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Delhi airport recognised for carbon emission cut


July 17th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here Tuesday became the fifth airport in the Asia-Pacific region to receive accreditation for its efforts at reducing carbon ... Read more...

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ABB to power Jaipur metro rail project


April 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) Global power and automation major ABB has bagged a Rs.75 crore ($15 million) order from state-run Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) to provide power solutions ... Read more...

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Indian airlines not submitting emission details to EU: Ajit Singh


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India's airlines are not submitting emission details to the European Union (EU) as it had directed, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told parliament Thursday."Though the ... Read more...

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Rich countries need to be more sensitive to emissions: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India is doing more than its fair share in reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but developed countries need to be more sensitive to ... Read more...

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China bars airlines from paying EU carbon emission charge


February 6th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China's airlines are not allowed to pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union (EU) nor are they allowed to hike freight or ... Read more...

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Indian carriers have provided carbon emission data: EU


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Despite the government's appeal to airlines to refrain from submitting carbon emission data to the European Union (EU) for a new tax, EU climate action ... Read more...

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Dubai launches first road lit by solar energy


January 17th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) The ministry of public works in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the first road in the emirate that uses solar-powered street-lights.The 11-km ... Read more...

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Bengal should impose ‘green cess’ on electricity: Expert


November 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government needs to impose a nominal "green" cess on electricity so that it has sufficient funds to dole out fiscal incentives which can ... Read more...

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Warming can be eased only with zero emissions


November 21st, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Global warming can be eased only if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero. The research ... Read more...

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South Africa to be hit by more natural disasters


September 29th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Sep 29 (IANS) South Africa will experience an increase in the frequency of severe weather events, such as droughts, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters, state-run news agency BuaNews ... Read more...

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Clay locks carbon, promotes soil health


September 15th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) A low-cost and out-of-the-box solution that involves adding clay rich compost helps lock up carbon and promotes soil fertility."Traditional ways to lower carbon emission... include spreading ... Read more...

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Energy-consuming light bulbs to go out in Hong Kong


August 15th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) The Hong Kong administration proposes to phase out energy-inefficient incandescent light bulbs to conserve energy and reduce carbon emission.The administration has launched a three-month public consultation ... Read more...

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Vodafone for 20 percent carbon footprint cut by 2015


August 8th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone Monday said it is planning to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent globally by 2015."Our target is to take it ... Read more...

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UAE launches sustainable lifestyle kit


July 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an innovative reusable kit to help raise awareness about the region's unique biodiversity as well as reduce carbon ... Read more...

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Come clean on energy, people tell Airtel chief


June 20th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Disappointed over the breakdown of talks between telecom giant Bharti Airtel and Greenpeace over a timeline for disclosing its carbon emission, thousands of people sent ... Read more...

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Cellular operators to draft emission cut plan in three months


June 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Following the allegation of NGO Green Peace that telecom giant Bharti Airtel had not revealed measures taken to lower its carbon emissions, Cellular Operators Association ... Read more...

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World forests capturing more carbon


June 7th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Forests are becoming larger carbon sinks thanks to higher density which has helped maintain regional carbon levels in the face of deforestation, according to the latest ... Read more...

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Solar power can meet up to 7 percent of India’s energy needs


May 24th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Solar power can meet 5-7 percent of India's total power requirements by 2021-22 compared to its current almost negligible contribution, reducing coal requirements by ... Read more...

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Tata steel to shelve 1,500 jobs in UK factory


May 20th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian steel major Tata Steel Friday said it will lay-off around 1,500 employees at its UK plants owing to a continued slump in demand, even as ... Read more...

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India to evaluate impact of growth on environment


May 9th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Monday announced the setting up of a high-level expert group to assess the impact of economic growth on environment."We are setting up a high-level ... Read more...

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Haryana’s Manesar to be India’s first eco-city


April 20th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Manesar in Haryana will soon be home to the country's first eco-city pilot initiative, a senior official of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation ... Read more...

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‘Go-No Go’ forest area policy to stay: Jairam Ramesh


April 9th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said he would continue to pursue his "Go-No Go" concept of forest area classification to prevent illegal ... Read more...

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Pak capital Islamabad observes Earth Hour


March 28th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad joined hands with the global community to observe Earth Hour-2011, for promotion of sustainable environment, conservation of energy and to mitigate ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger to take part in climate forum


March 26th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 26 (IANS/AKI) Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will visit Indonesia to take part in a Governors' Climate Forum.Governors from around 30 countries, including the US, Brazil and ... Read more...

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Now robots become chefs in Chinese restaurant


February 18th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 18 (IANS) Visitors to a fast-food restaurant in Shanghai may be pleasantly surprised when they are served food cooked by two robot chefs.The robot chefs at the Wishdoing restaurant on ... Read more...

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Small island nations to be focus of Delhi environment summit


February 1st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Small island-states which are facing the biggest challenge from global warming will be at the focus of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) beginning Thursday. The DSDS ... Read more...

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Solar power plant inaugurated in Gujarat


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated a 1 MW solar power plant here, commissioned in a record 105 days at a cost of Rs.15 crore. "The ... Read more...

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‘ICT can reduce 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions’


December 14th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) solutions have the potential to reduce 10 percent of the country's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 -- thereby leading ... Read more...

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Where are the Commonwealth Games’ ‘green calculators’?


October 8th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games are nearly half way through but the 'green calculators' - to calculate the carbon footprint during the mega sporting event - are yet to ... Read more...

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Planning panel for better coordination between Centre and states


September 8th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday stressed the need for the centre and the states to coordinate efficiently to put in place better urban infrastructure and world-class facilities. "The key ... Read more...

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Champagne Producers Aim For Diminishing Pollution


September 1st, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous Champagne industry of France is all set to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution that tales place during the making and transportation of the drink. ... Read more...

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Now a peg of whisky for your car too!


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A peg of scotch whisky can reduce carbon emission too as scientists in Scotland have developed a biofuel from the by-products of whisky which can be used to ... Read more...

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Malaysia not too hot ‘Greenest Man’ who lives with little air conditioning, electricity


August 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 12 (ANI): Whoever says that Malaysia is getting too hot day by day, they should meet Matthias Gelber - the so-called World's Greenest Man in 2008-who lives with very ... Read more...

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British campaigner drives green bus in Kolkata


August 7th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) The sudden increase in the number of vehicles in the country has increased the carbon emission footprint -- amount of carbon released by an activity -- to five-six ... Read more...

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China’s economy to grow over nine percent in 2010


July 31st, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): China's chief financial regulator has said the country's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand to over nine percent.Xinhua quoted Yi Gang, the head of the ... Read more...

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