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U.S. against penalising countries on greenhouse gas emissions
Nitin Sethi
The Hindu , Thursday, October 24, 2013

The United States does not want the new global climate agreement to have any ‘rigid rules’ or penalties for countries that do not meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The US speci ...More


Much ado about nothing: Climate science vs policy
Dhanasree Jayaram
The Hindu Business Line , Thursday, October 24, 2013

The lack of scientific certainty should be no reason to postpone cost-effective measures to prevent climate change. The international community has been caught in the quagmire of the veracity and ac ...More


IPCC takes note of geo-engineering's potential to tackle climate change
The Times of India , Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently took note of modelling that suggests some geo-engineering methods, if realisable, have the potential to substantially offset a global temp ...More


Venomous spider invasion closes British school
Business Standard , Thursday, October 24, 2013

An invasion of venomous spiders forced British authorities to close a school in southern England, amid warnings climate change has boosted numbers of the arachnids. Officials temporarily shut the ...More


ICAR seeks Rs 5,700 cr to beef up Krishi Vigyan Kendras in 12th Plan
The Hindu Business Line , Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bangalore, Oct. 22: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sought Rs 5,700 crore to strengthen Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in the 12th Plan. During the 11th Plan, the allocation for ...More


Eco-friendly: Going green a priority for Indian companies
George Wyeth
The Economic Times , Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spending four months in India as an American scholar concerned about global environmental issues, it was enlightening to see what Indian companies are doing to put themselves on apath toward sustainab ...More


India, US spar over choice of mechanism to phase out HFC
Vishwa Mohan,
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NEW DELHI: With New Delhi sticking to its stand over the controversial HFC – climate damaging refrigerant gas – issue, the ongoing meeting of parties on Montreal Protocol in Bangkok on Tuesday wit ...More


Poring over the H2O issue
Naveena Vijayan
The Hindu , Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The monsoon has arrived. So has the term water, in most conversations — be it while cursing the muddy slush or enjoying the breezy drizzles. Aptly timed, water is also the theme for this year’s On ...More


Australia merges wildfires ahead of 'bad' weather
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LITHGOW: Firefighters on Tuesday deliberately merged two major blazes in southeastern Australia in a desperate attempt to manage the advancing infernos ahead of weather conditions that authorities war ...More


India, US spar over choice of mechanism to phase out HFC
Vishwa Mohan,
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NEW DELHI: With New Delhi sticking to its stand over the controversial HFC – climate damaging refrigerant gas – issue, the ongoing meeting of parties on Montreal Protocol in Bangkok on Tuesday wit ...More


Climate change here to stay for Odisha
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It has been the season of extremes for Odisha. After a prolonged dry spell threatened a drought-like situation across the State, Phailin has left behind a crisis of deluge. During the monsoon of 2012 ...More


European Commission revives proposal to charge airlines for emission Vidya Ram
The Hindu Business Line , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

London, Oct. 21: The European Commission is standing by its plan to re-introduce aviation emission charges, in the face of warnings that the significant progress towards a global agreement earlier ...More


Govt pitches for 'standards' in electro-tech devices
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: Amid rise in demand for electro- technology devices, Consumer Affairs Minister K V Thomas today emphasised the importance of 'standards' for ensuring safe and energy efficient products to c ...More


N-plant: U.K. goes against the tide
Parvathi Menon
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The first nuclear power station in the U.K. in the last 20 years, the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, is to be built in Somerset, in southwest England. After the March 2011 Fukushima, this is ...More


US carbon dioxide pollution down 3.8%
Business Standard , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The United States cut its energy-related carbon dioxide pollution by 3.8% last year, the second biggest drop since 1990, the Department of Energy said. The only recent year with a bigger percentage ...More


Poor score on diplomatic count: India has only 845 diplomats while US has around 20,000
Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury,
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: It may aspire to rub shoulders with the likes of US and China at the high table of global superpowers, but India's ambitions have one serious problem - the world's largest democracy has a c ...More


India sticks to its stand on HFC
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: Resisting pressure from the US and other developed countries, India stuck to its stand of handling HFC — climate-damaging refrigerant gas — issue under the United Nations Framework Conv ...More


U.S. against raising emission reduction targets in 2015 pact
Nitin Sethi
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The United States has urged the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change to ensure that voluntary emission reduction targets would not be reviewed in case public consultations showed that they cumu ...More


Australian wildfires put heat on climate change
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SYDNEY: A long, hot summer looms for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as devastating wildfires near Sydney fuel opposition to his plans to repeal a carbon emissions tax, one of his basic campaign ...More


Global spending to combat climate change falling further behind target: Report
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LONDON: Global spending to combat climate change fell last year and remains far below the level needed to prevent its most dangerous effects, a report by the Climate Policy Initiative said on Tuesday. ...More


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