Despite High Number of Wind Power Available, Coal is Still in Use.

Karnataka emerges as the national leader in wind energy generation, but fails to implement it, allowing coal pollution to increase. Karnataka has a capacity of 46 percent renewable energy (wind and solar) and has the highest number of wind energy installations, but still suffers from pollution and power issues. It is highly dependent on the […]

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Idols Immersed but not Cleared From Ulsoor Lake

Three weeks have passed since the Ganesha Festival, but the remaining of immersed idols has not been cleared yet. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018:Three weeks after the Ganesha Festival celebration and idols immersions all around the city, Ulsoor Lake is suffering from foul odour. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) had provided a separate space for […]

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Urbanisation making wildlife homeless

Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018 : Man-animal conflict is becoming a grave issue as animals are continuously moving out of their habitats to the cities, hunting for prey. In 2018, Karnataka has had instances of 143 leopards entering the cities. Extreme urbanisation, poaching and even farming in wildlife zones are big threats to wildlife. According to […]

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Lake Could Lose its Groundwater Reserve

Even after heavy rainfall and investment going into restoring it. Bengaluru, Oct. 9, 2018: Hoskere Lake near Gandhinagar, Kengeri Satellite Town has been dry for 10 years, even after a large amount of money was spent in restoring it to its former glory. Tulsi, a resident of Hakipiki Colony near the lake, said, “The lake […]

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Coffee Plantations in Threat

Introduction of silver oak in coffee plantation in Western Ghats may be a threat, predict scientists. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: For many years the coffee planters in Western Ghats near Bengaluru have planted exotic silver oak (Grevillea robusta) whose pole-like trunk is used as a support for the coffee plants, to help boost incomes. People […]

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Pending Complaints on the Rise at BESCOM

Over 2,000 complaints per day are unanswered, staff and servers helpless. A Management Information System (MIS) report published online by the officials of the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) states that out of 16,876 calls received on September 24 and 25, only 11,388 complaints were registered, and out of these, only 9115 complaints were […]

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Inspection for Solar Rooftop Generation Units Conducted

Units that are capable of producing electricity above 1 MW through rooftop solar panels operating through photovoltaic cells were subjected to inspection According to the notice issued by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), an electricity inspector carried out an overall inspection of all generation units on rooftops that produce solar energy in Bangalore. […]

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