Environment

April 15, 2013
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Scales of Solar Power

Urban schemes for going green involve a special kind of genius. After all, the primary stuff of cities is concrete, steel, and glass. Solar panels no longer excite the way they used to. The business end of sustainability can be just as brutal as any other form of profit-making. Solar […]
April 14, 2013
Philippe Cousteau

Water is Life

Everywhere I look in the mainstream press lately, green issues are increasingly dominating our political and social landscape – philanthropists too, are seeing the necessity and bigger picture of focusing their time and energies in this direction. CNN has been running interesting online reportage about the environment, covering issues like the […]
April 10, 2013
Hollywood is coming to China

Hollywood: The Great Reformer

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been a busy leader since taking office recently. Trips to Russia and Africa are just the beginning of his new PR-savvy attempts to change with the current climate. It’s also interesting to see that whilst Jinping is embracing this more modern drive, India was in […]
April 4, 2013
President Barack Obama

Obama Fighting for Green

It’s rare that politicians take a longer-view of their policy implementation –longer than the next election cycle, that is. It’s understandable in one way, the chessboard mentality and Machiavellian practices of keeping and holding office mean constant compromises, diluted and ‘forgotten’ promises. President Obama knows about thwarted maneuverings, with his […]