Environment

4 Reasons Why Pune Scores in Waste Management

4 Reasons Why Pune Scores in Waste Management This Article first appeared on http://www.moneylife.in/article/4-reasons-why-pune-scores-in-waste-management/47515.html Sucheta Dalal 18 July 2016 3 All of India’s metropolises are grappling with problems of pollution, poor air quality, no sewage treatment and inadequate solid waste disposal. We ignore the issues until they suddenly erupt in the form of frequent fires at overused dumping grounds (Mumbai), lakes frothing

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TERI study of Uttarakhand and Goa recommends integration of climate resilience measures into national and state urban planning

TERI study of Uttarakhand and Goa recommends integration of climate resilience measures into national and state urban planning New Delhi, July 8, 2016: At a national conference on improving climate resilience of our cities held today, TERI recommended the dovetailing of appropriate measures into the national and sub-national planning, such as the town planning schemes and city development plans. It

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Climate Resilient Infrastructure Planning for Greater Mumbai

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Planning for Greater Mumbai Urban infrastructure plays a critical role in sustaining the resources required for managing a city. It provides critical social and economic services beyond its boundaries. While the location and urban service has to be upgraded with rise in population and change in demographics, the design and development has to with stand climate change

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OFFICES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS GIVE ‘SLEEPLESS NIGHTS’ TO LOCALS

OFFICES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS GIVE ‘SLEEPLESS NIGHTS’ TO LOCALS Friday, 20 May 2016 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi South Delhi residents are deeply upset with mushrooming of commercial offices in residential areas. Deepika Tuteja — architect and resident of South Delhi’s Saket E Block who aims to build first green block in the Capital — said apart from vehicular

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Abuse and climate change killing Yamuna

Abuse and climate change killing Yamuna Juhi Chaudhary ,  05.06.16 A photographer’s journey down the Yamuna in Delhi captures the extent of climate change effects, abuse and encroachments Collecting plastic bottles and packets from the Yamuna for recycling Yamuna, India’s second longest river, rises in the Garhwal Himalayas, where climate change is affecting the availability of water. The flow in the

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Kolkata’s heat islands show increased intensity

Kolkata’s heat islands show increased intensity Dhruba Dasgupta ,  29.06.16 A rapid loss of green cover, more vehicles on the roads and massive pressure of urbanisation are contributing to the negative change in microclimate in most cities in India The urban heat island effect in Kolkata is causing concern. (Photo by John Hunter) From leafy residential neighbourhoods such as Alipore

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LED revolution

Puducherry leads in LED lighting revolution S. Gopikrishna Warrier ,  22.06.16 An initiative at the tiny enclave of Puducherry on India’s east coast has set the tone for wider adoption of eco-friendly LED lighting across the country, saving on electricity, emissions and costs Hotel Palais de Mahe in Puducherry is turning to LED lighting to save on energy costs. (Photo

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Evening the odds for air pollution

Global Strategic Communication Council (GSCC), a project initiative of the European Climate Foundation,  organized an interactive workshop of senior media persons and technical experts, to know and understand the perspectives of media covering environment, health, and air pollution in the context of building a stronger policy for clean air. Air pollution in India is estimated to kill 1.5 million people

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