Opinion

Pollution in cities: remedial action must

15 Feb 2017 |
Mr Jai Kishan Malik
,
Mr Sumit Sharma
| Deccan Herald

A recent study by The Energy and Resources Institute showed that the whole Indo-Gangetic plain is severely polluted on account of particulate matter. The study concludes that the situation would relentlessly worsen and spread to other parts of the country if remedial actions are not taken immediately, say Mr Jai Kishan Malik, Research Associate and Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI.

Invasive species: Its adaptability and harmful effects

12 Feb 2017 |
Dr Chetan A Gaonkar
| The Goan

There are over 18 harmful different species of plants and animals that are reported along the Indian coastline that might have got invaded and established, notes Dr Chetan A Gaonkar, Research Associate, TERI Western Regional Centre, along with co-author Mr A C Anil

Marine Bioinvasion

11 Feb 2017 |
Dr Chetan A Gaonkar
| The Goan

With increased globalization, biological invasion of non-native species into native biodiversity of any bioregion is a threat to cope with, and the consequences of such invasions are being realized increasingly in recent years writes Dr Chetan A Gaonkar, Research Associate, TERI Western Regional Centre, along with co-author Mr AC Anil.

Cleaning up the mess off Chennai coast

11 Feb 2017 |
Dr Banwari Lal
| Deccan Herald

TERI's customised Oilzapper technology -- a crude oil and oily sludge degrading microbial consortium formulation derived from five naturally occurring micro-organisms -- could be beneficial to accelerate the degradation of oil and residual sludge at the latest oil spill locations in the Chennai coast, says Dr Banwari Lal, Senior Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology, TERI.

Role of private sector in building an efficient agricultural chain

10 Feb 2017 |
Mr Nishant Jain
| Zee News

Agriculture needs to be seen within the framework of an intricate and holistic value chain with the interlinked elements. To improve the state of agriculture in India, the time is ripe to incentivize private sector in order to gain from their abilities, says Mr Nishant Jain, Research Associate, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI.

There's one simple thing India can do to check pollution

06 Feb 2017 |
Mr Jai Kishan Malik
,
Mr Sumit Sharma
| DailyO

The on-board diagnostic system (OBD) could be an important development and game changer for inspecting on-road vehicles, say Mr Jai Kishan Malik, Research Associate and Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

What is riverbank filtration?

14 Jan 2017 |
Ms Kavita Vithal Patil
| The Goan

Most rivers in developing countries serve as waste water conduits, contaminated with high loads of pathogenic microorganisms released from sewage, agriculture runoff and other hazardous compounds from industrial effluents, says Ms Kavita Vithal Patil, Research Associate, TERI Southern Regional Centre

Using Nature's Tools to Feed 7 Billion: Why we need biopesticides

05 Jan 2017 |
Dr Neetika W Chhabra
| The Quint

There are indications that biopesticides will gain a foothold in the future of agriculture.us, says Dr Neetika W Chhabra, Fellow, Biotechnology & Bioresources Division, TERI.

Engineer the End

01 Jan 2017 |
Mr Nitish Arora
| Down to Earth

A mechanism needs to be put in place that offers incentives to garner the support of both consumers and manufactures for the effective management of End of Life Vehicles, say Mr Nitish Arora, Research Associate, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI.

Automobile industry in India: resource consumption & efficiency opportunities

01 Jan 2017 |
| The Goan

In the coming years factors such as growing population, rising aspirations of a growing middle class, increased per-capita income, access to affordable finance etc. will make the automobile sector all the more relevant for the Indian economy, says Mr Souvik Bhattacharjya and Dr Shilpi Kapur, Fellows, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency Division; Mr Prahlad Tewari, Fellow and Mr Ganesh Chandra Mouli, Research Associate, Energy Environment Technology Development Division; and Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency Division, TERI.