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West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate
By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News
BBC News , Monday, December 24, 2012

The data from Byrd Station shows rapid warming on the west Antarctic ice sheet A new analysis of temperature records indicates that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is warming nearly twice as fast as ...More


Beyond Doha - renewing the global approach to climate negotiations
Varad Pande
Business Standard , Sunday, December 23, 2012

The annual ritual of the United Nations climate change conference, held this year at Doha, Qatar, has concluded after a “stoppage time” ending. It is hard to label the Doha summit as a success or a fa ...More


Trophy hunting being confused with illegal poaching’
From Print Edition
The News International , Saturday, December 22, 2012

In Pakistan the trophy hunting programme is being confused with illegal poaching, noted a meeting of the IUCN Member Organisations’ National Committee. The meeting was chaired by Shahid Sayeed Khan ...More


Ups and downs of biodiversity after mass extinction unveiled
ANI
Newstrack India , Saturday, December 22, 2012

London, December 22 (ANI): Marine animal groups like ammonoids and conodonts already peaked three or four million years earlier, namely still during the Ear-ly Triassic, researchers say. The climate ...More


Butterflies fly high on India's wildlife conservation map
IANS
The Sentinel , Friday, December 21, 2012

New Delhi, Dec 20: India has managed to protect nearly 1,504 species of butterflies discovered in the subcontinent despite threats to their survival by sporadic forest fires and depleting green cover, ...More


State warned about fresh water consumption
The Statesman , Thursday, December 20, 2012

KOLKATA, 19 DEC: West Bengal needs to drastically rethink its attitude towards fresh water consumption, or risk severe water shortages in the coming decades, said environment and policy experts at ‘Wa ...More


What's Redd and will it help tackle climate change?
AFP
The Guardian , Thursday, December 20, 2012

Forests and trees store carbon. When they're burnt down or cleared – a process referred to as deforestation – this stored carbon is released back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and contributes ...More


Doha's 'gateway' to nowhere
Shyam Saran
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) met in Doha from November 26 to December 8 and adopted a set of eight decisions, which th ...More


EU declares no winner in carbon capture competition
Reuters
The Guardian , Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The first round of a European commission contest to fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects failed to find a winner, the EU's executive said on Tuesday, deepening concerns that the technology w ...More


What did Doha achieve?
R.K. Pachauri
The Indian express , Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Doha over two weeks, ending on December 7. There was a range of expectations express ...More


India, developing nations worried over consensus being buried in climate talks
Economic Times , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NEW DELHI: The quiet collapse of the most basic principle of UN climate negotiations in Doha - that all decisions should be taken only with complete consensus of 194 countries party to the convention ...More


Obama tightens air pollution limits
• Suzanne Goldenberg US environment correspondent
The Guardian , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Obama administration has set new limits on a deadly form of air pollution – and risked a backlash from industry early in a second term – by tightening restrictions on soot from smoke stacks and di ...More


Gloomy climate at Doha
Saurabh Kumar
Business Line , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The recently concluded Doha conference lacked the anticipation and media focus of Copenhagen (2009) and the last minute climax as witnessed last year in Durban. One may have thought that the conferenc ...More


It's OK to link climate denial to pedophilia, ABC tells ex-chairman Maurice Newman
by: Rick Morton
The Australian , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Former ABC chairman Maurice Newman says the national broadcaster suffers from 'groupthink' when it comes to climate change. Picture: Nikki Short Source: The Australian A COMPLAINT by former ABC chai ...More


Hedging Climate Bets: Hurricane Sandy and Climate Adaptation
Environmental Leader , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

With environmental issues, crisis often spurs action. Nuclear safety was ramped up after Three Mile Island. Hazardous waste laws were strengthened after Love Canal. And oil transport laws were refi ...More


Pollution from car emissions killing millions in China and India
John Vidal
The Guardian , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An explosion of car use has made fast-growing Asian cities the epicentre of global air pollution and become, along with obesity, the world's fastest growing cause of death according to a major study o ...More


Deforestation Wreaks Havoc in Guatemala’s Caribbean Region
By Danilo Valladares
Inter press Service , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - “Many tourists come to this area for bird watching, but the terrible deforestation is leading to the disappearance of so much of our flora and fauna. The cleared la ...More


India could face crippling heat waves
N. Gopal Raj
The Hindu , Sunday, December 16, 2012

The warning signs are already out there. Global air and ocean temperatures have risen in response to human-driven emissions, particularly of carbon dioxide. Oceans have become more acidic and the sea ...More


In Dominica, Diminished Rivers Among Climate Change’s Effects
Inter Press Service , Sunday, December 16, 2012

ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - Eighty-year-old Rupert Lawrence has been living in the Dominica capital, Roseau, for nearly 60 years. Like visitors to the island, he too is fascinated by the f ...More


Emissions cuts start at home
The Hindu , Saturday, December 15, 2012

THE SUNDAY STORY In 2007, energy sector (including power, transport, residential electricity was responsible for 58 per cent of emissions, industry for 22 per cent and agriculture, 17 per cent. After ...More


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