A seminar for journalists on

TERI director-general and IPCC chairman R.K. Pachauri presents a solar lantern to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at the environment educators

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, and IGES will co-organise a symposium entitled "Partnership between Japan and India Towards a Low-Carbon Economy - Business Opportunities in India: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy" on 21 November 2008 in Yokohama, Japan, with collaborative organisations.

The glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world and, if the present rate continues, a large number of them may disappear by 2035 because of climate change, warn Indian and foreign environmentalists and geologists.

The Himalayas have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar caps. That is why, they are called the


SHILLONG: Meghalaya has no land use policy. Reckless mining and quarrying have resulted in the destruction of existing aquifers and watersheds. Despite heavy rainfall, Meghalaya faces acute water shortage especially in the winter months.

SHILLONG, Nov 4: Revival of the good old roof-top harvesting of rain water using tin-channels along the roof edges and bamboo channels from innumerable rain-fed springs to canalize water into storage tanks will be the only solution to solve the acute water crisis in rain-fed Meghalaya.

Climate change will only intensify problems in Kashmir

End of the road?

A recent conference in Delhi by The Energy and Resources Institute and the Khemka Foundation discussed energy security and the future of oil and gas supplies in India. It was clear that energy security is not about mere power generation or discovering oil, but about alternative sources, tariffs, conservation, foreign policies, and so on.

Three villages in East Singhbhum get solar lamps, courtesy TERI