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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


Patnaik weathers the storm
Rasheeda Bhagat
The Hindu Business Line , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An anxious nation was expecting the worst when Cyclone Phailin struck the coast. After all, the super cyclone that had battered Odisha in 1999 took away 10,000 lives. The inept handling of that natu ...More


Pune-based Mitcon to set up environment testing lab in Gujarat
Business Standard , Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pune-based Mitcon Consultancy and Engineering Services Ltd plans to expand its base in Gujarat with setting up of a new office and an environmental testing laboratory in Ahmedabad by end of this year ...More


Odisha could have prepared better for cyclone
Biswajit Mohanty
Live Mint , Sunday, October 13, 2013

Though it is Maha Ashtami today, the beautifully bedecked images of the goddess Durga in Cuttack city have few worshippers. Ardent devotees are holed up in houses, anxiously watching news channels abo ...More


Frequent destructive storms as global warming intensifies
The Hindu , Sunday, October 13, 2013

Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said on Saturday. Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent ...More


Marine National Park to get its health card by December
Rajeev Khanna
The Times of India , Sunday, October 13, 2013

GANDHINAGAR: Preparing a health card for an ecosystem may sound a strange concept. However, an exercise to make one for Gujarat's famous Marine National Park and Gulf of Kutch is currently underway. ...More


Varad Pande: Changing the climate of the India-US strategic partnership
Business Standard , Sunday, October 13, 2013

From controversies around legislations back home to comments about rural women, much has been said and written about the recent US visit of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh. Lost in the noise is ...More


World to get hotter earlier than expected: Study
Jagran Post , Saturday, October 12, 2013

According to a study by scientists at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, within 35 years even the lowest monthly dips in temperatures will be hotter than weve experienced in the past 150 years. The ...More


Dubai to host green economy summit in 2014
Business Standard , Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dubai, Oct 11 (IANS/WAM) Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, has announced that Dubai will host the first green economy summit in the Middle East and N ...More


The World Bank will fund coal only in rare cases: Ashish Khanna
Sudheer Pal Singh
Business Standard , Saturday, October 12, 2013

The World Bank recently grabbed headlines globally over an announcement that many believed signalled a halt to the global lender's coal funding in future. Ashish Khanna, the bank's lead energy special ...More


Syrian activists attack Nobel peace award for chemical weapons unit
DNA , Saturday, October 12, 2013

Syrian doctors and activists condemned the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons yesterday (Friday), saying it had handed a victory to the regime o ...More


Desperately saving Ravana as freakish weather dampens festive spirit
Neetu Chandra
India Today , Saturday, October 12, 2013

Heavy rains that lashed the national capital and some other parts of north India on Friday may have brought joy to shower lovers, but scientists are already concerned about such freakish weather. A re ...More


Delhi's urban forestry project to get carbon credits
Jayashree Nandi,
The Times of India , Saturday, October 12, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government's urban forestry project in the wasteland of Deramandi has been chosen by the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCC) for clean development mechanism ...More


Environment education
The New Indian Express , Friday, October 11, 2013

About 150 teacher trainees of Mar Theophilus Training College, Nalanchira had the opportunity to listen and interact with experts in the field of Environment Education (EE) and Education for Sustainab ...More


Today's hottest temperatures will be coldest by 2047: Study
AP
The Times of India , Friday, October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON: Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot _ permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoe ...More


Today's hottest temperatures will be coldest by 2047: Study
AP
The Times of India , Friday, October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON: Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot _ permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoe ...More


Mumbai, Chennai may reach climate tipping point by 2034: Study
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Friday, October 11, 2013

NEW DELHI: Around 20 years from now, Mumbai and Chennai could routinely start witnessing temperatures hotter than the two cities have experienced in 150 years, an alarming new University of Hawaii stu ...More


Temperatures go off the charts around 2047: Study
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The Economic Times , Thursday, October 10, 2013

WASHINGTON: Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot _ permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoe ...More


IMF for removing energy subsidies to tackle climate change
The Hindu Business Line , Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Washington, Oct 9: Emphasising that climate change must be high on the priority list for all nations, the IMF has called for getting the pricing right and removing subsidies on energies that amoun ...More


Tata Power signs agreement for acquisition of 39.2 MW wind farm
Somit Sen,
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 09, 2013

MUMBAI: Tata Power on Tuesday signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) for acquisition of 39.2 MW wind farm in Gujarat. A spokesperson from the company said, "Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited ( TPR ...More


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