About Vijay Raj Jayaraj (Edit profile)

"Vijay Jayaraj (M.Sc., Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, England), is an Environmental Researcher based in New Delhi, India. He served as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of British Columbia, Canada and has worked in the fields of Conservation, Climate change and Energy."

A mad rush for coal as China and India suspend climate correctness

During the first week of October 2021, both India and China made desperate attempts to buy the stranded Australian coal shipments in China’s port warehouses. The coal shipments, which were originally intended to be imported into China, were left stranded at the port after China banned the import of Australian coal last year. Despite this ban, China has now unloaded some of the shipments due to unprecedented demand for coal and electricity in the country. India’s industries too have made a dash to secure some of these stranded shipments as a severe coal shortage has gripped India. So, what can we [...]

By |2021-10-13T00:31:44-04:00October 14th, 2021|Energy|Comments Off on A mad rush for coal as China and India suspend climate correctness

Boats of steel: Resilience of tsunami-ravaged fishing communities in southern India

It was just a normal tropical sunrise for many of the villages in the Southern coast of India. Many fishing communities along the coast of Tamil Nadu did not know what they would face that day. On December 26, 2004, a devastating Tsunami in the Indian Ocean stuck the villages along India’s eastern coast. More than 10,000 lives were lost that day in India. Those who escaped the Tsunami faced their worst nightmare. The tsunami destroyed homes, fishing boats, and entire village infrastructure. 154,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. The financial damage was around US$ 1 billion. The fishing communities in [...]

By |2021-09-06T22:24:35-04:00September 9th, 2021|Economy|Comments Off on Boats of steel: Resilience of tsunami-ravaged fishing communities in southern India