Nature didn’t heal… completely

By Olina Banerji in BFO #302, 10 Jun, 21

Remember all those pictures on snow-capped mountains, suddenly made visible when the country went under the first Covid lockdown? There was an outpouring of pictures on social media, about how “nature was healing” as humans remained locked in. As it turns out, it wasn’t all blue skies. A recent e-publication by the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based environmental think-tank, “busts the myth” about India’s rivers becoming cleaner during the pandemic.