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France's Hollande sounds out environmentalist to join government in reshuffle | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016

France's Hollande sounds out environmentalist to join government in reshuffle | Reuters

PARIS French President Francois Hollande has sounded out an environmentalist to join the government in a cabinet reshuffle widely expected soon, a source said on Wednesday. Europe 1 radio said Hollande had offered an enlarged Environment Ministry to the former television presenter and climate change adviser to Hollande, Nicolas Hulot. Newspaper Liberation said Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is widely rumoured to be preparing to leave to head the Constitutional Council, would be replaced by current Environment Minister Segolene Royal, Hollande's former partner with whom he has three children. #India #Business #Environment #Technology #science #Europe
Delhi govt launches website for people to submit suggestions on the odd-even scheme

Feb 01, 2016

Delhi govt launches website for people to submit suggestions on the odd-even scheme

Delhi government launched a website and issued a telephone number through which people can give their suggestions on the odd-even car rationing scheme. #India #Environment #Delhi #NewsTracker #Cars #Delhi government #Pollution #website #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #odd-even scheme
Tanzania launches manhunt after poachers kill British helicopter pilot | Reuters

Jan 31, 2016

Tanzania launches manhunt after poachers kill British helicopter pilot | Reuters

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian authorities have launched a manhunt after poachers shot down a helicopter and its British pilot during an operation to track down elephant killers, officials said on Sunday.British pilot Roger Gower was tracking poachers on Friday in the Maswa Game Reserve when his helicopter was hit by an AK-47 rifle fired from the ground, Tanzania's tourism and natural resources minister, Jumanne Maghembe, said. #Business #Environment #Middle East #science #markets #Latin America #article
More U.S. missile defence improvements to be tested this year | Reuters

Jan 30, 2016

More U.S. missile defence improvements to be tested this year | Reuters

WASHINGTON Boeing Co ( BA.N ) said on Friday it would test additional improvements to its ground-based U.S. missile defence system later this year during a first test of the system's ability to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM. #United States #India #Environment #Technology #Middle East #science #Entertainment
No difference in air quality during odd-even, says national pollution watchdog

Jan 27, 2016

No difference in air quality during odd-even, says national pollution watchdog

Environmental experts feel that odd-even scheme should again be implemented during an emergency situation, but with more stringent measures and no exemptions. #Delhi #ConnectTheDots #Air pollution #States #Centre for Science and Environment #Central Pollution Control Board #Odd Even Formula
Jan sabhas will be held to seek public opinion on odd-even scheme: Kejriwal

Jan 25, 2016

Jan sabhas will be held to seek public opinion on odd-even scheme: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said 'jan sabhas' will be held across the city to seek public opinion on the odd-even scheme. #India #Environment #Delhi #TheySaidIt #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi Police #traffic #Pollution #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Delhi CM #odd-even scheme #jan sabhas
California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells | Reuters

Jan 23, 2016

California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells | Reuters

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 of “major failures” without a rate hike to pay for comprehensive inspections of 229 storage wells #Politics #India #Environment #Syria #science #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
'Life and death' blizzard threatens to bury Washington | Reuters

Jan 23, 2016

'Life and death' blizzard threatens to bury Washington | Reuters

WASHINGTON A winter storm that could bury parts of the Middle Atlantic region under nearly 3 feet of snow slammed into Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barrels up the populous East Coast. After days of planning by emergency officials and a scramble by residents to stock up on supplies, the blizzard started blanketing the Washington area at about 1 p.m. #United States #Environment #markets #Georgia #Alabama