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Russia loan for N-plant
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The Telegraph , Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Delhi, July 17: Russia today signed a protocol granting India soft loans to cover more than half the cost of two more nuclear power plants at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu, where two 1000MW Russian r ...More


Tibetan glaciers retreating, earlier study flawed: Report
Economic Times , Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NEW DELHI: Most glaciers on the Tibetan plateau and around it are rapidly melting says the latest study based on 30 years of satellite data and also actual measurements. This upturns results of a stud ...More


'Warming could unleash more violent storms'
IANS
The Hindu , Monday, July 16, 2012

AP According to a study, for every one degree Celsius of warming, there will be approximately a 10 per cent increase in lightning activity. Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, f ...More


Challenges galore for global agriculture next ten years
G. Chandrashekhar
Businees Lines , Monday, July 16, 2012

Global food security has clearly been under strain in recent years with fluctuating output, weather aberrations, rising production costs and of course food inflation that dilutes the nutrition intake ...More


BASIC nations call for rollback of EU carbon tax on aviation
The Economic Times , Sunday, July 15, 2012

NEW DELHI: The meeting of BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, China and India — in Pretoria, South Africa, made a strong statement against EU's carbon tax on aviation at the end of two-day talks. ...More


England flood risk to rise fourfold by 2035: Report
Reuters
The Times of India , Thursday, July 12, 2012

LONDON: The risk of flooding for many English homes and businesses could increase fourfold by 2035 if more action to deal with the impact of climate change is not taken, government advisers said on We ...More


'Warming could unleash more violent storms'
The Hindu , Thursday, July 12, 2012

AP According to a study, for every one degree Celsius of warming, there will be approximately a 10 per cent increase in lightning activity. Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, f ...More


Flood protection to cost UK at least £860m by 2015, ministers warned
THE DECCAN HERALD , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Workers in the rain at the Farnborough international airshow. The Met Office has published research that showed recent extreme weather events were linked to man-made climate change. Photograph: Andy R ...More


State floods due to climate change: Expert
AJIT PATOWARY
THE ASSAM TRIBUNE , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

GUWAHATI, July 11 – The possible reason for the recent floods in Assam is the changes taking place in climate, observes Prof Nayan Sarma of the IIT, Roorkee, who is involved in an Indo-German project ...More


Karakoram glaciers unaffected by global warming
IANS
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LONDON: Glaciers nestling under the shadow of Diran and Rakaposhi, two towering peaks in the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan, remain impervious to global warming and have even grown slightly in r ...More


Trade war: Cabinet to consider steps against EU carbon tax
Nitin Sethi, TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 09, 2012

The move comes after the government told the Indian aviation sector not to provide data the EU had asked for as part of this new carbon tax regime. NEW DELHI: The trade battle with the European Unio ...More


Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters
IANS
The Times of India , Sunday, July 08, 2012

WASHINGTON: The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at ...More


Sea of change
Aarti Dhar
The Hindu , Sunday, July 01, 2012

A medium-sized city with a population of 0.3 million, Yeosu is located at the centre of the south coast of South Korea, abundant in marine resources. It is located in the region where Korea’s leading ...More


Claude Smadja: Rio+20 = almost zero
Business Standard , Thursday, June 28, 2012

Did you notice the paucity of news and comments about last week’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, the biggest event the UN has ever organised? Oh, you had not even rea ...More


Now plant a tree and get Rs 150 after three years
Radha Sharma, TNN
The Times Of India , Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AHMEDABAD: If the standing committee gives its final approval, citizens in Ahmedabad will be paid by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for taking care of the trees. AMC officials said that with a ...More


Coconut industry meet to focus on climate change issues
Business Line , Wednesday, June 27, 2012

India will host the 45th Cocotech meeting of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) here during July 2-6. The theme of the meeting is “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development of the Cocon ...More


Relief in Rio
Business Line , Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Rio+20 meet re-establishes the principle of developed countries being primarily responsible for cleaning up the planet. The Environment Minister, Ms Jayanthi Natarajan, has reason to feel satisfi ...More


Rio+20: The world has a plan and money to save itself
Shobhan Saxena,TNN
The Economic Times , Monday, June 25, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: It ended with a bang, and not a whimper as predicted by some. On the day Hillary Clinton quoted Steve Jobs in support of "new thinking", and Hollywood stars Edward Norton and Dev Patel ...More


Forest funds become milch cow
Moushumi Basu
The Pioneer , Monday, June 25, 2012

From providing broadband connectivity to DFOs to meeting expenses incurred on CAMPA workshop held in Hotel Ashok in Delhi to mitigation of electrocution of jumbos in Odisha by maintenance of power lin ...More


Sea rise faster on US East than rest of globe
AP
The Times Of India , Monday, June 25, 2012

WASHINGTON: Sea levels are rising much faster along the US East Coast than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report ...More


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