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Youngsters bringing in innovations in renewable energy; new techs are reducing dependence on fossil fuels

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 2, 2012

 At an age when most people are still wondering what to do with their lives, 25-year-old Abhishek Humbad is showing through his startup NextGen that being eco-friendly can also mean good business.

NextGen, which turns organic waste into energy and fertiliser, has...

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Carbide waste disposal: Village in danger if waste disposed off in Pithampur

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 22, 2012

While the treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facility in Pithampur has emerged as the 'sole option' for disposal of 346 tonnes of toxic Union Carbide waste, a village in the vicinity of the facility seems to have escaped the notice of the officials as far as safety...

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Bayer, Nestle Lead Carbon-Cutting Effort as Climate Risk Grows

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 14, 2012

Bayer AG (BAYN) and Nestle SA (NESN) are leading efforts to measure and cut emissions as companies increasingly view extreme weather events caused by climate change as a threat to their business, the Carbon Disclosure Project said.

About 37 percent of...

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Central University professor presents paper on 'Green Gujarat' at Oxford

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 17, 2012

The Gujarat story was discussed threadbare during an international conference on green economics at the Oxford University. Called the 7th Annual Green Economics Institute, Green Economics Conference, the meet had professor Indira Dutta of Central University Gujarat,...

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Odisha climate plan deficiencies: What needs to be done?

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2012

The formulation and finalisation of Odisha Climate Change Action Plan (OCCAP) has been a step in right direction. But due to lack of involvement of stakeholders the plan has been directionless and inconclusive.

It is evident that climate change impacts the socially and...

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Green nod for waste mgmt project

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 20, 2012

Despite facing objections from locals of Jawaharnagar against the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) project, the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) of the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has given environmental clearance (EC)...

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US court absolves Union Carbide of liability in Bhopal tragedy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 28, 2012

In a setback to 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims, a US court has held that neither Union Carbide nor its former chairman Warren Anderson were liable for environmental remediation or pollution-related claims at the firm's former chemical plant in Bhopal.

US district...

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Water Quality and state of water in India-I

By : Pranay Kumar, Jun 18, 2012

In this first of a series of article, the authors presents an overview of the underlying causes for water pollution in the country as also suggests remedial actions (in terms of best practices as also legal mandates) required for addressing the state of this extremely...

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India to Seek 15% of $50 Billion for Renewables From Overseas

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 13, 2012

India may seek at least $7.5 billion of the $50 billion it’s planning to invest in clean energy in five years from foreign direct investment, a government official said.

“We’d like a bare minimum of 15 percent of that coming as FDI over the next five years,” Gireesh...

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US companies need to disclose climate risk -investors

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 3, 2012

Institutional investors and environmental advocates on Thursday urged companies to disclose their risks from the impact of climate change, two years after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidelines for firms to do just that.

While the SEC guidelines...

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