JULY 2020
Disposable Masks are Complicating Bengaluru’s Waste Problem

Disposable masks are quickly piling up in Bengaluru, increasing its ‘reject waste’ burden, say activists and officials

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29 Per Cent Rise in Asiatic Lion Population in Gir

The number of Asiatic lions in the Gir forest region has increased by 29 per cent to 674, the Gujarat forest department has said

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No Construction near Lakes, Says BBMP

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned all constructions on the lakes in Bengaluru, saying water bodies cannot be used for any purposes other than for storing water

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Reducing Travel Demand amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world out of gear, and with the lockdowns, the future of the urban transportation system is set for an overhaul

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Chennaiites Breathed Better During Lockdown: Study

In one way, the lockdown has been a boon for Chennai as air pollution levels saw a sizable reduction with residents of the city breathing better than their counterparts in the other southern metros of Bengaluru and Hyderabad

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Kerala Elephant Death Symptom of Failed Conservation

Though it was quite gut-wrenching, the death of a pregnant elephant from eating food crackers-laden pineapple laid out by locals in Manarkkad, a municipality in Kerala’s Palakkad district, is a mere symptom of a larger problem: human-wildlife conflict, primarily because of habitat loss.

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Global CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Hit New Highs in May Despite Lockdowns

The drop in worldwide emissions due to the coronavirus outbreak failed to cancel out the large natural variations in carbon emissions caused by how plants and soils react to temperature, humidity and other factors, scientists have said

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Artificial Night Sky Poses Serious Threat to Coastal Species

The artificial lighting which lines the world’s coastlines could be having a significant impact on species that rely on the moon and stars to find food, new research suggests

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Plants can Also Absorb Plastic

Nanoplastics particles, as small as a protein or a virus, can accumulate in plants and have adverse ecological effects, according to a study published in Nature Nanotechnology

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Protecting Natural Forest in Oil Palm Plantations Crucial for Conservation

Forest conservation areas in oil palm plantations play a vital role in storing carbon and boosting rainforest biodiversity, a new study on palm oil agriculture in Borneo has revealed

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Mangrove Forests Could Be Wiped Out by Rising Sea Levels in 30 Years

Mangrove forests could disappear under rising sea levels by 2050 if the greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to a new study

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More Investment in Clean Energy to Help APAC Recover from COVID-19 Crisis

A greater investment in clean energy will contribute to Asia-Pacific’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and make economies more resilient against future shocks, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) observed in its virtual Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2020

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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 Indias 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 [email protected]

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
[email protected]