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Renewable energy caption contest
The New Indian Express , Friday, October 18, 2013

As part of the ‘Seize Your Power’ campaign to mitigate global warming and climate change, the greatest catastrophe faced by mankind, WWF& #8208;India have announced a ‘Renewable energy caption c ...More


Sundarbans: Hobbling tigress X-rayed in wild
The Indian Express , Friday, October 18, 2013

A young tigress has been put through an X-ray examination in the wild, perhaps for the first time in a new initiative to treat animals, after the big cat was found struggling to walk. The tigress wa ...More


A better world is here
Bjørn Lomborg
The Times of India , Friday, October 18, 2013

For centuries, optimists and pessimists have argued over the state of the world. Pessimists see a world where more people means less food, where rising demand for resources means depletion and war and ...More


Tropical mountains are browning, says study
The Hindu , Friday, October 18, 2013

A satellite study of five mountainous tropical biodiversity hotspots around the globe, including tropical forests of the Himalayas, reveal that vegetation has been browning due to climate change. G ...More


Britain opens its nuclear industry to Chinese investors
The Times of India , Friday, October 18, 2013

BEIJING: Britain opened the door to Chinese investors taking majority stakes in future nuclear plants on Thursday as finance minister George Osborne signed a deal aimed at helping find the billions of ...More


Minister rues lack of innovation in agri sector
Deccan Herald , Thursday, October 17, 2013

Food crisis looms large over the country with growing population and lack of innovation in agriculture sector, said Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra. Speaking at an event ...More


Rain, not drought, sucks farm oxygen- Killing fields again as topsoil is swept away and shift to soybean misfires in downpour
JAIDEEP HARDIKAR
Calcutta Telegraph , Thursday, October 17, 2013

The phone crackled with tension. Wardha collector N. Nawin Sona could sense “the urgency and panic” in the caller’s voice. “He was a bit furious at me,” Sona recalled. “He said, ‘Why di ...More


Effects of US shutdown reaches Earth’s end
The Indian Express , Thursday, October 17, 2013

Joseph Levy was preparing for a season of scientific research in Antarctica last week when he got the call: Stand down. Dr Levy, a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute ...More


When the rains don’t go away
Nagraj Adve
The Hindu , Thursday, October 17, 2013

A warmer world may be leading to a delayed withdrawal of the Indian monsoon, hitting crop yield and affecting the livelihoods of small farmers and agricultural workers The joys of a bountiful southw ...More


The Different Stories That Statistics Can Tell
Calcutta Telegraph , Thursday, October 17, 2013

India has produced great statisticians, led by P.C. Mahalanobis. Their contributions to statistical sampling enabled speedy determination based on small samples, of a close approximation of gross dome ...More


NAC moots agro-forestry policy to counter climate change
Deccan Herald , Thursday, October 17, 2013

Farm-grown trees could promote micro-climate moderation The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council has recommended formulation of a national agroforestry policy, which provides for support price ...More


Tibet temperatures rising in last five decades: Report
Business Standard , Thursday, October 17, 2013

Global warming has began impacting the snow clad Himalayan region as Tibet, referred to as the "roof of the world", has become warmer and wet over the past five decades, new data revealed. The ann ...More


Centre to get tough on states not meeting clean energy targets
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Centre may get tough on states which are not meeting the clean energy target. The Union ministry of new and renewable energy has written to the power ministry suggesting that it make it ...More


Climate change - An unequivocal report
Shyam Saran
Business Standard , Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On September 27, 2013, the Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in Stockholm its "Approved Summary for Policy Makers", providing the latest assessment of th ...More


The Bay of Bengal, in peril from climate change
Sunil S Amrith
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nearly one in four people on earth live in the countries that border the Bay of Bengal. The region is strategically vital to Asias rising powers. Its low-lying littoral - including coastal regions of ...More


Centre to get tough on states not meeting clean energy targets
Vishwa Mohan,
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Centre may get tough on states which are not meeting the clean energy target. The Union ministry of new and renewable energy has written to the power ministry suggesting that it make it ...More


Don’t add private investments to climate fund, says India
Nitin Sethi
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The developed countries should not count private investments against the commitment of $100 billion annual fund for fighting climate change, India demanded, along with several other developing countri ...More


Centre to get tough on states not meeting clean energy targets
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Centre may get tough on states which are not meeting the clean energy target. The Union ministry of new and renewable energy has written to the power ministry suggesting that it make it ...More


How an American shutdown is affecting research work in Antarctica
John Schwartz
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Joseph Levy was preparing for a season of scientific research in Antarctica last week when he got the call: Stand down. Levy, a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute ...More


India’s quest for keeping food prices low
The Financial Express , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Indian agriculture has made remarkable progress, with food grain production growing five-fold in the last six decades—from about 50 MMT in 1950 to more than 250 MMT in 2012. Despite the increase in ...More


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