The miracle of the Elm in Mumbai by Vithal C Nadkarni and Introducing the Shubh Shakun Bird Kumbhasthali A 100-year-old elm in our area got slaughtered by the authorities on the flimsiest pretext of its being a danger to public life and property. I heard about it after the event through our maid (it towered […]
The Green Fix for Delhi’s Deteriorating Air Conditions
It’s never a surprise to find Delhi in news for its escalating air pollution levels. Delhi is on the cusp of a re-run of the same situation: a combination of high levels of pollution as a result of forest fires and agricultural burning, fireworks during the Deepavali celebrations and changing meteorological conditions. Delhi and the […]
Hope for the Mighty Tiger: India’s Tiger Conservation Efforts (Guest Blog by Allison Hail)
The tiger is no doubt one of the world’s most fascinating and majestic animals, but for this big cat to survive for many more future generations, humans must make an intentional effort to help them survive. The population of this magnificent species is currently under intense threat as a result of poaching, habitat loss and […]
Ecological Importance of Butterflies
Did you know? Conserving butterflies can actually not only improve our whole environment for wildlife but also enrich the lives of people now and forever. For many reasons butterflies are important, in their own right but also as great life indicators. Butterflies are part of our natural heritage and have been studied for more than […]
Trees for Rural Communities
Life is possible without internet, but not trees and plants. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once quoted, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Rural men and women in many areas have long been involved in the conservation and cultivation of trees on agricultural lands and forested areas. The relationship between rural people […]
Going paperless good for business, great for the forests!
It doesn’t matter if a company is in the startup phase or has developed well-established policies and procedures, there are always advantages to reducing paper usage. There are many reasons to illustrate this fact that by going green, the company can benefit in so many ways. Organizing documents becomes much easier- By scanning electronic copies […]
Money Grows on Trees!
You’ve heard it right! The commercial value of trees is unconquerable. It creates Rs. 10.5 lakhs worth of air pollution control and also provides Rs. 5.3 lakhs worth of shelter for birds and animals. In addition to all of this, it also recycles Rs. 6.4 lakhs worth of fertility and soil erosion control. This is […]
World Wetland Day
“The science is clear. Wetlands are the most effective carbon sinks on our planet.” This strong and positive statement is from Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, to mark 2019’s World Wetlands Day with the theme of ‘Wetlands and Climate Change’. Although rainforests have long been viewed as the ‘lungs […]
How You Can Contribute to the Environment by Planting Trees – By NK Realtors
It’s that time when people around the world are busy filling their resolution list for 2019 with new goals — visiting the gym regularly, making lifestyle changes, quitting smoking, and so on. If you’re still looking for a resolution to keep in the New Year, how about doing something for a greater cause, something more […]
Jamuna Tudu an Indian environmental activist has been awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri!
Several efforts are being made to protect forests by both the Central and state Government, but ‘Lady Tarzan’ Jamuna Tudu’s fight for environmental protection has stood out. Her decade-long struggle to preserve the forests in Chakulia, East Singhbhum of Jharkhand has even put her life in danger at times as she took on the mafia […]