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Sustainable Transport - Smart Urban Road project in Chennai

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 15:21
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The Smart Urban Roads project soon to be underway in Chennai places a strong emphasis on reducing traffic congestion. In other words, much of the project aims to offer motorists more road space. What about the needs of other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists? Creating more space for motorists only welcomes more congestion, pollution and road crashes.

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World Environment Day 2023

Mon, 05/06/2023 - 16:24
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#PlasticPollution is out of control! There is an urgent need for global collaboration and ambitious action to address this threat. #TogetherWeCan #BeatPlasticPollution. Let's unite & demand change for a sustainable future! #INC2 #WorldEnvironmentDay #PlasticTreaty #PlasticsINC

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World Bicycle Day 2023

Sat, 03/06/2023 - 15:19
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Let us begin by making small changes to the way we move around our neighbourhood on this World Bicycle Day. Let's start riding our bicycles for short-distance trips like running errands, visiting friends, going to the playground, or even going out to eat. Starting this year, let's make cycling a habit.

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Climate Change - Threat on fungal infections

Thu, 01/06/2023 - 16:22
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A recent CDC government research suggests that #ClimateChange is creating favourable conditions for fungal growth & spread. There has been a recent surge in Candida Auris, a drug-resistant fungal pathogen that preys on individuals with compromised immune systems.

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Current News: Volume VIII, Issue 5, May 2023

Thu, 01/06/2023 - 12:00

Highlights

  • Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (Part-4) 
  • Role of electricity in the lives of Indian women & girls (Part-3)
  • Create online facility to claim compensation: TNERC to Tangedco
  • Electric two-wheeler subsidy cut to hurt mass adoption of EVs
  • Renewable Energy Is Booming But Must Triple By 2030 To Meet Climate 
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order 

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Webinar and Street Play on Rethinking Mobility and Road Safety in Tamil Nadu

Thu, 01/06/2023 - 10:03

The unprecedented growth of our cities over the past decade has increased the number of vehicles, especially private motor vehicles, on our roads. This has had serious, adverse consequences on our roads and society. Tamil Nadu has long been foremost in road crashes and casualties.

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A report on Tamil Nadu's transition to green energy

Wed, 31/05/2023 - 11:29

Tamil Nadu has made significant strides in renewable energy, with a higher installed capacity than non-renewable energy. However, this progress is yet to be reflected in the state’s electricity mix. This report explores Tamil Nadu’s transition to green energy and assesses public perception of renewable energy sources.

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