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UN climate chief warns 'door closing' on global warming fix

Sep 02, 2014

UN climate chief warns 'door closing' on global warming fix

UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas. #World #United Nations #Environment #climate change #NewsTracker #Christiana Figueres
Journalist paddles across states spreading word to save Western Ghats

Sep 01, 2014

Journalist paddles across states spreading word to save Western Ghats

From spreading a word on Facebook to paddling 3,080 kms across four states, a Coimbatore-based journalist has taken up the cause to protect Western Ghats, bleeding due to human intervention. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Goa #Western Ghats #Kalai Selvan
How Thailand is hurtling towards a massive waste disposal crisis

Sep 01, 2014

How Thailand is hurtling towards a massive waste disposal crisis

A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. #Environment #Thailand #Bangkok #Thailand waste disposal #Waste disposal crisis in Thailand
Weak monsoon, rising temperatures behind 'alarming' pollution levels in Delhi

Aug 27, 2014

Weak monsoon, rising temperatures behind 'alarming' pollution levels in Delhi

Weak monsoon and rising temperatures have led to shooting up of pollution levels in the national capital to an "alarming" level in July and August, breaking a four-year record. #Environment #Delhi #NewsTracker #Pollution #weak monsoon #pollution levels #rising temperatures
Govt goes green Finance ministry to minimise use of paper

Aug 24, 2014

Govt goes green Finance ministry to minimise use of paper

As part of the green initiative and also to cut cost, the Finance Ministry has asked government departments to curb use of paper and promote electronic communication. Issuing a set of instructions to check "injudicious" use of paper, the Ministry has directed that all the policy instructions, guidelines and orders should be uploaded on the official websites of the respective departments. #Environment #finance ministry #Arun Jaitley #Indian finance ministry #Paper use

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Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Aug 02, 2014

Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Figures from Karnataka show that for every three leopards poached, two come under vehicular traffic. And few of these killer roads pass through sanctuaries or national parks. #India #Environment #Animal welfare #Wildlife #Leopards
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Mar 10, 2014

India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Assam minister mulls cutting off rhino horns to save them from poachers. Maharashtra lawmakers seek removal of all leopards from Mumbai's Aarey colony to resolve conflict. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Assam #Conservation #ULFA #Wildlife #Aarey Colony

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India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Sep 02, 2014

Asia Society Opens Window on China's Environment

Since 2007, the China Green project at the Asia Society, based in New York City but with a sizable presence in Hong Kong, has been tracking the mainland's worsening environmental plight. As managing editor/producer of the project, Michael Zhao leads ... #China #Hong Kong #Asia Society
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Sep 02, 2014

As new climate change summit looms, UN environment efforts still a mess, study says

This month, the United Nations will double down at another climate summit on calls for sweeping and costly global action on a wide array of environmental fronts, as part of a drive for “sustainable development” and a comprehensive new global climate ... #United Nations #George Russell
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Aug 31, 2014

Acer Iconia One 7: An Android Tablet For Your Adventurous Weekends

Acer's Iconia One 7 is an Android tablet that knows where it can fit into your lifestyle. If you are looking for a second tablet, or a tablet which you can happily take into an environment where you would rather not to carry an expensive device, then... #United Nations #George Russell