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Uttarakhand disaster got magnified due to heavy pilgrim rush
The Economic Times , Friday, June 21, 2013

NEW DELHI: The massive loss of human life and damage to property this year due to the flash floods in Uttarakhand owe to the unfortunate coincidence that the early monsoon burst came during the peak p ...More


Another climate change event
Nagraj Adve
The Hindu , Friday, June 21, 2013

The unexpectedly early and powerful rains over Northwest India have killed over 130 people and left 70,000 pilgrims stranded, damaged temple towns, and washed away roads and 21 bridges in Uttarakhand. ...More


Droughts, floods come as wake-up call: Greenpeace
The Times of India , Friday, June 21, 2013

NEW DELHI: A day after a World Bank report highlighted the effects global warming may have on the monsoon pattern in South Asia, Greenpeace Thursday said droughts and floods in different parts of In ...More


Experts blame bad planning for tragedy in hills
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Friday, June 21, 2013

NEW DELHI: The heavier than usual rainfall in Uttarakhand is part of the extreme weather events that the climate change scientists predict will become the new "normal" if governments don't act. "This ...More


US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss broad range of issues with India
The Economic Times , Friday, June 21, 2013

WASHINGTON: The US Secretary of State John Kerry would discuss a broad range of issues during his trip to India next week. Kerry will lead a high powered American delegation to co-chair the fourth ...More


IEA suggests measure to control global temperature rise
Urmi A Goswami
The Times of India , Thursday, June 20, 2013

NEW DELHI: The rains may have cooled down north India, but global average temperature is set to rise by as much 4 degrees if urgent steps are not taken to address climate change. Bringing with it heat ...More


Barack Obama plans major push on global warming
The Economic Times , Thursday, June 20, 2013

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama plans a major push against the pollution blamed for global warming, trying under pressure from environmentalists and fellow politicians to make good on promises he m ...More


Average global temperature set to increase by 4 degrees
Urmi A Goswami
The Economic Times , Thursday, June 20, 2013

NEW DELHI: Global average temperature is set to rise by as much 4 degrees if urgent steps are not taken to address climate change. Bringing with it heat waves, untimely and unpredictable quantities of ...More


'Kerala will lose 10 percent of water resources by 2030'
Pramod Thomas
The New Indian Express , Thursday, June 20, 2013

Though there are expectations that the severe drought, which the state experienced this year, might be compensated by the good monsoon, ground realities suggest a different scenario. According to a ...More


Climate change could impact food output: World Bank report
Urmi A Goswami
The Economic Times , Thursday, June 20, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government's attempts to push through the Food Security Bill may earn it political brownie points, but failure to counter and stem climate change is likely to blunt the impact of the le ...More


'Global warming might change rain pattern'
Business Standard , Thursday, June 20, 2013

At a time when unprecedented rain has resulted in havoc in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, the World Bank today came out with a report which states that another 2 to 4 degree celsius in the world ...More


Human hand behind disaster: Experts blame violation of environment laws for Uttarakhand floods
Rashme Sehgal
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Delhi: Ecologists point out that the huge expansion of hydro-power projects and construction of roads to cope with the lakhs of tourists in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has compounded the scal ...More


Biggies celebrate World Environment Week
Kathakali Banerjee
The Times of India , Thursday, June 20, 2013

World Environment Week was recently celebrated with a concert titled Green Earth —Shyamol Shukher Dhora, in the presence of eminent personalities like Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Lopamudra Mitra, Rupankar ...More


World Bank says India in for big climate change
DNA India , Thursday, June 20, 2013

Global warming could lead to more droughts, water scarcity, extremely hot summer, severe flooding, and poor food production in South-Asia, including India, a World Bank report said on Wednesday. Mu ...More


DGCA panel to monitor emissions
Chinmayi Shalya
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 19, 2013

MUMBAI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is planning to establish an aviation climate change task force to assess carbon emissions, monitor data collection from airports and chart out ...More


India at high flood risk: Study
Vanita Srivastava
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A new global study has predicted a large increase in the frequency of floods in South Asia and peninsular India due to climate change. The study titled ‘Global flood risk under climate change’, publi ...More


A new set of goals from 2015
K. Srinath Reddy
Live Mint , Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The countdown has begun for a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted by the United Nations in 2015. These will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000, with ...More


The energy bill debate is distorted by climate contrarians
Bryony Worthington
The Guardian , Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The parliamentary debate on the energy bill resumes in the Lords on Tuesday and is set to be distorted by a small but influential group of global warming contrarians. This group arrogantly believe the ...More


Get rid of waste through kitchen tank fish farming
Shainu Mohan
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when the state is witnessing the worst-ever waste management crisis, the Environment and Cl¬im¬ate Change Department has come up with a unique project that deploys fish f ...More


UN chief urges global efforts for drought, desertification
Business Standard , Tuesday, June 18, 2013

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called for a collective global action to build resilience and prepare for droughts, as well as to combat desertification (a type of land degradation). "Droughts ...More


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