JUN 2021
River Yamuna to Get Bubble Curtain

Geocycle—the global waste management arm of LafargeHolcim, that manufactures building materials, will implement the innovative ‘bubble curtain’ technology for the first time in India to stop plastic from entering the Yamuna River. .... read more

Pollution Levels Rising in Pune

The air quality of Pune that is mainly regulated by particulate pollutants (PM2.5 and PM10) have both seen a considerable rise in the past seven years, according to a joint report by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences along with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and the expert advice of Sarojkumar Sahu of Utkal University. .... read more

IGCAR Scientists Develop ‘Breakthrough’ Technology

Scientists at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam have come out with a ‘breakthrough’ technology which could help the water-based solutions industry in the country to cut down on costs and enhance quality by real time monitoring of electrical conductivity of aqueous solutions in industrial plants and field applications.

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Cyclone Tauktae Causes Devastation in Western India

Cyclone Tauktae is a unique cyclone event that impacted all the western coastal states of India in May 2021. Gujarat and Diu were badly impacted. The impact to Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa was primarily due to flooding and soil erosion along the coast due to a mild surge.

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Chipko Movement Pioneer Sunderlal Bahuguna Passes Away

Noted environmentalist and Padma Vibhushan Sunderlal Bahuguna, who was being treated for COVID-19 at AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh, passed away on May 21, 2021. .... read more

Biodegradable Yoga Mat Developed

A biodegradable and compostable yoga mat called ‘Moorhen Yoga Mat’ developed from water hyacinth by six young girls from the fishing community in Assam could turn this water plant from a nuisance to wealth. .... read more

New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address Climate Change

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes. .... read more

Holograms Increase Solar Energy Yield

The vision of a completely blind man in Brittany, France has been partially restored using light-sensing proteins first found in algae. The man was treated with a type of therapy called optogenetics, .... read more

Algae Proteins Partially Restore Man’s Sight

The vision of a completely blind man in Brittany, France has been partially restored using light-sensing proteins first found in algae. The man was treated with a type of therapy called optogenetics, which uses the proteins to control cells at the back of his eye. .... read more

Climate Crisis Inflicting Huge ‘Hidden Costs’ on Mental Health

The climate crisis is damaging the mental health of hundreds of millions of people around the world but the huge costs are hidden, scientists have warned. Heatwaves are increasing rates of suicide, extreme weather, such as floods and wildfires, are leaving victims traumatized, and loss of food security, homes and livelihoods is resulting in stress and depression. .... read more

Antarctica Gives Birth to World’s Largest Iceberg

A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg currently afloat in the world, the European Space Agency said recently.

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High Growth of Solar PV installations in Australia by 2030

The solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Australia, which stood at 17.99 GW in 2020, is estimated to reach 80.22 GW by 2030. The solar PV accounted for 21.7 per cent of Australia’s total power capacity in 2020 and it is estimated to reach 47.56 per cent in 2030, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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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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