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That sinking feeling
Quirin Schiermeier
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Land plants create a huge carbon sink as they suck carbon dioxide out of the air to build leaves, wood and roots. The sink varies from year to year, but on an average, it soaks up one-quarter of the a ...More


Shades of Green
M.S. Mahesh Krishnan
The Hindu , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Some common phrases we hear around Delhi at this time of the year are “It’s so hot these days” and “As soon as winter is over, the temperature hits the roof”. I didn’t give much thought as to why it w ...More


Safe storage of water? Go underground.
Kate Galbraith
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Wise usage Experts are stressing the importance of building reservoirs below the ground. This will solve many of the difficulties associated with above-ground water shortage. Proponents say that the t ...More


Science Express to be in state from May 11-20
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

LUCKNOW: Science Express - Biodiversity Special, a collaborative initiative of the department of science and technology and Union ministry of environment and forest, and coordinated by Vikram A Sarabh ...More


International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives to prepare DPR for solar city project
Greeshma Gopal Giri
The Times of India , Monday, May 06, 2013

KOCHI: Kochi corporation has decided to appoint International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for executing the solar city project. The l ...More


Capturing carbons
The Times of India , Monday, May 06, 2013

Vikram Vishal is the first student to defend and obtain a degree in Doctor of Philosophy from the IIT-B Monash Research Academy. He shares the highlights of his thesis with Ruchi Kumar. IITB-Monash ...More


Positive climate change in business responsibility
Aman Bhargava
The Hindu Business Line , Monday, May 06, 2013

SEBI’s insistence on business responsibility reporting will bring India Inc to the forefront of this global emerging practice. Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR) or Corporate Sustainability Repo ...More


Is China really a climate change leader?
The Guardian , Saturday, May 04, 2013

China's environmental woes have attracted a lot of attention internationally since the start of the new year. Air pollution was first up in January as levels in a number of cities, including the capit ...More


Premachandran accuses State of helping MNCs
The Hindu , Saturday, May 04, 2013

Former Water Resources Minister N.K. Premachandran has said the State government is issuing orders that are helpful to multinational companies in the drinking water sector. Inaugurating the ‘jala sab ...More


ADB flags danger of Asia 'asset bubbles'
The Economic Times , Saturday, May 04, 2013

NEW DELHI: Emerging Asia needs to be on guard against "asset bubbles" as central banks globally loosen monetary policy, the Asia Development Bank's managing director warned on Friday. Last month, ...More


How unsuitable is the suit in India
The Economic Times , Saturday, May 04, 2013

Fashion once was what the conqueror brought in, what the emperor demanded, what the elite wore. Like the cravat of Croatian mercenaries that the French took a fancy to during the Thirty Years War. Lik ...More


Tackling the mosquito menace
Preethi Sukumaran
The Hindu , Saturday, May 04, 2013

The formaldehyde that is released from one mosquito coil can be as high as 51 burning cigarettes. Are repellents really safe to use? A carpet of neem flowers on the balcony and terrace of my home is ...More


Decision Pending
Nirmal Shekar
The Hindu , Saturday, May 04, 2013

When those two words are flashed on the big screen, especially during a passage of play that is ludicrously equated to death, the reactions from viewers may be starkly contrasting. Depending on which ...More


Brookings India chief kicks off India energy crisis research
The Economic Times , Saturday, May 04, 2013

LONDON: A research initiative to find solutions for the energy crisis facing India has been launched by the chairman of Brookings India, one of the country's leading policy think tanks. Vikram Sin ...More


NREGA a boon for water, crops: Study
BASANT KUMAR MOHANTY
The Telegraph , Saturday, May 04, 2013

The rural job guarantee programme has improved the levels of groundwater, crop production and organic carbon in soil at several places, a first-of-its-kind study has shown. The study on the possible ...More


Weird but true: Shedding of clothes by men can reduce global warming
T K Arun
The Economic Times , Saturday, May 04, 2013

NEW DELHI: Sartorial inequality between the genders is a cause for climate change. When it comes to formal dressing, women tend to cover themselves lightly, if not minimally, while men feel obliged to ...More


Talks on climate change in Bonn fail with disagreement over developing
nations efforts' to curb emissions
India Today , Saturday, May 04, 2013

New, more flexible ways to fight climate change were sketched out on Friday at the end of a week of talks between 160 nations, but there was no breakthrough in bridging a deep divide between China and ...More


The biomass industry should come clean about its environmental impact
The Guardian , Saturday, May 04, 2013

Last year, the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace published a report, called Dirtier than coal?, that shone a light on some evidence that the biomass industry would prefer was kept hidden. We ...More


US varsity may tie up with Punjab Agricultural University
The Times of India , Friday, May 03, 2013

LUDHIANA: In a bid to join hands for research and academics, a seven-member delegation from Purdue University (PU), USA, visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to explore and discuss possibiliti ...More


A Bill too long delayed
Business Standard , Friday, May 03, 2013

The much-awaited Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, which has finally been introduced in the Lok Sabha, has expectedly been warmly hailed by the biotechnology industry even as it ...More


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