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Manmohan Singh's speech on India-China relations at the Central Party
School, Beijing
The Hindu , Friday, October 25, 2013

I am deeply honoured at this invitation to speak at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China. I am conscious of the unique place that this School holds in the governance system of cont ...More


Pension funds ask fossil fuel producers for impact studies on climate change policy
The Indian Express , Friday, October 25, 2013

Some of the largest pension funds in the US and the world are worried that major fossil fuel companies may not be as profitable in the future because of efforts to limit climate change, and they want ...More


Centre Asks States to Adopt Muzaffarpur Model of Plantation
Outlook , Friday, October 25, 2013

Following the success of the "Muzaffarpur model" of tree plantation along rural roads in Bihar, the Centre has asked all states to adopt it under the rural job scheme MNREGA to provide protection to p ...More


Myanmar supports UN in implementing MDGs
Business Standard , Friday, October 25, 2013

Myanmar will join all member states of the UN to support the organisation in implementing its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and beyond, President U Thein Sein said Thursday. "While prog ...More


IIT-Madras to host national conference on climate change
Arun Janardhanan,
The Times of India , Friday, October 25, 2013

CHENNAI: IIT-Madras will host a two-day national conference on climate change on October 26 and 27. This conference, being organized under the banner of Indian Climate Research Network, will featu ...More


Three US states, British Columbia to ink climate pact
The Economic Times , Friday, October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: California governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he plans to sign an agreement to formally align the state's climate and clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washingto ...More


Gore urges US to stop Keystone 'atrocity'
Business Standard , Friday, October 25, 2013

Former US vice president Al Gore has urged President Barack Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, likening the carbon-intense project to drug addiction. Gore, who has championed ...More


Changing monsoon pattern may impact farm economy
Neha Sethi & Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Friday, October 25, 2013

New Delhi: This year’s monsoon, and the frequent instances of extreme weather conditions India has experienced, could potentially have a bearing on the country’s agricultural economy, experts say. ...More


More lethal greenhouse gas
Arunabha Ghosh
The Times of India , Friday, October 25, 2013

India must discuss phasing down hydrofluorocarbons which endanger the planet. In September, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama agreed to discuss how hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) ...More


Incessant rain halts Hyderabad
The Times of India , Friday, October 25, 2013

HYDERABAD: Three days of incessant rain triggered by the northeast monsoon has brought Hyderabad to a halt and exposed the government's poor contingency measures as waterclogged arterial routes threw ...More


PM Manmohan Singh seeks China role for hamstrung infrastructure projects
The Financial Express , Friday, October 25, 2013

Prime Manmohan Singh today sought Chinese investments in manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in India and called for market access in China for Indian IT and Pharmaceutical firms. "There are en ...More


Freak weather offshoot of climate change: Experts
Bushra Baseerat,
The Times of India , Friday, October 25, 2013

HYDERABAD: Intermittent showers in Hyderabad have flummoxed Met officials, while climate change experts said it is increasingly becoming difficult to predict future weather events in the country, cons ...More


A simple transition to clean energy
Aparna Chandra
The New Indian Express , Thursday, October 24, 2013

What has been your carbon footprint for the day? Did you forget that you had the geyser on as you caught up with the morning news? Or was the stove on as you rummaged through the fridge to fix breakfa ...More


No phasing out refrigerant gases: India
Nitin Sethi
The Hindu , Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sticking to its stand, New Delhi says HFCs must be dealt within UNFCCC talks, not under Montreal Protocol’ Sticking to its stance of not allowing phase-out of climate changing refrigerant gases un ...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


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


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


Australians evacuate homes as hot winds fan Sydney fire threat
India Today , Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thousands of Australians were urged to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as dry winds threatened to fan a firestorm in mountainous bushland around Sydney, where firefighters battled to control blazes ...More


Happiness is key to overall wellness: Dalai Lama
The Economic Times , Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Dalai Lama reveals secrets of a blissful life to ET-Travel His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso graced the 7th Global Spa & Wellness Summit held recently in New Delhi as a keynote ...More


Meteorite may hold clues to Mars' lost atmosphere
Business Standard , Thursday, October 24, 2013

A 4.5cm-wide meteorite could offer clues to how Mars lost its thick, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere and turned into a cold, rocky desert, researchers say. Microscopic analysis of the meteorite als ...More


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