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China puts up advertisements depicting environmental issues in India

Jul 06, 2015

China puts up advertisements depicting environmental issues in India

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, has put up advertisements at public places depicting the environmental issues in Indian cities like Mumbai to warn its people about the impact of climate change #India #China #Environment #NewsTracker #Advertisement #Pollution #carbon emission
Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation | Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation | Reuters

QUITO It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, where Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend, is a prime example of tensions between politics, business and the environment at the heart of last month's landmark encyclical. In the first papal document dedicated to the environment, the Argentine-born pontiff urged world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" and reverse mankind's degradation of the planet. #Business #Environment #Technology #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
BP to pay US $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 oil spill

Jul 03, 2015

BP to pay US $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 oil spill

BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. #World #United States #Environment #NewsTracker #BP #oil spill
A year after Gaza war: ruins, small joys and much to fear| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015

A year after Gaza war: ruins, small joys and much to fear| Reuters

GAZA As the sun sets over Gaza, there isn't a table to be found on the terrace of the Roots hotel, with views overlooking the port and the gently crashing waves of the Mediterranean. Crowds have gathered for Iftar - the nightly breaking of the Ramadan fast - and the atmosphere is excited: young men and women taking photos on their iPhones, puffing apple-scented nargile pipes and watching a dance troupe as they dine on hummus, pita, chicken and sweet pistachio cakes. It is a far cry from the death and destruction that consumed Gaza a year ago, when Israel launched an air and ground assault to put an end to constant rocket fire by Hamas militants from Gaza. #Business #India #Environment #Egypt #science #Europe #Israel
Pope's South American trip - defending the poor and the planet| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015

Pope's South American trip - defending the poor and the planet| Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis sets out on Sunday to three of South America's poorest and smallest countries, taking his message of solidarity with the downtrodden to prisoners, peasants, garbage pickers and indigenous people. The July 5-13 trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay will be his first abroad since he made a clarion call for defence of the environment and the poor in his landmark encyclical "Laudato Si" last month #Business #Environment #science #Europe #Venezuela
Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015

Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee| Reuters

A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and a car caught fire in Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people on Thursday, while 10 officers were hospitalized after breathing in fumes, officials said. #Environment #Greece #science #markets #events
China works for 'win-win' climate plan, poised for U.N. pledge| Reuters

Jun 30, 2015

China works for 'win-win' climate plan, poised for U.N. pledge| Reuters

BRUSSELS China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials. Time is running out for China to deliver its U.N #China #Environment #science #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
9 blackbucks die due to unknown ailment in Raipur Zoo

Jun 25, 2015

9 blackbucks die due to unknown ailment in Raipur Zoo

As many as nine blackbucks died due to unknown ailments over the past one-and-half month in Nandanvan Zoo here prompting authorities to seek help from scientists from national institutes to trace the reason behind deaths. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Wildlife #black buck #Raipur Zoo
Govt transfers environment clearances of 19 coal blocks so far

Jun 22, 2015

Govt transfers environment clearances of 19 coal blocks so far

The Centre has so far transferred the environment clearance (EC) of 19 coal blocks out of approved 29 mines from the earlier allottees to the new successful bidders including JSW Steel, GMR Chhattisgarh Energy, Jaypee Cement and Ambuja Cements among others. #Hindalco #India #coal #Environment #NewsTracker #Chhattisgarh #EIA
Ton of confiscated ivory crushed in New York's Times Square | Reuters

Jun 20, 2015

Ton of confiscated ivory crushed in New York's Times Square | Reuters

NEW YORK More than a ton of ivory confiscated from New York and Philadelphia was crushed in Times Square on Friday to show intolerance for elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade, federal wildlife authorities said. #Business #Environment #Technology #Middle East #markets #Crime #Entertainment