Business

How different is the RSPO’s future now?

December 2, 2018 eco-weekly 0

  Two 60-day public consultations, 18 face-to-face events in 13 countries, six task force meetings, a self-proclaimed “unprecedented participation of civil society” and finally the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil introduced new rules underpinning its […]

Climate Change

How to cool the planet with a fake volcano

November 1, 2018 eco-weekly 0

  Nature has a method of cooling the planet very rapidly: volcanos. Volcanic eruptions have, historically, caused sudden (but temporary) changes to global climate. The sulfur particles they shoot into the atmosphere reflect sunlight back at […]

Climate Change

Climate disruption

October 24, 2018 eco-weekly 0

  Something strange is happening across East Africa. The region, which receives rainfall twice a year, is reeling from the worst drought in a century. Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, which boast of rich […]

Asia

Power tariff to rise 11 percent over 7 months

September 13, 2018 ecoweek65 0

  Puneites will have to shell out more on their electricity bills with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) increasing the power tariff of MSEDCL consumers by around 11%. While the energy charges have not […]