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We may be in the midst of sixth mass extinction, say scientists
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ever been alarmed at tropical forests slowly disappearing? Or animal species dying off? Well, scientists are saying that these are natural processes as we are living in the midst of the ‘Sixth Mass ...More


India will have one lakh green buildings by 2025
Priyanka Golikeri
DNA , Tuesday, October 08, 2013

At a time when climate change and environment have become crucial topics of discussion, the number of green buildings is expected to increase manifold. Built with an intention to protect the environme ...More


'Onus to adopt eco-friendly tech on industry'
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Former US Secretary of Commerce and head of the Bryson Climate Initiative John Bryson said the onus of adopting technologies to prevent climate change lies with industry and urged them to cooperate wi ...More


Water in Earth's atmosphere may cause climate warming
The Times of India , Monday, October 07, 2013

WASHINGTON: Water vapour in Earth's stratosphere contributes to warmer temperatures and likely plays an important role in the evolution of climate on our planet, a new study has found. Researchers ...More


Campus roundup: HBS executive education programme to examine the role of accountability in Indian corporations
The Financial Express , Monday, October 07, 2013

Harvard Business School will host an executive education programme called “Leadership and Corporate Accountability, India” from November 18-21, 2013, at the HBS style classroom at Taj Lands’ End ...More


European air tax grounded
K.P. NAYAR
Calcutta Telegraph , Monday, October 07, 2013

New York, Oct. 6: The next time you fly to Europe or beyond the Continent into America, you may never know how much you saved. But it will certainly be a windfall, running into thousands of rupees per ...More


Singh and Obama play ‘small ball’
Teresita C./Howard B. Schaffer
The Hindu , Monday, October 07, 2013

The September 27 Manmohan Singh-Obama meeting made some incremental moves, but the India-U.S. relationship needs more energy and stronger economies Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s White House visi ...More


Our View
The Hindu Business Line , Monday, October 07, 2013

The recently released 5th IPCC Assessment report on climate change says scientists are 95 per cent certain that humans are the ‘dominant cause’ of global warming, and have been since the 1950s. Ac ...More


Financial inclusion: India too may learn from US weather insurance firm ClimateCorp’s model
Dhirendra Kumar, CEO, Value Research
The Economic Times , Monday, October 07, 2013

Last week, the American chemicals and biotech giant Monsanto announced that it would acquire a company called the Climate Corporation for $930 million. Given Monsanto's controversial image in India, s ...More


What next for climate change?
Prodipto Ghosh
The Financial Express , Monday, October 07, 2013

The recent media revelation that the earth’s average atmospheric temperature has hardly budged for the last 17 years has been known to, and debated within, the global scientific community for some t ...More


Subir Gokarn: Slow burn:Climatic trends, even if distant, have significant implications for India
Subir Gokarn
Business Standard , Sunday, October 06, 2013

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is in the process of putting out its fifth series of assessment reports. There are three components in this series. The report on the first component - sc ...More


Award for Canara Bank
The Hindu Business Line , Sunday, October 06, 2013

Canara Bank has bagged the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in corporate governance 2013, presented by Institute of Directors, India. The award was received by R K Dubey, Chairman and Managing Dire ...More


A 'climate refugee'
The Indian Express , Sunday, October 06, 2013

A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he's a refugeesuffering not from persecution, but climate change. The 37-year-old and his wife left ...More


Economic and Political Weekly
Even More Certain
The Times of India , Sunday, October 06, 2013

The fifth IPCC report should have silenced climate change sceptics. If you give the doubters an inch, they will take a mile. And so, once again, climate sceptics have had a field day after the releas ...More


World is cold to Global Warming
The Indian Express , Sunday, October 06, 2013

Compared to the heady days in 2007 when US climate campaigner Al Gore and the UN's panel of climate scientists shared the Nobel Peace Prize, the risks of global warming may be greater but the stars pr ...More


Indian Car Rally concludes in historic Khiva
Sudha Mahalingam
The Hindu , Sunday, October 06, 2013

The final leg of the ICAF (India Central Asia Foundation) car rally takes us through some of the stunning cities of Uzbekistan Samarqand, Bukhara and Khiva and through the unending expanse of the Ki ...More


Kaas Plateau: Your favourite wallpaper is fading away
Ishani Bose
DNA , Sunday, October 06, 2013

Tourists shoot photographs of flowers on Kaas plateau, 22 km from Satara. Gone are the days when these flowers dominated the landscape with their colours. Experts blame human interference for the visi ...More


The Planet is in Peril
Shevlin Sebastian
The New Indian Express , Sunday, October 06, 2013

Climate change is for real, says Sunita Narain, the Director-General of the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The world needs to cut emissions drastically. South Asia is the ...More


UK's powerful Daily Mail faces a political storm
The Times of India , Saturday, October 05, 2013

LONDON: Britain's Daily Mail newspaper will tell you that many things you eat can give you cancer, global warming is probably bunk and the British way of life is under threat from pernicious Eurocrats ...More


Act collectively
Deccan Herald , Saturday, October 05, 2013

The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, is the most comprehensive and definitive study of global warming and its consequences on life on eart ...More


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