Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

The disappearing wetlands of India

The disappearing wetlands of India

Monday, 13 September 2021 | Kota Sriraj

These water bodies are falling prey to real estate mafia on the one hand and becoming dumping ground for waste on the other The presence of wetlands in urban India is almost taken for granted. These stagnating marshes and bogs are instinctively seen as dumping grounds for construction and other waste...

Rein in Methane emissions, now

Rein in Methane emissions, now

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 | Kota Sriraj

The rising levels of methane gas have the potential to add to patients’ misery At a time when COVID-19-induced patient load is overwhelming, it is critical to ensure that factors such as climate change do not add to the disease burden. In these trying times climate change made worse by rising...

Time to build an economically and ecologically secure nation

Time to build an economically and ecologically secure nation

Thursday, 06 May 2021 | Kota Sriraj

The Coronavirus pandemic has shown that fiscal growth sans environmental safeguards is prosperity without insurance. India must build on this learning The devastating impact of COVID-19 last year caused the world economies to shrink by three per cent, the steepest slowdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s. These grim economic...

Independent transition to renewable energy critical for India

Independent transition to renewable energy critical for India

Thursday, 29 April 2021 | Kota Sriraj

In order to counter the growing Chinese dominance in rare earth elements, India must step up its cross-national collaborations and secure mines The oil age was triggered by the invention of kerosene in 1846 and got further consolidated with the development of the oil drilling process in 1859. Both these events...

Fires engulf the ecology and livelihoods in Uttarakhand

Fires engulf the ecology and livelihoods in Uttarakhand

Friday, 23 April 2021 | Kota Sriraj

The most telling impact of this disaster has been on the livelihoods of the local communities that were dependent on the forests and their products The raging forest fires in Uttarakhand have already consumed over 2,800 hectares of irreplaceable verdant forests, mainly in the higher altitudes, and as many as eight...

The Maha Kumbh of COVID and environmental risks

Saturday, 17 April 2021 | Kota Sriraj

The Govt is not ignorant of the health costs of these events during the ongoing second wave of the outbreak but populist measures are the top priority during elections The Kumbh Mela was first mentioned in the accounts of Hiuen Tsang, the famous Chinese traveller who visited India in the seventh...

Green hydrogen: Viable solution for future energy needs

Green hydrogen: Viable solution for future energy needs

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Kota Sriraj

A traditionally fossil fuel-driven nation such as Saudi Arabia has taken robust initiatives to adopt green hydrogen in its energy mix In the relentless pursuit to power the world of tomorrow, humanity is tirelessly involved in its quest to discover newer fuels that are cleaner and more efficient. The express reduction...

Time to rein in  agri ghg emissions

Time to rein in agri ghg emissions

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 | Kota Sriraj

In our hurry to attain global food security, we cannot put the environment in jeopardy Food security is assuming a critical role in ensuring the prosperity of nations. According to a report by the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, world food production must increase by 70 per cent in order...

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