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Smart Cities: What India Needs to Learn From Berlin

Jan 7th, 2015 | By
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As its population surges, India proposes to build a hundred “smart cities”, where all sections of society get access to basic amenities and can aspire to a better life. The promise would need to be grounded in reality. The challenging process will have to be both equitable and environmentally sustainable. The planet, as the latest

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12 Ways Communities Will Have to Adapt to Handle Climate Change

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: Climate change is making both droughts and flood more frequent and severe. Whether your area is suffering from too much water or too little, here are things you can do to adapt. Drought In the face of relentless droughts such as the historic one underway in California, we all want to help conserve.

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Political Will is Only Barrier to 100% Renewables

Sep 21st, 2014 | By
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Climate News Network: A new handbook shows how forward-looking communities around the world are already moving away from reliance on fossil fuels and generating their own power with 100% renewables − while also becoming more prosperous and creating jobs. The report, How to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy, is being released today, ahead of the UN Climate

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Climate Adaptation: The Concrete Example of Floating Homes

Sep 10th, 2014 | By




Efforts to adapt to climate change provide business opportunity and therefore opportunity for lawyers. That apolitical message has been a recurring theme of these columns. Just recently, the press has reported on two examples of floating home projects motivated, at least in part, by demonstrating adaptation to sea-level rise. That provides us with an opportunity

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Learning From Communities: Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation Best Practices

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
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Climate change impacts are likely to hit Africa, especially the vulnerable population, hard. In arid and semi-arid regions in East and Southern Africa, it is projected to produce a rise in crop failures, stress on livestock and inland fisheries, pest and disease outbreaks and the degradation of land and water resources. The climatic context for

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Climate Change Prompts Creative Uses of Solar Power

Jun 22nd, 2014 | By
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With the climate change threatening the integrity of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and terrain, innovators have been prompted to find creative uses for solar power today. Terrestrial sources of energy, such as fossil fuels, struggle to meet the demands of economy with a very finite supply. In addition, such traditional sources of power come with the

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Keep the Climate, Change the Economy

Jun 20th, 2014 | By




The Guardian: This month, the Obama administration announced new rules aimed at cutting carbon pollution from power stations by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. Never before has a US president attempted to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and the move has been hailed by scientists and policymakers as an important step towards a global economy

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Indoor Mini-farms to Beat Climate Change

Feb 28th, 2014 | By
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Industrial engineer Ancel Bhagwandeen thinks that growing your food indoors is a great way to protect crops from the stresses of climate change. So he developed a hydroponic system that “leverages the nanoclimates in houses so that the house effectively protects the produce the same way it protects us,” he says. Bhagwandeen told IPS that

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How to Keep Your House Cool in a Heatwave

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
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Should you open or close your house to keep cool in a heatwave? Many people believe it makes sense to throw open doors and windows to the breeze; others try to shut out the heat. Listen to talk radio during a hot spell and you are likely to hear both views. In a modern house the best

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General Adaptations For Farmers And Growers

Oct 8th, 2013 | By
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The climate is changing and reacting to these changes is crucial for the future of farming. Farmers can take advantage of the opportunities offered by climate change  by being ahead of the game and taking early action to adapt their businesses to the changes ahead. Collect rainwater for use in dry periods for crop irrigation and drinking

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Beaufitul Vertical Garden Ideas

May 13th, 2013 | By
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Good Home Designs: Their fashion begun a few years ago, but not very many people have heard of them before. The number of apartment owners who appeal to architects and landscapers to put in house vertical garden grows every month. It is clear that the trend of 2013 is the kind of pictures that can

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Innovator: Martin Riddiford’s Gravity-Powered Lamp

Apr 29th, 2013 | By
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Business week: Hazardous kerosene lamps, still used in many developing countries, are a major expense for many of the world’s estimated 1.5 billion families without electricity. Poor households typically spend at least 10 percent of their income on kerosene, as much as $36 billion a year worldwide, according to the World Bank. So far, efforts to use solar

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How to Create a Miniature Garden

Apr 14th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places. The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Hillside Landscaping Ideas

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places. The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Create Tiny Terrace For Upper Floor Apartments

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By
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Barreau & Charbonnet came up with a framework that has three pivoted container holders positioned within. Into these are placed plastic window boxes, each containing a layer of clay balls and another of loam, and then topped by mesh that the plants will grow through for harvesting. Barreau & Charbonnet told that “gravity and the

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How to Make Low Cost Terrace Garden Sprinkling System

Mar 29th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places.  The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Innovative Furnishing Concept for Small Balconies

Mar 28th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places.  The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Fence Covered With Suspended Flowerpots

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places.  The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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How To Make A Hanging Gutter Garden

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places.  The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tires

Mar 19th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places.  The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Ecoinventos Ideas At Home

Mar 12th, 2013 | By
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Ecoinventos: Here we have compiled a set of ideas those could be implemented towards a carbon neutral society and as Eco-friendly ways of living on this planet earth. EcoInventos is a blog, which has been founded as the result of collaboration between several people who have an open mind to ecology and sustainable living. Concerned

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