Plastic Menace in ocean
Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter our oceans. Five ocean garbage patches, the largest one is between Hawaii and California, show man’s disdain towards the environment. Fortunately, two technologies – both pioneered by young college students – are in trial stages and offer hope
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Where Wastepickers Become Entrepreneurs
Bengaluru’s Citizens have looked at waste pickers, popularly called rag pickers, with disdain. Even if some acknowledge their constribution to the city’s cleanliness they don’t think waste pickers have or need an identity of their own.
We Can Reverse Global Warming In 30 Years
Yes, says Paul Hawken, author of 'Drawdown - The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming' if most of the 100 solutions suggested in the book are implemented by 2050. The good news is, most of the solutions already exist
Greater Malabar Initiative To Promote Local Innovation For Local Problems
Kappad, 12 kilometers from Kozhikode a quiet place that witnessed the historical event that changed the history of India forever - the place Vasco Da Gama landed in 1498.
Carbon Masters To Set Up First Bio-CNG Unit In Malur Soon
Carbon Masters, a Bangalore based energy start-up, has raised an undisclosed amount from Indian Angel Network and Sangam Ventures, a pure play clean tech venture fund.
Fish Food Using Plastic Waste
During her school, one day, Miranda Wang was distraught at seeing a huge landfill with plastic contributing to most of the urban waste.
Amazon Tower To Study Impact of Climate Change
The Amazon, a region nearly the size of the U.S., is by far the largest rainforest on earth. Biologists have warned for decades that its prodigious biodiversity was threatened by logging.
‘Environment' Missing from Budget and Economic Survey
It’s taken the sharp ears and eyes of senior staff at Centre for Science & Environment to notice that the word ‘environment’ was missing from this year’s Economic Survey as well as the 2017 Budget. What does one make of it? Does it mean this government is callous towards the environment or is it that other related words like renewable energy, climate change, sanitation, and cleaning rivers have replaced the mother word?
How Farm Taaza Is Revolutionizing Fruits & Vegetable Sourcing
The South Indian fruits and vegetable market size is more than $3 billion. Less than five percent is currently sourced by big retailers directly from farmers. The opportunity is immense. The next wave of sourcing will use advanced technology and analytics, says Kumar Ramachandran, CEO of GS Farm Taaza, a leader in the B2B sourcing segment
Lake Warrior - Sahithi Pingali
Behind the starry luminescence which Sahithi Pingali finds herself in today is a heart made of green gold. Her success can be attributed to her innate ability to amalgamate science, technology, civic concern and a collaborative mindset. Yet, it is apparent that all these are driven largely by her love for lakes
Lake Warrior - Arun Krishnamurthy
At 31, Arun Krishnamurthy has already quit a job at Google, set up Environmental Foundation of India (EFI), an NGO. In 10 years EFI has cleaned 83 lakes and the list of lakes to be cleaned is long
Forests have always migrated to survive. But now they need our help to outrun climate catastrophe.
HYDROPOWER DECLINE ADDS STRAIN TO POWER GRIDS IN DROUGHT
After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country’s biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists, federal officials say a dam in Arizona could stop producing electricity in coming years.
IN CALIFORNIA, SOME BUY MACHINES THAT MAKE WATER OUT OF AIR
The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices.
California 1st to Set Quota Limits for Retailers like Amazon
California became the first state to bar megaretailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that grew from Amazon’s drive to speed goods to consumers more quickly.
John Tarahteeff’s paintings take you somewhere new, yet familiar. You don’t entirely know where it is, but it feels like you’ve been there before.
Brad's Last Stand!
His back’s to wall as Angelina wins key custody fight
Why California isn't banning gaming PCs (yet)
The state isn’t banning them outright, but there are concerns.
SPAIN JUDGE NIXES BACKUP SITE FOR DISPUTED HAWAII TELESCOPE
A Spanish judge in a decision cheered by environmentalists has put a halt to backup plans for the construction of a giant telescope in the Canary Islands — eliminating at least for now the primary alternative location to the preferred spot in Hawaii, where there have been protests against the telescope.
Fire Forecasting Could Reshape California
AI that predicts wildfires could keep many homeowners from losing their insurance. How else could it help?
Data Breach Exposes Student Requests For Vaccine Exemptions
Personal information from students at a California college who requested a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine has been posted online after an apparent data breach.