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Greenpeace to collect one million signatures for Arctic

Moscow/Rio De Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greenpeace has plans to collect one million signatures via the Internet to support a project against oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic, the global environment watchdog has stated on its website.

Arctic subjected to intense warm climate intervals

Washington, June 22 (IANS) Intense warm climate intervals - warmer than scientists thought possible - have occurred in the Arctic over the past 2.8 million years, reveals a research by climatologists. ...
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Rich nations shy from commitment at Rio Earth Summit

By Arvind Padmanabhan Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) As the Earth Summit began Wednesday, India had more than one reason to be happy, with its main concerns addressed in the draft of the declaration to be adopted by the 90 global leaders here Thursday, but felt let down by rich nations for lack of commitment in funding green programmes. ...
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Delhi thirsty for water, crisis to deepen

By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A serious water shortage in the peak summer months has made life miserable for hundreds of thousands in the Indian capital, sparking street protests. Experts say the crisis can only worsen in the long run. ...
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Monsoon finally hits Bihar, widespread rains expected

Patna, June 20 (IANS) The much-awaited monsoon has entered Bihar, rains lashing several parts of the state Wednesday and bringing much-needed relief to people, particularly farmers, an official here said. ...
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Eco-friendly interiors the new mantra

By Azera Parveen Rahman New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Green is in. With celebrities like Gul Panag showing the way by creating a completely eco-friendly holiday home near Pune, people are increasingly opting for environment-friendly interiors to push up the green quotient of their homes. ...
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Mumbai scientist leads Indian chapter of Rio+20 conference

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based scientist Pushkar Vaidya will lead the Rio+20 India Programme, a part of the three-day conference that begins in Brazil Wednesday. The India edition will consist of a certification programme for schools in India and a workshop for corporate houses. ...
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TERI's Pachauri gets Mexican humanitarian award

Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) The director general of India's The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), R.K. Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe Calderon on the margins of the G20 Summit here. ...
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Spotlight on Rio as Earth Summit kicks off Wednesday

By Richa Sharma New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Brazil's picturesque port city of Rio de Janeiro will be the focus of attention for three days as the Earth Summit 2012 kicks off Wednesday. It will examine how committed world leaders are to defining a sustainable development pathway to enable people around the world maintain a decent standard of living while preserving ecosystems and natural resources. ...
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Goa's grand old church to go green, shed asbestos

Panaji, June 18 (IANS) The Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa's most revered churches, will soon have an eco-friendly roof -- thanks to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which wanted visitors to the over 400-year-old building to have a "healthy" experience. ...
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Clean Energy: Collective Global Action Needed

New Delhi (INP): “India has made considerable progress in production of solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and other forms of Clean energy and it needs to be harnessed” said the Hon’ble Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy - Dr. Farooq Abdullah.

CII Congratulates PM for Staying Course on Reforms

New Delhi (INP): With his actions last week and the address to the nation last evening, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has unambiguously sent a message that the Government is determined to see through the reforms that have been at the centre of the political controversy lately.

Saving The Tiger

New Delhi: The country level tiger population, estimated once in every four years using the refined methodology, has shown an increasing trend with a population estimate of 1706, lower and upper limits being 1520 and 1909 respectively in the recent all India estimation (2010), as compared to the last country level estimation of 2006, with an estimate of 1411, lower and upper limits being 1165 and 1657 respectively.

Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended

Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said.

Delhi government to ban plastic bags

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital.

In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right To Information (RTI) reply.

Rains boost Agra's green cover

By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.

Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Greenland

Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the sea area off the eastern coast of Greenland Thursday, said the US Geological Survey, reported Xinhua.

Once in a blue moon this Friday

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There's something everyone does every once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday is the day to do that thing you do occasionally.

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change,