The Sound of a Dying Planet Is Silence

September 16, 2019

The World This Week: Flying Insects Are Dying and So Are Humans

October 22, 2017

Dramatic decline in insect populations and millions of people dying of pollution are wake up calls to transform the global economy. It seems the blood never dries in the country of Saddam Hussein. Even before the Islamic State has been entirely defeated, Iraqi forces backed by Shia militias have...

Top 10 Ways to Destroy All the Water on Earth

August 24, 2016

Human intervention has been responsible for polluting and emptying water resources at a criminal rate. I love looking at lists of our culture’s greatest achievements. I’m always astounded, for example, to read of the stupendous effort that went into building the Pyramids of Giza: At least...

Place of Sweet Waters

May 21, 2016

How do you bring a water source back to life? We have all heard the terms genocide, infanticide, regicide. But now we live in a new reality where hydrocide—water scarcity as a result of social misuse of water resources—is a term to remember. Before Cape Town was settled by Europeans, the...

Why Delhi is the World’s Most Polluted City

January 06, 2016

Air quality in the Indian capital is so bad that the government has instigated a vehicle ban. In a bid to tackle its record air pollution, Delhi has banned cars from traveling on alternate days over the first two weeks of this year. It’s better than nothing, but it won’t be enough. The...

Closing India’s Implementation Gap on Pollution Control

August 24, 2015

To improve its air quality, India needs better implementation of its environmental laws. In the course of two years, India has claimed from China the dubious distinction as the world’s most polluted country. Whether India deserves this title or not depends on how, when and where one chooses to...

Cutting the Flab From Delhi’s Polluted Air

May 21, 2015

It is time for cities like Delhi to cut their pollution so that India can become a cleaner country. Cutting air pollution is akin to losing weight. Everyone wants it, many make New Year resolutions, but few do anything about it. In India, Delhi’s new government could take a leaf out of...

Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia

February 05, 2013

Environmental issues are omnipresent in Southeast Asia . Apart from entailing tremendous environmental damage, the impact on regional security in Southeast Asia is noticeable. In 1972, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm marked a watershed moment in international...