Environment

World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

June 4, 2020

In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, urban forests could become instrumental in protecting biodiversity and cleaning up the Earth at the same time. Friday marks the 46th World Environment Day (WED), a global event coordinated by United Nations Environmen...

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Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

March 30, 2020

With the entire nation locked down in the fight against a deadly virus, several reports of clean air, reduced pollution levels and threatened species re-emerging have surfaced. Is a pandemic the only way nature can heal? Painted in the shades of light blue, the sky of Delhi is ma...

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Kem chho, planet earth?

Kem chho, planet earth?

February 24, 2020

In the high profile media coverage of the visit of the United States President Donald Trump, that starts today, a number of issues have dominated the headlines. But perhaps the most significant one has escaped the media glare. However, Narendra Modi must ask Trump about climate c...

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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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Australian bush fires

Australian bush fires

February 5, 2020

Will the unprecedented bushfires in Australia force the government and people to face the fact of hazards that climate change can inflict on them and others?

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Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy

February 2, 2020

Hailing from a spiritual family, living in a small village in Maharashtra, but equipped with an engineering degree from a reputed college, professor Vishwanath Karad, a leading educationist, has integrated spirituality, science and sustainability with the object of promoting inte...

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CO2 emission from transport-related tourism, a threat: report

CO2 emission from transport-related tourism, a thr

December 5, 2019

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3 pc of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5 pc in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as touri...

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Push for Clean and Smart campus

Push for Clean and Smart campus

December 5, 2019

To bolster awareness about cleanliness and ecological conservation through use of smart technology, the ministry of Human Resources Development awarded the best performing universities in India at an event held in New Delhi earlier this week. The ‘clean and smart campus’ comp...

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Battling the single-use plastic epidemic

Battling the single-use plastic epidemic

September 2, 2019

India generates around 9.4 million tonnes of plastic waste annually, with around 42 pc falling in the category of single-use plastics, causing serious damage to the environment. With the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban these, India is coming up with several al...

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Water crisis

Water crisis

August 21, 2019

India is facing a severe stress on its water resources not just due to climate change but also several human factors, including an injudicious use of water and its pricing.

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