India's city roads are best characterized by chaos: snarls of cars, trucks, buses, two-wheeler traffic, polluting three-wheeler auto-rickshaws, bicycles, bullock carts, crowds of pedestrians and the occasional cow. But is it about to get even
Even after the devastation of the 2004 tsunami has left its mark, environmental degradation and short-sighted development projects are still now adversely affecting the fish populations of coastal areas along the Indian Ocean, placing the balance of
So you've already tried using urine to power your batteries and to fill up your gas tank. Why not now try using it as food (and, no, we don't mean for your own consumption)? A team of ecological engineers at the University of Kalyani, India, discovered
Don’t own an elephant? But still looking for transport with less air pollution than the average Indian transport? Then Evera Auto might be able to help out. Come July they’ll be revealing the result of two years development. A battery powered
In the tropical green south Indian state of Kerala, there is a fresh strategy of dealing with an old problem of waste: specially designed, efficient organic 'digesters' that turn solid waste into energy.
As the number of tigers dwindle in India's wildlife reserves, conservationists will make an appeal to a UN wildlife forum on Wednesday to maintain a ban on trading in tiger parts, while Chinese business interests continue to lobby for its
The first thing that a traveller to India learns is not to drink the tap water. And with good reason: millions of tonnes of sewage are dumped daily into India’s rivers – and some of them, such as the holy Yamuna and Ganges rivers – are slowly choking
The irony that an average Indian's carbon footprint may actually be larger in death than in life is certainly not lost on Vinod Kumar Agarwal. Agarwal, the head of the environmental group Mokshda Green Cremation System based in Delhi and a mechanical
A railway tragedy in the Australian state of Victoria this week has so far taken the lives of 11 people. A truck and a passenger train collided at a level crossing. The accident has highlighted the issues with getting power to vital remote location
Its bigger than Versailles; as high as a sixty storey building (although with high ceilings, it is really only 27 floors). It is the new home of Mukesh Ambani, owner of India's largest private company, designed by the usually respectable Perkins+Will.
And it's a concept I think should really catch on and be passed from one school to the next across the planet. Consider this, schools in Delhi and across India are getting involved in that country's Programme for Environmental Awareness in Schools
The blame game can be fun when you're playing with your sibling or your significant other. But nobody wins when big greenhouse gas emitting countries play the climate change blame game. Last week, a well-known Indian environmentalist accused the US of
Katharine Hamnett is quite seriously back in fashion. It might seem odd to say this about such an influential designer, but as an interview with Hamnett in the Observer today points out, after 15 years or so in fashion's shadows Hamnett is now very
While citizens across America will "step-it-up" to urge Congress to take action on global warming, citizens of the Pammal municipality are celebrating the success of another type of waste initiative. Vermi-composting, or composting using worms, is the