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MDG7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

MDG7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
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Indian state gets Asia's largest solar plant

Aug 26, 2013 04:31 PM The plant will generate 90 million kilowatt hour of electricity a year, enough to power 250,000 homes.
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Expert lays stress on green farming for green economy

Aug 26, 2013 10:00 AM “Adoption of best scientific and management practices would be key to optimizing nutrient efficiency and crop productivity,” Prof RB Singh said.
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Himalayan region is likely to be two degrees warmer

Aug 07, 2013 04:40 PM According to a study conducted by the Uttarakhand government, mean annual temperature in Himalayan region may rise by 2 degrees.
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Villagers in central India not to allow mining in forests

Aug 06, 2013 01:40 PM At a meeting of 11 villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, a speaker said that govt's model of development had failed.
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Sun to power on-board services for Indian Railways

Aug 06, 2013 10:00 AM The world’s biggest railway system is aiming for the stars by using the sun to power its on-board services and thereby reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.
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Poll-bound Delhi govt sends back air pollution agenda

Aug 06, 2013 08:45 AM The much awaited 'Agenda for Air Pollution Control', finally arrived at a cabinet meeting chaired by Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit-only to be sent back to the drawing board for another round of reviews.
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No sand mining sans permission: India's green tribunal

Aug 05, 2013 05:20 PM Sand mining will only be allowed from any river after due permission from the State Environment Impact authority, stated India’s National Green Tribunal.
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Pakistan kicks off strategy for sustainable development

Aug 05, 2013 12:40 PM The ambitious tech-driven agenda may help the country ward off natural disasters and move to a path of sustainable growth.
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Villages in India say no to Vedanta, govt may follow

Aug 01, 2013 04:59 PM India’s Environment Ministry had stated that it would reject Vedanta’s plea if even one of the 12 selected villages said no to the mining.
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Global Tiger Day observed on Monday

Jul 30, 2013 09:00 AM Since independence, large chunks of prime tiger habitats in Indian have been lost forever to agriculture and developmental activities.
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Green economy should not be left to individuals: Iceland envoy in India

Jul 25, 2013 02:11 PM Gudmundur Eiriksson, Ambassador of Iceland to India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, cautioned that green economy could not be promoted unless governments take it seriously, globally. Excerpts from the interview.
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Civil engineer begins life's second innings with green drive

Jul 24, 2013 12:40 PM A 42-year-old civil engineer from Rajkot in the west Indian state of Gujarat has decided to give up his profession for the green cause.
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Kalam wants corporates to do more to save the earth

Jul 23, 2013 04:54 PM The former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, exhorts companies to create a sustainable world and give more to nature than what is extracted out of it at the CII’s GreenCo Summit.

SC expert committee for withholding GM field trials in India

Jul 22, 2013 05:45 PM The committee has suggested the withholding of the field trials of GM crops until a revamping of the system with biosafety as the main mandate is done.
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India’s environment ministry HQ to generate power

Jul 22, 2013 01:08 PM The environment ministry building will meet its energy needs with an onsite 930-kilowatt solar power plant.
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Green panel stays construction at a landfill site near Delhi

Jul 22, 2013 09:00 AM Taking into account the commissioner’s report on the landfill’s proximity to human habitations the tribunal chairperson, Justice Swatanter Kumar, grounded its construction.
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Profits will rise with low carbon investment: experts

Jul 19, 2013 07:00 PM According to an expert, sustainability and climate change need to be the drivers of competitiveness globally for ensuring a greener future.
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ASEAN urged to strengthen treaty on haze pollution

Jul 18, 2013 11:00 AM The regional governments in Southeast Asia are meeting for the 23rd ASEAN Summit on trans-boundary haze pollution in Kuala Lumpur to combat regional air pollution mostly originating from Indonesia.

No early warning for Nepal’s deadly landslides

Jul 10, 2013 11:20 AM “Landslide disasters further impoverish their [survivors’] conditions even more, especially when their breadwinners [are] killed,” a senior government official said.
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MDGs: So close, yet so far

Jul 07, 2013 09:56 PM With barely 900 days to go for the end of the MDG road, the 2013 score card presents good as well as disappointing news. Just six of the 21 targets have been met or are close to being met even as aid funds continue to decline putting the other targets in peril.
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