CORAL REEFS

Coral physiology: All corals belong to a special phylum of organisms called cnidarians, and animals in this phylum capture food using stinging cells called cnidocytes. Corals live their entire life as polyps, which are the sessile (non-moving) life stage of coral animals. Polyps are a cylinder of epidermal tissue with tentacles surrounding a mouth. This... Continue Reading →

WHY NUCLEAR ENERGY?

In my opinion, nuclear power can improve the environmental performance of the energy system. The most significant advantage of nuclear power is the fact that it leaves no carbon footprint. Carbon dioxide emissions have drastically increased in the past two decades, causing global warming. Therefore, the expansion of nuclear energy can significantly reduce carbon emissions... Continue Reading →

WHY CRUDE OIL?

“The Stone Age didn’t end for the lack of stone, and the oil age will end before the world runs out of oil”- Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. Oil is one of the most essential commodities in the world that we cannot live without. It’s used across various sectors and mainly in the motor vehicle industry... Continue Reading →

WHY GEOTHERMAL?

The word Geothermal is made from two words - “Geo” and “Thermal”. “Geo” means Earth and “Thermal” is the energy that determines the temperature of matter. Hence, Geothermal Energy is the thermal energy which is generated and stored in Earth. The source of the thermal energy comes from radioactive decay of radioactive materials and from... Continue Reading →

We Can Do Better

Ganesh Chaturthi is a well-known Hindu festival and is celebrated widely around the globe. But is it eco-friendly? Can we make it eco-friendly? We all know what happens when nature takes its toll to salvage dominance on humans. But what is Ganesh Chaturthi and why do we celebrate it? Ganesh Chaturthi is an annually celebrated... Continue Reading →

Biomimicry: A Sustainable Development Solution

Humans have prevailed on our planet for thousands of years, and we have curated a complex society featuring advanced structures, systems and technologies and yet unintentionally, we have and continue to create immense environmental damage and significant sustainability concerns. Nature has existed for billions of years, her structures and systems have undergone natural selection and... Continue Reading →

LAND DEGRADATION

What is land degradation? Land Degradation is defined as the temporary or permanent decline in the productive capacity of land and the diminution of its productive potential, including its major land uses (e.g. rain-fedorable, irrigation, forests) and its value as an economic resource.  Did you know that the world has already lost 80% of its... Continue Reading →

THE SAFE DISPOSAL OF PPE

In the last couple of months, you must have definitely worn a face mask, probably even slipped on a pair of gloves. But before buying them, did you at least think about how you would dispose them? An obvious answer would be – “my trash can”. Well, let me bombard you with some hard facts.... Continue Reading →

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