Conservation

Over 8000 Olive Ridley Turtles Released Into Sea In Chennai

May 24, 2014 / No Comments

In an attempt to boost the population of the Olive Ridley turtles, conservation programs and protection of the turtle’s breeding grounds on India’s East Coast have been going on for long. The Chennai wildlife team has take a big step forward in this direction by releasing 8,834 hatchlings in a phased manner in the Bay of Bengal ahead of World Turtle ...

24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon Being Broadcast Live on Oct 22-23

October 22, 2013 / No Comments

Hurricane Sandy had lashed across the US Northeast bringing about damages worth of $65 billion. Even as the region is limping back to normal,  an interactive conversation about the cost of carbon pollution across the globe is being lined up for a global viewing experience. The Climate Reality Project’s third-annual global broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon, ...

Shepard Fairy to Deliver SXSW Eco Keynote

September 5, 2013 / No Comments

The South by South West Eco (SXSW Eco) movement focused on sustainable initiatives looks set to have someone very interesting at the podium. Having been announced final keynote speaker for the SXSW Eco event, Shepard Fairey is sure to grab attention yet again. The American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, was earlier in the news ...

How water-savvy are you? Ways to help you reduce your bills and improve the climate we live in

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

Our climate is changing. In the past few months areas of the UK have been experiencing drought and yet we have seen so much rain that we wonder how we can still have areas of drought? What can we do? How should we be changing the ways we use water to protect our planet’s resources for future generations? Renewable resources include ...

TOMS Designs ‘Shark Shoes’ to Help Protect Sharks

August 15, 2012 / No Comments

'Shark Shoes' might sound like a pair of shoes to protect swimmers from shark attacks. But it is the other way round. These shoes are part of a project to protect the species. Shoe manufacturer TOMS and RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami have come up with a new program to help protect the species. The company ...

Wild Cats Still Face Huge Risk of Poaching in Malaysia

May 18, 2012 / No Comments

Persistent poaching is having damning impact on the wildlife of Malaysia. Despite all the measures taken to conserve its tiger population, poaching continues to threaten the wild cats' very existence in the country. Malaysia is part of the 12 tiger range countries of the world. Two years back, it  formulated plans to tackle the problems that led to the decrease in ...

Be the Change by Supporting the Antarctic Ocean Alliance

March 1, 2012 / No Comments

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, which includes 16 environmental and conservation organizations like Greenpeace, WWF, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the American oceanographer Sylvia Earle, is proposing that 19 areas be set aside as marine protected areas or no-take zones where fishing and mineral exploration are prohibited. Many fisheries scientists argue that such reserves offer the best hope for ...

Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy Vehicles Coming

August 8, 2011 / No Comments

Remember the proposal of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions guidelines last year? Well, that is going to see the light of day soon. The White House, the other day, revealed that President Obama will travel to Interstate Moving Services in Springfield, Virginia, to announce the fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, ...

Building a 21st Century Clean Energy Economy

March 31, 2011 / No Comments

New programs and initiatives are underway in the United States so as to transform the country into an energy economic powerhouse. As part of this, the authorities have come up with many strategies -  especially with regard to the considerable reduction in oil exports. The latest news from the White House has it that the government is considering a certain ...

Cargill Plans to Cut Down on Fuel Consumption by Flying Kites!

March 1, 2011 / No Comments

If there’s a will, there of course can be a way too! Cargill, the food and agriculture company seems to be putting the age old adage to practice. The company will soon begin start using giant kites on their ships so as to generate propulsion. And what do they gain? A cut in fuel use by around 35 per cent!