Krafla geothermal power station

The Rise of Geothermal Energy

We’ve known about geothermal energy and the benefits it can provide for many, many years. But despite all of its advantages, many of the same development challenges have held it back. Geothermal, though, is now on the rise. Countries around the world now have substantial geothermal capacities that can assist them in meeting their energy…

Mumbai Floods

Reasons for Floods in Mumbai Year after Year and How to Mitigate

Mumbai is an efficient city in many ways, although it all depends on the city’s weather. With the arrival of monsoon, it turns into a soggy confusion. This year monsoon began with the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on a crucial railway line in Andheri, causing urban paralysis. Apprehension looms ahead and it is important…

Rooftop solar project at Pune MIDC

Is It Possible To Power The Entire World With Just Solar Energy?

The sun is the primary source of energy on earth. The earth’s surface receives only a part of the solar radiation (2 units out of 1,00,00,00,000 units of energy radiated by the sun) known as Solar Insolation. The interesting piece of research has been published by Finder.com, it is an independent comparison platform and information service…

Garbage can

Waste Disposal Methods

Owing to intense development in science and technology, waste generation has grown by leaps and bounds with disposal turning into a herculean task. India generates about 100,000 metric tonnes of solid waste per day, with contributions of 9000 mt/day and 8300 mt/day from large metropolitans such as Mumbai and Delhi, respectively. Municipal solid waste generation…

menstrual pads

How to make periods environmentally friendly

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest contributing factors to the decline in our environment – and the taboo subject of sanitary waste makes up a percentage of this. In the UK alone, 4.3 billion disposable sanitary products are used every year – and it’s estimated that 700,000 pantyliners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million…

Ecofriendly tableware

Eco-friendly Tableware and Cutlery

Globally, 300 million tons of plastic are produced roughly every year and half of these are disposable! Only 10-13% of plastic items are recycled. Nature of petroleum-based disposable plastic makes it hard to recycle so new virgin materials and chemicals are added to it for the purpose of recycling. Also, there are a restricted number…

Plastic Pollution

Nations Declare War against Single Use Plastic

Disposable plastics, also known as single-use plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include things like plastic bags, coffee stirrers, water bottles, straws, soda and most food packaging items. The plastic used in such products is practically low-grade i.e. not recommended to be reused. It often leeches chemicals and…

Jatropha Biodiesel

India Unveils New Biofuel Policy

Combustible fuels created from biomass are called Biofuels. In simple terms, these are fuels created from recently living plant matter as opposed to dead remains of ancient organisms in the form of hydrocarbons. Biofuels are generally used to reference ethanol and biodiesel, which act as replacements for transportation fuels such as petroleum, diesel, jet fuel…