भारतातील ऊर्जा निर्मीतीचे काम झपाट्याने बदलते आहे. एका बाजुला, २०१५-१६ मध्ये भारताने ऊर्जेची कमतरता केवळ २.१% वर आणली आहे व २३.९ गिगावॉट ऊर्जा तयार करण्याची क्शमता केवळ एका वर्षात वाढवली आहे. एकंदर कोळसा पण पुरेसा मिळेल असा अंदाज आहे. तसेच गेल्या वर्षात २८११४ सर्किट किलोमीटर......

Illegal garbage dumping along the roads in and around cities and villages today is an indicator of two things happening simultaneously. First is that the waste collection system established by the local municipal body or the grampanchayat is not efficient and second, is that people......

The day I opened the newspaper when Inlanded in California, this week, the headlines that greeted me were heart warming. The headline announced that California’s Air Resources Board approved a first-in-the-world regulation to minimize the amount of Carbon in fuel…putting CA as the first region......

The Economic Times in October 2011 carried a very intriguing article on ‘Geo Engineering’, which I have been unable to put out of my mind for the past few weeks. After reading the article, I felt the arguments that we all are making to fight......

The Rotary Club of Gandhi Bhavan organised a Green Societies competition inviting residential housing societies to participate and showcase all the small and large environmental initiatives that they have undertaken as responsible citizens of Pune. And it was a heartening response to see about 45......

Every Monsoon some or the other region of India gets flooded. Its an annual recurrence, afflicting some part of our country, either alternately or every year, like in case of Assam. As soon as the flood waters invade our lives, so do messages and articles......

A few days back, I and my students had a chance to interact with a Nuclear Physicist. The pertinent question that all of us had on our minds and came out in our discussions was Would Nuclear Power mean a boon or a curse for......

For any country on its path to fast paced infrastructure development, environmental clearances seem like a road block. Though necessary, so that the environmental damage of our developmental activities are minimised, the entire process of environmental clearances tends to become cumbersome. With this background and......

San Fransisco, a leader in sustainable city development, commissioned a Solar Energy Project five years ago. The idea simply was a public-private partnership (PPP), where the private player (Recurrent Energy) would finance, construct, own, operate and maintain a solar PV plant on rooftops of public......

The 2017 Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) election is barely 8 months away. From 2012, when the last PMC election was held, the city politics has seen a big change. Between then and now, the Central government has changed, the Maharashtra state government has changed, Pune......

The week before, Puneites woke up to find the city’s garbage bins overflowing with three days garbage. The stink was evident when a waft of breeze flowed through Pune in those 3-4 days. having ‘endured’ this ordeal, Puneites saw the garbage collection resume its normal......

Waste, Waste everywhere! This is the situation we are in today, all across the globe. Even though we see piles of waste dumps lying along road sides, developed countries, in fact are producing even larger volumes of waste. All this waste, whether its managed properly......

Efforts for Environmental conservation are always mired in controversy. While everyone believes that they should be done, money and necessary support for these are not that forthcoming. For one, the exact science of the working of ecological systems still remains only partially known to us......