Sunday, 7 August, 2022

Topic: environment

Re-designing products to package them without plastic

Arani Ecosteps has developed water-less concentrates of daily-use essentials, saving nearly 57,000 units of single-use plastic in just over a year.

Dropped my son to school in an Audi RS7. Came back with a lesson on sustainable development

The 12-km journey in RS7 took three litres of fuel generating around 7 kg of carbon dioxide. A fully grown tree absorbs about 21 kg of CO2 every year.

One Health: Mission to prevent diseases will be key focus area of new PSA Sood

One Health, PSA Sood said, will look at humans, wildlife & environment to address gaps in India’s disease surveillance, adding that 6 ministries are already working on it.

Human body’s housing ‘illegal garbage’ – Another public health crisis in developing countries

The convenience of plastic is no longer living up to its promise. Landfills overflowing and microplastics have entered the human body.

Ambulances for plants are taking root in India. Traffic give way, trees need first aid

Decay of trees and urban heat islands are inspiring groups to combat the climate crisis.

Unsustainable logging, hunting — new report finds what’s driving a million species to extinction

Sustainable use of wild species critical for food security, but threatened by overexploitation, pollution & climate change, among others, says report by intergovernmental agency, IPBES.

Bad news for renewable sector — study says climate change will hit solar & wind energy in India

Conducted by researchers from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, study published in the journal 'Current Science' last month.

What does the future hold for engineering jobs in India

With a 300% increase in hiring in India during 2021-2022, engineers are getting hired in various job roles ranging from project delivery to process performance.

Rich-poor divide on clean power is getting wider and hurting the climate fight

Investment in clean energy has accelerated since Covid struck, hitting $1.4 trillion based on IEA's annual report. Yet, in developing countries, the picture looks very different.

Cigarette ads were banned decades ago. Let’s do the same for fossil fuels

You might say that a flight to a sunny beach in Mexico won't put the lives of others at risk. But there's a collective action problem here.

On Camera


File photo of Ayman al-Zawahiri, head of al-Qaeda | Commons

Taliban won’t give up al-Qaeda, not after US killing al-Zawahiri. Kabul’s a safe haven

Pragmatists in Taliban have been willing to sacrifice global jihadism for international recognition and state-building aid. But it's not that simple.
Queue outside the Bank of England in London | File image | Commons

Highest rate hike by Bank of England since 1995, country warned of long recession ahead

England’s consumer inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.4% in June, over 4 times the Bank’s 2% target. Putin’s weaponisation of gas supplies will drive inflation even higher, some feared.


Indian Army conducts an Airborne exercise along the Northern Borders in Eastern Ladakh | File image | ANI

India and China Air Forces hold maiden talks in Ladakh as LAC tension escalates to sky

Chinese aircraft have repeatedly breached agreed positions along the LAC, while Indian Air Force continue with forward deployment in areas close to it.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.