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Snow decline in Lahaul sparks global warming fears
TNN
The Economic Times , Friday, February 17, 2012

MANALI: Contrary to the heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the snow desert of the state -- Lahaul-Spiti -- has received negligible snow this year, triggering global warming fears in the Himalayan reg ...More


US leads low-cost bid to curb global warming pollutants
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The Economic Times , Friday, February 17, 2012

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Thursday it will contribute $12 million to a six-country initiative to fight against climate change by low-cost programs, such as promoting clean cooking stoves. ...More


Equity remains central plank of Indian climate stance: Manmohan Singh
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The Economic Times , Friday, February 17, 2012

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told chief climate negotiators of South Africa, Brazil and China that 'equity' and the principle of 'common but differentiated responsibilities' will remai ...More


Community Foresters’ to be Hub of Green India Mission
The Himachal Times (Dehradun), , Thursday, February 16, 2012

A meeting was held at Gram Panchayat Bangsil under the National Mission for a Green India which was presided by Sarita Gaudh, Pradhan of the Panchayat. Forest Officer Komal Singh apprised the villager ...More


Chill Belies Global Warming Theory
Hindustan Times (New Delhi) , Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Heavy rainfall and snowfall could occur at a few places in Uttarakhand, warned the meteorological department on Monday. It is mid-February and there is no let up in cold. Higher reaches have already w ...More


Growth should not be at cost of environment: PM
PTI
Times of India , Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NEW DELHI: Ahead of a meeting with environment ministers of BASIC countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said growth is important for the people but should take place in a way which does n ...More


Ocean warming might hit microbes' carbon storage capacity
IANS
Times of India , Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WASHINGTON: Climate change is warming the oceans and preventing water layers from mixing, which could upset the carbon storage capacity of microbes and plankton. As the ocean surface warms, eviden ...More


The Poor against the Poor on Climate
Sunita Narain
Business Standard (New Delhi), , Monday, February 13, 2012

Many years ago, in a desperately poor village in Rajasthan, people decided to plant trees on the land adjoining their pond so that its catchment would be protected. But this land belonged to the reven ...More


Central African rainforests disappearred from climate change
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The Economic Times , Monday, February 13, 2012

WASHINGTON: Climate change combined with human activity caused the disappearance of tropical rainforests in central Africa 3,000 years ago, a study has found. According to the Prensa Latina news ag ...More


Environment Ministers of BASIC to Discuss Climate Strategy
Urmi A. Goswami
The Economic Times (New Delhi , Monday, February 13, 2012

For the first time since the December climate change meet in Durban, environment ministers from the BASIC countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – will come together in New Delhi this week. ...More


Central African rainforests disappearred from climate change
IANS
Times of India , Monday, February 13, 2012

WASHINGTON: Climate change combined with human activity caused the disappearance of tropical rainforests in central Africa 3,000 years ago, a study has found. According to the Prensa Latina news ag ...More


V.K. Bahuguna Wants Women to Fulfil Role
The Pioneer (Dehradun), , Saturday, February 11, 2012

On the valedictory function of a five-day long training course for women scientists on climate change mitigation on Friday, V.K. Bahuguna, director general of ICFRE, emphasised the fact that women, in ...More


Climate change speeds up microbial change
IANS
Times of India , Saturday, February 11, 2012

SYDNEY: Climate change could affectAntarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals. "We used to think that micro ...More


Women More Prone to Affects of Climate Change’ :Dr. Bahuguna (CP)
The Himachal Times (Dehradun), , Saturday, February 11, 2012

Women have greater role to play in Climate Change mitigation as women are more good resource manager then men. Women are particularly vulnerable to Climate Change because they are more prone to the ad ...More


Environment put at sea in Durban
The Tribune , Friday, February 10, 2012

The legacy of the ‘imperfect deal’ — as it was called by all participants — at the Copenhagen climate conference two years back continued in the Durban summit last December. People's need had lost out ...More


'No Ice Lost in Himalayas in 10 yrs'
Damian Carrington
Hindustan Times (New Delhi) , Friday, February 10, 2012

The world's greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows. The disco ...More


41% of country's forest cover has suffered degradation: Kasturirangan
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The Economic Times , Friday, February 10, 2012

PUNE: The 12th five year plan related to biodiversity will focus on reclaiming wetlands, inland lakes and ponds, assess coastal biodiversity resources, use and sustainability, implementing recovery ...More


TERI, Himachal join hands to protect environment
MANOHAR LAL | SHIMLA
The Pioneer , Friday, February 10, 2012

Taking a major step in protection of environment and climate change studies, Himachal Government would provide land and all other possible assistance for setting up of Energy and Resources Institute ...More


Can’t Shut Eyes to Climate Change
Jayanta Basu
, Thursday, February 09, 2012

We have seen what had happened in Durban. What's your observation on Durban as a platform for environment negotiations? I can only look at it from the point of view of the science of climate change. ...More


Antarctic Subglacial Lake Reached
The Hindu (New Delhi), , Thursday, February 09, 2012

A Russian team has succeeded in drilling through four kilometres (2.5 miles) of ice to the surface of a mythical subglacial Antarctic lake which could hold as yet unknown life forms, reports said Mond ...More


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