Two Indians have won the Ashden Awards for sustainable energy, also known as the 'Green Oscars'. Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College, Tilonia, Rajasthan, won the award for Community Welfare for providing solar panel lighting in remote Himalayan villages, while S P Gon Chaudhuri, a renewable energy systems specialist from West Bengal, won the award for Enterprise.
us columnist Ariana Huffington's Detroit Project, which aired satirical advertisements linking ownership of sports utility vehicles (suv) to funding terrorism, seems to have worked, with California banning the purchase of suvs by the state.
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