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Norway says ‘no’ to genetically modified seeds.
Sarah Hiddleston | Chennai
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 16, 2010

“The main instrument for global food security is national food production. Every country has an obligation to provide food for its own population. Trade alone cannot solve the fundamental challenges ...More


FEATURE-Debate over GM eggplant consumes India.
Rina Chandran | Mumbai
Reuters , Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The purple eggplant that Indian shopper Tanuja Krishnan picks out at a Mumbai market stall every week is an unlikely protagonist in a raging debate about whether genetically modified foods should be i ...More


Climate change threat to natural resources: Afridi
Islamabad
Daily Times , Monday, February 15, 2010

Global warming and climate change are posing a viable threat to our natural resources, said Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi. He was addressing the closing ceremony of Wetla ...More


Science vs alarmism: 4th international conference on climate change.
Tom DeWeese
Enter Stage Right , Monday, February 15, 2010

It has been an amazing year, watching the once-powerful global warming movement virtually collapse into scandal and disrepute as the "climategate" revelations of data tampering continue to grow. ...More


Harmony with environment the new growth imperative.
Bangkok Post , Monday, February 15, 2010

On the surface, the link between tiger conservation and development economics and sustainable growth appears a tenuous one. On the contrary argues Vinod Thomas, director-general of the Independent ...More


Montek to be part of UN panel on financing climate change action.
Nitin Sethi | New Delhi
The Times of India , Saturday, February 13, 2010

Deputy chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia will represent India in a high-level panel to be set up by UN secretary general Ban ki-Moon on financing climate change action globally. ...More


Senior Scots scientist in climate probe row.
Jenny Fyall
Scotsman.com , Saturday, February 13, 2010

AN EMINENT Scottish scientist is facing calls to resign from the "climategate" inquiry, amid concerns over his impartiality. Only 24 hours after another panel member quit, questions emerged over Pr ...More


Climate change: calling planet birth.
Oliver Burkeman
The Guardian , Saturday, February 13, 2010

Twelve years ago, the American author Bill ­McKibben published a short book entitled Maybe One: A Personal And Environmental Argument For Much Smaller Families. It certainly has its faults: most obvio ...More


Awareness held.
Express Buzz , Friday, February 12, 2010

A CD ROM with an interactive game called ‘Copenhagen Challenge’ was not only interesting, but also a great learning experience for the scores of students who took part in the National Environment Awar ...More


Fewer tigers in forests than captive in US.
IANS | Washington
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

The tiger population is in real crisis worldwide, including the US, where more big cats are held in captivity than are alive in the Asian wilds, says a WWF report. As Asian countries prepare to ce ...More


Scientists seek better way to do climate report.
AP | Washington
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

A steady drip of unsettling errors is exposing what scientists are calling "the weaker link" in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning series of international reports on global warming. The flaws, and the ...More


Global warming could make world more 'fragrant'.
ANI | London
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

A major scientific review has indicated that as a result of climate change, the world will become more 'fragrant'. As CO2 levels increase and the world warms, land use, precipitation and the avai ...More


Climate 'tipping points' may arrive without warning: Study.
PTI | Washington
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

It is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in earth's natural systems will occur, a new study has claimed. Researchers at University of California, Davis, said many scientist ...More


Senate offers some hope for legislation to combat climate change.
The Washington Post , Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE legislation, according to conventional wisdom, is all but dead for the year. It fell victim to Senate gridlock, yawning gaps between lawmakers over how and even whether to tackle the is ...More


Need to inculcate right mindset to tackle climate change: Shivraj Patil.
Chandigarh
Indian Express , Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj Patil delivered the valedictory address on the closing day of the 13th Punjab Science Congress held at Panjab University on the theme ‘Climate Change: Conc ...More


Bt Brinjal: Note by Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Special Correspondent | New Delhi
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1.The Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee (GEAC) was set up in May 1990 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. While it is a statutory body under Rules 1989 of the Environment (Protection) ...More


SEC issues interpretive guidance related to climate change disclosures.
Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA
Lexology , Tuesday, February 09, 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an interpretive release (the "Guidance") addressing disclosure in SEC filings related to climate change issues. The Guidance wa ...More


IPCC accused of erring on African crop prediction
Jonathan Leake
The Times of India , Monday, February 08, 2010

Aleading British government scientist has warned the UN’s climate panel to tackle its blunders or lose all credibility. Robert Watson, chief scientist at Defra, the environment ministry, who c ...More


India to commission study on equity of carbon space
SNS & IANS
The Statsman , Monday, February 08, 2010

NEW DELHI, 7 FEB: Apparently in its attempt to see that current concerns over climate change do not derail the momentum of growth in developing countries, India today decided to commission a study on ...More


Timber mafia robbing Bhaderwah region of its forest cover.
ANI | Jammu & Kashmir
One India , Monday, February 08, 2010

Even as the issue of climate change has alarmed countries across the world and serious efforts are on to increase green cover everywhere, local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district are ign ...More


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