reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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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Wind to account for 15 percent of Mexico’s electricity mix


February 16th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Total installed wind power capacity in Mexico will reach some 12,000 megawatts by 2020, equivalent to 15 percent of the country's electricity mix, an industry ... Read more...

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Converting waste industrial heat into useful energy


May 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can now be converted into energy, scientists say.The high-efficiency thermal waste heat energy converter ... Read more...

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Hindus laud District of Columbia for encouraging vegetarianism in schools


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 02 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Council of the District of Columbia (DC) in USA for encouraging vegetarianism in its public schools.According to "Healthy Schools Act" passed by the Council: ... Read more...

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Hindus back Catholics’ call for meatless Fridays


March 7th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
Nevada(US), Mar 7 (ANI): Hindus have supported Roman Catholics' call for giving-up meat on Fridays.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that besides being good ... Read more...

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Hindus back Paul McCartney’s call to India for a National Vegetarian Day


January 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 5 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly urging India to declare a National Vegetarian Day and Hindus have thrown their weight behind his call to celebrate meat-free living ... Read more...

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Expert issues stark warning on climate change


December 9th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A climate change expert has warned that if humans don't moderate their use of fossil fuels, there is a real possibility that we will face the environmental, societal ... Read more...

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How developing countries can cut carbon emissions while helping the poor


November 26th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, say that a clean energy development initiative in rural Nicaragua demonstrated that there are cost effective steps developing nations can take ... Read more...

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Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change


October 12th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.Researchers ... Read more...

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Asia represents world’s best hope for achieving MDGs: ADB president tells UN


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.23 (ANI): Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda has said that Asia and the Pacific, home to three-fifths of humanity and two-thirds of the world's poor, represents the world's ... Read more...

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Coriander, turmeric key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions


July 6th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Curry spices such as coriander and turmeric could help cut down greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.Research reveals that curry spices can reduce the amount of ... Read more...

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Talks won’t arrest global warming in next decade: UN climate chief


June 7th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 7 (IANS) The ongoing global climate negotiations will not lead to "adequate mitigation targets" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, but will eventually do so, ... Read more...

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Bipartisan group of U.S. Governors call on Congress to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases


March 12th, 2010 - 3:29 am ICT by BNO News
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (BNO NEWS) – A bipartisan group of U.S. governors sent a letter to Congress to stop a plan that will give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate ... Read more...

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EU seeks to gain clout in climate-change debate


January 17th, 2010 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
Seville (Spain), Jan 17 (DPA) European Union countries struggled Saturday to reach a consensus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to regain influence in the global debate on climate change ... Read more...

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EU countries disagree over emission cuts target


January 16th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Seville (Spain), Jan 16 (DPA) European Union countries struggled Saturday to reach consensus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions before a January 31 deadline established at the Copenhagen climate change conference, sources close ... Read more...

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2050 climate conditions crucial to harmful impacts in 2100


January 12th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): While countries try to come up with new strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an international team of researchers suggests that policymakers should focus on what needs to ... Read more...

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BAMs, SIDS and QUELROs - do you speak climate?


December 16th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Ben Nimmo Brussels, Dec 16 (DPA) One of the lesser known aspects of the world debate on climate change is the swarm of acronyms and abbreviations it has spawned. ... Read more...

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Engineered bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): In a bid to drastically reduce the greenhouse effect, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume ... Read more...

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Lancet studies say reducing greenhouse gases will also benefit human health


November 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A series of six studies published in the medical journal The Lancet have determined that tackling climate change by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions will have ... Read more...

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US will offer emissions reduction target at Copenhagen talks


November 24th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (DPA) The United States will offer a mid-term target for cutting its climate-damaging emissions when world governments meet for the critical UN-backed Copenhagen summit next month, US media ... Read more...

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Taiwan seeks India’s support in climate change deal


September 30th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Spurred by improving relations with China, Taiwan, recognised by barely two dozen countries, is flaunting its eco-friendly polices to seek support of the international ... Read more...

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Obama puts climate on top of diplomatic agenda with India, China


September 22nd, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) Warning that the global economic recession could hinder the ability of countries to take necessary steps to combat climate change, President Barack Obama Tuesday told world ... Read more...

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5 last-ditch schemes to prevent global warming disaster


September 5th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 5 (ANI): A new study by the United Kingdom's Royal Society has outlined five last-ditch schemes needed to prevent a global warming disaster.According to National Geographic News, United Kingdom's ... Read more...

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India, China in talks to monitor Himalayan glaciers


August 3rd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Setting aside speculation about strains in bilateral ties, India has said it is engaged in talks with China to monitor the glaciers in the Himalayas, a ... Read more...

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India, China have to resist pressure on climate change: PM


July 11th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin On board Air India One, July 11 (IANS) India and China need to resist pressure from industrialised countries on the issue of climate change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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India hopeful as G8 talks of green fund


July 10th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 10 (IANS) India is hopeful that the issue of climate change will move forward with the G8 countries, the group of the world's most developed nations, ... Read more...

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Climate change: developed countries unwilling to commit to 2020 targets


July 9th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 9 (IANS) Developed countries comprising the G8 are unwilling to commit themselves to reducing greenhouse gas emissions drastically by 2020, despite scientists across the world and ... Read more...

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Hindus back Beatle Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday


June 17th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have thrown their weight behind Beatle Sir Paul McCartney's call for Meat-Free Monday movement, which aims at persuading public to go vegetarian once a week to slow global warming.Acclaimed Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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‘Paying people to protect forests not enough’


June 5th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Paying people to protect forests can be an effective way to tackle deforestation and climate change but only if there is good governance of natural resources, says ... Read more...

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G8 environment meeting opens in Sicily amid tight security


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Syracuse (Italy), April 22 (DPA) Delegates from the Group of Eight (G8) industrialised nations, plus major economies including China, India and Brazil, gathered here Wednesday to discuss how to combat climate change ... Read more...

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UN chief asks US, China, India to lead way on climate change


February 11th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
"We have no time to lose," he said at a news conference Tuesday, noting that crucial climate change negotiations are scheduled for December in Copenhagen to draw up a new agreement to ... Read more...

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Crucial question at climate change summit: is it people or peoples?


December 12th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 12 (IANS) Traditional forest rights of indigenous peoples from around the world have been ignored in the draft text to reduce deforestation at the ongoing climate change summit here ... Read more...

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Increasing climate change will result in coral reef decline in 10 yrs


December 11th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): An international report has determined that increasing pressures from climate change will reach a tipping point in less than a decade, triggering a significant decline in the ... Read more...

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Developing countries lack means to acquire better technologies to fight global warming


December 10th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to afford more efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ... Read more...

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Obama, Gore discuss climate, energy


December 10th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama said delaying action on climate change was no longer an option, after a meeting Tuesday with former vice president and Democratic Party bigwig Al ... Read more...

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