Cheetah

Cheetah – Do you know me?

Hi, I am a cheetah. You may know me as the fastest animal on earth. I can run pretty fast but that did not help me from escaping the clutches of human beings who liked hunting me for fun. I now live in Iran and in Africa but my brothers lived in India too earlier….

Why the EIA Reports are No Good?

The National Green Tribunal has also lately pointed out what has been known for long, that the EIA reports are being prepared by consultants using “cooked data”. The process needs a complete overhaul. At present, EIA is generally done by consultants who apply for tenders. Often in a bid to outdo the other, the consultants…

How to calculate carbon emissions from a fuel wood cooking stove?

Energy is one of the key indicators of sustainable development. Major portion of the population of India lives in rural areas and is heavily dependent on biomass for their daily energy needs. India derives a major part of its cooking energy needs from solid fuels such as firewood and cattle dung. Biomass cooking is a…

State of the World’s Children Report- 2011

Aptly titled Adolescence- An age of opportunity, it presents the status of the most vulnerable and much neglected population, that of adolescents. The report by UNICEF mentions that India has 243 million adolescents and thus has one of the largest adolescent populations in the world. Adolescents suffer from various issues primarily due to physical and…

REDD+

India recorded a net loss of 367 sq km of forests between 2009 and 2011

According to reports, India has recorded a net loss of 367 sq km of forests between 2009 and 2011. Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh lost 182 sq km of forest. Forest and tree cover of the country is 78.29 million hectares which is 23.81% of the geographical area. Khammam had also recorded a loss of…

Solar Photovoltaics Cells

Continued from –Part I (This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the 2nd part of the series.) Solar PV (photovoltaics) converts sunlight directly into electricity by utilizing the photoelectric effect which is the knocking of electrons into a high energy state….

Introductory guide on the ISO14064-1 Implementation Stages

ISO14064 is the specification developed by International Organization for Standardization. ISO14064-1 is used for organizational level quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and removals. Various stages of ISO14064 standard implementation are described below in their chronological sequence. The sequence is an indicative one and can be changed based on the requirements. (Why assessing carbon footprint…