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Windfarm operator offers homeowners compensation for building turbines
Fiona Harvey,
The Guardian , Thursday, June 06, 2013

Householders are to be paid at least £100 a year for living near turbines owned by a windfarm developer. RES is pioneering the "local energy discount schemes", which are part of a wider move to give c ...More


India Inc goes on green overdrive
Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla
The Hindu Business Line , Thursday, June 06, 2013

Corporates decided to go that extra mile to celebrate World Environment Day. Though an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme, most companies use the day as an annual event to reinforc ...More


After heavy spell, monsoon weakens in Kerala
The Times of India , Thursday, June 06, 2013

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After three days of heavy rains, the southwest monsoon has weakened in Kerala. Rain lashed only a few places in Kerala and Lakshadweep on Wednesday. Rains are expected to regain mo ...More


Nature conserving its best far away from crowded cities
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times , Thursday, June 06, 2013

India presents a unique environmental contrast: while the landscape in fast-growing cities is crumbling under human pressure, the Himalayas and the coastal areas are conserving the nature's best asset ...More


Best of nature conserved away from crumbling cities
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times , Thursday, June 06, 2013

India presents a unique environmental mix with urban landscape crumbling under human pressure and far-flung coastal and Himalayan regions conserving nature's best. Sitting in cities one may not relea ...More


On a mission to make Coimbatore greener
The Times of India , Thursday, June 06, 2013

COIMBATORE: Planting of hundreds of tree saplings, conducting a tree survey, desilting of Ukkadam Lake and launch of a nationwide campaign against food wastage marked World Environment Day in the city ...More


UK to double trade with India
The Times of India , Thursday, June 06, 2013

KOCHI: The United Kingdom (UK) is attempting to double its trade with India by 2015, said Eric Pickles, British cabinet minister for communities and local government. Pickles, who is leading a 20-m ...More


India Inc goes on green overdrive
Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla
The Hindu Business Line , Thursday, June 06, 2013

Corporates decided to go that extra mile to celebrate World Environment Day. Though an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme, most companies use the day as an annual event to reinforc ...More


'Real change starts with local initiatives'
The New Indian Express , Thursday, June 06, 2013

Though climate change is a global issue, it has to be addressed locally as real change starts with local initiatives, said British Minister For Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles. He was s ...More


Chennaiites trust government more than NGOs, says survey
G Babu Jayakumar
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Most Chennaiites look to the government to protect the environment rather than to NGOs or anybody else, and turn to newspapers for information related to environment. This was part of the findings of ...More


Earth care awards
The Economic Times , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Times Of India's Earthcare Awards recognise actions and innovations that help communities adapt to climate change impacts. Started in 2008, the Awards have been ably won by grass-root level or ...More


Climate change causing US wildfire season to last longer, Congress told
Suzanne Goldenberg
The Guardian , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

America's wildfire season lasts two months longer than it did 40 years ago and burns up twice as much land as it did in those earlier days because of the hotter, drier conditions produced by climate c ...More


China signals hunger for Arctic's mineral riches
Ed Struzik
The Guardian , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

When China — along with Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, and Italy — was granted permanent observer status in the Arctic Council last month, it left many experts wondering whether a paradigm shif ...More


In the government we still believe
Subir Ghosh
DNA , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Most still think it's the ruling dispensation that should resolve environmental issues; worse, one in three is a climate-change denier. There’s something grossly wrong with the environment of Bangalo ...More


To save planet, B’deshi couple travel round the world on motorbike
The Statesman , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

KOLKATA, 4 JUNE: A Bangladeshi couple has set out on a world tour on motorbike to create awareness about climate change. Mohammad Shahade Ferdous and Fatema Sultana Shama had started their “Ride for ...More


Green India Mission faces fund crunch
Shine Jacob
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Green India Mission, the Rs 46,000-crore ambitious project meant to increase the country’s forest cover, is struggling to keep itself rolling due to fund crunch. The ministry of environment and for ...More


Climate change: Missing the wood for the trees
Neha Lalchandani
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

NEW DELHI: In 2009, Delhi became the first city in India to come out with a comprehensive plan for combating climate change. The ambitious proposal outlined actions to be taken under five heads that i ...More


Green mission on agenda for corporates
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

As pressure on the environment is growing with the increasing energy consumption, carbon footprint, felling trees, global warming and emission, we see the effects reaching us in the form of climate ch ...More


Which Bangalore is your reality?
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

There used to be a huge tamarind tree where the road turned into Sumangali Seva Ashrama Road. Children played under it, birds nested in it and it made for a cool shade in summer. Back then, summers ...More


Maharashtra: Rural development schemes can also help in adapting to climate change
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

MUMBAI: Marginal farmers in Maharashtra are battling another cruel drought. In Vidarbha, heat waves and droughts have become an annual feature. It doesn't have to be so. Absence of irrigation and effi ...More


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