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Cabinet likely to clear Rs 13k cr for green mission
Vishwa Mohan,
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 20, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet may on Thursday clear Rs 13,000 crore for its much awaited 'Green India Mission' which aims to enhance carbon sinks through large scale afforestation across the country. The ...More


Financier plans big ad campaign on climate change
Nicholas Confessore
Business Standard , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a ha ...More


Carbon divestment is a shining example
Mary Robinson
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The recent extreme flooding in the United Kingdom and Ireland has highlighted the devastating effect our changing climate can have; but if we do not take action fast, future generations will experienc ...More


Alternate energy: India to develop people-centred technology with BRICS partners
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NEW DELHI: India will collaborate with the four other BRICS countries in science and technology to generate new knowledge and develop innovative products, services and processes, critical to its and t ...More


Dist Panchayat Passes Budget
Nithya M
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Amidst severe criticism and protest from the opposition members, Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayat president Ansajitha Russel passed the third budget of the UDF panchayat committee for the 2014-15 ...More


State to Unveil New Solar Power Policy Soon
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The State government is soon expected to announce a new solar power policy which will seek to increase solar power production in the state to 2,000 MW by 2020. The policy, which, is in its final draft ...More


Vote on Account 2014: Budgetary allocation for MOEF hiked
The Economic Times , Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NEW DELHI: The interim budget has given higher allocation for Environment and Forests this year compared to the full-fledged budget last year. The ministry this time got Rs 2693 crore as against R ...More


Global warming will happen abruptly
Gwynne Dyer
The Pioneer , Tuesday, February 18, 2014

People of the temperate zones are going to get hurt early, but not by gradual warming. Their weather is just going to get more and more extreme This is not how it was supposed to happen. The standard ...More


'Proper implementation of agroforestry policy a big challenge'
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NAGPUR: Though India's first National Agroforestry Policy (NAP) announced by finance minister P. Chidambaram in the interim budget on Monday will help natural resource management and improve forest co ...More


Polar jet stream shift ‘could prompt harsher winters’ in North America, Europe
Jean-Louis Santini
Live Mint , Monday, February 17, 2014

Chicago: A warmer Arctic could permanently affect the pattern of the high-altitude polar jet stream, resulting in longer and colder winters over North America and northern Europe, US scientists say. ...More


'Farm Tech Can Help Boost Food Output'
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 17, 2014

Agricultural technologies can help increase global crop yields by as much as 67 per cent and cut food prices by in half by 2050, according to a new book, ‘Food Security in a World of Natural Resourc ...More


Climate change: Tibet wettest in 2010 in 3,500 years
The Times of India , Monday, February 17, 2014

DHARAMSALA: Recent decades have likely been the wettest on record in the semi-arid Tibetan plateau, researchers say, warning that any further large-scale warming might lead to even greater rainfall in ...More


India to Develop People-centred Technology With BRICS Partners
Saroj Mohanty
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 17, 2014

India will collaborate with the four other BRICS countries in science and technology to generate new knowledge and develop innovative products, services and processes, critical to its and the grouping ...More


John Kerry :climate change may be the world's ``most fearsome'' weapon of mass destruction
The Financial Express , Monday, February 17, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says climate change may be the world's ``most fearsome'' weapon of mass destruction and urgent action is needed to combat it. He compares those who deny its existenc ...More


John Kerry calls climate change 'weapon of mass destruction' in Indonesia address
Business Standard , Monday, February 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken about the dangers of climate change, calling it a weapon of mass destruction. Kerry called on Indonesia's leaders to work on cutting greenhouse emissions, cal ...More


Greens to challenge nod for 17 quarries
Viju B,
The Times of India , Monday, February 17, 2014

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Greens in the state are planning to move the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the environmental clearance given by the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEI ...More


Viral diseases to surge in coming years due to climate change, report says
Durgesh Nandan Jha
The Times of India , Saturday, February 15, 2014

NEW DELHI: US scientists have warned India of increased incidence of infectious and vector-borne diseases in coming years due to climate change. According to a report on climate change and infectiou ...More


World’s largest solar power plant opens in Nevada
The Hindu , Friday, February 14, 2014

A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milest ...More


Great Lakes become nearly covered with ice
Business Standard , Friday, February 14, 2014

It's been so bitterly cold for so long that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice for the first time in 20 years. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent o ...More


Green India Mission to get Rs 13,000 crore after Cabinet nod
Vishwa Mohan,
The Times of India , Friday, February 14, 2014

NEW DELHI: Faced with criticism that it had rushed through green clearances to many projects by ignoring environmental concerns, the government may next week clear Rs 13,000 crore for its much awaited ...More


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