JUN 2018
ISRO Making Green Propellant

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have reported progress in the development of an environment-friendly propellant to power satellites and spacecraft.

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Geographic Information System Technology to Aid in Ganga Clean-Up

The Survey of India will reportedly map the entire stretch of the Ganga in 15 months' time using geographic information system (GIS) technology and provide high-resolution maps to the government.

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Majority of Delhi in Critical Zone as Groundwater Level Dips

Delhi is heading towards a serious situation as the continuously depleting level of groundwater in the last two decades has resulted in 90 per cent of the city being categorized as semi-critical or critical.

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Carbon Stock Loss in Mangrove Forests

Mangrove forest destruction caused as much as 122 million tonnes of carbon to be released to the atmosphere globally between 2000 and 2015. As a result of 3,957 ha of mangroves being deforested between 2000 and 2015, India ranked eighth worldwide for the amount of carbon stock loss.

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Seven-Star Rating System to be Introduced for Urban Local Bodies of Kerala

The municipalities and corporations of Kerala will undergo a seven-star rating system on the basis of their waste-management practices. An initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), the rating programme aims to make the cities garbage-free, and thereby, ensure their cleanliness.

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Rising Temperature: India is Warming up Rapidly

A new study on climate change in India has confirmed a rapid rise in surface temperatures in the past 70 years. The study calculated temperature rise in terms of change occurring from decade to decade, using information from two different datasets covering the period from 1951 and 2013.

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Hotter Seas Threaten Marine Wildlife with Extinction

Polar bears and other iconic animals could be extinct by the end of the century if ocean temperatures continue to rise at the current rate.

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Global Quantity of Plastic in Oceans to Nearly Double by 2025

About eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans each year and the global quantity will nearly double to 250 million tonnes by 2025, says a new analysis paper.

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New Technology Purifies Water Using Sunlight

Scientists in the USA have developed a new technology that uses the sunlight to purify water with near-perfect efficiency. By draping black, carbon-dipped paper in a triangular shape and using it to both absorb and vaporize water, researchers have developed a method for using sunlight to generate clean water with near-perfect efficiency.

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Seychelles to Gather Updated Information on Forests

Seychelles will be embarking on a new project to provide accurate and updated information on the status of the island nation's forests, including data on endemic and native species.

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Coal Burning No Longer a Major Source of PM2.5 in Beijing

Coal burning is no longer a major source of PM2.5 in Beijing, while car emissions have become the top cause, according to a recent study.

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Microfactory Gives E-Waste New Value

The SMaRT project at Australia's University of South Wales Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology has launched the world's first microfactory designed to transform e-waste into materials that can be re-used.

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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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