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How Solar Power Is Transforming India’s Energy Market (Part 1)

cleantechnica.com - Published on July 26th, 2015 | by Tobias Engelmeier, Bridge To India July 26th, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier, Bridge To India  There is a solar transformation underway in India: record low tariffs, hu...

Foundation support for Cleaner Fuels Partnership helps save lives

fiafoundation.org - FIA Foundation support is helping to save lives by supporting developing countries in their efforts to introduce cleaner vehicle fuels. The FIA Foundation is a long-term supporter of the Partnershi...

3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

worldbank.org - Getting to zero net emissions and stabilizing climate change starts with planning for the long-term future and not stopping at short-term goals. It means getting prices right as part of a broad pol...

Bangladesh finds only 100 Bengal tigers in Sunderbans - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Bangladesh has only a little more than 100 Royal Bengal tigers living in the Sunderbans forest, far fewer than previously thought, new figures show. Forestry officials say a survey, using hidden ca...

Brigitte Bardot Slams Australia's Plan To Kill 2 Million Feral Cats

huffingtonpost.com - Australia’s “war on cats” has met a new foe -- French former screen siren-turned-animal welfare activist Brigitte Bardot. Bardot condemned the country’s plans to exterminate 2 million feral cats, w...

Offshore Wind Power Gets Foothold In U.S.

huffingtonpost.com - NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island, July 27 (Reuters) - Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America's first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company s...

Bryan Nelson obituary

theguardian.com - Seabirds are to many ornithologists the most fascinating of all bird groups. For Bryan Nelson, who has died aged 83, they became a benign obsession, to which he devoted most of his professional and...

French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of Paris draft for negotiations

theguardian.com - France’s top climate ambassador has said she is very concerned at the slow rate of progress on a negotiating text that will form the basis of a new international deal on global warming in Paris lat...

George Osborne oversees biggest fossil fuel boom since North Sea oil discovery

theguardian.com - George Osborne has sparked the biggest boom in UK fossil fuel investment since the North Sea oil and gas industry was founded in the 1970s. Analysis of new Treasury data also shows investment in cl...

Friends of the Earth takes first legal steps on pesticides decision

foe.co.uk - Friends of the Earth has taken the first formal legal steps over the Government’s decision to permit the use of bee-harming pesticides in England despite a Europe-wide ban. The group has written a ...

India conducts first official survey of Ganges dolphins

theguardian.com - The conservation of dolphins in India’s holiest, but most polluted waterway, is under the spotlight as the country conducts its first official count of the freshwater species. An estimated 450 volu...

The Big Waste: Why Do We Throw Away So Much Food? by Karim Chrobog: Yale Environment 360

e360.yale.edu - e360 Video - Part One The Big Waste: Why Do We Throw Away So Much Food? 18 MAY 2015 In an e360 video, filmmaker Karim Chrobog looks at the staggering amount of food wasted in the U.S. – a problem w...

It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change — Matter

medium.com - This result, however, is not accepted by some of the politicians who are supposed to be alert to dangers threatening the welfare of their constituents. The present governor of Florida, Rick Scott, ...

Yale Environment 360: President Obama Announces Major New Limits on Interstate Ivory Trade

e360.yale.edu - e360 digest 27 Jul 2015: President Obama Announces Major New Limits on Interstate Ivory Trade U.S. FWS crushed illegal ivory trinkets in Times Square last month. President Obama has announced stric...

Vanuatu reconstruction moves ahead in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

theguardian.com - More than four months after Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the south Pacific, emergency aid is winding down in the Vanuatu archipelago, leaving inhabitants of rural islands ...

5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

wri.org - Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an ex...

Global warming deal takes shape with latest UN draft

straitstimes.com - LONDON • A global pact to fight climate change began to take shape after the United Nations published a new draft of a deal that envoys from 195 nations are working to seal at a year-end summit in ...

Traffic Takes A Tremendous Global Toll, But Cheap Fixes Can Save Lives

npr.org - More than 1 million people die in traffic deaths around the world each year — that's drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians combined. It's a problem in the United States: There are 11.4 deat...

Paris Contributions Map @WorldResources

cait.wri.org - The CAIT Paris Contributions Map enables you to explore, compare, and assess the transparency of mitigation information provided by Parties in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (IN...

Brazilian president officially opens cellulosic ethanol plant

biomassmagazine.com - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched Iogen Energy’s cellulosic ethanol technology at the official opening of Raízen's newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Bra...

Protected birds faring better in Europe

theguardian.com - Birds which have been given the highest level of protection by European rules are faring significantly better than other bird species, research has shown. The study found birds protected as “annex ...

International climate pact has rough draft -

ticotimes.net - PARIS, France — Senior diplomats charged with condensing an unwieldy draft for a global climate rescue pact, due to be inked in December, handed in their much-anticipated homework on Friday. A near...

Last-ditch attempt to save the plains wanderer, Australia's most endangered bird

theguardian.com - A plan to save Australia’s most critically endangered bird has been outlined in the nation’s first threatened species strategy. The plains wanderer, which is only found in small pockets of Victoria...

Man-made climate change: 4 continents hit by historic droughts affecting millions

christiantoday.com - Four continents around the world are currently experiencing historic droughts affecting millions of people, and experts warn that this is the effect of man-made climate change. Severe dry spells ar...

Don’t Miss The Bus

indianexpress.com - No responsible city government can afford to ignore the benefits of rapid transport. As cities grow, investments are needed to ensure that the majority of citizens can travel safely and rapidly. Bu...

Hillary Clinton wants to fight climate change with half a billion solar panels

theguardian.com - Barack Obama ran for president promising to save the planet. Hillary Clinton is promising to help people save money on their electricity bills. In the first big reveal of her climate change policy,...

Why do we have green welfare for the wealthy? | Patrick Barkham

theguardian.com - With energy secretary Amber Rudd signalling her intention to slash solar subsidies, perhaps this isn’t the best time to fit panels to my roof. But I’ve just signed up, keen to generate clean power ...

The long journey towards keeping Gu Energy packaging out of landfills

theguardian.com - We all know the maxim “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but what happens when an item doesn’t fit into one of these categories? It becomes the “R” people don’t like to talk as much about: rubbish. In my pe...

Arctic sea ice expert complains to press watchdog over Times story

theguardian.com - One of the world’s leading Arctic sea ice experts has responded strongly to a Times newspaper story claiming that he thought assassins may have murdered three leading British scientists in 2013. Pr...

Green cuts risk sending UK back to the dark ages

theguardian.com - The government’s U-turn on renewable energy risks sending this country back to the dark ages of relying only on fossil fuel. Since the election we have seen a slashing of subsidies for biomass, ana...

Alaskan villages imperiled by global warming need resources to relocate | Victoria Herrmann

theguardian.com - The Arctic is warming at a rate almost twice the global average, making climate change’s effects there far more intense and rapid than any other ecosystem in the world. While nature photographs of ...

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