How did we come to rely so heavily on fossil fuels?

Category: Basic, Climate Change, Energy, Lifestyle

Author : Admin August 30, 2016


Just in case you did not know, the world runs on coal and oil. Yes, even today. Yes, even when there is so much din about solar power, wind power and biofuels all around. Fossil fuels account for alm...Read more

Can you explain in simple English what’s being done to combat climate change?

Category: Basic, Climate Change, Profession

Author : Admin August 30, 2016


Everyone seems to be talking about Climate Change, but the average Joe on the Road is left confused because nobody is telling him what’s being done in simple English. I will…try. You see, ...Read more

Can we use plant material to make plastics?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Biopolymers, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Most (almost all, actually) conventional plastics are made from petroleum – here’s a nice video on oil to plastics. With petroleum being a perishable resource, a question that arises is: ...Read more

What are the most practical avenues to decrease plastic pollution?

Category: Basic, Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Management

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Plastic is everywhere. A good number of disposable plastic items pollute our land and water, and we all wish to something about this. But what? While you will hear numerous ideas of how to decrease p...Read more

Give me a simple answer: Where does my household waste go?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Management, Solid Waste, Waste, Waste to Energy

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


You asked for a simple answer to the question “Where does my household waste go?”. I give you a simple answer. Once you dispose waste our of your house, this is what happens to it: Made i...Read more

Does using smartphones drain us of our energy resources?

Category: Basic, Efficiency, Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


With over a billion people using smartphones worldwide, one gets concerned if smartphones are draining the world of precious energy resources. Let’s do some math to check out if you should inde...Read more

What types of waste can be recycled?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Management, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Recycling of waste is a sustainable and smart way to deal with the ever growing problem of waste management, especially solid waste management. But it is not as if all waste can be recycled. So, what...Read more

How did the cost of solar power decrease so rapidly?

Category: Basic, PV

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


From a high of about $30/W in the early 1980s, solar power plants (ground mounted solar farms) in most parts of the world cost much less than $2/W in 2016! Even as recent as 2010, a similar solar P...Read more

Should I use a normal bicycle or an electric bicycle?

Category: Basic, EV, Lifestyle, Transport

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


One of the not-so-common questions was once asked was: Should I use an electric bicycle or a normal one? Well, that’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Many of you would have seen, and ...Read more

How is sewage waste water purified and used?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Liquid Waste, Profession, Water

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


Some of you might have wondered what indeed happens to the sewage that leaves our homes. Just read on. The sewage from tens of thousands of homes passes through the sewers, and reach what are called S...Read more

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