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Safe Water Network: Activating Consumer Demand to Secure Safe Water

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2013

 Despite much progress, nearly 800 million people still lack access to safe water. It isn’t for lack of trying, and a diversity of those efforts was recently discussed at World Water Week in Stockholm. One argument is that there is a fundamental disconnect between the well-...

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"Water ATMs" to provide clean water for India's villagers

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 10, 2013

A lack of clean drinking water is one of the biggest problems facing urban India. However, help is on the way in the form of "water ATMs".

The "water ATMs" are slot machines that dispense 10 litres of clean drinking water for the equivalent of one India rupee.


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Subject Tags: Disaster , India

Plasma-treated nano filters help purify world water supply

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2013

 Access to safe drinking water is a step closer to being a reality for those in developing countries, thanks to new research published today in Nature Communications.

The study paves the way for the next generation of portable water purification devices, which could...

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Subject Tags: Disaster

Mumbai, Kolkata to suffer huge damage from sea flooding by 2050: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 19, 2013

Mumbai and Kolkata are at risk of suffering several billions of dollars of damages by 2050 due to flooding even if they upgrade their protection, a study has warned. Mumbai would lose $6.4 billion and Kolkata $3.4 billion annually, the study published in Nature Climate Change...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Entertainment

‘Commuters waste fuel worth Rs. 54 crore every year due to jams’

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2013

 As told by Chetan Agarwal, environmentalist and resident of Gurgaon, to HT. 

Tolls play an important role in financing highway projects but if traffic is beyond a certain level, then the externalities of toll plazas in terms of time wasted, fuel consumed and...

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FAO urges developing nations to cut hazardous pesticides

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2013

 Developing countries should speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from their markets following the death of 23 children from contaminated food in India, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization says.

The children in the Indian state of...

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Environmental damage costs India Rs.3.75 trillion: World Bank

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2013

The annual cost of environmental degradation in India is about Rs. 3.75 trillion, or 5.7% of India’s 2009 gross domestic product (GDP), according to a report released by the World Bank on Wednesday.

The impact of outdoor air pollution on GDP is the highest and accounts...

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Subject Tags: Disaster

Technology: en-route sustainability and innovation!

By : Anonymous, Jul 17, 2013

The term ‘Sustainability’ was widely-disseminated for the first time by a credible source in the Brundtland Report in 1987 by a commission established by the UN General Assembly. The report coined the well-known definition for sustainability as “development that meets the...

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CNPV realises first large scale captive consumption Solar project in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2013

CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today with Cheenu Group of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India announced the advancement of the...

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New crisis at Fukushima: Toxic water

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2013

Two years after a triple meltdown that grew into the world's second worst nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that workers are struggling to contain. 

Groundwater is...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Social Issues