Friday, 22 July 2016

Paradigm shift

In the 25 years since economic reforms was launched in India, the urban middle class has found a new economic and political voice. Environmental movements in which poor communities pitted their moral strength against the combined strength of the State and the industry got sidelined in the national mind space. As a result the iron triangle got stronger. MORE …

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Changing climate threatens sacred groves

The sacred groves in the eastern coast of south India are a unique ecosystem. They represent tropical dry evergreen forests. Over the years the tree population in these forests have decreased by 30% and liana (woody climbers) have increased by 30%. While this could be an indication of climate change, it also indicates a decline in the ecosystem’s climate resilience. MORE …