Innovations and Breakthrough in Energy Efficiency Solutions in the Water Heating Sector
In this article, Rajesh Sachdev explores the innovations and breakthroughs that have emerged in the field of water heating. Hot water is a vital necessity in our daily lives, and a significant amount of energy is consumed in its production. Mr Sachdev discusses the advancements and developments in water heating technologies that address this essential need while promoting energy efficiency.
Millets The True 'Shree Anna'
India persuaded the United Nations General Assembly to observe the year 2023 as 'the International Year of Millets' in order to focus the important roles that millets can play in the global scene to ensure food and nutritional security to the population that is expected to reach 10 billion in 2050 from about 8 billion today.
The Land of Mystic and Mystery
Reclamation Activities in Coal Mines A Pro-Active Approach by SCCL
The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a Government coal mining company and is currently operating 18 opencast and 24 underground mines in six districts of Telangana State. SCCL has been implementing reclamation activities in all the opencast mines concurrent with progress of mining operations for ecological restoration of mined out areas. SCCL has committed to take up eco-restoration works including plantation activities with the involvement of top management. Shri N Balram has been promoting eco-friendly practices and committed to developing SCCL mining areas and colonies as sustainable and environment-friendly zones. Read more about his pioneering initiatives...
What's the Scoop on the 'Pooper' Who Poops and Scoots? A Tale for Our Times
The award-winning author of children's books, Ranjit Lal has a new surprise for his young (and not-so young) readers in the form of a rib-tickler titled, The Great Poop War. Lal's commitment to raising awareness about environmental issues reflects beautifully in this laugh riot that begins with a catastrophe of sorts. Hilarious and timely, this illustrated story is filled with unbelievable twists and innovative turns! Ipshita Mitra reviews the book for TerraGreen.
BCT Digital's Focus on Cleantech Helping Organizations Stay ESG Compliant and Achieve Sustainable Growth
Jaya Vaidhyanathan is the CEO of BCT Digital, an award-winning global digital transformation company delivering disruptive FinTech, RegTech, and CleanTech solutions to large organizations across diverse industry verticals. Here, we are in conversation with Jaya for TerraGreen.
Devastation in Shimla Need for a Comprehensive and Holistic Policy
Widespread devastation was caused in several parts of Himachal Pradesh due to spells of heavy rains, cloud bursts, and landslides this monsoon. Shimla, the capital town saw the kind of havoc caused by rain fury as never seen before.
Agricultural Plastics Impact on Soil Health
Agriculture relies heavily on the extensive use of plastic. From mulching and irrigation to fishing gear and greenhouse films, plastics help farmers, foresters, and fishers in sustaining their livelihoods, increasing production, minimizing crop losses, and conserving water. However, recent research indicates that despite their numerous advantages, agricultural plastics are now posing a threat to environmental sustainability.Top of Form In this article, Marut Nandan discusses the impact of agricultural plastics on soil health.
Environment and the Double-Edged Axe An Environmental Impact Analysis of Advertising and Marketing
The free market economy has given way to ruthless competition, resulting in the diversion of significant costs towards indirect fixed expenses. In this article, Ankur Srivastava evaluates the impact of marketing on the economy and the environment. He endeavours to discover how the current economic set-up can evolve to avoid the wastage of resources on non-value-adding activities without compromising the ideals of healthy competition.
The Burgeoning Problem of Trash Mountains Some Solutions and Alternatives
The continuous piling up of trash dumped in landfills worldwide has become a pressing issue today. The rise in population and consumerism has led to a significant increase in the amount of waste being generated. Consequently, a multitude of environmental problems is afflicting the planet. In this article, Ramya Rangnath explores the intricacies of this issue and briefly discusses potential solutions and necessary measures to address it.
Drinking Water Security in Gujarat The Current Scenario
Water security entails guaranteeing access to safe drinking water, efficiently managing water resources, and mitigating the threat of water-borne diseases. In this article, Amitava Bhattacharya presents a situational analysis of drinking water security in Gujarat, highlighting the government's initiatives to ensure access to safe drinking water in the State. Additionally, the author delves into the groundwater quality monitoring plan in Gujarat, emphasizing the idea that by purifying water today, we can ensure cleaner drinking water for the future.
The Land of Mystic and Mystery
Natural Farming through a Wide-Angle Lens
Groundbreaking Comparative Study Reveals Natural Farming Leads for Yields, Livelihoods and Health
Beat the Heat
Ashden is a UK-based climate solutions charity with a mission to accelerate transformative climate innovations and build a more just world. Ashden helps tell the stories of climate and energy pioneers in the UK, Africa, Middle East, Asia and South America through its annual Ashden Awards plus other programmes. Read more to know about partners at Ashden which work on cooling systems for buildings that are low carbon/low energy.
Why must a price-conscious customer commit to a starting premium, should electric vehicle car value chains have a magnifying surveillance on grounds of emissions, and how can the ecosystem make EVs as mainstream on the roads? These are some pressing questions Nimish Trivedi tries to answer in this article.
Urban Flooding Woes
In this article, Ayuj Purohit says the efficiency of the current water systems has seen a downward slope which can be related to the rapid urbanization that has undermined the sustainability of the environment. The mismanagement of water-related infrastructure and the problems faced because of it have led to a peculiar predicament of flooding in urban areas, that is, 'urban flooding' where the roads and surrounding areas get inundated with water.
Rajasthan's Rooftop Solar Sector
Even though Rajasthan has the third highest solar installation (835 MW) in the country, after Gujarat and Maharashtra, when it comes to rooftops, the number of residential grid-connected solar PV rooftop systems in Gujarat is 4.5 lakh whereas in Rajasthan, it's a mere 25,000. Experts believe this is mainly due to the electricity duty imposed on the consumer and an almost indifferent approach to the rooftop sector in the state, finds Sapna Gopal. Read on to know more...
Can Climate Change Influence Animal Behaviour?
Does climate change influence the behaviour of animals, particularly dogs? Dr Rina Mukherji endeavours to find out in this thought-provoking article.
Lightning Linked to Climate Change
Climate change impacts are transforming the already-terrifying phenomenon of lightning into a more deadly climate hazard than it was before. In this article, Athar Parvaiz casts light on a recent spike in deaths due to lightning in the country, along with suggesting probable mitigation tactics.
75 Years of SwedenIndia Bilateral Ties
Central to Swedish values is the belief that cooperation and co-creation are key. This principle is strongly advocated by Jan Thesleff, the Swedish Ambassador to India, who emphasizes the crucial role of bilateral diplomacy in shaping international relations. As Sweden and India celebrate the 75th anniversary of their diplomatic relations this year, it is imperative to send a resounding message to strengthen this partnership. The partnership is critical to ensuring sustainable supply-chains and promoting competition in emerging markets. This can be achieved by working together closely and by resource sharing.
Carbon Accounting and CBAM
Carbon accounting and trading mechanisms have gained significant attention as effective tools to manage and mitigate carbon emissions. In this article, Siddartha Ramakanth Keshavadasu aims to explore the impacts of these mechanisms on developing and underdeveloped nations, focusing on India, and consider the aspects of climate justice and energy equity.
50 Years of TERI
As TERI celebrated its 50th year in June 2023, it reached a significant milestone in commemorating its extensive and prominent legacy as a think tank engaged in sustainable development, energy, and climate change. In this article, Rumpa Banerjee takes us on this remarkable journey.
Educating about Environment is of Dual Concern
In this article, Dr Livleen K Kahlon says that acquiring green skills has become an essential requirement of our time as green skills pave the way for job opportunities that contribute to the preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. Design of quality education and training opportunities for young people is a pre-requisite for enhanced employability under the sector of green skills. Institutions design activities and projects to meet the rising expectations of the young minds. To be able to match requirements of green jobs to be created in future, a timely investment in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is therefore highly recommended.
Heat Waves And Action Plans How Does India Fare?
While preparedness, alerts and warnings, and other measures of heat action plans have vastly reduced the impact of heat waves, the duration and frequency of climate-induced heat waves are on the rise. Jency Samuel says that as heat waves impact people's health and livelihood, and the nation's economy adversely, there is a need to improve and better implement the heat action plans.
Rare Coffee Species from Sierra Leone's Rainforest On Course to Save Climate-Vulnerable Coffee Industry
Great news for the world's coffee drinkers: there has been significant progress in a Sierra Leonean project to recultivate a historic local coffee species, which is better adapted to higher temperatures than the climate-vulnerable Arabica, currently the main source for commercial coffee.
Rejuvenation of Neem River Origin The Ongoing Journey
In this article, Raman Kant talks elaborately about rejuvenation work of Neem River origin, which is a unique example of coordination between society and government.
Impacts of Climate Change on Children Role of Youth in Averting the Climate Crisis
In this article, Sarah Berry says awareness has played an important role in serving the cause of climate change, especially media and social media in today's time and age. However, engagement at the grassroots level and involvement of children and youth has been extremely crucial in accelerating the cause. India boasts of a rich demographic dividend, especially since approximately 65 per cent of its population is below 35 years of age.
CGAPP Launches Ganga Anti-Plastic Expedition in India and Bangladesh
On April 25, 2023, The Centre for Global Affairs & Public Policy (CGAPP) spearheaded a comprehensive project aimed at addressing the issues of plastic waste in the Ganga Basin. The project, “Tackling Plastic Pollution in the Ganga Basin”, comprises a research component, a solution component, and an outreach component.
Green Autorickshaws An Urgent Need
In this article, Ram Ramprasad says that India can convert its 8 million autorickshaws to solar power with organic batteries by 2025 with zero reliance on the grid. This will be revolutionary.
Glacial Lake Outburst Floods Increasing Risks in the Himalayas
Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) occur when water stored in a glacier-fed lake formed at the side, front, within, beneath, or on the surface of a glacier is suddenly released. In this article, Mohammad Imroz says that the retreat of mountain glaciers due to climate change is a visible indicator of global climate change. The risk of glacial-related hazards, including GLOFs, increases as glaciers melt in high mountainous regions. Climate change is a cause of concern in this aspect due to the potential increase in GLOFS. Keep reading to know more...