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India occupies the top spot on WEF's Greendex among 18 countries

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 4, 2017

We are starting to witness the penalty for unsustainable lifestyles and patterns of production and consumption. As the human population is exploding, resources are shrinking.

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Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 27, 2017

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country has unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for US cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2035.

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Donald Trump pulls out of Paris climate deal, says it favours India, China more

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 2, 2017

President Donald Trump today announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change and renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the...

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US expected to put emergency tariffs on solar imports

By : sustainabilityo..., May 31, 2017

The United States has notified the other 163 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it is considering putting emergency "safeguard" tariffs on imported solar cells, according to a...

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Trump to set new executive orders on environment, energy this week

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 24, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for...

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India loses appeal in solar dispute against US

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 19, 2016

India’s appeal against a WTO panel’s ruling in favour of the US has been dismissed, a development that will force New Delhi to remove provisions that mandated domestic sourcing of solar...

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U.S expects India to ratify Paris treaty this year

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 16, 2016

The U.S is confident that India will be able to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change before the end of the year, according to a senior Obama administration official. The Obama...

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Why The U.S.-China CO2 Deal Is An Energy, Climate, And Political Gamechanger

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 17, 2014

The historic new U.S.-China climate deal changes the trajectory of global carbon pollution emissions, greatly boosting the chances for a global deal in Paris in 2015. The deal would keep, cumulatively, some 640 billion tons of CO2 emissions out of the air this century,...

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Staring Down the California Drought: Looking at Solutions to the World's Water Crisis

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

The punishing California drought has become part of our national consciousness, with the bad news seeming to grow worse each week. Last year was the driest on record for much of the state, and in January of this year, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency and...

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Subject Tags: India , USA , water scarcity

New 'biodiversity metric' developed to study climate change influence

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2014

Scientists have come up with a new biodiversity metric called phylogeographic endemism, to understand the influence of recurring climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years on current patterns of genetic diversity.
A team of researchers from the City College of New York...

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