Ban on diesel cars, A good beginning
Apr07

Ban on diesel cars, A good beginning

In a path breaking order that is certain to reduce to a great extent the atmospheric pollution of the smog choked Indian capital of Delhi, the Supreme Court of India has indeed taken a bold initiative. Notwithstanding the ire of car manufacturers, the order is likely to be a trendsetter benefitting the common man and planet earth. Inhabitants of Delhi of course had a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court has ordered a temporary ban on...

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E-Waste Increasing  Alarmingly
Apr07

E-Waste Increasing Alarmingly

The tremendous growth and technological advancements in the electronic data management and communications have spurred economic growth and improved living standards. However, along with the benefits, the rising problem of electronic waste (e-waste) has created a major threat to the people and environment.  The high rates of obsolescence of products in use in the domestic sector such as TV sets, refrigerators, washing machines and...

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Going for Green Energy
Apr07

Going for Green Energy

The UAE is spearheading a new culture of sustainability and it will have a significant influence on everyday lifestyle in the coming years Picture this: Your rooftop has a solar panel. You generate electricity that you need, and you give the excess to the national electricity grid. The monthly bill becomes an exercise where, in all probability, you will be receiving money from the government. Now, this would have appeared extremely...

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India’s Smart Cities Mission,  Challenges Galore
Apr07

India’s Smart Cities Mission, Challenges Galore

Indian cities are going to be smart if the Smart Cities Mission launched by the Modi government becomes a reality. It’s indeed a matter of great pride that Kochi is the only city in Kerala selected for development under this ambitious mission. But there are challenges aplenty to make this mission a success given the status of the country’s infrastructure and procedural hurdles. Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and...

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Climate Change Affecting Health
Mar09

Climate Change Affecting Health

Climate change affects social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Although global warming may bring some localised benefits, such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climates and increased food production in certain areas, the overall health effects of a changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Globally, the number of reported weather-related...

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Man-Made Pollution A Major Threat
Mar09

Man-Made Pollution A Major Threat

The environment we live in are under severe threat of pollution with it’s tell tale impacts on public health. While natural pollution is to a certain extent beyond our control, it is not the case with the pollution created by man consciously or unconsciously. If the human life on planet earth is to survive for long, there is an urgent need to put an end to man-made environmental pollution by formulating far sighted policies and...

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