Category Archives: Environment

Yes, we’re drowning in plastic, but let’s look at some scraps of good news

By Kelly Clarke & Nivriti Butalia

In April, a piece of news made an optimist out of anyone even a wee bit environmentally conscious: an enzyme had been born, which could munch on plastic, and was being cautiously hailed as the solution to the world’s plastic pollution mess.

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Is global warming annoying you? Wait until 2050 when the sun cools down

By Alvin R. Cabral

The realm beyond Earth’s atmosphere has always fascinated me. As a matter of fact, one of my earliest childhood ambitions was to someday become an astronomer. Heck, I was so full of myself back then when I preached stuff like asteroids, comets, galaxies, black holes, quasars and, most importantly, the Mercury-Venus-Earth-Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus-Neptune-Pluto order that makes up our Solar System to my cousins, classmates and even my elders. Genius was I, back then.

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Not an environmentalist, but I can’t get enough of trees

By Purva Grover

By now, I should have found the answer. My friends and family are worried that I am struggling with words, unlikely for an author, they say. Everyone’s going to ask you the same question— Why did you decide to write a book revolving around trees? ‘For many reasons, familiar and strange,’ I’d like to tell them. When did you fall in love with trees? ‘It’s personal,’ I’d like to add. But then, I guess, it’s too late. The words are now as much theirs, as mine. It’s time I confess.

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