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NASA's 'Lunar Loo' challenge awards innovative toilet designs for use in microgravity, on the moon
World

NASA's 'Lunar Loo' challenge awards innovative toilet designs for use in microgravity, on the moon

The winners were picked on the basis of the loo's capabilities, its technical maturity, safety and overall innovation factor.

S Hareesh’s Moustache is a diligently told story of a troubled yet awe-inspiring land
Life

S Hareesh’s Moustache is a diligently told story of a troubled yet awe-inspiring land

S Hareesh’s novel Moustache, translated from Malayalam into English by Jayasree Kalathil, is set in Kuttanad where he has lived his entire life.

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Two NGOs draft 'green manifesto', demand ban on cutting of trees, I-T rebate for using public transport
Politics

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Two NGOs draft 'green manifesto', demand ban on cutting of trees, I-T rebate for using public transport

Ahead of the Delhi assembly election, two environmental NGOs have drafted a "green manifesto" demanding a blanket ban on the felling of trees and income tax rebate for those using metro train and bus for travel

India’s megacities, Mumbai and Delhi, are currently sitting on a huge pile of waste
India

India’s megacities, Mumbai and Delhi, are currently sitting on a huge pile of waste

Mumbai and Delhi are India’s top two megacities in terms of the solid waste generated every day.

Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging
Business

Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging

The commerce and industry ministry has advised e-commerce companies to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging of products being sold through their platforms

Prakash Javadekar refuses to comment on Aarey Colony protests, but says India's green cover up by 15,000 square kilometres
India

Prakash Javadekar refuses to comment on Aarey Colony protests, but says India's green cover up by 15,000 square kilometres

India's green cover has increased by 15,000 square kilometres, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

Over 25 state govts face Rs 1 crore fine for flouting NGT’s deadline for submitting action plans on plastic waste disposal
India

Over 25 state govts face Rs 1 crore fine for flouting NGT’s deadline for submitting action plans on plastic waste disposal

Over 25 state governments may have to pay environment compensation of Rs one crore each for not submitting their respective action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to the CPCB as the 30 April deadline

Earth Day 2019: A reading list to better understand the climate change crisis facing India
India

Earth Day 2019: A reading list to better understand the climate change crisis facing India

Occasions like Earth Day provide an opportunity to reflect on the current state of the environment, and what we can do to improve it. What is the environmental reality that faces India? From an impending water crisis to waste segregation and climate change’s effects — what are the issues we need to tackle head on? What hope do we have of, combating them?

Swachh Bharat Mission forced Ladakh to face hard truths about waste management, find traditional solutions
India

Swachh Bharat Mission forced Ladakh to face hard truths about waste management, find traditional solutions

Mismanagement rather than declining water resources is the main reason for the water crisis in Ladakh's Leh town. There is also the problem of waste disposal.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Netherlands to sign 10 MoUs with focus on smart city, waste management; companies to develop Indian market
Business

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Netherlands to sign 10 MoUs with focus on smart city, waste management; companies to develop Indian market

The Netherlands delegation to Vibrant Gujarat Summit is being led by the Minister of Finance for Taxation and Customs, Menno Snel, representatives from 45 companies, three trade associations and government agencies.

Conservancy workers' two decade-struggle highlighted in photo series by Sudharak Olwe
long-reads

Conservancy workers' two decade-struggle highlighted in photo series by Sudharak Olwe

Conservancy workers — manual scavengers employed with urban municipalities — clean (often with their bare hands and few or inadequate tools) excreta and other waste, blocked sewers and drains. Since January 2017, one person has died every five days, on average, while cleaning sewers and septic tanks across the country

Waste of a Nation: Anthropologists Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey on garbage and growth in India
India

Waste of a Nation: Anthropologists Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey on garbage and growth in India

“Never in history have so many people had so much to throw away and so little space to throw it as the people of India in the second decade of the 21st century,” write Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey in Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India.

Recycling all the world's plastic could buy you Apple, Microsoft and the NFL
science

Recycling all the world's plastic could buy you Apple, Microsoft and the NFL

If an individual recycled all the world's plastic, they would be the richest person on the planet.

Firstpost Salon | Why India needs innovative methods to tackle its waste problem: In conversation with Binish Desai
Firstpost Salon

Firstpost Salon | Why India needs innovative methods to tackle its waste problem: In conversation with Binish Desai

'Swachh Bharat' has been one of the primary campaigns of the current Indian government, focusing on the need to clean India of its waste. But does this campaign really understand the nuances of Indian waste management? We speak to Binish Desai, a social entrepreneur and innovator in industrial waste recycling and management, who tells us why India needs innovative methods to tackle its waste problem and how the government can help our young entrepreneurs work towards innovative businesses.

Conditions in Jammu highlight the sewage crisis underlying our Swachh Bharat
science

Conditions in Jammu highlight the sewage crisis underlying our Swachh Bharat

India has the capacity to treat only 37 percent of the sewage generated in urban areas.

As fire at Bhalswa landfill adds to Delhi’s smog, experts push for segregating waste at source, formalising garbage collection
India

As fire at Bhalswa landfill adds to Delhi’s smog, experts push for segregating waste at source, formalising garbage collection

Delhi is all set to turn into a gas chamber once again and the methane from landfills like Bhalswa will only add to its woes. Experts suggest NCR needs a long-term solution, and segregating waste could be good place to start with

Supreme Court allows Uttarakhand's plea seeking vacation of order to stay construction activity
India

Supreme Court allows Uttarakhand's plea seeking vacation of order to stay construction activity

The Uttarakhand government had on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking vacation of its order staying construction activities in the state. The top court allowed the plea.

Kerala, After The Flood: Piling waste raises risks to health, environment; management by local bodies is need of hour
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Piling waste raises risks to health, environment; management by local bodies is need of hour

Kerala already faces health hazards caused directly by the flood, but the situation will worsen if the wastes lie piled up for too long without management.

Towards clean energy: Ethiopia inaugurates plant to convert waste into energy
science

Towards clean energy: Ethiopia inaugurates plant to convert waste into energy

Named Reppie, the first of its kind facility will turn 1,400 tons of waste per day into energy.

25 puppies, 35 kittens rescued from waste treatment plant in Goa's Saligao village, says CM Manohar Parrikar
India

25 puppies, 35 kittens rescued from waste treatment plant in Goa's Saligao village, says CM Manohar Parrikar

The Goa Chief Minister told the Legislative Assembly on Friday that people were dumping puppies and kittens in the garbage while they were still alive.