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Climate Change: India, China should move away from rhetoric

Negotiations have entered the final rounds in Paris to strike the deal of the century to save the world from the ill effects of climate change. The goal is to inspire all the 195 member nations of the United Nations … Continue reading

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Solar Alliance: A promising future full of challenges

The 100-nations Solar Alliance launched by the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, and French President, Francois Hollande, has the potential to kick start the much touted era of green and low carbon economy. Most of the member nations fall … Continue reading

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Sustainable tree plantation: Tap people’s power

Last week the road transport ministry gave a go-ahead to the Green Highway (plantation and maintenance) Policy. The policy among other things (hopefully) will finally end the 40 year old practice of planting eucalyptus along the road. It is a … Continue reading

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Sustainable city: Age of `urban dinosaurs’ must end

The human race is moving on a one way path towards urbanisation. Cities around the world are growing rapidly. Researchers, sociologists and futurologists are all unanimous in their prophecy that humans are evolving into an urban species. Town planners, architects … Continue reading

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Solar cooling can shave off our carbon footprint

A couple of years ago while visiting the solar energy centre in Gurgaon just outside Delhi I was pleasantly surprised to see the trial runs of a new technology being developed. It was solar refrigeration and cooling. The scientist, Dr … Continue reading

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Sustainable development: Taking the factory to the worker

Literature is full of stories where the factory worker during the first flush of industrial revolution yearned for his homeland -the idyllic rural surrounding and the proximity to his social milieu. The sad end of the stories would be that … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami part 4: A matter of rehabilitation

This is the fourth of the five part series on the hill state of Uttarakhand that suffered massive flash floods on June 16, 2013. The tragedy left scores of dead. The body count varies from 780 to 10,000. Officially thousands … Continue reading

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