Author: Darryl D'Monte

Best of 2017: From soul to solar, religious institutions set a trend

Places of worship in India, from mosques to temples to churches, are making a green statement by using solar photovoltaic energy

“It was a bold decision. We were quite startled to find a masjid that wanted to go solar. It has now become a trendsetter in the community,” said Sohail Sheikh of Green Power Consortium Management. He was referring to the Minara Masjid…Read More

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

Mangalore port most vulnerable to rising sea

Many of the ports on India’s long coastline such as Mumbai, Kakinada and Mangalore are likely to see large parts of their areas go under water in the next 100 years due to the inexorable rise in sea levels

A century from now, Mangalore city in coastal Karnataka will have the port most affected in India by the rise in sea levels caused by global warming, according to a recent study by NASA…Read more

India becoming biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide

Sulphur dioxide forms a large part of the current air pollution emergencies in Indian cities, including the capital

While the world has been preoccupied with reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is generated by burning fossil fuels, sulphur dioxide emissions have not received the same attention. Produced by burning coal, wood, petrol…Read more

From soul to solar, religious institutions set a trend

Places of worship in India, from mosques to temples to churches, are making a green statement by using solar photovoltaic energy

“It was a bold decision. We were quite startled to find a masjid that wanted to go solar. It has now become a trendsetter in the community,” said Sohail Sheikh of Green Power Consortium Management. He was referring to the Minara Masjid…Read More