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Indian minister makes environment his business

By : sustainabilityo..., May 9, 2011

After six years of arduous bureaucratic struggles and political wrangling, a major project finally took off last week.

The South Korean steel major Posco signed a memorandum of understanding in 2005 to build a 510 billion rupee (Dh41.93bn) steel mill in the eastern...

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Arctic melt is accelerating, report confirms

By : sustainabilityo..., May 4, 2011

A new assessment of climate change in the Arctic shows the region's ice and snow are melting faster than previously thought and sharply raises projections of global sea level rise this century.

The report by the international Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program,...

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WWF Marks 50 Years With Urgent Call for Global Green Economy

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 30, 2011

 Environmental leaders and politicians from around the world today called for an urgent move towards a global green economy in order to achieve sustainable development and wildlife conservation over the next 50 years.

Low-carbon technology, green infrastructures,...

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Energy saving light bulbs contains carcinogenic chemicals

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2011

Researchers have warned that use of energy saving light bulbs contain cancer-causing chemicals.

Scientists have warned that prolonged contact with the European Union-imposed bulbs could put people at risk after discovering that they "pulse out" poisonous materials when...

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Rs.600 crore for green initiatives, fighting climate change

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 1, 2011

With climate change posing one of the biggest challenges before the country, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday announced Rs.600 crore for protection and regeneration of forests, environmental management and cleaning of rivers and lakes.

Presenting the...

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SBI become signatory to Carbon Disclosure Project

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 21, 2011

The country’s biggest lender, State Bank of India, has become a signatory investor to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a collaboration of over 550 institutional investors with assets under management of US $ 71 trillion.

State Bank has been undertaking several...

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ExxonMobil dismisses that climate change can be prevented

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 21, 2011

The world's largest oil company, ExxonMobil has predicted that carbon emissions will rise to nearly 25% in the next 20 years, dismissing hopes that climate change can be arrested and massive loss of life prevented. This is...

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BP: Renewable energy will outpace oil growth in 2030

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 20, 2011

Renewable power sources will outpace oil as global energy demand surges nearly 40% in the next 20 years, according to an industry forecast released Wednesday by energy giant BP.

Most of the expected increased in energy demand will come from emerging economies...

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Plodding climate talks stepping up to higher level

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2010

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, trying to revive long-stalled climate talks, told world environment ministers on Tuesday he is "deeply concerned" that many years of negotiation have proven largely fruitless.

"The pace of human-induced climate...

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India’s first green hospital comes up in Ahmedabad

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 22, 2010

Get ready for an intensive care unit (ICU) that is sunlit, has a garden within and allows patients to view stars at night. Care Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS), a hospital venture brought forth by a group...

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