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World Water Day: Resources and resourcefulnessGuardian Unlimited | 22 Mar 2011
A new film shows the ingenuity of people living without access to water in areas of Delhi that are neither rural nor urban. A film exploring the relationship between three Delhi residents, water and India has been launched by the ESRC STEPS Centre, based at the Institute of Development Studies in...
Soot packs a punch on Tibetan Plateau's climateScienceDaily.com | 03 Mar 2011
New research shows that soot from industrial and agricultural pollution is landing on the Tibetan Plateau is causing snow to melt earlier on the plateau. As a result, India and China are experiencing wetter winters, drier summers and stronger monsoons.
Indian steel mill gets green light despite government environment pledgeGuardian Unlimited | 23 Feb 2011
The $12bn steel plant would displace 22,000 people, but India says foreign investment depends on it. India's environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, is fond of saying that the policy of his ministry is to strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection. But his critics...
Indian steel plant gets go-ahead despite fierce oppositionGuardian Unlimited | 31 Jan 2011
Posco, a South Korean firm, to build huge plant in Orissa despite fears for local people and damage to the environment. India's biggest direct foreign investment project - a huge and controversial steel plant – got the go ahead from the Indian environment ministry today despite years of fierce opposition from local campaigners who claim that the lives of tens of thousands of villagers will be destroyed along with swathes of forest and coastline.
India panel clears Posco plant of ecology threatReuters | 03 Jan 2011
An Indian government panel has said there are no ecological concerns over a $12 billion steel mill planned by South Korea's Posco, a landmark project seen as a test of the country's business climate.
India's hidden climate change catastropheThe Independent | 02 Jan 2011
Naryamaswamy Naik went to the cupboard and took out a tin of pesticide. Then he stood before his wife and children and drank it. "I don't know how much he had borrowed. I asked him, but he wouldn't say," Sugali Nagamma said, her tiny grandson playing at her feet. "I'd tell him: don't worry, we can...
Cancún summit: Rich countries accused over £30bn climate aid promiseGuardian Unlimited | 07 Dec 2010
India's environment minister says delays in payments could wreck the prospects for advancing a global deal. A fresh fault line opened up at the Cancún climate summit today after rich countries were accused of failing to deliver on their promise of $30 billion in aid to countries that will experience the worst ravages of climate change.
Avoid US route: Indian minister says American way is 'recipe for disaster'Guardian Unlimited | 23 Nov 2010
Politician who has has hit headlines for green interventions warns of 'grave development risks'. The Indian environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, has attacked the growing Indian taste for the American lifestyle, which he called the "most unsustainable in the world today". In an interview with the...
New Mumbai airport gets environmental clearanceReuters | 22 Nov 2010
A long-delayed project to build a second international airport in India's commercial hub of Mumbai took a big step forward on Monday after it received clearance from the country's environment minister.
Carbon emissions dip in 2009, to jump in 2010Reuters | 21 Nov 2010
Global emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide are on track to hit a record in 2010, a leading annual study said on Monday, driven largely by booming economies in China and India and their reliance on coal.
India: Cancun will test climate talks' credibilityReuters | 10 Nov 2010
U.N. climate talks in Cancun will be the last chance for nations to agree on thorny issues such as technology transfers and will test the dialogue's credibility, India's environment minister said on Wednesday.
India says is now third highest carbon emitterReuters | 04 Oct 2010
India's environment minister said on Monday the country could not have high economic growth and a rapid rise in carbon emissions now that the nation was the number three emitter after China and the United States.
Floods in northern India sweep away homes, cropsReuters | 20 Sep 2010
Unusually heavy monsoon rains over northern India have flooded villages, leaving more than half a million people homeless and submerging crops in a key sugar producing region, officials said on Monday.
Climate change can quicken India's coastal windsSCIDEV.NET | 21 May 2010
Climate change can increase wind speeds along peninsular Indias long coastline. Published this month (4 May) in Ocean Engineering, the study simulated the effect of climate change on design wind — the wind speed which can be equalled or exceeded once in a specific number of years — which is linked to the expected lifespan of harbour, coastal and offshore structures.
Power sector helps drive jump in India CO2 emissionsReuters | 11 May 2010
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's greenhouse gas emissions grew 58 percent between 1994 and 2007, official figures released on Tuesday showed, helped up by a largely coal-reliant power sector that nearly doubled its share in emissions.Total emissions rose to 1.9 billion tonnes in 2007 versus 1.2 billion in 1994, with industry and transport sectors also upping their share in Asia's third largest economy and confirming India's ranking among the world's top five carbon polluters.
Eco-concrete made from rice husksBBC World Service | 13 Apr 2010
British and Indian scientists work together to make concrete from rice husks and coal ash to help tackle climate change.
Man with a missionchinadialogue.net | 29 Mar 2010
Kirit Parikh, former member of Indias Planning Commission, chairs a 26-member expert group tasked with developing a low-carbon growth strategy for India. Here, he tells Anna da Costa about his plans..
Rising seas claim island at centre of 30-year disputeThe Independent | 25 Mar 2010
A low-lying island in a sprawling mangrove delta which has been disputed by India and Bangladesh for almost 30 years will be squabbled over no more. It has disappeared beneath the waves. In what experts say is an alarming indication of the danger posed by rising sea levels brought about by global warming, New Moore Island has become totally submerged. "It is definitely because of global warming," said Professor Sugata Hazra of Jadavpur University in Kolkata.