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Global warming: Mt Everest’s ice is disappearing
Graham Land
Asian Correspondent , Saturday, May 18, 2013

The glaciers of Mount Everest have lost 13% of their mass during the past 50 years, according to a new study. Since the 1960s smaller glaciers (less than one square kilometer) have shrunken by a whopp ...More


Time to put garbage on the table
Ranjith Annepu
The Hindu , Saturday, May 18, 2013

With no long-term planning and policy reforms, the country’s burgeoning waste management problem is set to become a health and environmental crisis In 2012, for the first time in its history, India ...More


Canadian government doubles advertising spend on tar sands
Suzanne Goldenberg,
The Guardian , Friday, May 17, 2013

The Canadian government has nearly doubled its advertising spending to promote the Alberta tar sands in an aggressive new lobbying push ahead of Thursday's visit to New York by the prime minister, Ste ...More


Act now to save melting Himalayan glaciers
The New Indian Exprewss , Friday, May 17, 2013

In the film, Waterworld, the earth has become one vast ocean as all the snows and glaciers have melted because of global warming. Only one spot of dry land is still left — it is Mount Everest and a bi ...More


Foodgrain production in kharif season likely to increase by 8%
Live Mint , Friday, May 17, 2013

New Delhi: Foodgrain production in India’s kharif season, the summer crop, is estimated to increase by a little more than 8% this year on expectations of normal monsoon rains, boosting hopes of a reco ...More


Kochi skeptical of Piravom project
Deccan Chronicle , Friday, May 17, 2013

Kochi: The proposed Rs 210-crore Piravom drinking water project that is expected to bring 100 million litres of water daily does not enthuse city residents who are skeptical of water reaching their ho ...More


The green entrepreneurs
Live Mint , Friday, May 17, 2013

There have been many signs that green entrepreneurship is coming of age in India. A report published in this newspaper on Thursday says that several renewable energy firms are now trying to raise capi ...More


World cyclist to promote responsible tourism in Nepal
Business Standard , Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nepal's renowned cyclist Pushkar Shah has joined hands with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to promote environmentally responsible tourism in the Himalayas. Shah, who has travelled across 150 countr ...More


This Week in Science
Vasudevan Mukunth
The Hindu , Thursday, May 16, 2013

Excerpts from science, technology, environment and health reports from around the web. New closed-captioning glasses help deaf go out to movies There will be a special attraction for deaf people in ...More


Renewable energy is the need of the hour
Subhro Niyogi,
The Times of India , Thursday, May 16, 2013

KOLKATA: Renewable energy has huge potential to provide solution to increase energy crisis and it is the key factor to the future of energy, food and economic security, said participants at a seminar ...More


Deadly virus threatening Gir lions
Kounteya Sinha
The Times of India , Thursday, May 16, 2013

LONDON: A deadly virus that wiped out a significant number of wild lions in the African Serengeti in mid 1990s is now threatening Gir — home to India's only population of lions. Scientists in Indi ...More


India gets the nod to join Arctic gold rush
Indrani Bagchi
The Times of India , Thursday, May 16, 2013

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday signed up to the Arctic Council as an observer, a step that gives it a foothold in the future of the resources-rich Arctic Ocean as the ice melts and everything from navi ...More


Mars hit by over 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year
DNA , Thursday, May 16, 2013

These asteroids or comet fragments typically are no more than 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) in diameter. Space rocks too small to reach the ground on Earth cause craters on Mars because the Red Planet h ...More


Mount Everest shedding its frozen cloak
The Times of India , Thursday, May 16, 2013

Researchers led by an Indian origin have found abundant evidence showing decline of snow and ice in Mount Everest region. The scientists have also been studying temperature and precipitation trends ...More


North Pole drifts east due to climate change
R. Prasad
The Hindu , Thursday, May 16, 2013

Atmospheric and terrestrial water storage changes have made only a “minor” contribution Around 2005, accelerated melting of polar ice sheet and mountain glaciers, together with rising sea level, cau ...More


UK signals support for EU import of Canadian tar sands oil
John Vidal
The Guardian , Thursday, May 16, 2013

Britain has given its clearest signal yet that it wants to allow European countries to import carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Canada. Leaked papers seen by the Guardian show that in EU negotiatio ...More


Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds
Suzanne Goldenberg
The Guardian , Thursday, May 16, 2013

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity. Authors of the survey, published on Thursday in the journa ...More


Whither, global trading system?
Pradeep S. Mehta
The Hindu Business Line , Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reviving multilateralism in the global trading system calls for a new, more flexible approach. The new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo, will face ...More


Arctic expedition to study impact of climate change on plankton
Martine Valo
The Guardian , Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tara will soon set sail for the Arctic again. The famous schooner will cast off from Lorient in Brittany on Sunday 19 May for a seven-month expedition via the Northeast Passage along Russia's Arctic c ...More


World Bank rethinks stance on large-scale hydropower projects
Howard Schneider
The Guardian , Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The World Bank is making a major push to develop large-scale hydropower, something it had all but abandoned a decade ago but now sees as crucial to resolving the tension between economic development a ...More


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