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Gigantic shopping malls that are mushrooming across India's big and small cities are 'environmentally disastrous', says Rajendra K Pachauri, chief of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 'The shopping malls in India are environmentally disastrous and their designs are not suitable for India's climatic conditions,' Pachauri, who...

The issue of energy security in India is quite often considered synonymous with the issue of oil security for the country. While the geopolitical implications of growing demand for hydrocarbons and increasing dependence of the country on oil are important, energy security in India has to be viewed in the context of primary energy supplies, both...

In the 18th century Amber fort in Rajasthan, you'll find landscaped gardens, shaded arcades, light finishes, thermally massive walls, jali walls for ventilation and to control daylight. Over the yearshis traditional wisdom has been lost and we have become dependent on energy intensive air-conditioning, and lighting to meet our thermal and visual...

Water is a finite resource that needs to be shared between industry, the people who keep industry moving and the environment that sustains the whole process. Watershed, a natural habitat of water, is an area of land that drains water, sediment and dissolved materials to a common receiving body or outlet. The term is not restricted to surface water...

The agreement to "seriously consider" a halving of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by the G8 countries can, in the context of the stone-walling being done by the United States on any climate targets, be seen as a significant step forward. The adequacy of this longer-term step, with no immediate or short-term commitments to alleviate the risks...