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Decline in biodiversity of farmed plants, animals gathering pace
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OSLO: A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on ...More


Warmer seas could lead to more dolphin deaths in South Australia
Malcolm Sutton
The Guardian , Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dead dolphins and rotting fish could become a frequent feature on South Australian beaches due to warming seas. Record high sea surface temperatures from summer to April caused thousands of small fis ...More


Glaciers in Himachal receding alarmingly
Gaurav Bisht
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Glaciers in Himachal Pradesh, especially those along the Chinese border, are receding alarmingly. Since 1962, the total area of glaciers has come down from 2,077 sq km to 1628 sq km. Studies reveal th ...More


Field weather station set up in Sahyadris
Paul Fernandes
The Times of India , Monday, May 27, 2013

PANAJI: A Davis field weather station for compilation of data in the Sahyadris was set up by the Mhadei research centre in its premises recently. The station in the state's remote hinterland region a ...More


Green groups attack government resistance to EU climate change goals
Fiona Harvey
The Guardian , Monday, May 27, 2013

Green campaigners and industry experts have hit out at the government's plans to block new EU-wide renewable energy targets, which they say are essential to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and creati ...More


Kharland bunds destroying Konkan mangroves
Linah Baliga
The Times of India , Sunday, May 26, 2013

MUMBAI: In time of climate change rising sea levels and increasing coastal erosion, mangroves and the coastal ecosystems that protect the land from ingress of sea water and possible tsunamis, have gai ...More


Earth set to face 'severe' self-inflicted water woes within 2 generations
ANI
DNA India , Saturday, May 25, 2013

Humans are a key feature of the global water system, influencing prodigious quantities of water: stored in reservoirs, taken from rivers and groundwater and lost in various ways. Leading water scient ...More


PAU gets project to lessen climate change impact on groundwater
The Times of India , Saturday, May 25, 2013

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been allotted a research project "Groundwater Resource Management to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change in Punjab and Haryana", under the spon ...More


Locust plagues point to grim future of climate change
Ido Liven
The Guardian , Friday, May 24, 2013

The desert locust, the most notorious of about a dozen locust species for its ability to rapidly multiply and travel long distances, threatens an area of 32 million square kilometres, stretching acros ...More


Coldrush club
Deccan Herald , Friday, May 24, 2013

The granting of observer status to India in the Arctic Council is a recognition of the country’s technological and economic status. Along with India five other countries – China, Japan, South Korea, S ...More


Locust plagues point to grim future of climate change
Ido Liven
The Guardian , Friday, May 24, 2013

The desert locust, the most notorious of about a dozen locust species for its ability to rapidly multiply and travel long distances, threatens an area of 32 million square kilometres, stretching acros ...More


Keystone pipeline: House votes to bypass Obama for approval
Suzanne Goldenberg,
The Guardian , Thursday, May 23, 2013

Congress has voted to shut Barack Obama out of the biggest environmental decision of his presidency – the fate of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline – and claimed the authority to approve the project. ...More


Scotland warned independence could cost billions in renewable subsidies
Severin Carrell and Fiona Harvey
The Guardian , Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ed Davey, the UK energy secretary, has warned that Scotland could lose billions of pounds in subsidies for renewable energy projects if it voted for independence, putting its green energy revolution a ...More


Griff Rhys Jones attacks green energy 'desecration' of countryside
Adam Vaughan
The Guardian , Thursday, May 23, 2013

The comedian Griff Rhys Jones has accused the government of "random desecration" of the countryside and despoiling "pristine landscapes" through its subsidies to wind turbines and solar power. Respon ...More


Green deal: MPs blast government for failure to quantify success
The Guardian , Thursday, May 23, 2013

The green deal, the flagship environmental policy of the UK's coalition government intended to make the country's homes more energy efficient, has received a fresh blow after an influential committee ...More


It is a sin not to be green, says church’s new teaching
K. S. Sudhi
The Hindu , Thursday, May 23, 2013

By observing June 9 as Environment Sunday and urging the faithful to stay away from the “eco-sins” of water and air pollution, the Mar Thoma Church is treading a green path. Eco-justice and eco-cent ...More


Ignore biodiversity management at your own peril
Prakash Nelliyat
The Hindu , Thursday, May 23, 2013

The United Nations designated May 22 as the “International Day for Biological Diversity,” to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. “Water and Biodiversity” is this year’s theme. ...More


China unveils details of pilot carbon-trading programme
Jonathan Kaiman
The Guardian , Thursday, May 23, 2013

China has unveiled details of its first pilot carbon-trading programme, which will begin next month in the southern city of Shenzhen. The trading scheme will cover 638 companies responsible for 38% o ...More


Prince Charles calls for war on animal poachers
Fiona Harvey,
The Guardian , Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Prince Charles has warned that criminal gangs are turning to animal poaching, an unprecedented slaughter of species that can only be stopped by waging war on the perpetrators, in the latest of a serie ...More


Number of 'excellent' quality UK beaches plummets
Fiona Harvey
The Guardian , Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The proportion of UK beaches classed as "excellent" for the quality of their bathing water has fallen to its lowest level since 2000, new figures show. The number plummeted from 82.8% in 2011 to 58.2% ...More


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