Physiography

UP's Banda exemplifies water conservation efforts
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Limca Book of Records recognises UP's Banda for water conservation efforts

Local women and men engaged in digging trenches (Source: IWP Flickr photos). Pic for representation only
Parliamentary committee expresses disappointment over slow pace of Namami Gange
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange

The Ganga at Varanasi (Source: India Water Portal Flickr Photos)
Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs. priyad posted 1 year 11 months ago

Bengaluru, September 24 (India Science Wire): The Indian coastline is home to an ancient and diverse coral reef system that provides natural habitat for diverse marine underwater ecosystem.

Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Water levels in major reservoirs rise to 85 percent of overall capacity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Manual scavenging is inhumane: SC
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

Supreme Court question authorities on why manual scavenging still prevails

Despite the ban, manual scavenging continues. (Image courtesy: The Hindu)
How bio-restoration is helping revive degraded mangroves in Sunderbans
A new technology developed by Indian scientists is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. priyad posted 1 year 11 months ago

New Delhi, September 17 (India Science Wire): A new technology developed by Indian scientists for ecological restoration is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal.

A restored site of degraded mangroves. Image credit: India Science Wire
Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Experts say cold desert regions need special attention
Desertification at high altitudes increasing due to melting of glaciers, causing concern and a push to devise preventive adapation strategies. priyad posted 2 years ago

Greater Noida, September 5 (India Science Wire): Degradation of land, which leads to the process of desertification, is not limited to arid and semi-arid areas but is also visible in high altitude regions that get very little rainfall and are known as cold deserts.

A view of cold desert in Ladakh (Photo: Annu Anand)
Hydropower in the Himalayas: Potential and risks
Study highlights significant hydropower opportunities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years ago

Worldwide, the demand for energy has risen significantly and quickly, leading to serious impacts on environmental sustainability and hindering global efforts to mitigate climate change. Hydropower, a leading renewable option has the additional benefits of water storage for agriculture and other uses.

Hydel project near Kullu (Image: Nadir Hashmi, Flickr Commons)
Himalayan states call for green bonus and a separate ministry
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 1 month ago

Himalayan states demand green bonus and separate ministry from Centre

The Himalayas (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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