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UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2019

Rapid growth in extraction of materials is the chief culprit in climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge that will only worsen unless the world urgently undertakes a systemic reform of...

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Sustainability for a circular economy: Walmart exec reveals firm’s environmental priorities

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2019

Retailer Walmart has been talking up its sustainability efforts, targeting what the company deems a ‘more circular economy’....

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Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study by Indian Institute of Science

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2018

Wind farms act as a top "predator" in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday....

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Central government gives ex-post facto nod to BRICS nations' pact on environmental cooperation

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2018

The Centre Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to a pact signed among BRICS nations on environmental cooperation, a move which is expected to bring in latest technologies and best...

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Assam's Majuli all set to become India's first carbon neutral district: Sonowal

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2017

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli, world biggest river island, as India"s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage....

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National Wildlife Action Plan Draft plan eyes more focus on climate change

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 5, 2016

Integrating climate change into wildlife planning, mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, coastal and marine ecosystem conservation and a focus on wildlife health are among the key areas of the...

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Tata Power enhances its Environment and Biodiversity Commitment

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2014

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated Company, has been immensely committed to the cause of sustainability and does so under its CARE programs in the area of Environment, Sociatal commitment, Bio-diversity as also Conservation of resources and values. It has  always...

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Ministry ignores green norms in Okhla

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2014

The environment ministry ignored key recommendations from the Dehradunbased Wildlife Institute of India (WII) as well as its own committee while deciding the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary.
The WII had observed that the ESZ should cover...

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Subject Tags: biodiversity , India , MOEF , policy

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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Goa takes bio-diversity conservation lessons from Kerala

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2014

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala, a pioneer in bio-diversity conservation, will now help Goa frame its own suitable policies in the field, said a Kerala government official Monday. 
Goa has sought the help of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB). As the first step, the...

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Subject Tags: biodiversity , India , policy