All green buildings will get special logo in 2015


 NEW DELHI: All green (environment friendly) buildings - identified on the basis of use of water\energy conservation methods, recycled materials, solar power, natural lighting and energy self-sufficiency - across the country will get special logo in the New Year. 

The environment ministry is working on a methodology by factoring in the existing norms to issue such logo which will be developed by inviting designs from general public and experts. 
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India says it does not support an ex-ante review INDCs


 Lima: With the two-week annual climate summit here reaching its half-way mark, India on Sunday said that it does not support an ex-ante review of its intended nationally determined contributions as it is an issue of sovereignty. 

One major issue to be resolved is the structure of countries' intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which are their domestic plans of action to combat climate change. The text of the elements to go into the INDCs is under discussion as India and other developing countries are negotiating for more of an adaptation focus, including solid financial commitments, and technology sharing points.
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Punjab ties up with US global security and aerospace company for solar power


 CHANDIGARH: To augment solar power generation in the state and overcome the power crisis, the Punjab government on Friday announced a tie up with US global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin.

The state will add 1000 MW solar power in the next three years with Lockheed Martin providing plastic structures for solar panels on canals by using nano-technology.
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SC asks National Green Tribunal to shut down industries polluting Ganga


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday entrusted the National Green Tribunal (NGT) with the task of closing down industries polluting the Ganga which fail to install adequate anti-pollution measures to treat industrial effluents by March next year. A bench of Justices T S Thakur, Adarsh Goel and R Banumathi passed this order following the failure of statutory agencies like Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and state pollution control boards (SPCBs) to implement SC orders passed over the last 30 years to reduce pollutants in the Ganga.

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Salt invasion in Indo-Gangetic basin has led to 40% increase in human health problems: UN


 LONDON: Large areas of rich irrigated and fertile land in the Indo-Gangetic basin is being lost daily to salt damage, confirms the UN. Employment losses could be 50-80 man-days per hectare, with an estimate 20-40% increase in human health problems and 15-50% increase in animal health problems in India's Indo-Gangetic Basin. 

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20,000 solar pumps to provide drinking water to remote parts of India


 NEW DELHI: The drinking water and sanitation ministry has set a target of installing 20,000 solar power-based pumping systems in tribal and inaccessible hamlets/ habitation during this financial year to provide potable piped water to the locals. 

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Hudhud strips Visakhapatnam of its green cover


 HYDERABAD: The maddening velocity of Cyclone Hudhud, apart from destroying the properties of thousands of residents, almost entirely stripped Visakhapatnam of its green cover, sucked it dry of its rich wealth of birds and eroded its picturesque beaches. Such was the cyclone's intensity that about 75-80% of the city's trees were found to have been flattened on Monday, their bare stumps standing testimony to nature's fury. Even the hills dotting the city have become shorn of trees.

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World Land Trust raising funds for the ‘ambitious’ Chilkiya-Kota elephant corridor


LONDON: World Land Trust is an international conservation charity, which protects the world's most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. In one of its most ambitious projects till date, WLT has decided to fund purchase of alternate land for the Pannod villagers of Uttarakhand to move, as part of the path breaking project to create the Chilkiya-Kota elephant corridor in Uttarakhand. 

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Govt should ensure ‘aviral’ flow of Ganga, says environment scientist BD Tripathi


VARANASI: After the UPA government constituted the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) in 2009 and announced "Mission Clean Ganga by 2020", the NDA government led by Narendra Modi has set a target to clean the holy river in the next 18 years. But a top Ganga expert claims that what is missing in the new plan is a provision for uninterrupted flow of the river.

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Govt brings out country\'s first Wave Atlas in public domain


The National Institute of Ocean Technology - government institution on high-end ocean research - has published India's first 'Wave Atlas' for the coast which will help design marine structure and serve as a major resource point to protect beaches and coastal environment in the country. 

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Beaches shrink as housing, garbage creep up on ocean


CHENNAI: C Shiva spends most of his free time on the beach. Lately it's occurred to him that the beach is getting narrower all the time

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Joint Statement on 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change


 The 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in New Delhi, India on 7-8 August 2014. The meeting was attended by H.E Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (IC) of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of India,


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My ministry means business now: Prakash Javadekar


 NEW DELHI: Just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a red carpet minus the red tape to Japanese investors, environment and forest and climate change minister Prakash Javadekar said his ministry is no longer playing "Office Office" with green clearances. Instead the entire process has been made transparent by bringing it online


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India assures ‘stable’ environment to energy investors


NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised investors Tuesday that the government will provide a “stable and enabling environment” for exploration of new sources of fuel for the energy-hungry nation.

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China, India Push Rich Countries to Move First on Climate Change


China and India are stepping up pressure on wealthy countries to move first on fighting global warming, saying the earliest industrialized nations are the most to blame for rising temperatures.

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India Green News: Efficient air conditioners and green buildings are key to India\'s energy future, say two studies.

2013-10-25 The India-US climate cooperation agreed to during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent summit meeting with President Barack Obama will also include a focus on improving the energy efficiency of air-conditioning in India, which has the potential to avoid as many as 120 large power plants of 500 MW each Read Original Article Here :

home » India-news » India National Green Tribunal fines Gujarat pollution board, Ambuja Cements in toxic emissions case


Advertisement The National Green Tribunal has fined the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) as well as cement producing company Ambuja Cements Limited in a case of leakage of toxic gases that damaged agricultural fields.

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Green is the message these children propagate


KOCHI: From creating awareness among children about planting trees, to asking them to get a plant to school from their homes, to carrying out tree plantation awareness rallies around the school, the authorities of the Archbishop Attipetty Public School at Vaduthala in Kochi are doing everything possible to ensure thattheir children 'go green'.

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India\'s first green stadium awarded

-Business Standard2013-08-16

Delhi's Thyagaraj Stadium was Friday awarded the CII-Indian Green Building Council's (IGBC) gold rating, making it the first green stadium in the country, officials said.

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Reuse bigger Ganesha idols, save lakes

-Express News Service2013-08-08

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman Vamanacharya said people should not ignore the environment during the Ganesha festival, which falls on September 8 and 9. They should emulate Pune and start reusing the large Ganesha idols instead of immersing them.

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India\'s remarkable growth story clouded by a degrading environment

-Rachna Singh2013-08-12

The past decade of rapid economic growth has brought many benefits to India, but on the flip side the environment has suffered the most, exposing the population to serious air and water pollution.

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India May Decide on Imposing Solar Duties Next Week, Lobby Says

-Natalie Obiko Pearson2013-08-12

India may decide next week whether to impose duties on imports of solar equipment, according to the country’s Solar Independent Power Producers Association lobby.

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Solar issues at WTO: India treading cautiously this time

-Amiti Sen & Richa Mishra2013-08-11

'Once bitten, twice shy', the Commerce Department wants to avoid fresh troubles at the World Trade Organisation vis-à-vis India’s solar energy projects.

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Cabinet clears ‘generation-based incentive’ for wind power projects

-M. Ramesh2013-08-13

 The Centre has formally approved the ‘generation-based incentive’ scheme for wind power projects — a promise that was made by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in his Budget speech of 2013-14. The scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet of Ministers

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Does climate change lead to conflict?

-Samar Halarnkar2013-08-08

 The climate does not have to be particularly volatile to destabilize societies. A standard-deviation shift of one, the researchers found, is the rough equivalent of an African country warming up by no more than 0.35°C over 12 months.

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Young India comes up with green solutions

-Shreya Bhandary2013-08-17

 It is very evident that we need to balance urban development with Mother Nature, especially since the city's green cover is slowly depleting.

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