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Copenhagen’s Result

Copenhagen’s Result

Even climatologists and environmental activists who are disappointed by the lackluster results of the recently concluded Copenhagen conference on global warming should be grateful for President Obama’s last-minute intervention. The President exaggerated what was accomplished when he termed the climate deal “an unprecedented breakthrough,” but he played a decisive role in averting what had appeared […]

India Plays Guessing Game Ahead of Copenhagen

India Plays Guessing Game Ahead of Copenhagen

With one week left before the start of the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen, there is still no reliable word as to whether Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend, or whether or how much the South Asian state will commit itself to emission cuts. Pressure has been building up on Singh to […]

India ‘arrogant’ to deny global warming link to melting glaciers

India ‘arrogant’ to deny global warming link to melting glaciers

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri accuses Indian environment ministry of ‘arrogance’ for its report claiming there is no evidence that climate change has shrunk Himalayan glaciers. A leading climate scientist today accused the Indian environment ministry of “arrogance” after the release of a government report claiming that there is no evidence climate change has caused “abnormal” […]

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

Climate Change: With less than two months to go before the big Copenhagen Conference on global warming, two major nations have said “no thanks” to the no-growth agenda. For that reason alone, so should we. Following a deal signed late Thursday between China and India, anything we might agree to do in Copenhagen is likely […]

Tiger skin trade in China exposed

Tiger skin trade in China exposed

An undercover investigation has revealed the continued trade in tiger skins in China. Covert filming by the Environment Investigation Agency shows traders selling skins of tigers and other rare animals such as snow leopards. The skins are sold as luxury items and are used for clothes and home decor. The campaigning group has published its […]

New hope for climate talks as India takes small step towards deal

New hope for climate talks as India takes small step towards deal

India’s climate change policy was in turmoil yesterday as its Environment Minister admitted that he had made a proposal to adjust the country’s position that caps on greenhouse gases should apply only to rich countries. Jairam Ramesh denied suggesting that India abandon the Kyoto Protocol in a leaked letter to Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister, […]

Kashmir glaciers shrinking at ‘alarming’ speed

Kashmir glaciers shrinking at ‘alarming’ speed

Rising winter temperatures are shrinking Himalayan glaciers in Indian Kashmir at “alarming” speeds, threatening water supplies to vast tracts of India and Pakistan, according to a new study. The Kolahoi glacier, the largest in the region, has shrunk by 2.63 square kilometers (one square mile) in the past three decades to just over 11 square […]

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau

In a new research, scientists in India and China have determined that glaciers in the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau that feed the river systems of almost half the world’s people are melting faster because of the effects of clouds of soot from diesel fumes and wood fires. According to a report in the Guardian, […]

GE Energy To Set Up Wind Turbine Plant in India

GE Energy To Set Up Wind Turbine Plant in India

U.S. conglomerate General Electric’s <GE.N> energy arm said on Wednesday it is planning to set up a wind-turbine-generator plant in southern India that will start production in the second half of next year. The plant will eventually have the ability to ship 300 wind turbines per year, a capacity of 450 megawatts, the company said […]

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