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Kashmir’s retreating glaciers could be influenced by local land use change

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 2, 2020

Kolahoi Glacier, the largest glacier in Kashmir Himalayas which feeds two major tributaries of the River Jhelum – Lidder and Sindh – has further reduced in area over three years, a new research paper has revealed, as it compared its recent findings to that of a 2017 study....

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Germany to help India evaluate optimal power balancing to meet renewable energy plans by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., May 26, 2020

Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has contracted DNV GL, world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body to conduct a major control reserve study for southern region of India. It is the first control reserve study to be...

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Wildlife destruction 'not a slippery slope but a series of cliff edges'

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

Wildlife species will die out and natural ecosystems collapse in the near future if the climate crisis goes unchecked, scientists have warned, as new research shows that the natural world is at far greater risk from climate breakdown than previously thought. Catastrophe could...

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India enough limestone to help coal-based thermal power plants meet new emission norms: CSE report

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

India has enough reserves of limestone to enable thermal power plants to install flue gas desulphurization (FGD) systems by 2022 in order to meet the new emission norms for the sector, says a new report released online on Tuesday by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)....

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Study links climate crisis to changes in monsoon patterns over last 30 years

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

Parts of India are facing a severe impact of the climate crisis with reduced rainfall and increase in dry, or no rain, and heavy rain days during the monsoon season, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) study on changes in monsoon patterns over 30 years has found. The...

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Off-grid energy investment at $2.1 billion in the last decade: Wood Mackenzie

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

Close to $2.1 billion in cumulative disclosed corporate-level investment was deployed into off-grid energy access markets between 2010 and 2019, Wood Mackenzie has estimated. Off-grid refers to power generated and consumed locally either on a standalone basis or through a...

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Climate change study: ‘3 million living within a km from Mumbai’s coast at risk from floods’

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Almost three million people living within a kilometre from the city’s coastline (high-tide line) are under “severe” threat from flooding, storm surges and rise in sea level, according to an analysis released on Thursday. The high-tide line is the corresponding point on land...

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Electric cars won't sell much, but electric three-wheelers will dominate market: report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

Electric three-wheelers or e-rickshaws that have become the face of electric mobility in India are set to corner about 50 per cent of all three-wheelers sold in the country as early as 2024, according to a report by Crisil Research. Electrification will also gain traction in...

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76% of LED bulb brands in India flout consumer safety standards

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 31, 2017

Amid the on-going push by the government to distribute LED bulbs to the citizens at a subsidised rate, over 70 percent of the LED brands of bulb and downlights have been flouting consumer safety...

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