Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

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...

Curtains for city-based industries

Curtains for city-based industries

Thursday, 18 July 2019 | Kota Sriraj

With this step of expressly restricting industries in the already critical zones, the NGT may have prevented an apocalypse not just in the NCR but also elsewhere in India where urban industrialisation is rife and has become a bane In a welcome step, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the...

Rainwater not harvested is wasted

Thursday, 11 July 2019 | Kota Sriraj

India’s culture has evolved and progressively omitted and excluded the ancient art of rainwater harvesting. This needs to be re-inculcated if India has to be liberated from water shortages and droughts The drought situation in some parts of the country, in times when pre-monsoon showers are expected, shows that worsening climate...

It’s apocalypse now in Mumbai

It’s apocalypse now in Mumbai

Thursday, 04 July 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Mud flats, wetlands, flood plains, mangroves and wooded vegetation once slowed down the flow of the storm water in the city. But these are non-existent now. Besides, the mud flats helped in retaining rainwater, letting it sink into aquifers It’s that time of the year when Mumbaikars roll up their sleeves...

Brace up to the new normal

Thursday, 27 June 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Term it climate change or global warming, the fact is that India and the rest of the world are at the receiving end of  natural disasters and extreme weather events. Map sensitive geographical areas and codify a step-by-step action plan Natural disasters, primarily extreme weather events, triggered the displacement of nearly...

Closer to a future without water

Closer to a future without water

Thursday, 20 June 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The unprecedented scarcity in Chennai is a result of poor urban planning and the lack of political will in finding radical solutions. Unless we devise sustainable solutions, this precarious crisis can well hold all our metropolises to ransom Chennai is an apt example of all that is wrong with environment in...

Searing hot conditions the new normal

Searing hot conditions the new normal

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Heat waves are not uncommon but increasingly, they are being attributed to global warming and climate change. The world lost more than five lakh people to such events in the last 20 years along with an economic loss of $3.47 trillion As early as December 2018, it was predicted that the...

Checkmate air pollution

Checkmate air pollution

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 | Kota Sriraj

China is a good example of how it has balanced environmental protection and economic growth. India must learn from Beijing to tackle air pollution Air pollution has become an unwitting part of our daily lives along with its health and economic consequences. This, despite the tremendous efforts being made to...

State Editions

Punjab launches three-day polio vaccination drive

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Punjab appeals farmers to shun stubble burning

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

IN Brief

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Road safety is a concern, so is steep traffic fine

16 September 2019 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh

Memories of Simla goes back to British India

16 September 2019 | PNS/Dr Gaurav Sanjay/Dr BKS Sanjay | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer