Daily Archives: June 4, 2008

Traditional Water Harvesting Systems in India

Tankas Tankas (small tank) are underground tanks, found traditionally in most Bikaner houses. They are built in the main house or in the courtyard. They were circular holes made in the ground, lined with fine polished lime, in which raiwater … Continue reading

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Disappearing Forests in Papua New Guinea

A new satellite analysis of logging in Papua New Guinea shows that the country has been losing about 1,400 square miles of rain forest, or about 1.4 percent of its total forest cover, each year. At that pace, by 2021 … Continue reading

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