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Chandra Bhushan

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The real mainstream: Hydrogen or electric vehicles?

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Chandra Bhushan Both EVs and HVs have zero-emissions from the tail-pipe, and hence, both will significantly improve local air quality. Exasperated with the status of air pollution in the region, the Supreme Court recently directed the Union government to explo... More »

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The truth about air pollution in Delhi

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Chandra Bhushan To understand the exact situation of pollution in the city, one has to understand the status of air pollution monitoring. There is an irony being played out in Delhi. While the national capital is reeling under one of its worst spells of air po... More »

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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 »