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Sunderbans mangrove trees losing capacity to absorb CO2: Study
PTI
The Times of India , Tuesday, August 05, 2014

KOLKATA: The vast mangrove forest in the Sunderbans is fast losing its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, from the atmosphere due to rise in the salinity of water, ra ...More


Days of evenly spread rainfall are past, warn scientists
Urmi A Goswami
The Economic Times , Tuesday, August 05, 2014

NEW DELHI: India should brace for more calamities like landslide that devastated a village near Pune, blocking of Kosi river in Nepal and catastrophic rain and flood in Uttarakhand last year. Climate ...More


Has the govt put in enough effort to contain beach erosion in Goa?
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, August 04, 2014

DefinItely not, the government has done very little to protect our beaches both in North Goa and South Goa against erosion. It is high time for the government and environmentalists to draw up a detail ...More


US wants to link power pacts with climate change agreement
Nitin Sethi
Business Standard , Friday, August 01, 2014

A visiting US team has told Indian negotiators it would link pacts on the power sector to the agreement the two countries draw on climate change and one would not happen without the other. This mes ...More


Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says
Reuters
The Times of India , Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON: Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of action ...More


Rising water vapour to worsen climate change
The Hindu , Thursday, July 31, 2014

A new study confirms rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere — a key amplifier of global warming — will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades. ...More


India, US Discuss Efforts to Tackle Climate Change
The New Indian Express , Thursday, July 31, 2014

NEW DELHI: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday met visiting US Special Envoy on Climate Change Todd Stern and discussed measures on clean energy, combating climate change and to establ ...More


India, US hold joint panel meet on climate issues
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Thursday, July 31, 2014

NEW DELHI: Nearly ten months after setting up a joint working group on combating climate change, India and the US on Wednesday held its first meeting where both countries agreed to closely coordinate ...More


1,000 kids attend 'save-tiger' event
Aditya Vaibhav
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PATNA: With a view to highlighting the need for a global system to protect the natural habitat of as tigers, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park on Tuesday organized a series of events to mark the Internati ...More


Climate change cooperation can start new phase in ties: Kerry
PTI
Business Line , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Washington, July 29: Asserting that the solution to climate change is energy policy, Secretary of State John Kerry has fully supported the “saffron revolution” call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...More


John Kerry leaves for first official visit to India
DNA India , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New D ...More


International Tiger Day 2014 observed across the world
Jagran Josh , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The World on 29 July 2014 observed the International Tiger Day. The day is celebrated as an awareness day. The goal of the Tiger Day is to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats a ...More


Tamil Nadu to get fifth Tiger Reserve
Julie Mariappan
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHENNAI: If everything goes well, Tamil Nadu will soon get its fifth tiger reserve that will include the Megamalai wildlife and Srivilliputhur Grizzled Giant Squirrel sanctuaries and Varushanadu Valle ...More


Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says
Reuters
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON: Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of action ...More


Human-induced water vapour next climate threat
IANS
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW YORK: The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades, scient ...More


Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Human activities are directly responsible for rising levels of atmospheric water vapour, the most abundant greenhouse gas and a key driver of global warming, scientists say. Scientists at the ...More


Science Express Biodiversity Special flagged off
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 29, 2014

“This is no ordinary train,” said Union Minister of State for environment Prakash Javadekar on Monday as he flagged off the third phase of the Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) at Safdarjung ...More


Greenpeace flays Adani's Australian coal mining project
Dev Chhatterjee
Business Standard , Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Adani Group’s $16 billion investment in an Australian coal mine has come under attack from environmental group Greenpeace, which said the project was economically unviable and threatened the local ...More


Adani gets Australia’s nod for $15.5 bn coal mining project
P.R. Sanjai, Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
Live Mint , Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mumbai: The Adani group on Monday won the Australian government’s conditional approval to build a $15.5 billion coal mine and rail project in Queensland, extending a run of good fortune for its bill ...More


Bio-diversity mission on rails flagged off
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It is playing a role in creating awareness about India’s bio-diversity “This is no ordinary train,” said Union Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar on Monday as he flagged off the thir ...More


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