ENVIRONMENT

Govt launches campaign ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’

NEW DELHI: (AMN) In a bid to protect and conserve Elephants in the country the government will soon set up a ‘National Elephant Conservation Authority’.

How Dirty is Your Data?

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NEW DELHI:  Greenpeace released an international study simultaneously in San Francisco and New Delhi that highlights the rapidly growing environmental footprint of the online world and offers an evaluation of both good and bad energy choices made by leading Information Technology (IT) companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo! and others.

Civil society for durable energy solution

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BHUBANESHWAR: Civil society here expressed deep concern over huge inequities in the supply of electricity between urban and rural areas. It said that despite massive investment and increase in the power generating capacity over 40% of the population has no access to electricity

India celebrates World Forestry Day

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said, “We must finish de-greening before we start greening projects.

TERI acquires super computers

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NEW DELHI: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has acquired the latest state-of-the-art supercomputer from Wipro which would be used for quantification and understanding of the climate uncertainties by high resolution global and regional climate models.

Bali Roadmap basic for climate talks:BASIC

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NEW DELHI:The leaders of the BASIC countries, representing the developing world today urged that the Bali Roadmap should continue to be the template for future negotiations on combating global climate change.

Govt ban tobacco in plastics package

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NEW DELHI: The Environment Ministry Monday issued a notification banning the use of plastics for packaging gutka and other tobacco products .The ban comes after it was pulled up by the Supreme Court for not implementing

Centre ambitious plan to save forests

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THIRUVANANTPURAM:  The Centre has prepared an ambitious plan to improve the quality and quantity of forest cover in the country.

DAVP calendar to highlight rare species

NEW DELHI: In order to sensitize people about the environment and climate change and matters concerning the endangered species, the ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday released a calendar with the theme “India’s Endangered Species”. Released by the I and B minister Ambika Soni, ..

MoEF show cause notice to Jindal project

NEW DELHI: In another setback for the Orissa government, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) Friday issued show cause notice to M/s Jindal Power Plant for the violation of Environment Protection Act for the proposed 6 MPTA integrated Steel Plant and 1000 MW Captive Power Plant at Kerjang,

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