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Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

A new report by the World Bank has found that as climate change continues to cause India’s temperatures to rise, there is the possibility of a $1.6 trillion investment opportunity in progressive green energy technologies by 2040. Alternative cooling technologies could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions considerably, as well as create almost 3.7 million jobs, […]

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    India to Add Hundreds of EV Charging Stations Along National Highways

    India to Add Hundreds of EV Charging Stations Along National Highways

    If you’re driving a traditional car, on a common road, a gas station is typically never too far away. As more and more EV’s hit the road, however, it only makes sense that charging stations become just as easy to find. In India, this idea is becoming a reality with a network of nearly 700 […]

    Migrant Workers Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Himalayan Disasters

    Migrant Workers Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Himalayan Disasters

    By Rishika Pardikar Search operations are still underway to find those declared missing following the Uttarakhand disaster on 7 February 2021. “As of now [18 March], we have found 74 bodies and 130 people are still missing,” said Swati S. Bhadauria, district magistrate in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India. Chamoli is the district where a hanging, ice-capped […]

    Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg

    Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg

    By Jessica Corbett Public figures within and beyond India are demanding the release of Disha Ravi, a climate campaigner accused of sedition for allegedly editing and distributing an activist “toolkit” in support of the ongoing farmers’ protest that was tweeted by Fridays for Future founder Greta Thunberg. A petition calling for Ravi’s release has over […]

    Pharmaceuticals Pollute the Ganges

    Pharmaceuticals Pollute the Ganges

    By T. V. Padma Studies increasingly point to the presence of pharmaceutical and personal care products in urban stretches along the Ganges River, which originates pristine in the Himalayas but is heavily polluted with industrial effluents and domestic sewage when it empties into the Bay of Bengal. Researchers from Doon University, Dehra Dun, India, have […]

    Climate Crisis Likely Behind Deadly Glacier Collapse in India

    Climate Crisis Likely Behind Deadly Glacier Collapse in India

    A piece of Himalayan glacier in the Indian state of Uttarakhand broke off and fell into a river Sunday, triggering an avalanche and floods that have killed at least 20 people so far, while nearly 200 remain missing. The incident comes as Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast as they were in 2000 largely […]

    The Ecological Roots of India’s Farming Crisis

    The Ecological Roots of India’s Farming Crisis

    By Mahima Jain Over recent months Raja, a farmer in India’s Tamil Nadu state, has had a change of routine. Every few days, the 53-year-old leaves his 30-acre (12-hectare) farm in the Villupuram district — where he grows a patchwork of rice, sugarcane, coconut trees and vegetables — and joins a small group demonstrating outside […]