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IIT Madras scientists develop prototype to use seawater for green hydrogen production
This technology is proposed as an alternative to the use of freshwater that is currently the key input for green hydrogen production.
Orchids are blooming earlier than usual in the northeast — and it’s not good news
Changing climatic conditions in Assam have disrupted the foxtail orchid’s blooming cycle, causing premature flowering and wilting.
Not everyone’s sold on the global sensation – Miyawaki forests
Although Miyawaki forests are popular, some ecologists question the method’s applicability to diverse ecological environments.
Solar canals prove to be good for the environment but not for business
A solar canal is a canal fitted with solar panels, increasing their efficiency, and reducing evaporation and land usage.
High capital investment and poor access to subsidies, a drawback for biogas in sago industry
The TNPCB has mandated treating the effluent water from sago industries. Some units use the wastewater to generate biogas.
Environmentalists revive contentious call to declare a tiger reserve in Goa
Activists revive their demand for a tiger reserve in Goa, following concerns over development activities affecting tiger movement.
Environmentalists raise concerns as work on J&K’s Tawi riverfront continues
Government officials say that the Tawi riverfront development project aims to rejuvenate groundwater and boost tourism in Jammu.
Inside Goa and Karnataka’s conflict on Mhadei river water
While the canals and conduits built over river Mhadei affect the agriculture in the low-lying areas of Karnataka, Goa has decided to build dams downstream to limit the river water flowing straight into the sea.