Monitoring how local factors and city-level development and practices affect Bengaluru’s environment (air and water quality, pollution, water bodies, tree cover etc) and citizen engagement in the issue.
The 356-acre Hesaraghatta grassland is the last remaining grassland habitat in Bengaluru, and hosts many endangered species. While the state government mulls constructing a film city here, environmentalists have proposed a conservation reserve instead.
Bengaluru is among the top Indian cities with extreme levels of artificial lighting. These lights affect vital activities such as migration, foraging, reproduction and survival of the living beings around us.
Why do lakes like Sowl Kere and Arekere remain dry even during monsoons? The reasons are often man-made – building over stormwater drains, sewage, excessive borewell digging, etc. But there are solutions too.
Slender lorises were commonly spotted in Bengaluru once, but with widespread tree felling, they are now cornered into isolated patches like IISc. Further tree loss is threatening the survival of the small population that remains now.
On September 23, a public consultation will be held on the environmental impacts of the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR). What are these impacts? And is the project likely to reduce traffic congestion in the city at all? Here’s an explainer.