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TRINet Newsletter April 2013 +  

Kerala to map marine biodiversity

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has initiated a programme to prepare a Marine Biodiversity Register (MBR) documenting the underwater ecology of the inshore areas and the traditional knowledge systems of fishermen in the State.

Underwater archaeologist finds his Titanic moment on the Tamil Nadu Coast

When he started as a young marine archaeologist, no one was willing to give N Athiyaman even diving gear. But he did not lose hope. With the help of some local divers, he managed to salvage a 600-year-old stone anchor off Kurusadai Island near Rameswaram.



Reef life going great in west coast

Scientists for the first time have observed and scientifically documented a rare and visually magnificent phenomenon known as coral spawning in Lakshadweep signalling good health of corals on the west coast.

The Untold Story of A Coast +  

THE UNTOLD STORY OF A COAST

TRINet Newsletter March 2013 +  

Chennai gets second desalination plant

Chennai’s second desalination plant to produce drinking water from sea water was formally inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, according to an official press release.The plant at Nemmeli, about 50 km south of Chennai on the East Coast Road, will produce about 100 million litres of freshwater daily.

Ports and Blue Growth? +  

 PORTS AND BLUE GROWTH?

Going Solar +  

Going Solar

As we move towards summer, the days are becoming brighter and hotter. Demand for power to run fans and air conditioners steadily goes up. Since power-generation is not able to keep up with the demand, load shedding (power cut, maintenance shut-down… whatever term you want to use) increases. One cannot sit in the room without at least the fan on! After years of saying it is too expensive, impractical etc., now it is dawning on us that we do have an alternative in solar power. We are also realizing that grid supply is not the only way to power a house or office – after all, a DG or diesel gen-set has now become a common piece of equipment without which life, at least in Tamil Nadu, can get quite paralysed when the ‘load shedding schedule” is on. Similarly, we do not need solar farms to feed into the grid. Personalized power is possible, feasible.

TRINet Newsletter January 2013 +  

 

 

Shrinking Shorelines +  

 SHRINKING SHORELINES

THERMAL POWER – ISSUES OF CONCERN +  

 THERMAL POWER – ISSUES OF CONCERN