Solar power tower

Solar Technologies- What do you feel about its future?

(This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the first part of the series.) Almost every discussion on solar technology begins with the inevitable question- What about the low efficiency and high30

Chemical Ion Contributing to Seawater Salinity

Seawater Salinity and its effects on earth’s climate

Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. The term salinity describes the level of different salts e.g. sodium chloride, magnesium and calcium sulphates etc dissolved in water.  Sea water has strong salinity due to its higher dissolved salts content. On an average, seawater has a salinity of about30

Indias GHG emission

Why climate change should be addressed by Indian industries?

Atmospheric concentrations of the Green House Gases (GHGs) have far exceeded their levels today and have increased over the years, primarily due to combustion of fossil fuels and land-use changes. Research has shown that air pollutants from fossil fuels combustion causing green house effects and30

The Shaky foundation of AADHAR

AADHAR project or the UIDAI scheme is a classic example of starting a factory first and then deciding what to produce from it. With no clear objective, the scheme was simply flagged off as a dream project with absolutely no clue as to what it30

Food and environment

Food Security Bill, 2011

The four R’s of the UPA namely, Right to Food Security, Right to Education, Right to Banking (Micro finance and credit) and Right to Information all sounded on high notes but slowly receded into the background. However, the food security bill is one area where30

Glaciers in India – Are Himalayan Glaciers really melting?

Glaciers are considered to act as the sensors of climate change. Out of the 3% freshwater available on earth, 67% is stored in glaciers and ice caps. Himalayan glaciers alone supply an estimated 30-40% of the water to the Ganges which is particularly critical in the30

Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visits FRI campus

Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visited FRI campus on 20th Dec., 2011. Sunderlal Bahuguna is a noted environmentalist, Chipko movement leader. He is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. He also spearheaded the Tehri dam protests and repeatedly sat on fasts and30

Installed capacity of power utilities in top ten Indian States_2011

Maharashtra Electricity Scenario 2011

Click here to read more on power demand –supply position of the state of Maharashtra   The State of Maharashtra is on number one position for the installed capacity of power utilities. Presently the State has 22645 MW of installed capacity from all power generation30

Nainital_Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism – A case study of Nainital,Uttarakhand

Tourists definitely play an important role in a region’s economy as they bring a net inflow of money. There are examples of regions which are dependent solely on tourists for driving their economy. To minimize the negative impacts and pollution that results due to rigorous30