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Looking out for Kerala's winged wonders
Aparna Unni
The New Indian Express , Monday, June 24, 2013

Have you ever seen a Blue Tiger? And no, were not talking about those unproven reports of that mystery cat that Methodist missionary Harry Caldwell claimed to have sighted in China in the early 1900s ...More


Obama to unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech
The Times of India , Sunday, June 23, 2013

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says he'll unveil a national plan to combat climate change in a speech on Tuesday. Obama says in an online video that he'll lay out his vision for reducing carbon p ...More


NMC to measure city's carbon footprint
Tushar Pawar
The Times of India , Sunday, June 23, 2013

NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to measure the carbon footprint of the city in a bid to tackle problems related to climate change. Municipal commissioner Sanjay Khandare on ...More


Barack Obama to unveil climate plan on Tuesday
The Economic Times , Sunday, June 23, 2013

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will unveil a comprehensive plan on Tuesday to combat climate change and lead global efforts to fight it. Obama used Twitter - the micro blogging site - to ann ...More


Lexicon of ecology-related words in Tamil soon
M T Saju
The Times of India , Sunday, June 23, 2013

CHENNAI: Is there a word for 'roadkill' (remains of an animal killed on the road by a motor vehicle) in Tamil? No. However, there are a number of words in Tamil related to animals and their environmen ...More


Obama to unveil comprehensive climate plan on Tuesday
Business Line , Sunday, June 23, 2013

Washington, June 23: US President Barack Obama will unveil a comprehensive plan to deal with climate change that would include new measures to reduce carbon pollution and lead global efforts to fi ...More


Nature’s custodians
Anshu Meshack
The Hindu , Sunday, June 23, 2013

“I would bunk school to be in the bagicha (garden) with my grandfather,” says Ambar, a wide grin spreading across his weather-beaten high cheek-boned face and mischief dancing in his narrow eyes ...More


Mumbai awaits calamity and it won't be natural
Rajendra Aklekar, Geeta Desai, Vinamrata Borwankar
DNA India , Sunday, June 23, 2013

In 1673 Gerald Aungier, one of the first governors of Bombay made an earnest appeal to the Court of Directors asking them to allow filling up breaches and building a city of what became Bombay and lat ...More


Saving the Himalayan ecosystems
Rajni Bakshi
Live Mint , Sunday, June 23, 2013

Catastrophic flash floods in Uttarakhand have taken the conflict between economic growth and ecological conservation to a new pitch. Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna is making hapless attemp ...More


Earth sciences secretary blames Uttarakhand rains on climate change
Rajeev Deshpande
The Times of India , Saturday, June 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: The catastrophic rainfall in Uttarakhand was most likely a climate change event as it is in keeping with a pattern of increasing incidents of extreme weather events that often cause phe ...More


Earth sciences secretary blames Uttarakhand rains on climate change
Rajeev Deshpande
The Times of India , Saturday, June 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: The catastrophic rainfall in Uttarakhand was most likely a climate change event as it is in keeping with a pattern of increasing incidents of extreme weather events that often cause pheno ...More


Top ecologist urges creation of central ministry for hill states
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, June 22, 2013

In seven years since 2005, Uttarkashi had three major flash floods. In 27 years before 2005, it had one — in 1978. What happened after 2005 was wanton development — hydroelectric (hydel) power p ...More


'Climate change can trigger more disasters'
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New India Express , Saturday, June 22, 2013

Climate change experts are ringing alarm bells, even as North India reels under a major natural disaster that has links to global warming. Raman Sukumar, professor at the Centre for Ecological Scienc ...More


Time to stop smoking in kitchens
R. K. Pachauri, K. Srinath Reddy, Shyam Saran
The Hindu , Saturday, June 22, 2013

A large section of our country’s population, nearly 75 per cent of rural and 22 per cent of urban households, still uses biomass for daily cooking. An estimated 80 per cent of the residential energy ...More


Changing environment to impact global business: UN
The Times of India , Saturday, June 22, 2013

LONDON: The future of the private sector will increasingly hinge on the ability of businesses to adapt to the world's rapidly changing environment, according to a UN report. The report titled "GEO-5 ...More


Earth sciences secretary blames Uttarakhand rains on climate change
Rajeev Deshpande
The Times of India , Saturday, June 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: The catastrophic rainfall in Uttarakhand was most likely a climate change event as it is in keeping with a pattern of increasing incidents of extreme weather events that often cause phenome ...More


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


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


'Demand for agriculture courses as high as ever'
The Times of India , Friday, June 21, 2013

Prof ManoranjanKar was appointed the vice-chancellor of Orissa University of Technology (OUAT) in March this year, following the controversial departure of his predecessor, D P Ray. Kar, who has serve ...More


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