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Chandra Bhushan

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Deforestation, desertification and climate solutions

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Chandra Bhushan Land degradation and deforestation are responsible for more than 20% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The one thing that worries climate scientists the most is the positive feedback loop. This is a process where changing one quanti... More »

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Solar pump scheme needs serious relook

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Chandra Bhushan With solar power predicted to be at least 30% cheaper, the subsidy burden is likely to reduce significantly (Representational Image) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently rolled out a massive solar-pump programme called the P... More »

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Junk food must carry warning labels

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Chandra Bhushan The data from India is equally worrying. For example, overweight/obesity levels among the 15-49-year-old population have doubled in a decade. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) recently published a draft of the Food Safe... More »

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Prioritise action on air pollution

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Chandra Bhushan Today is World Environment Day (WED), and the theme this year is air pollution. Fittingly, China is hosting the global WED celebrations in Hangzhou, its high-tech industrial centre. Over the past few years, China has shown how air pollution can... More »

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No bricks in the wall

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Chandra Bhushan Most people working in the field of environment believe that the environmental laws of the country are good, but their implementation is poor for various reasons, including corruption and lack of capacity within the environmental agencies. I ha... More »