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Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

Centre asks states to devise strategy for tackling effects of climate change in India - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Centre has directed states to submit strategies for tackling health challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather conditions …

Climate Change
India

How an Environmental Activist Became a Pioneer for Climate Justice in India

Sunita Narain, 56, is perhaps India's most well-known environmental activist. The director of a small but influential Delhi-based NGO called the …

Transporters to observe 72-hour wheel-jam strike from Monday

Public transport operators including buses, mini-buses, taxies, autos, tankers and truck owners on Friday announced a 72-hour strike from Monday to …

1,500 People Give All the Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

Relationships

She Turned 2 Simple Ingredients Into a Cure For Cancer, Then the Government Shut Her Down

Dr. Johanna Budwig was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine six times, meaning that we should treat her work with respect. During her career …

Apps

7 small homes you'll want for yourself!

If you've been labouring under the assumption that bigger is always better where houses are concerned, we have good news for you… it's not!<p>With the …

Valley Of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand 2018

Overview<p><b>About the Trek:</b><p>With the verdant beauty of the snowcapped mountains in the backdrop, the green meadows and the white clouds blend to make …

This Innovative Highway Design Decreases Traffic Collisions by 60%

It’s tempting to think of technological advancement in terms of radical new materials or near-magical computer science—for example, the way …

Driverless Cars

The great Himachal road situation: negotiating multiple dilemmas

A few weeks ago, I met Jan, a 30-something Dutch man backpacking across Himachal. Jan had quit his finance-sector job back home last year and had …

Droughts and floods: Indias water crises demand more than grand projects

India is facing one of its most serious droughts in recent memory - official estimates suggest that at least 330m people are likely to be affected by …

45 Life lessons, Written by 90 year old.

<b>1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.</b><p><b>2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.</b><p><b>3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.</b><p><b>4. Your job won’t take</b> …

Sweden is best country in the world, India ranks 70th out of 163 nations: Report

Sweden has been voted as the best country in the world when it comes to serving the interests of its people and contributing to the common good of …

Europe

The Compact Wooden City: A Life-Cycle Analysis of How Timber Could Help Combat Climate Change

Nowadays the main building materials used in the construction industry are concrete, steel and timber. From the point of view of ecological …

Great Depression

Earth and Mars Are About to Get Very Cozy

Few things in space are as sloppy as a solar system—and few solar systems are as sloppy as ours. That can be a very good thing if you like cosmic sky …

Astronomy

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago
Economics

Maharashtra tweaks urban township policy to incentivise smart city development

<b>Mumbai:</b> The Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to revise its township development norms to incentivise creation of urban residential clusters …

Housing

'30-minute city'? Not in my backyard! Smart Cities Plan must let people have their say

The federal government’s Smart Cities Plan is framed around the “30-minute city”. In this city, journeys will take no more than half an hour, …

Smart Cities
Business Development

The Future of Smart City Technology, From an MIT Professor

Carlo Ratti’s The City of Tomorrow examines how tech will shift and reshape the urban landscape<p>On the long list of seemingly futuristic concepts that seem to be rapidly coming to fruition, the idea of a smart, tech-enabled city is one that seemingly can’t arrive soon enough. With cities worldwide …

Osmanabad: Help proposals in 76 farmer suicide cases rejected

Farmer’s are still waiting for government help.<p>Even as over 200 farmers ended their lives in drought-hit Osamanabad of Marathwada region in the last …

Farmer suicides soar in India as deadly heatwave hits 51 degrees Celsius

India has set a new record for its highest-ever recorded temperature – a searing 51 degrees Celsius or 123.8F – amid a devastating heatwave that has …

Climate Change

Marathwada: 36 farmers end life in a week

Representational image of drought hit Marathwada.<p>IN just one week, Marathwada has seen as many as 36 farmers committing suicides. The figure of …

Export curbs bring tears to Maharashtra’s onion growers

Maharashtra produces roughly 30 per cent of India’s onion and nearly twice that of Karnataka.<p>The price of onions is a politically sensitive subject …