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This Bill Gates startup makes butter from air that tastes ‘like the real thing'

Bill Gates-supported startup, Savor, pioneers dairy-free butter with minimal environmental impact

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during the 2024 CERAWeek by S&P Global conference in Houston, Texas.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 10:19 AM IST

Navigating carbon markets: Strategies for sustainable businesses

This article is authored by Shailendra Singh Rao, founder, Creduce.

CO2 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 05, 2024 02:56 PM IST

IIT-B is developing green policy to reduce carbon footprint on campus

Kedare, who is an alumni of the institute and was born and brought up in Mumbai, has been working in the energy sector for the last three decades. While working in rural areas, he worked on solar systems. He has led teams or collaborated for the successful installation of various energy systems in the industry

IIT-B is developing green policy to reduce carbon footprint on campus
Updated on May 11, 2024 06:32 AM IST

Green initiatives for sustainable construction practices

This article is authored by Lalit Kumar Aggarwal, co-founder & vice chairman, Signature Global (India) Ltd.

Green Initiatives (Representational photo / Creative Commons)
Published on May 08, 2024 11:31 AM IST
ByLalit Kumar Aggarwal

Reducing carbon footprints for a sustainable future

This article is authored by Tanya Singhal, founder, Mynzo Carbon and Solar Arise, New Delhi.

Carbon Footprint (representative image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 11:50 AM IST
ByTanya Singhal

Evaluating Net-zero for the Indian cement industry

This paper has been authored by Kartheek Nitturu and others, CEEW.

A labourer carries a sack of cement inside a shop. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:05 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

International Reducing Co2 Emissions Day 2024: Date, history and significance

International Reducing Co2 Emissions Day 2024: From date to significance, here's all that you need to know about this important day.

International Reducing Co2 Emissions Day 2024: Date, history and significance
Published on Jan 26, 2024 02:18 PM IST
By, Delhi

Affordability and permanence of biochar as a carbon removal solution

This article is authored by Shailendra Singh Rao, founder, Creduce.

People protest against the climate crisis in Glasgow. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 11:26 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

In a green push, govt officials in HP to get electric vehicles

The state finance department has asked all the departments concerned to submit a list of required vehicles in order to prepare a budget

Himachal Pradesh government has prepared a draft notification mandating the use of electric vehicles by all its officials (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 05:02 AM IST
By, Shimla

NITI Aayog encourages Maharatnas to set up charging stations, adopt to EVs

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi government aims to have EVs comprise 30% of new private vehicle registrations, amounting to 8 crore EVs, by 2030

NITI Aayog advisor Sudhendu Sinha chaired a meeting with Maharatnas on Friday. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2023 01:36 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

What is direct air carbon capture — technology backed by Biden administration?

Critics argue that DAC is energy and cost-intensive, with limited outcomes compared to resources invested.

A Direct Air Capture facility of 1PointFive.(1PointFive)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 02:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Thane city can cut carbon footprint by 22% in three years: NIUA report

A new report suggests that Thane city in India can reduce its annual carbon footprint by 22% by 2026. The report outlines various measures including the use of rooftop solar, electric mobility, waste-to-energy plants, and energy-efficient street lighting. Thane's annual greenhouse gas emissions currently stand at 2.29 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, or 1.09 tonnes per person, compared to nearby Mumbai's emissions of 23.42 million tonnes, or 1.8 tonnes per person. The report also highlights the need for integrated water and wastewater management to address high-risk emissions sources.

HT Image
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 12:34 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Four-wing drive: Flying cars are taking off, but are we ready for them?

From China to Slovakia, permits are being issued, price tags discussed. Most flying cars are EVs, but where is the power to come from? And who will pilot them?

(Clockwise) The XPeng X2, Klein Vision AirCar and Embraer’s Eve are in various stages of development by companies based in China, Slovakia and Brazil. An estimated 250 companies worldwide are currently working on flying-car prototypes.
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 06:20 PM IST

How can governments help people cut their carbon footprint?

People in rich countries can lead clean lives quicker if governments make it easy for them to ditch dirty habits.

People in rich countries can lead clean lives quicker if governments make it easy for them to ditch dirty habits. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on May 31, 2023 04:46 PM IST
By, Delhi

Chandigarh admn waives road tax on hybrid vehicles too

According to a notification issued by Chandigarh transport department, road tax will be waived on battery-operated vehicles of all categories, and electric and hybrid vehicles (strong hybrid and plug-in hybrid) from March 18, 2023, to March 17, 2028

Nitin Mehan, secretary, Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Association, Chandigarh said the cost of hybrid vehicles ranged between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>18 lakh and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2023 01:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

A bug’s life: Could bacteria help us clean up our mess?

They’re an army of superheroes, in land, sea and air. Some can act as bio-batteries. Others digest plastic. Some emit energy, simply by breathing.

(Images: Wikimedia Commons; Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 10:54 PM IST

Green growth for India: Special focus on mangrove protection

This article is authored by Neelima A, associate, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi.

Sundari tree (Heritiera fomes) forest in Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 16, 2023 12:23 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Wedding trends to watch out for!

From grand yet intimate celebrations, eco-conscious nuptials to sundowner pheras, here’s what is in store for 2023’s shaadi season

To make the wedding planning easier, experts from the wedding industry talk about the trends that will rule the shaadi season this year
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 01:50 PM IST
BySanchita Kalra

London Marathon strives to reduce its carbon footprint

Travel has the biggest environmental impact on large marathons, and so a 26 pound ($32) carbon levy is part of the entry fee for international participants.

Like any mass participation event, climate concerns are a growing part of marathon planning.(Getty images)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 03:28 PM IST
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Flying colours: A tribute to the Boeing 747

The last one rolled out in January. The age of the jumbo jet is officially over. See how this plane altered the map of the world,in the golden age of aviation.

The Boeing 747 wasn’t just bigger than every other commercial airline of its time, it was at least double the size of every other plane in the skies. (Adobe.stock)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 08:59 PM IST
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Centre announces list of tech for carbon credits

The list is actually a wishlist of areas where India would like to attract investments with the carbon credits generated from offsetting of carbon emissions through these technologies then shared with the investing country/company under the market mechanism.

Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav. (PTI)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 12:55 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

How to incorporate sustainable practices into your daily life

Incorporating sustainable practices into your daily routine can help to reduce your environmental impact and promote a more sustainable way of life, whilst also improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities

Consider using public transportation, biking, or walking when possible. Not only is this better for the environment, but it can also have health benefits and save you money on gas and car maintenance.(Pexels)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 04:14 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Akanksha Agnihotri, Delhi

Bengaluru's BMTC inks deal with Tata Motors' unit for 921 more electric buses

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation will get 921 more electric buses, to be supplied and operated by a unit of Tata Motors, under an agreement signed Friday.

BMTC has brought in e-buses to reduce its carbon footprint in Bengaluru.((PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak))
Published on Dec 17, 2022 12:43 PM IST
ByYamini C S

Lifestyle choices to lead a kinder life: Steps to achieve conscious consumption

Living a planet-friendly lifestyle and reducing your carbon footprint is actually much easier and requires a lot less effort than one would think. Here are a few lifestyle choices to lead a kinder life and steps to achieve conscious consumption and sustainable purchase patterns

Lifestyle choices to lead a kinder life: Steps to achieve conscious consumption, sustainable purchase practices (Akil Mazumder)
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 10:08 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Staggering revelation in study on carbon footprint of the world's richest

This is not the first report that has red-flagged the carbon footprint of the world's richest.

A worker walks towards the particle filter on the upper deck of the ferry Piana docked in Marseille harbour. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 08:41 AM IST

Climate change: Do we have to rethink what we eat?

The global food system allows us to buy almost any product we want, whenever we want - often at the cost of the environment. But are we even capable of changing our eating habits?

Supermarkets stock thousands of products from all over the world(Li Ying/Xinhua/picture alliance )
Published on Jul 01, 2022 05:10 PM IST
By, Delhi

Go economical and eco-friendly by constructing home with Green Cement

Cement is largely the most essential resource for constructing homes. However, the production of cement contributes to carbon dioxide emissions significantly. This World Environment Day, here's all you need to know about Green Cement which is economical, eco-friendly and reduces carbon footprint

World Environment Day 2022: Want to go economical and eco-friendly while constructing homes? Opt for Green Cement, the future of sustainable construction (Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 08:08 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

World Environment Day 2022: Easy fixes to make your house eco friendly

A greater need for energy is linked to the depletion of natural resources. Ahead of World Environment Day 2022, here are a few tips by home interior decor experts on easy fixes to make your house eco friendly

World Environment Day 2022: Easy home interior decor fixes to make your house eco friendly (Blue Bird)
Updated on Jun 04, 2022 01:36 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Lifestyle tips to contribute to sustainability in small swaps

Making huge changes in life can be a bit daunting but by taking small steps in the right direction, one can pave the way to practice sustainability, reduce the carbon footprint and deliver to the ecosystem. Ahead of are World Environment Day 2022, here are some quick and easy lifestyle swaps for you

World Environment Day 2022: Lifestyle tips to contribute to sustainability in small swaps (Akil Mazumder)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 12:56 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

World Health Day 2022: Healthy tweaks in lifestyle for reducing carbon footprint

World Health Day 2022: Fitness experts spill the beans on some tweaks to make in your lifestyle to not only help in the betterment of the environment by reducing carbon footprint but also help you lead a healthy and fit lifestyle.

World Health Day 2022: Healthy tweaks in lifestyle for reducing carbon footprint (Pixabay)
Updated on Apr 07, 2022 10:46 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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