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New tool to predict impact of climate change
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, October 03, 2014

Researchers have developed a new tool to overcome a major challenge of predicting how organisms may respond to climate change. "When climate changes, organisms have three choices: migrate, adapt ...More


Global warming driving migration of species in India
IANS
The Times of India , Thursday, October 02, 2014

NEW DELHI: Rising temperatures are forcing a huge, untold number of species to move their homes northward or climb to higher altitudes, says an alarming study. Global warming and changing rainfall ...More


NGT orders stay on construction in bird sanctuary premises
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Thursday, October 02, 2014

AGRA: The National Green Tribunal has ordered a stay on alleged illegal construction being carried out by an engineering college inside the national Sur Sarovar bird sanctuary. It has also issued ...More


Tibetan plateau becomes focus of intense climate study
K. S. RAJGOPAL
The Hindu , Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Tibetan plateau has become the focus of intense meteorological study in a never-before attempt to understand its effect on climate locally as well as globally, notes Nature News. This developmen ...More


Mass gathering of 35,000 walruses is latest sign of global warming
AP
The Times of India , Thursday, October 02, 2014

ANCHORAGE: Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walruses were photographed on ...More


NGO alleges dumping of toxic waste in India, moves National Green Tribunal
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, October 02, 2014

NEW DELHI: Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, has moved the National Green Tribunal alleging rampant violation of E-waste Rules, 2011. It claims that tonnes of second-hand or used goods are being dump ...More


PM Modi's US Visit: India-US agree to fight climate change through better use of information
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Thursday, October 02, 2014

NEW DELHI: India and the United States have agreed to work together on efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change and improve climate resilience through better use of information and planning ...More


Global wildlife populations down by half in 40 years since 1970, says WWF
India Today , Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 per cent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Tues ...More


Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF
Kounteya Sinha
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 01, 2014

LONDON: Over half of the world's animals have disappeared since 1970. A shocking report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has found that 52% of the world's animals have vanished in 40 years. ...More


Global wildlife populations down by 50% since 1970, according to World Wildlife Fund
Reuters
DNA India , Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52% between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Tuesday. The ...More


Arid regions bear the brunt of climate change: Report
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 30, 2014

JAIPUR: The arid regions of Rajasthan are the worst sufferer of climatic changes, according to Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur. Eleven districts in this zone have seen a rise in ...More


Is depletion of wildlife causing social conflict?
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Decline in biodiversity is a source of social conflict rather than a symptom, according to a UC Berkeley report. Zoe Loftus-Farren elaborates the issue According to a paper recently published in th ...More


Peacock feather trade under forest department scanner
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NAGPUR: In view of reports of mortality of peacocks, the sale and purchase of peacock feathers will now come under forest department scanner. The chief wildlife warden has directed all the chief conse ...More


Nag River rejuvenation to get Centre's nod soon: Sole
Anjaya Anparthi
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NAGPUR: There is hope for total revival of city's iconic Nag River. Minister for environment, forests and climate change Prakash Javadekar has assured to approve the rejuvenation plan submitted by Nag ...More


Kolkata goes green with organic festival
Pramita Bose
The Asian Age , Monday, September 29, 2014

Given the growing concern over climate change and global warming, more and more green initiatives are being undertaken by different organisations across the planet. Recently, the acclaimed internation ...More


More hot air at climate summit
Jairam Ramesh
The Hindu , Monday, September 29, 2014

India must recapture its capacity to proactively provide both intellectual and political leadership on climate change The United Nations Climate Summit just concluded in New York. Such a conclave was ...More


A food system for the future
Paul Polman /Marc Van Ameringen
The Hindu , Monday, September 29, 2014

The world cannot afford to talk about hunger without addressing climate change, food production without sustainability or growth without good nutrition With the world’s population predicted to reach ...More


Panel members walk out of meet on green norm amendments
Business Standard , Sunday, September 28, 2014

At a meeting here on Saturday, sharp differences cropped up between non-governmental organisation Environment Support Group (ESG) and a high-level committee set up by the Union environment ministry to ...More


Expanded U.S. ocean preserve to be world’s largest
AP
The Hindu , Friday, September 26, 2014

Far off America’s shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that U.S. President Barack O ...More


Climate Summit underlines sharp divide between developed and developing world
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Friday, September 26, 2014

The UN Secretary General ban Ki-Moon's Climate Summit managed to put the spotlight back on climate change, but in doing so it also highlighted the sharp divide in approach, the major political issues, ...More


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