Tag Archive | environment

Disappearing Sparrows

Sparrows disappearing from Assam Following is the article published in the Zee News about disappearance of sparrows from Assam:  “Golaghat (Assam): Sparrows are disappearing from many parts of the country, and specially in Assam where electro-magnetic radiation from communication towers, use of leaded petrol in vehicles and overuse of pesticides in agriculture have been cited as some […]

Introducing Abdul Muqeet, The Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary student to an extra-ordinary environmentalist. At just ten years old, Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated his commitment to saving the environment in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Inspired by the 2010 campaign “UAE Free of Plastic Bags”, Abdul Muqeet, a student […]

World’s First Sewage-powered Hydrogen Fuel Station Opens in California

The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) has announced the opening of the world’s first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station in Fountain Valley, California. The energy station is making use of sewage biogas in order to produce heat, electricity and hydrogen which will then create a stream of hydrogen. This hydrogen stream will be […]

A pandemic called plastic

Hello Friends !! Check out this article in The Hindu that discuss the persistent problems with the plastic waste. In the last decade, the composition of garbage/solid waste in Indian cities and towns has been gradually dominated by ‘disposable’ thin polythene carrybags and varying sizes of satchets, cups, plates and containers made of flimsy plastic. […]