Neeraj Srivastava

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Adventurous Friends Travel for 2 Weeks in India Via a Tiny 7-Horsepower Rickshaw

In the span of 14 days, Rich Grundy and two of his friends traveled about 2,000 miles in a seven-horsepower, glorified lawnmower, also known as a rickshaw. They took part in the Rickshaw Run, an adventure race that has its participants trekking north from Cochin, India to the city of Jaislamer. …

These drought-resistant plants could revolutionize how we think about climate change

Jill Farrant, a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Cape Town, hopes that unlocking the genetic codes of drought-tolerant plants could help farmers toiling in increasingly hot and dry conditions.<p>With more than 130 known varieties in the world, resurrection plants are a …

A Curious Forest of Upside Down Trees

super/collider reports on the spectacular baobab forests of Madagascar<p><b>Where on Earth?</b><br>Menabe, Madagascar<br>GPS Coordinates: 20°15′S 44°25′E<br>The dry, dusty …

How Green was my Balcony

It seems to be all the rage these days: Every building proposal has lush green balconies. It is hard to tell how it is done; when you look closely at …

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Pollution

Only 4% of the world's oceans are protected — and a lot of that's in a country you haven't heard of.

For something that makes up 71% of the surface of the planet, it's kind of crazy to think that we only protect 4% of our ocean water.<p>It goes without …

AMRUT Action Plans for 81 cities approved with total project outlay of Rs.5,748 cr

81 cities in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram will invest Rs.5,748 cr to enhance basic infrastructure including water supply …

The British Columbian Wilderness and the Baddest Water Filter Ever Built

300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is …

Hiking

Henning Larsen Architects Water Treatment Plants and Recreation

all images © Henning Larsen Architects<p><b>Henning Larsen Architects has designed a water treatment plant that breaks from tradition and forms part of an</b> …

Bottoms up! Sewage diverted into Canada river used for drinking water

<b>MONTREAL:</b> A stench rises from Montreal’s sewers, where used condoms, soiled sanitary napkins and other stomach-churning waste floats in the fetid …

Is hydropower green? Not really

Harnessing energy from flowing water has helped advance societies since the days of the Roman Empire. “Hydropower” launched the Industrial …

What bottled water costs the environment -- and your health

Photo credit: Getty<p>Bottled water is the world's best-selling drink, and Americans are its most loyal customer. You pay hundreds or even thousands of times more for the prepackaged water than you would if you got it from the tap. Yet nothing has proved that "ultra-purified," "mountain-sourced," …

Brazil mining flood could devastate environment for years | Reuters

RIO DOCE, Brazil (Reuters) - The collapse of two dams at a Brazilian mine has cut off drinking water for quarter of a million people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come.<p>General view from above of a dam owned by Vale SA and …

This Is How Much Water You Waste When You Throw Away Food

Food waste is a staggering problem. In 2010, close to 133 billion pounds, or a little over $160 billion worth of food, wound up in U.S. …

New Maps Show World’s Cities Disappearing Under Water

When it comes to climate change, action versus inaction could be the difference between the displacement of “just” 145 million people and upwards of …

By infusing H2O with ultrasonic bubbles, StarStream gives tap water incredible cleaning power

What if you could wash your hands thoroughly and effectively with nothing more than cold water? What if you could clean countertops, floors, or even …

Cleaning

Stanford designs underwater solar cells that turn captured greenhouse gases into fuel

Taking a cue from plants, researchers figure out how to use the sun's energy to combine CO2 with H2O to create benign chemical products, as part of a …

Despite Strides In Arctic Technology, Room For Improvement Exists

De-icing technology is a necessity when working in parts of the Arctic where ocean water splashing aboard rigs immediately transforms into ice.<p>So are …

MIT Spinoff's Microbes Turn Beer Waste Into Clean Water, Energy

Cambrian Innovation is extracting clean water and energy from waste streams at two California breweries with a secret set of microbes.<p>The …

New technologies in Solar Energy that are changing the world

With the way we’re depleting the Earth’s natural resources, there have been many who claim that renewable energy is the future. After all, what …

How the Last Ocean on Earth Will Die

Our planet's biggest bodies of water may someday freeze over or completely evaporate.<p>Mars wasn’t always so dry and dusty. The Red Planet’s ancient ocean was sprayed right off the planet in violent bursts of solar wind, billions of years ago. The rest of its atmosphere was blasted away, too. Martian …

University of California

Dwindling Snowpack Around the World Threatens the Water Supply for 2 Billion People | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here</b><i>.</i><p>As global warming brings about a decline in snowpacks around the world, billions of people face a high risk of shrinking water supplies in the coming century, a recent study has found.<p>Scientists from …

Agroecology Case Studies

Sarah Hobson<p>Executive Director, New Field Foundation<p>Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman<p>Senior Scientist, Pesticide Action Network North America Regional Center …

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How Chicago Turns Sewage Into Power

Chicago’s wastewater authority plans to slash its energy bill by using bacteria to convert sewage into natural gas.<p>There are a lot of things in the 1.2 billion gallons that pour through the world’s largest water-treatment plant every day: grime swept off Chicago sidewalks, sewage scoured from …

3 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly Without Even Trying

This post with tips to be more green in your everyday life is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company.Everyone wants to be more green and …

Earth's underground water quantified

<b>The total amount of groundwater on the planet, held in rock and soil below our feet, is estimated to be 23 million cubic km.</b><p>If this volume is hard to visualise, imagine the Earth's entire land surface covered in a layer some 180m deep.<p>The new calculation comes from a Canadian-led team and is …

Scientists Develop ‘Nanopores’ to Turn Salt Water Into Safe Drinking Water

About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water, but very little that is drinkable since 97% of it is saltwater.<p>But now, researchers at the …

40-Country Survey: Majority Support for Cutting Emissions

A survey across 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most of them want their governments to …

Climate

October temps warmest on record, climate experts say

The Global Temperature Report produced monthly by the University of Alabama in Huntsville said that October was the warmest month on …