Our survival requires the widespread adoption of lifestyle models that decouple economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. If we do not address this problem quickly, scientists predict that the consequences for life on Earth will be catastrophic, and irreversibly so in few cases. Continue reading Planetary boundaries point to an existential crisis – What are our alternatives?
By Gautam Kumar Lately, rapid industrialization and especially the manufacturing sector has contributed majorly to environmental pollution. With time it has been realized that these industries too are the social units having duties towards ensuring environmental conservation and maintaining public health conditions. The polluter pays principle works on the same line. The polluter pays principle requires the polluter to meet the costs of the pollution control and prevention measures. It … Continue reading Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage
By Rishabh Shrivastava Char Dham – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath – in the hill state of Uttarakhand has shared deep spiritual, cultural and social ties not just with the people of Uttarakhand but all across the country. Char Dham has a rich history and deep links with the philosophy of Hinduism. However, over a period of time, the idea of Char Dham is not … Continue reading Reimagining ‘Char Dham’ in Uttarakhand