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Asian cities take action to reduce ecolo New Delhi, Sept 30 (IBNS): Asian cities are demonstrating that Earth-friendly solutions to global problems do exist, as threats to the natural environment mount, according to the Living Planet Report 2014 released on Tuesday by WWF. 30-Sep-2014
Caribbean Island leaders in UN Assembly New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Spotlighting the “gathering and intensifying threat of global climate change” leaders from Caribbean Islands on Monday warned the United Nations General Assembly that indifference, narrow interests and electoral cowardice threaten to squander "our only real chance to save the planet." 30-Sep-2014
New UN report warns of 'devastating' eff New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The world is losing its mangroves at a faster rate than global deforestation, the United Nations revealed on Monday, adding that the destruction of the coastal habitats was costing billions in economic damages and impacting millions of lives. 30-Sep-2014
Japan volcano toll rises to 36 Tokyo, Sept 29 (IBNS): The death toll in the Mount Ontake volcano in Central Japan rose to 36 on Monday with five more bodies being recovered from the site as the rescue operations are called off by the authorities due to release of toxic gases from the pit, media reported. 29-Sep-2014
Faced with existential climate threat, s New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, King Tupou IV of Tonga, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama, and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, all reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against climate change and for sustainable development amid growing environmental challenges for small island developing States (SIDS). 28-Sep-2014
Specter of climate change looms large, s New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) Leaders of small island developing nations on Friday urged the United Nations General Assembly to prioritize climate change and assist in their front line battle against its mounting impact. 27-Sep-2014
At meeting with Pacific island leaders, New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded Pacific Island nations for their “strong position” on the sustainable development of the world’s oceans and underscored the United Nations’ continuing role in assisting the region's small island developing states (SIDS) in their battles against climate change and in their transition to democracy. 27-Sep-2014
NGT renders forest clearance to Mahan Co Singrauli, MP, Sept 26 (IBNS): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday said the forest clearance granted to Essar and Hindalco's Mahan Coal Ltd becomes invalid following the SC decision to de-allocate 214 coal blocks. 26-Sep-2014
SC verdict on coal block allocation prov New Delhi, Sept 25 (IBNS): In its final verdict on the coal block allocation case delivered on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has cancelled 214 coal blocks that were allotted since 1993, which according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) provides an opportunity to reform the entire mining sector 26-Sep-2014
Wagh Bakri commits towards elimination o New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Sept 25 (IBNS): In an encouraging turn of events, Wagh Bakri, a packaged tea company in India, has committed to support elimination of pesticides in tea cultivation, after continuous engagement with Greenpeace. 25-Sep-2014
India's confidence in green products is Kolkata, Sept 25 (IBNS): The DuPont Green Living Survey: India, conducted by TNS Global, found that a majority of Indian consumers are familiar with green products, have confidence that green products are better for the environment, and feel that biobased ingredients enhance the desirability of a product. 25-Sep-2014
Union Home Minister launches intensive c New Delhi, Sept 25 (IBNS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched an intensive cleanliness campaign by the Ministry of Home Affairs, here on Wednesday. 25-Sep-2014
President condoles the loss of lives in New Delhi, Sept 25 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in accident in which a bus fell into Bhakra Nangal Dam’s Gobind Sagar Reservoir in Himachal Pradesh. He also condoled loss of lives due to floods in certain areas of Meghalaya and Assam. 25-Sep-2014
Rwandan President calls on public, priva New Yoprk, Sept 25 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly on Wednesday at its annual general debate, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the success of the Millennium Development Goals framework illustrated the ongoing strength of international cooperation and called on the public and private sectors to follow a similar method to worked together on climate change. The world must look forward to a future where countries do not have to choose between clean energy and economic growth, he said. 25-Sep-2014
Ban hails 'bold' announcements on tackli New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced on Tuesday by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on "clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions." 24-Sep-2014
First-ever indigenous peoples' world con New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) With climate change taking centre stage at the United Nations, the first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples wrapped up on Tuesday with a focus on Mother Earth and the future of the planet. 24-Sep-2014
At summit, UN agencies pledge action to New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Joining the chorus of Government, businesses, civil society and indigenous leaders at on Tuesday ’s landmark Climate Summit at Headquarters, United Nations agencies pledged action to help curb the effects of climate change and transition towards a sustainable world economy. 24-Sep-2014
Governments, corporations pledge at UN s New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Dozens of Governments, businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples participating in the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on Tuesday pledged to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end within the following decade. 24-Sep-2014
Mayors at UN climate summit announce ple New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) A compact of Mayors from cities around the world announced on Tuesday that they will expand their commitments to scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms including through an initiative that aims to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 454 megatons by 2020. 24-Sep-2014
Commitment to sustainable transport mobi New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Four global transport initiatives announced at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday aim to put the transport sector on a new track towards a low-carbon future and save trillions of dollars in fuel costs in the process. 24-Sep-2014
Oil, gas industry launches 'immediate-im New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities on Tuesday joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can have an immediate impact in reducing global warming as part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s strategy to tackle climate change. 24-Sep-2014
At UN summit, plans announced to boost l New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) A new initiative announced on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double over the next quarter century. 24-Sep-2014
Climate Summit: 'All hands on deck' decl New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday told world leaders at an "unprecedented and important gathering" that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal. 24-Sep-2014
Ban seeks 'vision, concrete action' from New York, Sept 3 (IBNS) True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters Tuesday – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a summit aiming to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal. 23-Sep-2014
UN Women, Mary Robinson, to host special New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) On the eve of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, are gathering with some 130 other women leaders to show their commitment to climate action. 23-Sep-2014
Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as wor New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York. 23-Sep-2014
Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as wor New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York. 23-Sep-2014
Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as wor New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York. 23-Sep-2014
Feature: No 'Plan B' for climate action New York, Sept 22 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no "Plan B" for action as there is no "Planet B." 22-Sep-2014
Gates Foundation announced USD 7 lakh fo New Delhi, Sept 19 (IBNS): Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday announced emergency relief of USD 7 lakh for the flood victims of Jammu & Kashmir, in response to a request for his home state from Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space & Atomic Energy. 19-Sep-2014
Ahead of UN climate summit, leading inve New York, Sept 19 (IBNS) Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions. 19-Sep-2014
Bhopal Gas victims chain themselves to C Bhopal, Sept 18 (IBNS): Survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster, neighbourhood residents of the abandoned Union Carbide factory and their supporters on Thursday locked themselves to the Chief Minister's residence with a chain seeking adequate compensation and clean up of the contaminated factory site. 18-Sep-2014
Marking International Day, UN officials New York, Sept 17 (IBNS) United Nations officials on Tuesday hailed the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances. 17-Sep-2014
Aircel offers free 'Aircel Locate' servi Kolkata, Sept 15 (IBNS): Aircel offers free location based tracking service 'Aircel Locate' to help people locate their family and friends stranded in severe flood affected areas in Jammu & Kashmir, the company said on Monday. 15-Sep-2014
New UN-backed protections for sharks, ma New York, Sept 13 (IBNS) Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they have been harvested sustainably and legally, as new United Nations-backed trade protections go into effect. 13-Sep-2014
NASA's Orion Spacecraft nears completion California, Sept 12 (IBNS) NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December. 12-Sep-2014
Greenpeace urges TGBL to commit to a hol New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): Weeks after Greenpeace released its report "Trouble Brewing" highlighting the presence of toxic pesticide residues in tea, the tea industry remains divided on the issue. 11-Sep-2014
Railways come in aid of J&K flood victim New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): Coming to the aid of flood ravaged victims of Jammu & Kashmir, Indian Railways has geared up his machinery to provide all possible help to the travelling public in the wake of unprecedented calamity that has gripped the state. 11-Sep-2014
Ozone layer recovering but remains threa New York, Sept 11 (IBNS) The Earth's protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations on Wednesday reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere. 11-Sep-2014
J&K floods a grim reminder of increasing New Delhi, Sept 10 (IBNS): As Jammu and Kashmir struggles to fight the onslaught of extreme weather with flood disrupting life in the north Indian state, an analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has suggested that it could be the result of extreme weather event, induced by a changing climate. 10-Sep-2014
UN agency urges prosecution to end impun New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a special event on the rise of narcotics trafficking on maritime southern routes, particularly the Indian Ocean, advocating that drug traffickers caught in international waters be prosecuted. 10-Sep-2014
As climate change debate heats up, UN ex New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) The United Nations weather agency on Tuesday voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to. 10-Sep-2014
PM calls for making Ganga rejuvenation a New Delhi, Sept 8 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for making Ganga rejuvenation a mass movement. 08-Sep-2014
J&K cut-off from rest of India, 'Marcos' Srinagar, Sept 8 (IBNS): With all communications systems going down, Jammu & Kashmir is virtually cut-off from the rest of the country, as the situation of the state turned extremely grim, media reported. 08-Sep-2014
Over 150 dead in J&K flood, rescue on Srinagar, Sept 8 (IBNS): More than 150 people died and hundreds of thousands are stranded in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir as the region is marooned by its worst floods in past six decades, reports said. 08-Sep-2014
Army launches Operation Sahayata in Jamm New Delhi, Sept 05 (IBNS) Due to incessant rains past 48 hours, Army has launched 'Operation Sahayata' to provide rescue and relief in areas of Kashmir Valley, Naoshera, Rajouri, Thanamandi and Poonch, in coordination with civil administration. 05-Sep-2014
SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about New York, Sept 3 (IBNS) World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities. 03-Sep-2014
Govt's stand on speedy re-allocation can New Delhi, Sept 1 (IBNS): Greenpeace on Monday observed that the NDA government's submission to the Supreme Court on the coal scam hearing was an attempt to make light of the coal scam ruling. 01-Sep-2014
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