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MDG7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

MDG7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
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Jaffna aquifer in Sri Lanka depleting from overuse

Aug 01, 2014 12:05 PM "The area suffers from severe groundwater imbalance which might reach crisis proportions," says Shanti de Silva, a scientist.
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Leading airlines in India urged to ban shipping shark fins

Jul 23, 2014 02:10 PM Reports have further revealed that the shark fin trade is today one of the leading contributors to the decimation of sharks globally.

Village in Indian state of Bihar frees itself from darkness

Jul 21, 2014 11:43 AM Costing Rs 3 crore, the solar-powered micro-grid provides 24x7 electricity to more than 450 households and 50 commercial establishments.
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Indian govt allocates Rs 400 cr for solar pump sets

Jul 15, 2014 11:09 AM The Indian Budget-2014 talks about harnessing clean energy through incentive-based cost reduction measures.
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Essar appeals for ban on criticism against its coal project

Jul 15, 2014 11:00 AM Essar’s affidavit in Bombay High Court comes in response to some videos about saving Mahan forests.

TERI launches Post-2015 development agenda bulletin

Jul 15, 2014 09:00 AM The bulletin highlights the need of energy and environment being integrated into the post MDG era.

India State of Forest Report-2013 unveiled

Jul 09, 2014 02:00 PM There is a need to make afforestation the ‘People’s Movement’, said Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
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Over 90% Indians feel climate change is a reality: survey

Jun 04, 2014 12:35 PM A majority of Indians feel that climate change is a reality with average temperatures rising and rainfall decreasing, according to TERI.
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India can reap multiple benefits from green energy: Sawyer

May 27, 2014 03:05 PM Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that investment in renewable energy will provide better job opportunities to the youth.
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Energy subsidies block pathway to green economy: experts

Apr 29, 2014 08:00 AM Experts say reducing or eliminating harmful fossil fuel subsidies is one of the most promising ways governments can promote a transition to a greener economy.
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Narmada dependent Indore ignores local wetlands: expert

Apr 09, 2014 06:55 PM The water-people connection is lost with emergence of piped water supply from distant sources, said G K Bhat, a specialist in drought and water resource management.
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Five Indian organisations up for global green energy prize

Apr 09, 2014 12:02 PM Five Indian organisations have been selected as finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards, ahead of an awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 22 May 2014.
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Lakes are biggest asset of Bhopal, says wetlands expert

Feb 19, 2014 04:25 PM Good agriculture is not possible without the presence of wetlands, said experts at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands.
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Treat wetlands as living bodies, urge experts

Feb 18, 2014 07:20 PM Governance played a crucial role in the conservation of lakes, said, Mansee Bal, Faculty, Erasmus University, Rotterdam Netherlands.
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Madhya Pradesh to hold international meet on wetlands

Feb 10, 2014 12:30 PM The government of Madhya Pradesh is holding an international conference this week on the conservation and protection of wetlands and lakes.

Business as usual is dangerous for planet: Global leaders

Feb 06, 2014 11:15 PM India’s External Affairs minister, Salman Khurshid, warned that continuation of shortages of water and food would lead the world to more tensions and conflicts.
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Nominations invited for 2014 Champions of the Earth Award

Feb 03, 2014 11:39 AM The UNEP's Champions of the Earth award-laud each year people in the fields of Policy and Leadership, Science and Innovation and Entrepreneurial Vision.
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Top world leaders to converge for TERI’s DSDS-2014

Feb 03, 2014 09:30 AM The theme for this year’s DSDS summit is attaining food, water, and energy security for all.

Three Indian cities vie for Earth Hour City Challenge-2014

Jan 23, 2014 11:22 AM Of the 163 cities from the 14 countries that participated in the challenge this year, 34 have qualified as finalists.
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India’s Chilika lagoon gets coveted UN status

Jan 22, 2014 06:20 PM According to official sources, lagoon was so named for its sustainable and resilient destination for migratory birds.
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