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"Decarbonathon" seeks tools to reduce cities' carbon footprint

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 23, 2015

Competition launched to encourage the development of easy-to-implement solutions to cut carbon emissions from cities

A new competition is to encourage cross-discipline teams of citizens and professionals to come up with ways to decrease...

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RIL joins hands with 9 oil and gas firms for climate pact

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 19, 2015

 Reliance Industries, along with nine of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, declared their collective support for an effective climate change agreement, to be reached at next month’s 21st session of the United Nations Conference of Parties to the UN Framework on...

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Many Other Automakers’ Diesel Models Exceed Emissions Limits

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 13, 2015

The Indian Government is looking to reduce the regulatory hurdles in achieving their highly ambitious renewable energy capacity addition targets.

The Indian Minister for Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy announced that the Government would soon remove the fee levied on...

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Carbon-neutral Lighting in Kolkata Parks

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 12, 2015

Kolkata is poised to become India’s first city to have its public parks illuminated by an automated carbon-neutral solar lighting system, reducing the carbon footprint and electricity bills.

The new system, first installed at Deshapriya Park on a trial basis, would now...

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Study reveals US doublespeak on emission cuts

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 8, 2015

America has for long sought to shift the greater onus of battling climate change on the developing world. But a new study seeks to remind the richest nation on the planet to first practice what it preaches. Indian think tank, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has...

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Berkeley Researchers Developing Artificial Leaves to Produce Carbon-Neutral Fuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 7, 2015

Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a synthetic leaf that uses water, sunlight and carbon dioxide to make liquid fuels such as methane, butane and acetate — and releases oxygen into the air, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Lead researcher on the project, Peidong...

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Auto CO2 emissions 40% higher than claimed: report

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 1, 2015

The gap between real-world pollution and industry lab results has grown by more than 30 percent since 2001, said the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent research body with offices worldwide.

Some cars, including mid-range models from...

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Subject Tags: Automobile , Emissions

VW’s emission rigging scandal puts spotlight on testing standards

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 25, 2015

While the impact of Volkswagen’s emissions test rigging scandal in the US continues to reverberate through the global auto industry, amid fears that it could spiral into its LIBOR moment, the scandal is putting the spotlight on emission testing standards.

Campaigners...

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No change in Yamuna pollution despite drop in sewage flow:Govt

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2015

Yamuna has failed to show any improvement in its pollution level in the past one year despite gradual reduction in pollution load contributed by major drains in Delhi, says an Environment Ministry report.

According to the Environment Ministry's Annual Report (2014-15...

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Subject Tags: Emissions , water