Tokyo exhibition focuses on CO2 reduction, saving energy

Tokyo has launched an exhibition to showcase a wide range of environmental technologies and services to overcome various challenges. Energy conservation, renewable energy, heat island technology, and CO2 reduction technologies are most important in global warming countermeasures. A visitor said, “I am working in the construction industry and I think the heavy machinery we use […]

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Indian Railways to become ‘net zero carbon emitter’ by 2030: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways will become a “net zero” carbon emitter by 2030, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said. Speaking at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Railway Board, Goyal said that the national transporter was going green in a big way. “With the current action plans on anvil for […]

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Desalination processes based on renewable energy could resolve India’s perennial water woes

The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface, and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically, only 3 per cent of this water is potable. According to a study in […]

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Union Earth Sciences ministry to study marine litter issue: Official

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will begin work on gauging marine litter and their sources along the country’s coastline, a senior ministry official said today. M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said that the country had joined the United Nations’ “Clean Seas’ programme and the ministry’s Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services […]

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Scientists from IIT Madras developed solar powered system to convert plastic into fuel

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces and engines. The technology – which consists of a mobile unit that can collect and process waste – currently yields around 0.7 litres of fuel oil per kilogramme of plastic, researchers […]

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Global Warming can be limited to 1.5 C by improving everyday activities: Study

Global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius by improving the energy efficiency of our everyday activities such as travel, indoor heating and device use, according to a study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study shows that dramatic improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities can raise living standards in the […]

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Major environmental problems facing India

India, the global host of World Environment Day being observed on Tuesday, continues to grapple with several environmental issues like air and water pollution, and those related to plastic and solid waste management, which demand swift action to protect nature. India’s top environment watchdog National Green Tribunal, which has been a hub of environmental litigations […]

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“Beat Plastic Pollution” Not Merely a Slogan, India Means Business”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Urging all stakeholders at the national and international level to work towards betterment of environment, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that “Beat Plastic Pollution” is not merely a slogan, but India means business about it. He also added that environment protection is not merely a technical, but […]

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Rural Electrification Corporation commits USD 1 mn to ISA

Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) recently announced its commitment of USD 1 million to International Solar Alliance (ISA). “In view of the World Environment Day 2018, Rural Electrification Corporation contributed USD one million to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) becoming a corpus contributor,” an REC statement said. REC Chairman and Managing Director P V Ramesh handed […]

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