Author: Darryl D'Monte

Upturned umbrella catches sunshine and rain

An innovative product developed by a Mumbai entrepreneur duo converts sunlight into electricity, harvests rainwater, and provides shade

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. This seems true of the inverted or upturned umbrella that a Mumbai clean-tech start-up has developed to harvest rainwater for drinking and also generate solar energy…Read More

Cleaner air will recover costs of reducing climate change, and more

If India reduces air pollution significantly, the savings from health costs would be many times the amount it spends on reducing emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change

Savings from reducing diseases caused by air pollution could help India earn economic benefits that would be many times the amount it spends on controlling global warming… Read more

Tamil Nadu among world’s top 10 markets with high renewable energy

Solar and wind power represent more than a third of the installed electricity generation capacity in Tamil Nadu, a share that is expected to increase in the coming years

Even as India makes rapid strides in transitioning to renewable energy, the southern state of Tamil Nadu has outshone other provinces by being placed among the top 10 markets in the world…Read More

New trend of gifting trees takes root to capture carbon

An innovative approach of gifting trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in the planting of 2.48 million trees, which would absorb 50 million kg of carbon dioxide every year

An Indian company called Grow-Trees has created waves by offering companies and individuals the possibility of gifting a plantation to offset greenhouse gas emissions…Read More

Best of 2017: Climate change will cause more cyclones in Arabian Sea

Scientists say that Cyclone Ockhi, which ravaged large parts of India’s west coast in December, indicates that such severe storms are increasing in the Arabian Sea due to climate change

“We predicted that intense cyclones will increase during the late monsoon season in the Arabian Sea due to anthropogenic (manmade) forcing,” says Hiroyuki Murakami, a Princeton…Read more