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Delhi’s coal conundrum

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

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Dark future for coal

India is pushing for more coal-based power generation but recent reports raise serious concerns over the viability of coal-fired plants

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Figure it out yourself

A striking fact about water in India is the lack of reliable data about all its aspects: total potential, available supply and demand

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Capturing Rainwater

A way to augment Chandigarh’s water resources

CSE has submitted a report on city wide rainwater harvesting for Chandigarh as a part of its work as Centre Of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development. Chandigarh does not have any surface water source and there is a steep decline in the groundwater levels in the city. The city has very few options for sourcing water, recharging the confined aquifers from where water is being tapped becomes a necessity. Every summer, newspaper reports quote residents residing on the second and third floors in the southern sectors of the city complaining about the shortage of drinking water.

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Old Mirrors Traditional Ponds of Kolkata

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has come up with a book on ponds of  Kolkata called "Old Mirrors-Traditional ponds of Kolkata" in the begining of this year. The author of the book is Mohit Ray. Ray is the founder director of a Kolkata based non profit organization, Vasundhara. He has documented 48 ponds of Kolkata. The age of some ponds is 250 years and 24 of them are 200-300 years old.  He had studies all the 48 ponds in details. He gave an elaborate history of the ponds and along with that he researched out the present conditions of these water bodies.

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CoP19, Warsaw: India loses momentum at Warsaw

 Will have to go back to the drawing board to reclaim its space in climate talks, says CSE analysis of just concluded CoP19

CSE organises unique ‘Climate Talkies’ poster exhibition in Warsaw alongside CoP19

Only exhibition of its kind during the present CoP. Looks at 20 years of climate change negotiations through a cinematic prism

Come out and claim the road

I write this column from my bed, recovering from an accident that broke my bones. I was hit by a speeding car when cycling. The car fled the scene, leaving me bleeding on the road. This is what happens again and again, in every city of our country, on every road as we plan without care for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. These are the invisible users. They die doing nothing more than the most ordinary thing like crossing a road. I was more fortunate. Two cars stopped, strangers helped me and took me to hospital. I got treatment. I will be back fighting fit.

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