Understanding the Spread of Invasive Species in Andaman Islands using Space Tech

Planet earth is home to almost 8.7 million (give or take a million species) different species, with 6.5 million species on land and 2.2 million species under water. Furthermore, it was stated that an astounding 91 per cent of all species under water and 86 per cent of all species on land are yet to […]

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Climate Change in the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway

The Arctic region is experiencing the effects on Climate Change more than most regions on Earth and as such, Climate Change in Svalbard, which lies in the Arctic region deserves special attention. The Svalbard archipelago is located in the Arctic Ocean, about halfway between Norway and the North Pole, and is under the jurisdiction of […]

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Vanishing Urban Wetlands

Vanishing Urban Wetlands

 Wetlands comprise around 6.4 per cent of the earth’s surface and are found across different climatic zones. Many major urban centres are located near water based ecosystems—coastal, riverine or riparian. Hence wetlands are most critically threatened by the rapid expansion of cities. Cities are not self-sustaining; they are systems dependent on the natural environment. Vegetated […]

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Environmental Sustainability: Mutual Interdependencies and Human Action

More often than not, environmental sustainability is seen in terms of the quantum of human activities vis-à-vis the potential carrying capacity of the planet earth. The technological innovations and possibilities may suggest expanding bounds for a sustainable future. However techno savvy societies seem to ignore the fact that the proper functioning of ecosystems with the […]

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Protecting the World’s Forests

Conservation is inbuilt in the lifestyles and beliefs of most indigenous peoples. In advanced civilizations, conservation began when rulers of countries set aside land for hunting or other royal recreation. However, structured conservation initiative is a fairly recent phenomenon. In fact, conservation with a view to protect a forest area only began in 1872 when […]

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