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Climate change: Nations must make sacrifices for greater good
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The saving grace in the climate change talks at Lima has been that they were not a total disaster as they were threatening to be. The talks had started on a note of despondency. The atmosphere on Dece ...More


City activist sends legal notice to Union minister for plan to revive bull race plan
Elizabeth James
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MUMBAI: Animal rights activists in the city are up in arms over a recent statement made by Union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, Prakash Javadekar, about reinstating bull ...More


All-electric car may not be so green: Study
The Economic Times , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON: People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new US study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening ...More


A weak agreement saves the day
Editorial
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The ‘Twentieth Conference of the Parties’ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ended in Lima on December 14, as the negotiations extended by two days beyond schedule. The Paris ...More


Low bar at Lima
Opinion
Live Mint , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Finally, the world may be heading towards a climate change limitation deal. But any deal, scheduled for a summit at Paris in December next year, will still be weak. One reason is the still tepid respo ...More


All agree to disagree, India says it’s pleased
Amitabh Sinha / Article
The Indian Express , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Lima climate talks finally produced an agreement, but only just. After protracted negotiations that continued into the morning of Sunday, almost 36 hours after its scheduled close on Friday, the ...More


Developed World Too Liable for Global Warming
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

After 13 days of intense drama, unexpected confrontations and backroom negotiations, 196 countries on Sunday adopted an agreement called the Lima Call to Climate Action, ensuring the conference was no ...More


Developing countries object, climate talks flounder
Amitabh Sinha
The Indian Express , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The climate talks at Lima were on the brink of collapse on Saturday after two attempts to push through watered-down proposals were rejected by developing countries, forcing the head of negotiations to ...More


Damned by development
Kavita Upadhyay / Opinion
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Though the Union Environment Ministry acknowledges its damage, Uttarakhand’s hydroelectric project-driven development agenda remains unchanged Chaaen, a village atop a hill in the picturesque Alaknan ...More


SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region. The five-day-long workshop, which began ...More


India Green IT & sustainability spend to reach $34 billion: Gartner
The Economic Times , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NEW DELHI: India's spending on green IT and sustainability initiatives is expected to reach $34 billion in 2014, growing 14.1 per cent over last year, research firm Gartner said today. The spendin ...More


Climate accord commits every country to curbs
The Economic Times , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shortly before 2am on Sunday, after more than 36 straight hours of negotiations, top officials from nearly 200 nations agreed to the first deal committing every country in the world to reducing the fo ...More


‘Milk from Local Cows is of High Quality’
C Shivakumar
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHENNAI: The age-old standards for milk observed in the country are likely to undergo a drastic change, with the Centre planning to evolve new norms. A K Srivastava, vice-chancellor and director, Nat ...More


Environmental Clearances for Mining Projects
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Minister of State for Steel and Mines, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that there are 13 cases of iron and manganese mining projects which are awaiting environmental clearances as per Ministry of Env ...More


Peeping into the past for new staple food of future
Bangalore Mirror , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New insights into the origins of agriculture could help shape the future of food; scientists hope for new important crops Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago cou ...More


Modi’s Diplomacy: Yoga, Democracy and India’s Soft Power
C Raja Mohan /Column
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The United Nations General Assembly last week declared June 21 as the annual ‘International Day of Yoga’, following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi three months ago. This small but interesti ...More


Database of Water Resources
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is implementing a scheme viz. Development of Water Resources Information System (DWRIS) with the main objective of collecting the ...More


The road to Paris
The Hindu Business Line , Tuesday, December 16, 2014

After two weeks of jawboning, the Lima climate change meet seems to have achieved precious little. Both the developing and the developed world camps have claimed victories, an indication of how wishy- ...More


India Betters China in Climate-change Efforts
The New Indian Express , Monday, December 15, 2014

CHENNAI: China and US are the biggest polluters in the world, with India ranking third, according to the 2015 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) report. The CCPI, put out by German Watch and th ...More


Greens slam ‘lacklustre’ climate deal
The Asian Age , Monday, December 15, 2014

A carbon-curbing deal struck in Lima on Sunday was a watered-down compromise where national intransigence threatened the goal of a pact to save Earth’s climate system, green groups said. The hard-fou ...More


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