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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 May 20, 2023 02:45 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 Mar 31, 2023 07:57 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

Scientifically Speaking | Can we stop the climate crisis by sucking up CO2?

There are ways to capture carbon dioxide from the air and put to some industrial use or geologically stored somewhere where it can’t escape back into the atmosphere. But there are hindrances

Billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide will need to be removed from the atmosphere to prevent a climate catastrophe. (AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 04:49 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

Greenpiece: Lessons we can take from Baiga’s lifestyle

India’s 700 plus tribes, or indigenous people, have typically walked the earth with the lightest possible footprints, each distinct from the other.

A Baiga eats primarily what grows on plants, with very little farmed food.(Pixabay | Representational image)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 03:09 AM IST

Australia announces climate plan, aims to zero out carbon emissions by 2050

Australia will stick with 2030 goals that have been criticized by activists and business leaders alike as too weak, adding to the sense that timid pledges from developed nations are stifling prospects for major progress at the climate talks.

A woman holds up a sign as she takes part in a protest to call for action on climate change in Melbourne, Australia. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 06:59 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Global methane emissions equaled Europe’s carbon footprint in 2020

Methane leaks from oil and gas operations fell 10% from 2019 as production dropped.

FILE - The Jan. 10, 2009 file photo shows a flock of geese flying past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. A new study says the amount of global warming already baked into the air because of past carbon pollution is enough to blow past internationally agreed upon climate limits. A study on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 takes a different look at what's called committed warming that comes from heat-trapping gases staying in the atmosphere for more than a century. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)(AP)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Has Goa become moral compass for the world?

The local people of Melauli village don’t want potentially well-paying jobs working at IIT, they don’t want to leave agriculture. They want to nurture the land. They want to continue belonging to the land, the water, the forests. They are asking to live a low carbon footprint.

Goa’s collective decision not to build the Indian Institute of Technology bears a profound lesson for the world.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 04:51 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Globe-trotters pledge to fly less after Covid to help climate

More than two-fifths of the global population would be willing to fly less even after pandemic restrictions ease, according to a survey that shows a growing belief that individual actions impact the climate.

People now think giving up flying would be one of the easiest things they could do to cut their carbon footprint. (Pixabay)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 10:06 AM IST
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