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Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCES Blooming like never before

A delicious affair

Issue Date: May 31, 2012
After four-and-a-half hours of arduous trekking on the hill slopes from Srinagar town in early May last year, I reached the temperate forest of Khirsu, an eye- catching yet lesser known hill station in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district.

‘Scrap 24 dams, save Ganga’

Issue Date: May 15, 2012
A REPORT commissioned by the Union environment and forests ministry warns the Centre against going ahead with 24 hydropower projects planned on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river systems in Uttarakhand. The projects would destroy 22 per cent of the state’s forestland and affect the unique Himalayan ecology along one-third of lengths of the two main tributaries of the Ganga, states the report prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun.

Grassroot environmentalists

A cycle repairer with his mobile workshop, ensures that wheels keep moving without polluting the surroundings Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

Cyclists cross the Guru Ravidas Marg in south Delhi every morning, leaving no trace of carbon Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

Almost invisible, the road cleaners sweep Delhi’s roads before the busy traffic on M G Road litters them again Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

A battery operated electric rickshaw in Dwarka, covers short distances without polluting. Its a battery operated vehicle with advanced technological features. These e-rickshaws are zero-carbon emitters Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

A gardener at a nursery in Delhi not only cares for the plants, but is responsible for the green belt that purifies the air Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

In a small town in Gujarat villagers make their living by making earthen pots for drinking water storage and refrigerators. These cooling boxes can be used to store drinking water as well as storing food. They call these cooling boxes mitticool Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

A farmer in Rajasthan prepares the desert soil and turns it into a fertile ground for growing crops Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders
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