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Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

Answer to power woes blowing in the wind?

Answer to power woes blowing in the wind?

Thursday, 14 November 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The speed at which India is progressing on its wind energy agenda is not encouraging, whereas the targets the country has set itself are very ambitious. Why is there such a major disconnect between plan and action? Many environmental sceptics will write off wind energy as a resource that has literally...

Aerosol pollution can worsen droughts

Aerosol pollution can worsen droughts

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The combined effect of El Niño and aerosols reduces rainfall markedly over the sub-continent and intensifies the severity of droughts by as much as 17 per cent, as compared to the individual effect of a warm ocean current Aerosols, tiny solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in the atmosphere, are rapidly...

Crying need for environmental research

Thursday, 05 September 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The collective efforts of global powers are unable to slow down climate change or make much of a difference to degradation of the environment. This is where experimentation can play a pivotal role in battling these issues India has immense intellectual capital. This has been proven innumerable times given the tremendous...

Fire in world’s lungs a cause for worry

Fire in world’s lungs a cause for worry

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The combined impact of human intervention, frequent forest blazes and climate change is beginning to tell on the health of the Amazon rainforests, the much-needed carbon sink of the world Considered a formidable natural fortress, the Amazon rainforests have a legendary reputation due to their density, which reaches almost mythical...

An overlooked solution to climate crisis

An overlooked solution to climate crisis

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Grasslands are, perhaps, the most neglected ecosystem in the world. However, their ability to meet the climate change challenge must galvanise nations into putting them high on the conservation agenda. The Government must take note Grasslands across the globe,  especially in India, have played a silent but stellar role in reining...

On the edge of a fauna loss

On the edge of a fauna loss

Friday, 16 August 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Habitat destruction, overexploitation of forest land and climate change have threatened the very survival of our wildlife species. Protecting them and reversing the decline of nature require the Government’s urgent attention By any standard, forests around the world are the last barriers between mankind and the ill-effects of climate change. How...

Sine qua non for disaster management

Sine qua non for disaster management

Thursday, 08 August 2019 | Kota Sriraj

It is a matter of concern that India’s EWS system is not of cutting-edge technology. It’s time for us to upgrade this technology, which can not only minimise the loss of lives and property but also provide employment A combination of climate change and extreme weather events has led to...

Climate change hits the oceans

Thursday, 01 August 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change will lead to dramatic falls in fishery productivity, with negative consequences for both people and the environment. Societies must be able to better cope with the impacts of a warming ocean Oceans of the world have so far withstood the onslaught of climate...

State Editions

Suspense continues over AJSU-BJP tie-up

14 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Man killed over witchcraft suspicion in Gajapati

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Cong decries officers’ no reply to their letters

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

46K found ineligible KALIA beneficiaries

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Assembly stalled over violence against women

14 November 2019 | PABITRA SENAPATY | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda