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Current Issue - Volume 11 Issue 1 (April 2018)

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Environmental Impacts on Epidemics: A Case Study of Dengue

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. It is spread by several species of mosquitoes of the Aedes type, principally A. aegypti. The last few years have seen particularly severe dengue epidemics in the metropolitan cities of India with several deaths due to the different strains of dengue. Here, Dr Rina Mukherji discusses the spread and factors responsible for the rising cases of dengue in India. She highlights that climate change in the form of vagaries in weather patterns (particularly monsoon) have a definite role in the increasing prevalence of dengue as conditions become ideal for the breeding of disease vectors during the post-monsoon period resulting in epidemics in urban and peri-urban areas.

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Citizen Science: Promoting Active Citizenship

Citizen science is defined as scientific work undertaken by the members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions. Studies have shown that citizen science has a major impact in research related to biology, conservation, and ecology. Here, Biba Jasmine says that citizen science is a discipline in its own right and has promoted active citizenship around the globe. She also feels that the efforts to consolidate and strengthen citizen science could help support and upscale projects for science, society, education, and environmental policymaking.

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Environmental Impacts on Epidemics: A Case Study of Dengue

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Maneka Speaks

Dietary Estrogen: Men Should Limit Intake of Dairy Products

Studies have shown that increased intake of estrogen hormone through consumption of dairy products may have detrimental effects on males, as it lowers the natural production of the male hormone. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi says that it is high time that men modify their food habits for the better by consuming more green, leafy vegetables as a substitute for their calcium requirements.

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TERI Analysis

Climate Services for Farmers in India: The Rise and Ensuing Developments

Since climate variability induced by climate change is so uncertain, climate-informed advisory services can help Indian farmers in managing risks and ensure means of their livelihoods in a better manner. In this article, Mihir Mathur discusses the development of various climate services for farmers in India and also informs that TERI has also been studying climate services system in India through its Indo-Norwegian Research Project on Governance of Climate Services (GovClimServices).

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Special Report

Human-Animal Conflict in Urban Areas: Need for More Effective Solutions

The burgeoning urbanization has intensified the conflict between humans and animals in India's urban areas. Due to increasing population of stray animals, our cities are grappling with canine and simian menace. In this article, Dr Surya Prakash highlights the grave situation of the man-animal conflict in the urban areas and points out that we all must join hands on this serious issue and think beyond translocation, relocation, and sterilization of the stray animals as these measures have neither proved to be effective in controlling the population of these animals nor the menace.

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Butter up Those Butterflies!: With a Thrilling and Unique Hobby

Marianne Furtado de Nazareth shares the experiences of a group of people associated with the Bangalore Butterfly Club in Bengaluru who come from different walks of life and are passionately pursuing their hobby of capturing fascinating images of butterflies fluttering around the open spaces through their camera lenses.

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In Conversation

Up in Arms Against Noise

Having fought and won several long, drawn-out battles against noise pollution, Sumaira Abdulali, has won many awards and honours for her commendable work for the environment. Though extremely soft spoken, she is a fierce environmentalist who will stop at nothing to take the bull by its horn. Her interview with Namrata Gulati Sapra for TerraGreen is a testimony to her grit and perseverance...

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Risk of Losing Tigers: For Over a Third of Protected Areas in Asia

Jointly released by the CA|TS Partnership, Safe Havens for Wild Tigers: A Rapid Assessment of Management Effectiveness against Conservation Assured Tiger Standards, is the first overview of the management effectiveness of tiger conservation areas across Asia.

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Green Challenges

Stubble Burning: The Vexing Problem and Green Solution

Stubble burning is the deliberate burning of the stubble or straw that remains, especially after paddy or wheat has been harvested. Stubble burning in some northern states of India has been cited as a major cause of pollution in Delhi. In this article, Dr Pradeep Kumar Mukherjee discusses the root causes of the stubble burning problem and also informs us about a possible green solution. It is an advantageous situation not only for the environment but for the farmers too. Doing away with stubble burning also increases farmers' profitability and promotes climate-smart agriculture.

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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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