Monthly Archives: June 2011

25 Science Novels Worth Reading

Guest Post by Preity Smith Silent Springby Rachel Carson: Introduce students to the core tenets of environmentalism and ecology with this undeniable classic. Rachel Carson heavily influenced the green movement by exposing the myriad abuses different companies heap upon the … Continue reading

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Spatial data should be integrated:NATMO

There should be an agency in India to bring all spatial data like census maps, wetland maps, geological maps, etc together. It is important to deal with emerging threats like terrorism, observed Dr. Prithvish Nag, Director, National Atlas and Thematic … Continue reading

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Loktak lake:Largest Freshwater Lake of India and Only Floating Lake in the World

Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in India, also called the only Floating lake in the world due to the floating phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition) on it, is located near … Continue reading

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Indian Wetlands Under Threat

Wetlands are defined as transitional  between terrestrial and aquatic eco-systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or  the land is covered by shallow water . Wetlands have been categorized both as biomes and ecosystems. A patch … Continue reading

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