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Rs 300-crore scheme to strengthen research for climate change cleared
Chetan Chauhan,
Hindustan Times , Monday, July 08, 2013

The Planning Commission has approved a scheme to strengthen domestic scientific research on climate change and improve capabilities of state governments to understand and mitigate the global phenomen ...More


Capturing carbon
The Times of India , Monday, July 08, 2013

Heriot-Watt University, based in Edinburgh, has officially opened a new research centre that covers the entire carbon capture and storage chain, allowing researchers to study not only carbon capture b ...More


Avoid climate-change based bankruptcy
Bharat Chaturvedi
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, July 07, 2013

The Uttarakhand tragedy is the face of climate change in India. Start expecting severe weather occurrences, very high or low, unseasonal temperatures and precipitation and rising sea levels. Just thi ...More


'Forests in Kerala face multiple threats'
Pramod Thomas
The New Indian Express , Sunday, July 07, 2013

Raising a red flag against the developmental activities undertaken in the state, an expert report suggests that 18 percent of the forest area in the state would be vulnerable by 2030. According to a ...More


At current rate, India 'will achieve' poverty reduction target by '15
The Indian Express , Saturday, July 06, 2013

If the current pace of poverty reduction in India continues, the number of poor in the country in 2015 would be half of what it was in 1990, a UN report has said. The latest report on the progress m ...More


Mountain vs man
Kumar Kakumanu
The Hindu Business Line , Saturday, July 06, 2013

The Himalayas are one of the most fragile ecosystems on earth. However, for centuries, the ecosystem, fragile as it is, has coped with natural risks. But today, the story is different, with human in ...More


Look at solar energy and utilise various incentives, SME entrepreneurs told
The Hindu , Saturday, July 06, 2013

Belonging to a place known as the country’s energy hub owing to the capability it has to manufacture thermal power generation equipment catering to 75 per cent of electricity requirements in the count ...More


'Every day a bonus from durable Mars Opportunity rover '
The Hindu Business Line , Saturday, July 06, 2013

All media attention may have focused on Curiosity ever since the $2.5 billion rover landed on Mars in August 2012, but its older and more modest cousin Opportunity continues to defy expectations. In ...More


Odisha teen selected for Malala day event in US
Business Standard , Saturday, July 06, 2013

A 17-year-old tribal student from a private Odisha institute has been selected by the United Nations to participate in the July 12 "Malala Day" youth session at the UN headquarters in New York, the in ...More


A climate of denial
Sunita Dubey
The Indian Express , Saturday, July 06, 2013

Climate change is back on the US political agenda. Can India refocus its own efforts? In a major speech last month, US President Barack Obama acknowledged climate change as a major challenge that mu ...More


How The Hills Can Kill Again
Asit Jolly
India Today , Saturday, July 06, 2013

The deathly sludge that entombed most of Kedarnath town in just 24 hours on the evening of June 16 and on June 17 morning may have just changed life in the Indian Himalayas forever. Survivors say they ...More


China, US to discuss cybersecurity at forum
The New Indian Express , Friday, July 05, 2013

China is ready to discuss strengthening cybersecurity with U.S. officials at a high-level forum next week and wants Washington to help settle territorial disputes in East Asia, officials said Frid ...More


Can we afford to damn dams?
Mayank Mishra
Business Standard , Friday, July 05, 2013

The immediate aftermath of a disaster almost always brings out angry responses. The tragic incident in Uttarakhand is no exception. Many experts, who belong to the "I told you so" camp, have come out ...More


Last decade was the warmest in 160 years: report
Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Friday, July 05, 2013

New Delhi: The last decade was the warmest in 160 years and was witness to many unprecedented climatic and weather extremes, a World Meteorological Organization report said. The report mentioned cli ...More


Statue of Liberty reopens to public on America's Independence Day
The Economic Times , Friday, July 05, 2013

NEW YORK: Statue of Liberty, a veritable symbol of America, was reopened to the public for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit the island last year. The reopening of Statue of Liberty and Li ...More


UN report finds unprecedented climate extremes in last decade
The Hindu Business Line , Friday, July 05, 2013

United Nations, July 4: The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes between 2001 and 2010, and more national temperature records were broken during the period compared to any ...More


Eco-labels: A load of nonsense
Manjula Lal
The Hindu Business Line , Friday, July 05, 2013

They are just barriers to trade. ‘Environment-conscious’ Western garment consumers are buying into a myth. If extreme weather events like the Uttarakhand cloudburst are a result of West-induced clim ...More


dna edit: Stooping before snooping
DNA , Friday, July 05, 2013

A dynamic leader of mankind who has combined in himself the introspection of a man of learning and the boldness of a man of action,” says a website dedicated to foreign minister Salman Khurshid. The U ...More


UK varsity, IIT-Ropar develop tech marvel to end stubble burning
The Times of India , Thursday, July 04, 2013

ROPAR: Finally, there is a technology to put an end to the environmentally disastrous practice of stubble burning, that the government has shown little urgency about tackling. Jointly developed by ...More


Monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal changing pattern, says IMD
Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Business Standard , Thursday, July 04, 2013

Is the monsoon current emanating from the Bay of Bengal shifting its position towards central India, causing more rains over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh, and leaving less ...More


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