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Using Best Practices for Water Management in Farming

Water is used for a range of purposes in the agricultural sector. But the management of water resources in farming is being severely tested with the rising food and energy prices, an expanding global population, and concerns related to climate change. According to Jon Freedman who leads global partnerships and government affairs for GE’s water […]

“Air pollution can increase the strength of cyclones formation over the Pacific Ocean!”

Air Pollution

Air pollution does not adhere to international borders. A statistical modeling to calculate the effect of air pollution on the storm formation trends over the pacific, conducted by the research team of Texas A&M showed that air pollution has powerful consequences for cyclone formation. Pollution from China is spreading contaminants to the West Coast in […]

Food Security and its relevance in today’s world

By 2050, the world must feed nine billion people. According to the Global Hunger Index 2014, India ranks 55 out of the world’s 120 hungriest countries even behind some of its smaller South Asian counterparts like Nepal (rank 44) and Sri Lanka (39). Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, […]

Technology in Urban Planning

“Urban Planning is described as a technical or political process concerned with the development, and use of land, welfare of people, planning permission, design of the urban environment including transportation and communication networks, protection and enhancement of the natural environment”. Modern urban planning ascended as a profession in the beginning of the 20th century, largely […]