Monthly Archives: February 28, 2017

  • Bihar’s toxic textile industry

    February 28, 2017

    The textile industry of Patwa Toli is polluting rivers and groundwater in the Indian state of Bihar, but businesses have failed to clean up their act claiming they provide essential jobs

  • Going beyond engineering solutions to water problems

    February 27, 2017

    The conventional engineers’ way to look at a river as a water pipe has created many more problems than it has solved; Ajaya Dixit, one of the most respected water experts in the world, argues for introducing knowledge from other disciplines to save rivers and water

  • A ray of sunshine in contaminated Chernobyl

    February 23, 2017

    Ukraine’s plan to turn the world’s most infamous contaminated site into a source of clean power could be a model for other places that have seen industrial contamination

  • Studying the South Pole from the North Pole

    February 21, 2017

    Based out of Tromso, the northernmost city in Norway in the Arctic Circle, Vikram Goel has been travelling to and Antarctica to study the glaciers there, which may have lessons for the Himalayas

  • Karachi is unsafe with nuclear, solar better

    February 17, 2017

    Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistan’s most renowned nuclear physicist, discusses the prospects of solar power, Chinese nuclear reactors and hopes and fears he has for Pakistan’s energy future

  • An Indian scientist in the Arctic

    February 15, 2017

    In Tromso, the northernmost city in Norway in the Arctic Circle, interviewed Ankit Pramanik, an Indian glaciologist who has been doing research there for two and half years.