Green Technology is Key to Sustainable Development

Lots of climate problems that seemed far off only a decade ago are right on our doorstep. The last few years have seen a rise in desertification, global warming, and extreme weather phenomena. This author’s op-ed covers multiple solutions we can implement to enact the green energy revolution our Earth needs. These include greater subsidies for green energy, stronger international treaties, and the future use of hydrogen fuel cells. Read the whole thing here.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Swedish Delegation Provides Joint Solution for Local Problems

In Hyderabad, India, local authorities have been struggling with two problems. One is safe waste disposal, and the other is ensuring an adequate power supply. For a Swedish team in town, these go hand in hand. By burning waste, Hyderabad can use that power to provide energy to its grid. Approximately 3/8 of their waste is estimated to be usable for this project. No part of the project is wasted; it focuses on total resource allocation.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Penang Government Promotes Green Technology

The government in Penang, Malaysia, is providing monetary incentives to any building owners who install rain water harvesting systems this year. It is aimed at promoting healthy water use patterns, as water consumption in Penang is currently the highest in all of Malaysia. This is only one of eight sustainability projects for which his administration has allocated funds.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Green Technology for Leather Tanning from CSIR

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has announced a green breakthrough for the leather industry. They have come up with a new dispersing agent which halves the amount of water necessary for the tanning process. In India alone, this will save 200 million liters of water daily. Another part of the process has been sped up from 72 tours to just 30 minutes.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Green Technology Driving Innovation in India’s Auto Sector

The Vice Chancellor of Anne University in Chennai, India, spoke about the importance of green technology in India’s automotive sector. Advances in fuel efficiency and pollution abatement have been pushing the industry further towards the technological cutting edge. This is not only good for India’s ability to compete on the global market, but it is providing jobs for its young engineer.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

TESDA Goes Green With New Training Center

In Manila, TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) has opened a new training center to focus on green skills and jobs. They will offer technical and vocational courses in areas such as hydroponics, photovoltaics, and vertical gardening, The center itself makes heavy use of green technology, featuring its own vertical garden and solar paneling.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Study Finds Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Spewing Silica Grains

A new study has shown that Saturn’s moon Enceladus is spewing tiny silica grains, which is evidence of hydrothermal activity taking place on the moon. This gives us fabulous insight into what it must be like on the floors of Enceladus’ ocean. In order for these grains to form, temperatures would need to reach 194 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Indian SME’s Getting Green Guidance from Europe

Experts from the UK and other European nations are pushing green innovation in small and medium businesses in India. The larger corporations have started already, but small businesses often do not have the capital and direction to push into green technology. By focusing on sustainability, these companies can reduce waste and improve performance.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli