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Give way for the Elephants: the new age Gentleman!

The grundnorm of the country i.e. The Constitution of India under Article 51A(g) confers a direct duty on every citizen to protect the environment and be compassionate towards all living...

Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development

The vogue of decade long promises to achieve biodiversity targets were first made in the year 2010 in the City Biodiversity Summit held in Japan vide setting Aichi Biodiversity Targets,...

Jatinga’s mysterious bird suicide- Is this a staged phenomenon?

In 2017, news surfaced from the ever mysterious land of Jatinga in Assam that a documentary film maker has offered money to villagers to turn the area in to a...

Unique trees of the world-The dragon blood tree of Socotra

Unique trees of the world- the name conjures images of trees of different and unreal dimensions, settings, shades of blooms and what not. Let’s today talk about conservation of a...

Aditya Thackeray instructs companies & departments to balance industry & the environment

The residents of Ambapada and Mahul villages situated on the outskirts of Mumbai had filed an application in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) raising a substantial issue of air pollution...
Deforestation & the Increasing Human-Animal Conflict

Deforestation & the Increasing Human-Animal Conflict

Deforestation & the Increasing Human-Animal Conflict Overview & Introduction Forests make up 31% of the land area on Earth and by and large affect almost every sphere of life of...
Environmental Audit on Flipkart & Amazon: Unchecked and excessive use of plastic by e-commerce giants

Environmental Audit on Flipkart & Amazon: Unchecked and excessive use of plastic by e-commerce giants

Environmental Audit on Flipkart & Amazon: Unchecked and excessive use of plastic by e-commerce giants In a response to a plea filed by a 16-year old boy named Aditya Dubey...
HYDROGEN AS AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL

Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel

Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel Introduction Hydrogen is a clean, zero-emission fuel that is used as an alternative to other pollution causing fossil fuels that emit various toxic, greenhouse gases...
Camerooned? Turn your plastic bottle into a boat!

The “Ecoboat” by Ismaël Essome Ebone

  Introduction  A Cameroon-based innovative student, named Ismaël Essome Ebone, has come around during the time when there is a growing need for environment-friendly novelties and begun his own non-profit charity organization called “Madiba &...
Crowdfunding in Environment Conservation India

Crowdfunding in Environment Conservation India

Crowdfunding in Environment Conservation India  An excellent example of environment conservation through crowdfunding was when a crowd-funding initiative by nature lovers and local organisations has saved an over 100-year-old banyan tree near Arambol beach in...
Gloomy Nightmare for Mauritius during Pandemic: Death toll of Dolphins

Gloomy Nightmare for Mauritius during Pandemic: Death toll of Dolphins

Gloomy Nightmare for Mauritius during Pandemic: Death toll of Dolphins Environmentalists expressed their concern over an increasing number of dead dolphins after Japanese ship  MV Wakashio struck a coral reef, spilling oil into...
CITES, WWF And TRAFFIC: New Guide To Identify Smuggled Ivory

CITES, WWF And TRAFFIC: New Guide To Identify Smuggled Ivory

CITES, WWF And TRAFFIC: New Guide To Identify Smuggled Ivory Ahead of World Elephant Day, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat,...
Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Food Systems  Sustainable Food Systems Mankind has, throughout its history, faced hardships ensuring food security. The programmes to increase food productivity have accosted grievous environmental consequences. Agriculture and land-use change, due to...
Artificial Intelligence in Environment Protection

Artificial Intelligence in Environment Protection

Artificial Intelligence in Environment Protection  The proportionality between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Environment Protection is such that as the former evolves, the potentiality of improving the health of the latter betters. With the...
Bhagirathi Eco- Sensitive Zone And It’s Implications

Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone And It’s Implications

Bhagirathi Eco- Sensitive Zone And It’s Implications The most striking feature of the earth eco-system is its diversity consisting of more than 10 million species. One of the major challenges in this era is...
CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTALISM

Constitutional Environmentalism

CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTALISM The Stockholm Conference, 1972i was the starting point for India’s legislations for ‘ecology’ and ‘environment’. Following this Conference, the Parliament of India passed a number of Acts relating to ‘ecology and...
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA

Political Economy Of Environmental Problems In India

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA Laws are put in place for many reasons. Some are for the public good, health, and protection. Others are put in place...
Adverse effects of Air Pollution on Bees and Pollination

Adverse effects of Air Pollution on Bees and Pollination

Adverse effects of Air Pollution on Bees and Pollination It has been asserted many times by leading researchers, scientists and other environmental professionals that if bees were to deplete in...
Zoological Parks: Unlock for Conservation

Zoological Parks: Unlock for Conservation

Zoological Parks: Unlock for Conservation A zoological park is a facility in which wild animals are housed within enclosures, cared for, displayed to the public, and in some cases, bred....
The Absence of Environmental Courts future fuel and their legal perspective

The Absence of Environmental Courts future fuel and their legal perspective

The Absence of Environmental Courts future fuel and their legal perspective Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”– Mahatma Gandhi With the ever-growing economies...
Biotechnology: The Hidden Reality

Biotechnology: The Hidden Reality

Biotechnology: The Hidden Reality Humans have a knack for exploration. Their urge to discover more has unquestionably increased over the past years. The trend has always inclined towards deriving personal...
A DIGEST: THE EVOLUTION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL JURISPRUDENCE IN INDIA

A Digest: The Evolution Of The Environmental Jurisprudence In India

EVOLUTION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL JURISPRUDENCE IN INDIA “In Wildness is the preservation of the world.”[1] As a known fact, the enormous increase in the world’s population has triggered the utilization...
Status Of Animals Under Indian Jurisprudence

Status Of Animals Under Indian Jurisprudence

Status Of Animals Under Indian Jurisprudence INTRODUCTION             Few of the recent cases like killing of a jackal, a protected animal under Schedule 1 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, with...
Why Poaching still exists in India?

Why Poaching still exists in India?

Why Poaching still exists in India? Forests and wildlife is as necessary as food and air to human beings for survival. Inspite of humans being the most intellectual species on...
SUSTAINABILITY AFTER COVID-19 ERA

Sustainability After Covid-19 Era

SUSTAINABILITY AFTER COVID-19 ERA With the imposition of the nationwide lockdown from 25 March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, all construction and development projects came to a standstill, vehicular...
Mauritius Oil Spill Update

Mauritius Oil Spill Update

Mauritius Oil Spill Update Recently, the island nation of Mauritius, which is situated in the Indian Ocean Region, was a victim of an environmental mishap, which led to a huge...
Assam Wildlife Crisis- Floods and Poaching Rackets

Assam Wildlife Crisis- Floods and Poaching Rackets

Assam Wildlife Crisis- Floods and Poaching Rackets Heavy Rains lashing India’s north-eastern state of Assam has severely affected the wildlife in the state .According to a bulletin issued by park...

Botswana Animal Death Update: Natural Toxins Might Be The Cause

Botswana Animal Death Update: Natural Toxins Might Be The Cause Over 350 elephants have reportedly died, but the cause of death remained unknown in Botswana during the past several weeks....
An Ocean Catastrophe: The Sea Horse Tragedy

An Ocean Catastrophe: The Sea Horse Tragedy

An Ocean Catastrophe: The Sea Horse Tragedy  “Each and every animal on earth and in water has as much right to be here as you and me.” – Anthony Douglas...
COVID-19 FACILITATED THE REJUVENATION OF GANGA

COVID-19 Facilitated The Rejuvenation Of Ganga

COVID-19 FACILITATED THE REJUVENATION OF GANGA  Ganga is considered a ‘Tirtha’ which means a crossing point between heaven and earth in Hindu mythology. One of the most sacred rivers in...
Trump Administration Working On Mbta Proposed Rule

Trump Administration Working On MBTA Proposed Rule

Trump Administration Working On MBTA Proposed Rule   On January 30, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released its anticipated Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) proposed rule. The purpose of the proposed...
Religion Is The Key To Protect Environment

Religion Is The Key To Protect Environment

Religion Is The Key To Protect Environment   “What people do about their ecology depends on what they think about themselves in relation to things around them. Human ecology is deeply conditioned by beliefs about...
Environmental Protection And Constitution Of India

Environmental Protection And Constitution Of India

Environmental Protection And Constitution Of India  Indian Constitution is the supreme law of the country which states the obligation on the state as well as people to conserve wildlife, biodiversity,...
CLIMATE CHANGE AND IPR

Climate Change And IPR

Climate Change And IPR INTRODUCTION  Climate change has been explained as leading human and environmental threat of the 21st Century. Basically refers to accumulation of human-induced greenhouse gases (hereinafter referred to as ‘GHG’) like...

Seahorses and illegal trading: A Note

Millions of seahorses have disappeared from Italy’s coastline thanks to a sudden growth in the black market. Threats to these magnificent creatures include poachers. More often than not, they are...

The rise in Global E-Waste Levels

The ‘Global E-waste Monitor 2020’ is a joint project of the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), which is founded by the United Nations University (UN), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)...

Impact Of Air Quality On Early Brain Development

Save what you Breathe, Save you’re Young – Air quality impacts on early brain development – Parul Priya Mandal Air pollution poses a great threat to the human race with...

Five Endangered Fauna of the Rainforest: A listicle

Rainforests undoubtedly house a plethora of species of animals and plants.  The lush green forests have conditions that are favourable for the growth of flora and fauna in the region....

Shipping Environmental Damages – Is It Hard to Curb?

The global economy majorly relies on shipping industry as approximately 90% of the commerce is seaborne. As of today, the shipping industry is one of the most polluting industries in...

Sustainability in Space: A Note

What an absolutely exciting time to be writing this- June 2020! The space calendar is dotted with events.With SpaceX’s mission statement stating that a great future can be equated with...

India’s Heatwaves May Quadruple By 2100: Climate Change Assessment Report

Climate change can increase the frequency of drought conditions in India. Photo by Christopher Michel The global average rate of warming is rising not alone by natural variations but also...

Carbon Sink Shrinks In The Arctic

It was believed by scientists that ice melts in the Arctic Ocean were drawing large amounts of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere which acted as a carbon sink and...

World Rainforest Day: Saving Bangladesh’s Last Rainforest

World Rainforest Day observed on June 22 is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Tropical rainforests house the highest concentration of species,...

Setting Sun on India’s Oldest Bird Sanctuary

India’s Oldest Bird Sanctuary Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, one of the oldest water bird sanctuaries in the country and the oldest breeding waterbird reserve in southern India is located 85 km...

India Ranks 168th on the Environment Performance Index

India secured 168th rank in the 12th edition of the Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020, released on June 7, 2020. EPI is a biennial index prepared by Yale University and...
Assam floods wreck havoc on lives and wildlife | Ecolawgy Publication

Assam floods wreck havoc on lives and wildlife

Floods are a perennial problem in the north-eastern Indian States; this year too the Assam floods have been rampant with the onset of monsoon, resulting in lost lives, livestock, crop...

Will Covid-19 slow the pace at which companies were going green?

Many corporations were actively planning initiatives to ‘Go Green’, reduce their carbon footprint and general betterment of the planet that gave them everything. Going Green helps in not only achieving...

How Does The Fashion Industry Harm The Environment – Legal Perspective

Hermès, Zara, Burberry, Prada, TopShop – everyone believably swears by them. Staying in style apart, and even more important concern is posed by the environmental implications of fashion. About 20%...

Rhino poaching amidst COVID-19

The effects of Covid-19 extends beyond human health; it has affected every aspect of life, ranging from daily routines to long-term plans. Economic repercussions and mass redundancies threaten living and...

Hydrogen: The Future Environmental Friendly Fuel

Environmentalists continue to look for green and clean fuel. Until now they have put a lot of money and resources into hydrogen fuels because when hydrogen is burned, water vapor...

Combating Zoochosis- Result Of The Forever Lockdown For Captive Animals

With Netflix’s tiger king splashing over social media, a plethora of operative zoos all over the world, and ourselves caged in our homes, we can’t help but wonder about the...

Effects Of the COVID-19 Lock Down On Captive Wild Life

Several states and union territories have imposed lockdown or curfew, shutting everything except essential services such as police, health, groceries, banks, pharmacies, petrol pumps, etc., As the country grapples with...

The Aftermath Of Cyclone Amphan In Sunderbans

The world heritage site, Sundarban was affected by an unleashed havoc, Cyclone Amphan on Thursday,21st May 2020. The Sunderbanslocated in the estuary of the river Ganges is the largest single...

Five environment Success Stories

The environment is in flames and the Gretas of the world are enraged. Shouldn’t everyone be? Amidst this fire, let’s present five environment success stories of the past year. Mountain...

Rehabilitation of Koala bears post the Australian bush fire tragedy

“Koalas are some of our most loved and iconic animals, so that’s why we need to do everything that we can to ensure that those koalas that survived are rehabilitated...
Dawn of the mammoths:The legal angle

Dawn of the mammoths: The legal angle

The 1993 magnum opus Jurassic Park was any layman’s introduction to de-extinction. Dinosaurs came alive on screen and skeptics disposed it off as mere fantasy. What was a mere figment...