Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Automated Teller Machines (atms) and solar energy. Now that's a unique combination! If all goes well as planned, the next generation atms in India could be solar powered or battery operated -- that go into sleep mode, when not in use. With an increasing number of banks exploring the semi-urban and rural areas of India, there is a pressing need for simpler, cheaper and uni-functional interface atms. Hence the proposed move.