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DiCaprio Foundation grants $2 million for ocean conservation
Reuters
The Hindu , Saturday, October 18, 2014

DiCaprio, who was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations last month to raise awareness about climate change, said the money provided to Oceans 5 will support marine conservation projects aro ...More


Climate change may hit rice yields in Asia: IPCC report
Meena Menon
The Hindu , Friday, October 17, 2014

In Indo-Gangetic plains there may be a 50 per cent fall in wheat area Rural poverty in parts of Asia could be exacerbated due to negative impacts from climate change on rice production, and a general ...More


Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking
ANI
DNA India , Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region have revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing. The researchers found that while precipitation is ...More


5 Indian companies in global A list of green firms
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW DELHI: At the time when the government is exploring various options to move on to a low-carbon growth path, five Indian companies have made it to the global list of firms that have shown leadershi ...More


Ganga cleaning project: SC raps Centre for not appointing Pollution Control Board chief
PTI
DNA India , Thursday, October 16, 2014

The NDA government on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious clean Ganga plan has a "vision" to achieve the goal of 'aviral' (uninterrupted) and 'nir ...More


Vision is to achieve goal of clean Ganga: Govt to SC
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, October 16, 2014

The NDA government today asserted before the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious clean Ganga plan has a "vision" to achieve the goal of 'aviral' (uninterrupted) and 'nirmal' ...More


Wild life week training programmes
Rohith B R
The Economic Times , Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vinay Luthra, PCCF (wild life) on Wednesday has recently launched a blog on the green initiatives of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED) open to public. The blog contai ...More


Peru's glaciers shrank 40% in 4 decades from climate change
Reuters
DNA India , Thursday, October 16, 2014

Climate change has shrunk Peruvian glaciers by 40% in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1,000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government said on Wednesday. Nearly 9 ...More


Natural gas no miracle cure for climate change: study
Business Standard , Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fracking technology has driven a boom in natural gas that many hope will prompt a switch away from coal use and put the brakes on the rise in Earth-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. But a st ...More


For a tree on every field boundary
Rita Sharma
The Hindu , Thursday, October 16, 2014

Agroforestry promotes productive cropping environments, prevents deforestation, protects watersheds and enables agricultural land to withstand extreme weather events Growing trees on farms is a tripl ...More


Wipro, TCS among 5 Indian companies in global green list
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, October 16, 2014

Five Indian companies — Wipro, Essar Oil, Tech Mahindra, Larsen and Toubro and Tata Consultancy Services — are among the top global companies that did business in the most sustainable manner in 2013, ...More


Celebrating ‘green’horns
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AHMEDABAD: The Centre for Environment Education (CEE) on Tuesday felicitated 15 schools, 11 teachers and 16 students at the national level with Paryavaran Mitra 2013 awards at a ceremony held on the c ...More


Reduced Okhla eco-zone plan put up for comments
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry on Tuesday invited comments to a draft notification that proposes a reduced the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary (OBS) — 100 metres from the ...More


Coastal cities need to be climate-proof, says study
Meena Menon
The Hindu , Wednesday, October 15, 2014

“It is imperative to assess sea level rise, storm surge and cyclones” A devastated Vishakapatnam has brought home the need for coastal cities to be climate resilient in terms of extreme events with r ...More


Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking
ANI
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON: Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region have revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing. The researchers found that while p ...More


‘Sunny’ House wins green battle
Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KOLKATA: Scrapping of coal blocks by Supreme Court may have sown the fear of a power tariff rise among consumers, but it hardly makes any difference for those residing at SIRSA, the 10-storied residen ...More


Indian bourse sees climate change exchange fund in couple of years
Reuters
Business Line , Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MUMBAI, Oct 13: India's BSE Ltd, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, is in talks with asset managers to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on its climate change index in the next ...More


Diversify the economy, boost biodiversity
Divya Karnad
Live Mint , Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As a fast-developing country, India’s economic growth is allowing millions to escape poverty. A new government has risen on this mandate of overcoming economic debacles, and is doing so by leaning o ...More


BSE may launch climate change ETF soon
Business Standard , Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BSE is in talks with asset managers to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF), based on its climate change index in the next couple of years, chief executive Ashishkumar Chauhan said on Monday. BSE ...More


Reuters Summit: BSE in talks for climate change exchange-traded fund
Reuters
Business Standard , Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Himank Sharma and Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - BSE Ltd is in talks for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking the bourse operator's climate change index to be launched within the next couple ...More


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