Articles

Can cleaner air reduce respiratory illnesses?

14 Jan 2020

The prototype tool has been developed by researchers at TERI, NCSU, AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhman Mahavir College, Statconsulta with support from DST.

Bringing Back Tigers to Mukundara

06 Jan 2020 | Dr AJT Johnsingh

The big cat is India's pride but its dwindling population is a serious concern today. In this piece, the author writes about his observations on the behavioural ecology of tigers in the Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) — Rajasthan's recently established tiger reserve and gives suggestions for the successful management of the reserve.

TERI develops blockchain-enabled prototype to help you sell solar power — through your phone

31 Dec 2019

TERI has developed a platform to facilitate peer-to-peer transactions of solar energy among consumers in the same neighbourhood

Understanding barriers to energy efficiency: Decoding consumer behaviour

24 Dec 2019 | Ms Rajshi Vallabhi

Apart from easy availability of energy efficient technologies, consumers require a nudge to bring about behavioural change regarding energy conservation in daily life

वायु प्रदूषण से बचने के विकल्पों को प्राथमिकता देने की सख्त ज़रूरत

17 Dec 2019

पिछले महीने उत्तर भारत में वायु प्रदूषण असहनीय स्तर पर पहुंच गया था। ज़हरीली हवा को देखते हुए दिल्ली-एनसीआर में जन स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल की घोषणा कर दी गयी थी। निर्माण कार्यों और पूरी ठंड के दौरान पटाखे फोड़ने पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया। पर वायु प्रदूषण की समस्या सिर्फ़ दिल्ली तक ही सीमित नहीं है। भारत के दूसरे शहर भी वायु प्रदूषण से हांफ रहे हैं। दिल्ली के पड़ोसी राज्य उत्तरप्रदेश के प्रयागराज (इलाहबाद), कानपुर, आगरा, और लखनऊ भी प्रदूषित शहरों की श्रेणी में आते हैं।

Clearing the haze of shared mobility

17 Dec 2019

Indian cities are currently witnessing a trend of growing private ownership (cars and two-wheelers) of vehicles and declining public and non-motorised transport use. As per the Road Transport Year Book, 230 million vehicles are plying on Indian roads in 2016 out of which 86% of vehicle share is of the private vehicles[1].

My whole effort is to make mud a viable material, says Revathi Kamath

09 Dec 2019

Delhi-based architect Revathi Kamath held a two-day mud and bamboo workshop close on the heels of the 11th edition of GRIHA Summit in Delhi where she introduced participants to the benefit of using earth architecture and techniques for a sustainable and integrated approach to development. The workshop also gave hands-on experience in sustainable architecture.