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Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon costs


September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A faulty analytical model is behind the US government's underestimating the costs of carbon pollution, says an economic expert.A more appropriate accounting of costs would ... Read more...

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Car pools offset spiralling fuel costs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) When it comes to something as personal and expensive as a car, sharing is not easy. But due to spiralling fuel costs, global warming and overcrowded ... Read more...

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Global energy panel calls for investment in clean energy


September 4th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The International Energy Agency (IEA) Tuesday urged all countries to invest in clean energy for a low-carbon future.IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said ... Read more...

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Radical methods needed to save oceans, say experts


August 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Current global efforts to counter the impact of carbon emissions are not enough, say experts, calling for a broader and more radical approach to marine management ... Read more...

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China’s wind power capacity increases


August 16th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's on-grid wind power capacity has reached over 50 gigawatts this year, representing an annual growth rate of 87 percent.However, technical problems have prevented the efficient ... Read more...

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‘Southern ocean re-routes 40 percent of carbon emissions’


July 31st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The Southern Ocean re-routes as much as 40 percent of the annual global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, helping the world's oceans absorb them, according to a ... Read more...

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Wash clothes sparingly: Britons told


July 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British NGO wants people to wash their clothes less often to save the planet, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.The Waste and Resources Action Programme says ... Read more...

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Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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Laser wipes paper clean for reuse


May 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Engineers have developed a way of using lasers to remove ink from paper so it can be reused in printers and photocopiers. The new technique could ... Read more...

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Coming soon, ‘blue rating’ water standards for industry


May 20th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India is set to become the first country in the world to come up with "blue ratings" - on the lines of green ratings for ... Read more...

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Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax


April 19th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Carbon tax on aviation sector not deal breaker: EU


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 11 (IANS) The European Union has denied charges made by Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natrajan that a EU law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is a "deal-breaker" ... Read more...

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‘EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks’ (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change ... Read more...

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Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... Read more...

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South Australian govt worried that electric cars would stress the power grid


March 15th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Adelaide, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) South Australian State Government is very worried that electric cars could stress the power grid in the region. Even though the government officials know very well that ... 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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Carbon emissions could wipeout marine species


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in ... Read more...

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China to face power shortage


February 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China will continue to face a power shortfall this year due to increasing demand and stagnant growth in new power plants, according to an industry association.The ... Read more...

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BSE launches green index for companies


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Wednesday launched a new sectoral index - BSE-GREENEX - to measure the performance of companies in terms of carbon emissions and ... Read more...

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Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria


February 17th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year - more than malaria - thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes ... Read more...

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India, others slam EU aviation cap


February 14th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BASIC countries -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China - Tuesday criticised the European Union's (EU) "stubbornness" to go ahead with its aviation cap, ... 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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No need for India to cut carbon emissions: EU


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The world must respect that India has a right to grow and no one wants it to cut emissions but it must not carry on ... 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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Cloud-based tablet solution for students launched


January 25th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Sam Pitroda, advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Wednesday launched the country's first cloud-based tablet solution for school students called 'e-tutor tablet'.This can be used ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions speed up ocean acidification


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Manmade emissions over the last two centuries have already raised ocean acidity far beyond the range of natural variations, threatening important species of marine life. "In ... Read more...

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Mandatory carbon disclosure for telecom sector welcomed


January 14th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Environmental NGO Greenpeace Saturday welcomed the Indian government's order making it mandatory for telecom companies in the country to disclose carbon emissions and usage of ... Read more...

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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

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No binding agreements for India on emission cuts: Natrajan


December 27th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Tuesday assured parliament that India will not sign any binding agreement for carbon emissions reduction.Giving clarifications on her Rajya Sabha statement ... Read more...

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Spiritual guru favours carbon tax


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sohom Baba, one of the UN appointed observers at the recently concluded climate summit at Durban, South Africa, Thursday called for imposing carbon tax ... Read more...

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EU to charge green tax from airlines


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1.The move is part of a carbon-trading rule on airlines ... Read more...

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Forbes’ ‘tomorrow’s brightest stars’ includes 10 Indians (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Ten Indians, including a 17-year-old, rub shoulders with the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in a ... Read more...

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10 Indians among Forbes’ ‘tomorrow’s brightest stars’


December 21st, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Ten Indians rub shoulders with the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, human rights activist Ronan Farrow and pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber ... Read more...

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Durban climate talks: What it means for India?


December 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS)At the recently concluded UN climate change talk in Durban, the world agreed to a new global climate change regime by 2020 to bring down emissions ... Read more...

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Parrotfish play vital role in preserving coral reefs


December 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Brilliantly-hued parrot fish are playing a vital role in preserving whatever remains of the imperilled coral reefs. The new study, led by David Bellwood and Terry ... Read more...

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