TerraGreen (TERI's flagship monthly magazine on Environmental issues)
TerraGreen is TERI's flagship magazine that deals with issues related to sustainable development, environment, and energy. In a world standing on the brink of a major ecological disaster, TG hopes to be the ray of light that lights up the road ahead.
The Cover Story titled, 'The Vanishing Grasslands of India: A Threat to Biodiversity', highlights that although ten years have elapsed since the Planning Commission Task Force on grasslands suggested various policy initiatives on saving these critical habitats and the communities dependent on them, nothing concrete has been achieved so far. Today, India’s ecologically-fragile grasslands remain degraded, and more areas are falling prey to anthropogenic activities. The author points out the reasons why grasslands are highly important ecosystems and the current status of these ecologically-fragile habitats---particularly in India.
In the Special Report titled, 'Mobile Phones: A Two-Way Sword of Modern Times', the authors highlight that over the last few years, the usage of mobile phones has rapidly increased globally along with mobile towers, which provide network to these mobile phones. This growth has raised concerns about various effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiations on human health and other animals. It has also been observed that children and youngsters are the most vulnerable category. The article helps the readers in understanding various viewpoints in this regard.
The Feature article titled, 'Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: The Challenges and Solutions', explains that the daily generation of municipal solid waste per day is enormously large in India due to the burgeoning population and the country being one of the fastest growing urban settlements. Presently, there is a lot being reported in media about the municipal garbage disposal issue not only in the metropolitan cities of the country but other cities as well. In this article, the authors have come out with the root cause analysis of municipal solid waste management in India and have also come out with a few good suggestions.