Mexico City, a Megalopolis’ War on Plastic Bags

Paper cones, called “cucuruchos”, have been traditionally used by shoppers in Mexico City for carrying spices and grains. Now these plastic-free alternatives are making a comeback, along with straw baskets and reusable cloth bags, after a ban on plastic bags entered into effect in the megalopolis on 1 January 2020. …

Diwali Firecrackers See Indian Air Pollution Soar

This year’s Diwali celebrations saw Delhi’s National Capital Region enveloped in harmful smog as the widespread use of firecrackers caused air quality to plunge to ‘hazardous’ levels. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), despite the Supreme Court limiting firecracker use on Diwali from 8pm to 10pm, crowds continued …

Could Swapping Rice for Other Grains Help Solve India’s Water Crisis?

A study published in Science Advances Wednesday offers a potential solution to India’s growing nutritional and water needs: replace rice with less thirsty, more nutrititious cereals. The study found that by replacing the rice grown in each district with the grain that required the least water for irrigation, India could …

India Offers $1 Billion To African Countries For Solar Projects

Following the first summit of the International Solar Alliance held in New Delhi recently, the Indian government has announced assistance worth $1 billion for implementation of solar power projects across several countries in Africa. The Indian Ministry for External Affairs has outlined guidelines to make available the $1 billion assistance …

The World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

The World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 (WSDS 2018) is organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and seeks to accelerate action towards sustainable development and climate change. The 2018 event will focus on the theme, ‘Partnerships for a Resilient Planet’. It’s gonna be held in New Delhi (India) from …