Environment

Are we consuming with care?

India's environmental movement is at a crossroads. On one hand, there is a greater acceptance of our concerns, but on the other there is growing resistance against required action and, more importantly, every indicator shows that things on the ground are getting worse

 
Last Updated: Wednesday 08 July 2015

Wishing all our readers a happy World Environment Day, with the hope that the world will continue to work towards paying more than mere lip service to the causes of environment and development
Author: Sunita Narain
This piece has been excerpted from Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain's article in State of India's Environment 2015-A Down To Earth Annual. For the complete article, please click here. India's environmental movement is at a crossroads. On one hand, there is a greater acceptance of our concerns, but on the other there is growing resistance against required action and, more importantly, every indicator shows that things on the ground are getting worse.
 
Analysis by Centre for Science and Environment shows how peak demand for electricity between day and night shows little difference
Author: DTE Staff
The domestic (household) sector is the biggest guzzler of electricity in Delhi, says an analysis by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the newly released report of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on Load Generation Balance Report 2015-16, Delhi consumes more electricity than the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Kerala, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and all states of the North East. It also uses more power than all other metros put together.
 
Civil Lines, Lutyens' Delhi and hospitals are high risk zones, says latest CSE analysis
Author: DTE Staff
Delhi has witnessed significant ozone build-up this summer, which is adding to the public health risk, shows a latest analysis done by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Analysis of real time air quality data available from the key monitoring locations of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for the period April and May 2015 shows that the neighbourhoods of the rich and the powerful are highly vulnerable to deadly ozone pollution.
 
'Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care' is this year's World Environment Day theme. But how do we sustain our consumption patterns? And how can we feed the 1.2 billion living in poverty?
 

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