Electric Car at Charging Station in Berlin

February 2020: Monthly Electric Vehicle News Roundup

1. TATA POWER JOIN HANDS WITH PRAKRITI E-MOBILITY Tata Power has joined hands with EV cab operator Prakriti E-Mobility (an app-based EV taxi service provider) to line up 50 charging stations for electric vehicles in a phased manner. The two Tata Group companies, Tata Power and Tata Motors, will jointly fund 30 slow chargers and…

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February 2020: Monthly Environmental News Roundup

1. USING SUPER BOWL TO RAISE AWARENESS Miami had hosted the Super Bowl 11 times. For the first time, the committee decided to make an awareness campaign focused on the environment. They called that Ocean to Everglades. Everglades Foundation, one of the non-profit groups was putting on that campaign. When they turn on the tap…

Animal Culture Linked to Conservation for the first time at UN Wildlife Conference in India

Animal culture, the learning of non-human species through socially transmitted behaviours, is being linked to conservation action for the first time as per information available from PIB. There is evidence that whales, dolphins, elephants and primates acquire some of their knowledge and skills through social learning. In addition to individual learning, some animals may learn…

Asian-Elephant

International protection for Great Indian Bustard, Bengal Florican and Asian Elephant

India’s proposal to include Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican in Appendix I of UN Convention on migratory species was unanimously accepted today at the ongoing thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Gandhinagar as per information available from PIB. Asian Elephant The Government of India has…

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Forest Hill Garden & Pavilion

Toronto, Canada Amantea Architects Amantea Architects modernizes a lush and casual urban residential landscape with a Mondrianesque composition of deftly programmed spaces Toronto’s Amantea Architects has transformed the landscape of a single-family home in the city’s Forest Hill neighbourhood, clarifying its program while maintaining its lush, layered character. The project comprises a fully redesigned backyard…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the key UN Summit on migratory species

Hosting CMS COP-13 is a significant step towards wildlife conservation in India: Shri Prakash Javadekar The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 17th to…

Step-agriculture

Soil Health Card scheme of Central Govt: A success story

In the second phase, 11.69 crore Soil Health Cards distributed to farmers in two years Use of Chemical Fertilizers declines by 10% The Soil Health Card scheme launched by the Modi Government during the financial year 2014-15 with a view to addressing the decline of soil nutrients, has started reaping fruit. In the second phase of the…

Bass Residence: Located directly adjacent to Biscayne Bay and immediately south of downtown Miami, the Bass Residence underscores the firm’s continued exploration with the concept of a floating rectilinear frame. Photo credit: Claudio Manzoni Photography via v2com

[STRANG] on The Art of Architecture

The Miami-based practice reveals its commitment to the enduring legacy of modernism in a retrospective exhibition. [STRANG], a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota, Florida, will showcase its architectural body of work in [STRANG]: The Art of Architecture, on view at the Center for Architecture Sarasota from December 19, 2019 through January 23, 2020. Reflecting the…