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Persistent Organic Pollutants : The Silent Killers
Confucius has rightly said that “A man of wisdom delights in water.” But, the state of affairs of our rivers are today are nothing less than drains. Man . . . throws, offers, drops ...practically everything that he can do to pollute the river. Girija Bharat andBrij Mohan Sharma explore the high levels of POPs in water, sediments, and aquatic organisms that are posing great health risk for human health and the environment.

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In Conversation

Strong policy support for renewables can help India

Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st century or REN21 as it is known, recently released the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report. In this regard, G Sapna, for TerraGreen, speaks to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary of REN 21, on the findings and details on developments in the RE industry worldwide.

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The Future of Coral Reefs: From Rainforests to Deserts

The foundation of marine life, without which many of the sea's exquisite species will cease to exist—the coral reefs—are nearing extinction. Are we responsible for this? Mahazareen Dastur explains.

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Green Tip of the Day
Instead of travelling and thereby increasing your carbon footprint, hold a meeting online



World View

It’s time to bring in change!

Thomas Edison has rightly said that “To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk”. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, lists a few things that may be invented from material that is usually discarded and is available in plenty.



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Heavy Metal Pollution in the Lower Gangetic Delta: Who to be blamed?

Rivers are considered to be the lifeline of any country. Yet, man fails to understand that water cycle and life cycle are one. The polluted rivers of our country are a glaring example of this apathy. Abhijit Mitra looks into the issue of water acidification due to heavy metals in the Ganges.

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Special Report

The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in for South Asia?

With climate change issues reaching a pinnacle in recent times, the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC, rings warning bells for South Asia, especially India that is already facing severe environmental concerns. TerraGreen presents a Special Report on the findings of the AR5 report.

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Urban Heat: Not a Legend but a Reality

Global Warming — a well-quoted phenomenon is near us in the cities themselves. The latest report clearly brings out that the culpability of cities is very high, a fact not adequately highlighted earlier. Have we any responsibility?

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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