Environment

World Wetlands Day: Construction equals destruction

World Wetlands Day: Construction equals destructio...

February 8, 2021

Mumbai Coastal Road and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train. Two of the most high-profile and highly controversial projects in Mumbai have one thing in common, besides extra-large budgets. Both pose severe threat to the bustling metropolis’ once thriving wetlands, which are now f...

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Plastic poison spreads unchecked

Plastic poison spreads unchecked

January 19, 2021

For the third year in a row, a survey by anti-plastics NGOs has found that Coca-Cola is the top global plastic polluter, while others in the top 10 include equally famous names such as PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mondelez International and Procter & Gamble. Though many of the...

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Major health risks due to untreated sewage disposal

Major health risks due to untreated sewage disposa...

January 13, 2021

India produces close to two million tonnes of faecal waste every day and the urban areas alone, accounting for just over a third of the total population of the country, generate over 62,000 million litres of sewage daily. Of this, over 60 pc or close to 38,000 million litres is d...

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Climate change in times of Covid

Climate change in times of Covid

December 28, 2020

According to a provisional report by the World Meteorological Organisation, published earlier this month, the year 2020 is set to be the among the three warmest on record. The State of the Global Climate report also goes on to say that the decade 2011-2020 would be the warmest e...

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Educational institutes pledge for carbon neutrality

Educational institutes pledge for carbon neutralit...

December 21, 2020

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and in an effort to boost the global commitment to slow down global warming and arrest climate change, Climate Ambition Summit was hosted by United Nations, UK and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy....

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Carbon neutral economy can be historical ‘new normal’

Carbon neutral economy can be historical ‘new no...

December 11, 2020

December 12, 2020, marks the 5th Anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement. The year 2020 is the only year since 1992 when the annual global meeting of United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change, UNFCCC, has not been held, due to COVID restrictions. Paradoxically, each y...

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Sowing the seeds for tomorrow’s climate leaders

Sowing the seeds for tomorrow’s climate leaders

December 9, 2020

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and in an effort to boost the global commitment to slow down global warming and arrest climate change, Climate Ambition Summit is being hosted by United Nations, UK and France, in partnership with Chile and Ita...

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Not enough progress on net zero carbon emissions

Not enough progress on net zero carbon emissions

December 8, 2020

A number of nations, including the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, have already announced new & more ambitious targets for carbon emissions targets agreed to in Paris. India looks well poised to do the same. But it’s unlikely to slow down global warming or arrest ...

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Crashing prices, low demand to hit India’s solar power ambitions

Crashing prices, low demand to hit India’s solar...

November 24, 2020

At the latest round of auctions of solar power projects held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India, record lows were touched as bidders tried to grab the projects of 1070 mw that were up for the taking. Two international bidders, one each from Saudi Arabia and Singapore, quote...

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Sensationalism puts media in its own planetary crisis

Sensationalism puts media in its own planetary cri...

November 18, 2020

Fake and phony news does not emanate only from the desire to misguide the people. It also comes from the inherent and impulsive tendency of competitive media to ‘Break the News’. Half-cooked verification before reporting and impetuous language while reporting and scant remors...

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