films in spreading environmental awareness.

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Growing up in Perumannur, a small village in Kerala, my childhood was all about ploughing fields, playful cows and calves, and a big pond where I learnt swimming. I was so close to nature that it never occurred to me if the environment—with all its greenery, birds, trees, and grass—can ever be distinctively separate from us. My training, among the lush green coconut and rice fields...

Can Plants Flower in Antarctica?

Can Plants Flower in Antarctica?

When we think of Antarctica, long swathes of ice come into mind. But, could you ever imagine plants flowering in the Antarctic region?

The pristine Antarctic ecosystem is being overturned by the climate crisis, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology. It studied Signy Island, part of the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica. As the summers in the region are warming, two flowering plants have been multiplying fast...

Disaster Baby!

Disaster Baby!

How often does an older relative strike a conversation with you that begins with ‘back in our days...’? And how often do you switch off after hearing this apparently insipid conversation starter? If you do it often, then hang on! We have some news for you. These stories of the past from your elders, particularly about the environment, can provide a lot of crucial information and insights to you…

2021 was NOT the Hottest Year on Record; Should We be Worried?

2021 was NOT the Hottest Year on Record; Should We be Worried?

In the last year, young people have seen more climate events happening than elders might have experienced in the last couple of decades. So, it is no surprise that 2021 has been declared the 5th hottest year on record.

Inheritance of Loss

Inheritance of Loss

Held as usual a few days before COP (October 28-31 last year), this youth conference is the biggest so far, with thousands of participants having registered from over 140 countries. This is leaps and bounds ahead of the few hundred participants that would attend the conference a decade ago. The sixth edition of the conference, for instance, held in Cancun, Mexico in 2010, saw just 500-odd attendees. The main agenda of the youth conference this year, as per Heeta Lakhani...

The Carbon Blues

The Carbon Blues

Carbon is a chemical element found widely in the universe. It is the basis of our life. But what about ‘blue carbon’?

Indian Honeybees are Disappearing from Himachal | Why Are They Important to the Himalayan Ecology?

Indian Honeybees are Disappearing from Himachal | Why Are They Important to the Himalayan Ecology?

Honeybees are an integral part of mountain farming in Himachal Pradesh. They are a source of income, nutrition, and medicine for mountain communities. These tiny superorganisms help in the pollination of plants, which increases the productivity of crops and maintains the biodiversity of the region.

The Mammophants
The Lost Species
What is so Strange about Cyclone Gulaab?

What is so Strange about Cyclone Gulaab?

Between 1891 and 2020 only 50 cyclones have formed in September in the Indian subcontinent. They are mainly formed in October and November -the main cyclone regenerating months.

Since cyclones started getting officially monitored in 1975, only 11 have formed in September – 6 in the Bay of Bengal and 5 in the Arabian Sea. But cyclone ‘Gulaab’ has achieved the rare feat of forming over both. Watch the video to know how and why.

Delhi Records Highest Rainfall in September in 19 Years

Delhi Records Highest Rainfall in September in 19 Years

On September 1, 2021, New Delhi recorded the highest single-day rainfall in about 2 decades—112.1mm. The highest rainfall recorded in the national capital is 172.6mm on September 16, 1963. The city received rainfall just as schools had reopened 17 months after COVID restrictions. The rainfall led to water-logging in several parts of the city leading to severe traffic jams. On average, Delhi receives 125.1mm of rainfall in September every year.