Urban forests during pandemic and a single canopy tree spread over five acres

Humans have felt trapped last year. While the homo sapiens learnt to turn inwards and self-reflect and find new ways to deal with self, stories of urban forests and ecosystems thriving as a result were going viral. In the meanwhile, Giant sequoia groves have been feeling the burn. are not only fire resilient, they areContinue reading “Urban forests during pandemic and a single canopy tree spread over five acres”

Dam the Waters

Indonesia takes the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals seriously. The Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono claims that Indonesia’s water supply is more than adequate at 2.7 trillion cubic meters per year with 222 billion cubic meters being pumped into homes, animal farms, fisheries and irrigation and 691 billion cubic meters being used by the rest (industrial/Continue reading “Dam the Waters”

Sustainable development and slums upgradation

The combination of sustainable development and slums up gradation is rarely read together in one sentence. This is exactly what Kei Otsuki,a research associate at the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace did, highlighting the works of a number of co-culprits, which we need more of. She observes that governmental version of sustainable development is to ‘cleanContinue reading “Sustainable development and slums upgradation”

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