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Changing climate threatens sacred groves

The delicate balance of trees and vines has been disturbed in the tropical dry evergreen forests of India’s east coast, weakening their utility to local communities and their capacity to store carbon

Local communities 10 km north of Puducherry on the east coast of India have for centuries preserved an anthill in a 17-hectare forest because they believed it was the abode of their snake god. Today…Read More

Puducherry leads in LED lighting revolution

An initiative at the tiny enclave of Puducherry on India’s east coast has set the tone for wider adoption of eco-friendly LED lighting across the country, saving on electricity, emissions and costs

On the face of it, 102 million light emitting diode (LED) bulbs for a population of more than 1.25 billion may not seem to be a big number. However, when you consider that this was achieved…Read more