By Rishabh Shrivastava Monsoon is here, and so is the news of various flash flood events all over! As a part of our special fact-checking initiative at TA, we bring to you a series of explainer posts on some of the often-used phrases related to environment and science but we usually end up using them wrongly and knowing only a little bit about them! ✅ … Continue reading Explained: What are flashfloods?
By Rishabh Shrivastava “Wetlands are seen as waste lands, to be encroached and built upon,” says Himanshu Thakkar, water expert and coordinator at SANDRP. “There is no effective legal protection for most of our wetlands. In fact, there are no updates on maps of wetlands. There is no system for clearance or monitoring when wetland components undergo a change.” No wonder then that India is losing … Continue reading Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?