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Climate change — what’s that?
RADHIKA MITTAL
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, August 16, 2014

Most Indians are not aware of, or responsive to, the issue. For this, the media is squarely responsible The Ministry of Environment and Forests is now the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climat ...More


Nearly 70% glacier loss is human-driven: Study
Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Saturday, August 16, 2014

Human contribution to global loss of glacier mass had shown a steady increase between 1991 and 2010, a new study published in Science journal says. From a quarter of the loss in glacial mass betwe ...More


Doing more on climate
The Hindu , Friday, August 15, 2014

Climate change talks are poised at a critical stage before the Conference of Parties meets in Paris in 2015 to finalise a new treaty, and India’s alliances with developing countries assume significanc ...More


Narendra Modi to miss climate change summit in New York
Indrani Bagchi
The Times of India , Friday, August 15, 2014

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will miss a climate change summit, being spearheaded by the UN, on September 23 in New York. Modi is scheduled to be in New York to deliver his first addr ...More


Antarctic ice melt may accelerate sea level rise
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, August 15, 2014

The ice discharge from Antarctica could become the largest contributor to sea level rise much sooner than previously thought, says a study. "If greenhouse gases continue to rise, ice discharge from A ...More


'Poor' outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef as climate change threatens
DNA India , Thursday, August 14, 2014

Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and the outlook for the natural wonder is "poor", an Australian government report has warned. The World Heritage site on the n ...More


Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report
Reuters
The Times of India , Thursday, August 14, 2014

BEIJING: The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper ...More


Climate change:Govt submits proposals for financial assistance
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, August 14, 2014

The government today said it has submitted proposals for financial assistance to Global Environment Fund and Adaptation Fund under Kyoto Protocol for implementation of mitigation and adaption activi ...More


Forest clearance for Renuka Dam project
Somesh Jha
Business Standard , Thursday, August 14, 2014

The long-pending Renuka Dam project has got approval from the forest advisory committee (FAC) of the Union ministry for environment, forests and climate change. This has been done without the tricky i ...More


Tackling the vagaries of weather
KC Ravi
Business Line , Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to break the cycle of El Nino, floods & droughts August 12, 2014: The life of the Indian farmer is indeed daunting. If farming itself was not hard enough, it has only become even more complex ...More


Competitions for students on biodiversity themes
The Hindu , Tuesday, August 12, 2014

District-level competitions in schools highlighting the importance of conservation of biodiversity will be conducted as part of the ‘‘Biodiversity Congress for Children’’ being organised by the Kerala ...More


Canada-US Pipeline May Spark More Emissions Than Expected
Out look , Monday, August 11, 2014

A proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States may result in much higher greenhouse gas emissions than previously calculated as it could fuel greater oil consumption through higher production an ...More


Canada-US pipeline may spark more emissions than expected
AFP
Business Standard , Monday, August 11, 2014

A proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States may result in much higher greenhouse gas emissions than previously calculated as it could fuel greater oil consumption through higher production ...More


BASIC nations discuss climate issues ahead of UN talks
Business Line , Monday, August 11, 2014

To put pressure on developed nations to take responsibilty New Delhi, August 10: India, along with other major developing nations such as China and Brazil, could well be on its way to standing up ...More


State climate action plans lack innovation, study finds
Meena Menon
The Hindu , Monday, August 11, 2014

An analysis of State action plans to combat climate change reveal a lack of innovative approaches and a high variation in budgets apart from the fact that many did not move ahead from the business as ...More


Recycle Wasted Architecture
Vani Bahl
The New Indian Express , Monday, August 11, 2014

Among the admirable and enjoyable sights along the sidewalks of big cities, the ingenious adaptation of old buildings for new uses is the most enduring one. A glance at the patina of the old walls of ...More


Opposing view | BASIC climate changes
Jairam Ramesh
Live Mint , Monday, August 11, 2014

In the alphabet soup world of political and economic diplomacy, there is a triplet: IBSA comprising India, Brazil and South Africa; and a quintet: BRICS comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and S ...More


The mixing of green energy with clean politics
Dale Jamieson
Live Mint , Monday, August 11, 2014

There are few areas of public discourse where the old adage, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,” is more applicable than climate change. Given that fossil fuels are the lifeblo ...More


Incentivize action on climate change: Javadekar
PTI
Live Mint , Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Delhi: Regretting that the responses of countries were not adequate to combat climate change issue, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday that the time has come to “incentivize ...More


Centre’s no to cutting down 78,000 trees
The Assam Tribune , Sunday, August 10, 2014

NEW DELHI, Aug 9 – The Centre has declined permission to the Manipur Government to cut down over 78,000 trees for the Tipaimukh Hydro Project. Keeping in view that requirement of forest land is large ...More


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