environmental sustainability

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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UN, Coca-Cola water project to impact a million people


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Naples (Italy), Sep 4 (IANS) UN and Coca-Cola have announced here the expansion of their partnership on water sustainibility to 10 countries that will impact over a million people in ... Read more...

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‘Smart cities way forward to housing for all’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) With increasing migration to urban areas from villages and towns in pursuit of education, jobs and better living, realtors should build smart cities for housing all ... Read more...

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Community land rights unenforced in Third World


May 30th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Millions of forest people in tropical nations, including India, have won unprecedented legal rights to land but laws ensuring community land rights to them remain ... Read more...

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Polar explorer launches environmental awareness programme


April 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned environmentalist and polar explorer Robert Swan launched the fourth phase of Project SEARCH, an environmental sustainability awareness programme, here Friday.The project's fourth phase aims ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

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Ex-corporate honcho Homi Khusrokhan to head BNHS


January 9th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Former corporate executive Homi Khusrokhan, who is also a keen environmentalist, will be the new president of the prestigious Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), a BNHS ... Read more...

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Key cabinet decisions of 2011 (2011 in Retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The union cabinet met 32 times this year and its sub committee on economic affairs had 25 meetings to take key decisions aimed at improving ... Read more...

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Goa aims to cash in on Bollywood boom


December 19th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) There was a Bollywood touch to Goa's celebration of its 50th anniversary of liberation from 450 years of Portuguese rule Monday with a vision document suggesting ... Read more...

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Tata Steel rolls out new corporate campaign


July 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Tata Steel Thursday launched a corporate campaign portraying itself as a state-of-art global steel major which is also dedicated towards social, economic and environmental sustainability."As ... Read more...

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Southern states lagging in growth: CII


June 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) The growth rate of gross state domestic product (GSDP) of the four southern states has been slowing down in recent years and requires focused attention on ... Read more...

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Nigeria to set up 28 plastic recycling plants


May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 13 (IANS) Nigeria plans to set up 28 plastic recycling plants in cities across the country to control pollution, a top official has said.Ogundayo Dada, director of ... Read more...

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Delhi generates least waste among 22 Asian cities: Survey


February 14th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi generates the lowest per capita waste - 147 kg per year - among 22 Asian cities, according to a survey released here Monday.The Asian Green City ... Read more...

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Dr. Karan Singh receives ‘Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education’


November 24th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education' to MP Dr. Karan Singh at a function here on Wednesday.Expressing ... Read more...

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Global oil supplies ‘will run out long before substitutes roll out’


November 10th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study based on stock market expectations by the University of California, Davis, has suggested that global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon urges China to vigorously curb greenhouse gas emissions


November 1st, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 1 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that seven of the world's top 10 polluted cities are in China and stressed that it should put greater emphasis on ... Read more...

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Asian water crisis worsening, Asian Development Bank says


October 12th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said Asia is facing a water crisis that continues to worsen and threaten the region's economy.ADB's Special Senior Advisor Arjun ... Read more...

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Film festival to highlight millennium development goals


September 18th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The capital is hosting a two-day international film festival featuring short films on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The festival, "Eight", will showcase short films on themes ... Read more...

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India needs to improve implementation of social schemes


September 15th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India has done well in eradicating poverty, improving healthcare and primary education, but lax implementation of programmes has been the main hurdle in achieving the ... Read more...

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Party politics affecting development plans: Tharoor


September 11th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 11 (IANS) Contending that party politics is adversely affecting implementation of development plans, former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor Saturday criticised the Kerala government for ... Read more...

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India, Switzerland, UN brainstorm on urban heritage


September 9th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) A two-day conference to identify areas of partnership between India and Switzerland for heritage-based sustainable urban development began at the India International Centre here Thursday. The conference, a ... Read more...

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GE and PepsiCo in India among 12 ACE finalists


September 8th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) GE and PepsiCo in India are among 12 American companies selected as finalists for the Secretary of State's prestigious 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).Chosen from ... Read more...

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Networks, not size, determine cities’ economic prosperity


August 31st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A city's well-connected networks play a role in its economic prosperity and not its size, says a new study.Michigan State University sociologist Zachary Neal found that the rise ... Read more...

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Oz female cyclist rides 22,000 kilometres to raise awareness about Africa


August 24th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24(ANI): An Australian woman from Melbourne has become the first person to cycle continuously from Africa's most westerly to easterly points.Kate Leeming completed her epic 22,000- kilometres journey on August ... Read more...

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Stop drug trafficking to wipe out poverty: UN


June 27th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 27 (IANS) Fighting drug abuse, trafficking and other social evils must be parts of the battle against poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said. "Our work to achieve the Millennium ... Read more...

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Food inflation, inequity major challenges: Swaminathan


June 26th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Food inflation, increasing food production with existing and new technologies and ensuring equitable economic growth are the big challenges facing India, noted farm scientist M.S. Swaminathan Saturday said. ... Read more...

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G20 should focus on green measures for growth: UN


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Leaders of the group of 20 developing countries (G20) should focus on environment-friendly measures to promote global economic recovery, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. "Based on our ... Read more...

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Imperative to restructure institutions of global governance: Ansari


June 7th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by ANI
Prague (Chezch Republic), June 7 (ANI): Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Monday said it is imperative to restructure institutions of global governance in view of the interlinked, economic and financial, security, and environmental ... Read more...

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India, US pledge to consult each other on global, strategic issues


June 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): India and the United States on Thursday pledged to consult with each other on issues of global and strategic importance.The pledge was made through a joint statement after ... Read more...

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India, US vow to cooperate on terror


June 4th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 4 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama according relations with "responsible global power" India "highest of priorities", the two countries have vowed to work together to meet ... Read more...

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‘Greenwashing’ discouraging ‘green’ behaviour


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 3 (ANI): A survey has shown that 46 percent Canadians believe that companies are 'greenwashing' or lying about their products being environment friendly, which leads to consumers leading less ... Read more...

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BILT promotes 5,000 tree farmers with business call to action initiative


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT), an Avantha Group company and India's largest pulp and paper company, today announced that it is joining the Business Call to Action (BCtA) ... Read more...

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Child mortality down by 30 percent from 1990 levels: Report


May 25th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Moving closer towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for reducing child mortality, a decline of close to 30 percent has been recorded in deaths below the age ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi hosts workshop to promote sustainable development


April 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The municipality of Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company "Masdar" will work jointly to promote sustainable development, general manager of Abu Dhabi city municipality ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi unveils new urban street design standards


February 20th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) Saturday unveiled new design standards for safer, comfortable and aesthetic street environs across the emirate, WAM news agency reported. The new ... Read more...

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