Embrace the eco-friendly way of industrialization: Experts

Industries cannot go on openly disregarding repercussions to the environment, they say. By Niket Nishant Hungry and deprived beings, squeezed in among concrete giants and groveling in filth, with no clean air to breathe.  This could soon be the fate of the human race, if engineering, architecture and designing continue to be done with little […]

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It’s raining butterflies in Bangalore

Bengaluru has witnessed an upsurge in the number of migratory butterflies. By Kurian Joe The number of migratory butterflies has gone upto 4000 this year as compared to 1000-2500 in 2018, says  Mr. Lokhna Agri, entomologist at Bannerghatta National Butterfly Park. “The butterflies generally arrive in the early monsoon period. This year we have noticed […]

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Banned plastic water-bottles seen in government events

Government bodies fail to adopt the new change on the water bottles Apoorva GS Despite the warnings issued by  the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to deter the use of single-use plastic, plastic water bottles can be seen in the press meets and BBMP events. BBMP implemented the ban on single-use plastic in August 2019. […]

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After a year’s wait, Sandalwoods about to be micro-chipped

The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) sets to embed microchips in Sandalwood trees; link it to your smartphone, and save your tree. By Sanchari Ghatak In an attempt to combat the smuggling of Sandalwood and Red Sanders, Dehradun based Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), along with its nine research institutes and five […]

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Killing one bird with two stones

Kannur refuses to become a dumping ground for waste from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). By Jagriti Parakh Residents of Kannur village are opposing the upcoming construction and demolition (C&D) waste processing unit by BBMP, as it will increase health risks by further contaminating its water table. Disposing hazardous by-products in the surroundings will […]

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