Category Archives: Environment

#NoFutureNoChildren: The youth aren’t kidding

By Purva Grover

What do you tell your unborn child? That he/she is not welcome into the world? Forget gender divides; both boys and girls are unwelcomed. Hold on — how do you decide not to have children, when you are one? You have a conversation with yourself about the surroundings and look to the adults for help. In the event of the latter failing to provide, the decision is not a tough one to reach.

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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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