Environment

Way ahead for Agnipath and Agniveer: Rescuing planet on fire

Way ahead for Agnipath and Agniveer: Rescuing plan...

July 5, 2022

The recent decision by the central government to dramatically change recruitment and tenure policies for the soldiers of the Indian defence forces has attracted a sharp controversy with proponents and opponents of the revised policies engaged in a very public and high-profile spa...

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: Rising desertification across India

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: R...

June 17, 2022

According to a report by the Indian Space Research Organisation and Desertification and Land Degradation, 97,850,000 hectares of India’s total geographical area of 328,720,000 hectares underwent land degradation during 2018-19. Report says, 29.7 pc of the country’s land becom...

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India turns to King Coal again as heatwaves lead to power demand surge

India turns to King Coal again as heatwaves lead t...

May 16, 2022

Last week, Indian government said it was reviving mining from 100 coal mines that had been shut down earlier as they were not financially viable. However, with a severe coal shortage looming large over the country, leading to a massive mismatch between power demand and supply jus...

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Rescuing & reviving Indian rivers

Rescuing & reviving Indian rivers

April 27, 2022

The importance of river conservation and constant monitoring of the health of rivers was underlined at a unique event held recently in Chengannur in Alapuzzha district of Kerala. The issue was discussed at length by experts and environmental professionals at a 5-day interactive a...

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Repair, not replace: Key to tackling climate change

Repair, not replace: Key to tackling climate chang...

March 29, 2022

Thirungia region in Germany is offering residents up to 100 Euros for not throwing away their smartphones, but repair them and continue to use them. Similar repair bonus is also available for other consumer electronic items like laptops and domestic appliances. The scheme is soon...

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Kaas Plateau: Rare success story of conservation in Western Ghats

Kaas Plateau: Rare success story of conservation i...

March 3, 2022

Kaas plateau is one of the 39 serial sites of the Western Ghats. It became a part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage in 2012. Kaas extends to about 16 sqkm, just a fraction of the 160,000 sqkm sprawl of the Western Ghats, that have been identified by the International Union for...

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India to face brunt of climate change, warns IPCC report

India to face brunt of climate change, warns IPCC ...

March 1, 2022

Yet another report on climate change and global warming has warned that world is firmly on its way to a catastrophic situation within the next three decades in absence of any serious action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the impact of climate crisis on the most v...

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EU greenwashing nuclear power: Short sighted & counterproductive

EU greenwashing nuclear power: Short sighted &...

February 21, 2022

After nearly half a century of being home to the world’s most high profile anti-nuclear movement, it is fashionable to be nuclear in Europe again. From Heads of States to the bureaucrats sitting in Brussels, everyone seems to have new-found love for nuclear power. Last week, Fr...

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Packaging industry: Low hanging fruit for sustainability

Packaging industry: Low hanging fruit for sustaina...

January 31, 2022

July 1, 2022 will be a make-or-break day for Indian packaging industry as it would be the first day that a total ban on single use plastics will be enforced by the government. After years of nudging the industry towards phase out of these plastics, the government has gone ahead a...

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Induction of e-bus in DTC: Remedy or political stunt

Induction of e-bus in DTC: Remedy or political stu...

January 25, 2022

The DTC and Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System (DIMTS) jointly own about 6,900 buses in the city responsible for providing inland transport to the commuters. These and other forms of transport are often blamed for the seemingly uncontrollable air pollution that has been ...

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