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Pre-requisites for sustainable food security

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 20, 2010

The President, in her address to Parliament on June 4, 2009, announced: “My Government proposes to enact a new law — the National Food Security Act — that will provide a statutory basis for a framework which assures food security for all. Every family below the poverty line...

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UN eyes private help in $100 billion climate aid

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 14, 2010

UNITED NATIONS A pledge by rich nations in Copenhagen to provide as much as $100 billion a year of climate-related aid to developing countries by 2020 may depend in part on the generosity of private donors and other non-governmental sources.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-...

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Obama sticks with clean-energy goals

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 13, 2010

There is so much demand for the clean-energy tax credits that the program is oversubscribed. The White House is asking Congress for an additional $5 billion.

"There's solar facilities that will mean 1,000 jobs here. Another plant there, that's another 300 jobs. These...

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Climate Change Means More Heatwaves, Premature Deaths, Scientists Warn

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 11, 2010

Climate change is a serious health hazard that the United States must prepare for, according to government and university scientists from across the country.

Dust storm in Queensland, Australia, September 2009. (Photo by Tom Fletcher) They advised Thursday that climate...

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Put Solar On It campaign challenges heads of state

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 10, 2010

Climate activists have launched a campaign calling  on world leaders to take tangible clean energy action by putting up solar panels on the presidential digs.

The advocates are enlisting the public’s help in the Put Solar On It movement by providing  a way to  send an...

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Obama Science Czar Called for Carbon Tax to Redistribute Wealth from Global 'North' to 'South'

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 9, 2010

ohn P. Holdren, who then-President-elect Barack Obama nominated as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in December 2008, called just five months before his nomination for a global climate-change agreement that would allow wealth to be...

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India needs more quality research in science: PM

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 3, 2010

Pitching for greater collaboration between institutions like IITs and the corporate sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the country urgently needs to increase quality research in science and technology to meet newer challenges like climate change.


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Anil Ambani commits to green energy for US Exim finance

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jul 3, 2010

 Industrialist Anil Ambani [ Images ] has committed to invest in green energy and source the technology from the US, a move that helped the US Exim Bank change its mind within a week to guarantee $600-million loan to his group's coal-fired power project in India [ Images ]....

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Reject All Energy Subsidies, Not Just the Ones for Fossil Fuels

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 29, 2010

For a country that is still heavily dependent on coal power, news of a more efficient (read: lower-carbon-emitting) coal plant should be greeted with roaring applause from the environmental community. Unfortunately, under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Export-Import bank...

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So near yet so far: the EU and India

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 29, 2010

The way ahead The European Union has been a trusted partner in India’s development efforts, contributing funds to tackle poverty, improve healthcare and provide access to good education in India. In recent years, co-operation has increased to such areas like civil aviation,...

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