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UN panel sees sources for billions for climate

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 5, 2010

A high-level U.N. panel on Friday outlined potential sources, including levies on international flights, to raise up to $100 billion a year in new money for poorer countries to cope with climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

The greatest...

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Adarsh society violated green norms: Jairam Ramesh

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 1, 2010

The Adarsh housing society has violated green norms and action will be taken against it once the Maharashtra government submits its final report, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday.

The minister suggested that some of the floors of the 31-storey building...

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Climate change treaty must address health issues: WHO

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 19, 2010

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said next month's climate change conference in Mexico must address health concerns in any legally-binding agreement on mitigating the impacts of global warming as it threatens human health.

Health experts from the 11 member...

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Modi moots eco-friendly townships in coastal area

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 18, 2010

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today mooted a 'Panchvati' scheme for construction of eco-friendly townships in the coastal areas of the state.

Inaugurating Godrej Properties Limited's Garden City project here, Mr Modi said though the scheme is yet to take a...

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White House to go green, to get solar panels

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Oct 7, 2010

Going the green way, the White House will soon be installed with solar panels and solar heaters, in a reflection of the US President Barack Obama's policy of promoting alternative and clean sources of energy.

Energy secretary Steven Chu said the solar panels and solar...

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Barack Obama: 'no' to solar panels on the White House roof

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2010

A quest to get Barack Obama to shout his commitment to solar power from the roof tops - by re-installing vintage solar panels at the White House - ended in disappointment for environmental campaigners today.

Bill McKibben, the founder of, had led a group of...

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Mizoram gets eight air-monitoring stations

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 26, 2010

Mizoram has received a sanction for air quality monitoring stations under the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP), Mizoram Pollution Control Board (MPCB) said today.

One station each at Aizawl and Lengpui and two stations each at Lunglei, Kolasib...

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U.N.: New Taxes Needed for Climate Fund

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 6, 2010

Carbon taxes, add-ons to international air fares and a levy on cross-border money movements are among ways being considered by a panel of the world's leading economists to raise a staggering $100 billion a year to fight climate change.

British economist Nicholas Stern...

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Dropping the ball on global warming

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 22, 2010

Environmentalists are upset at Obama for putting more effort and political capital into health care and bank reform than climate change. Their frustration is understandable. As the hottest year on record marches forward, with extraordinarily high temperatures registered all...

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Siemens Puts Green on Fast Track

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 21, 2010

German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG has embraced the gamut of energy-efficient products. Whether it's wind turbines, solar energy, water technologies, smart-grid solutions or trains, the US$111 billion company has made the development of green products a major part of...

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