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Statement by Director General Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change 25.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The following is the text of the statement by Director General, Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, here today:
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SC refuses to stay culling of nilgai, wild boar, monkeys: 20.6.2016 Rediff: News
An animal rights activist on June 15 asked the court to quash the three notifications that declared nilgai (blue bulls), monkeys and wild boars as vermin in the states of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, respectively.
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SC to hear plea seeking quashing of order to cull Nilgai, monkeys 15.6.2016 Rediff: News
A plea has been filed in Supreme Court seeking quashing and interim stay of three notifications of the Centre declaring Nilgai, monkey and wild boar as vermins for one year in the states of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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Government Sanctions Rs. 164 Crore for Rajasthan, Rs. 156 Crore for Telangana for Compensatory Afforestation 14.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Centre today sanctioned Rs. 164 crore for Rajasthan and Rs. 156 crore for Telangana, following a meeting on Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) with the two States, here today.
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Statement by Inspector General Wildlife on Human-Wildlife Conflicts 9.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Statement by Inspector General Wildlife on Human-Wildlife Conflicts
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Modi in US: PM calls for 'climate justice'; Obama backs India's entry into NSG & MTCR 7.6.2016 DNA: Top News
While India got a big diplomatic boost on Tuesday, with the members of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a key anti-proliferation grouping, agreeing to grant it membership,  it will have to wait for an entry into the elite nuclear trading club Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), due to stiff opposition from China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held two-hour long bilateral talks with the US President Barrack Obama, the seventh since he assumed office, called for a regime of “climate justice” where India will have access to clean energy, an oblique reference asking the West to get its act together to help it in nuclear trading and to fund non-conventional energy programmes, to allow India to switch from fossil fuel to clean energy and thereby adhere to Paris Climate Change agenda. Sources here said that both leaders will coordinate to convince Chinese leadership of the need for India to have access to nuclear materials at the G-20 summit scheduled in the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province of ...
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Book on environment and society released 6.6.2016 The Assam Tribune
Book on environment and society released
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Just 0-1 km buffer for Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary? - Times of India 1.6.2016 Mount Abu News
Just 0-1 km buffer for Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary? Times of India JAIPUR: On April 19 this year, a draft notification was uploaded on the website of the Union ministry for environment, forests and climate change. This draft proposes a buffer zone around Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary in Sirohi district of just 0-1 km ...
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Patanjali riding on Ramdev's image, not products: Adi Godrej 1.6.2016 Sify Finance
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Patanjali riding on Ramdev's image, not products: Adi Godrej 31.5.2016 ET: FMCG
Patanjali is selling "simple products like ghee and honey", but is still small in the value-added segment, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej said today.
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Why Antarctica isn't facing global warming threats? 31.5.2016 Sify Finance
, May 31 (ANI): Guess why Antarctica is not melting down even after such drastic human-driven climate change.
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EDF's Hinkley Point deal over radioactive waste sparks anger 30.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Expert criticises ministers over refusal to disclose agreement with energy supplier for planned nuclear plant

A furious row has broken out after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) refused to disclose the arrangement with EDF for dealing with radioactive waste at the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

The information commissioner’s office has turned down a freedom of information (FoI) request for state aid arrangements between the UK and the European commission to be made public.

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Energy schemes to add £100 to UK household bills within five years 20.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Energy subsidies designed to keep lights on and support low-carbon electricity will have risen 124% by 2020-21, review finds

Households will be paying £100 more for their annual bills within five years to fund four government policies designed to keep the lights on and support low-carbon electricity, according to a review.

Independent consultancy Cornwall Energy said energy subsidies will have risen by 124% by 2020-21 due to the cost of the capacity market, renewable obligations, contracts for difference and feed-in tariff schemes.

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New regulations should cover all kinds of paints, says NRCLPI 14.5.2016 TOI: India Business
If you are planning to paint your child’s playroom the next month, you would be lucky enough to get Lead safe paints from June 8, 2016 as per the draft notification issued on April 8, this year, by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on lead control regulations in household and decorative paints. It has restricted the lead content up to 90 ppm (internationally accepted standards for all kinds of paints), saving children and women who are mostly affected by lead poisoning that damages the central nervous system, causes anaemia and lowers Intelligence Quotient (IQ) among children.
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Australians crave change. But this election won't deliver it | David Marr 10.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

What lies ahead is a gruelling and expensive campaign that will leave the country much as it was before

We’re off to the polls again. This country has so much in abundance: coal, sunshine, iron ore and nine parliaments for 24 million people. There is always an election round the corner.

Yet for all this endless political activity, nothing much gets done.

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19 states yet to respond to Centre's river regulation plan 9.5.2016 ET: Infrastructure
Prakash Javadekar said the government will proceed on the issue after receiving the response of states while asserting that protecting river ecology was its paramount duty.
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A birthday gift for David Attenborough – how about the Great Barrier Reef? | John Sauven 8.5.2016 Guardian: Environment
Of all his amazing experiences, the television legend recalls his first dive on the reef as the most memorable. But it’s dying before our eyes The patron saint of quality television is 90 years old today. When his Great Barrier Reef series was broadcast at the start of the year, it was reported that this was likely to be his last series, or at least his last made on location. But it’s difficult to believe David Attenborough won’t always be around. For most people who grew up in 20th-century Britain, he is not just a national treasure but a permanent fixture. But then, that’s what we thought about the Great Barrier Reef . Just before the reef series was broadcast, Attenborough told a journalist that his first dive on the reef is the moment in his career he remembers most vividly : “Suddenly, this amazing world with a thousand things you didn’t know existed is revealed right in front of you, all wonderful colours and shapes. On land, the rainforest is comparable – but the difference is, you can walk for a ...
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Labour condemns 'waste of money' energy scheme 6.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Capacity market scheme to keep power stations on standby for peak demand could add £38 a year to each household bill

The government has been accused of burying bad news during an election period after publishing a report (pdf) that says an emergency scheme to keep the lights on could add £38 a year to each household bill.

The cash is going towards the cost of a “capacity market” scheme under which energy companies have been paid to keep their power stations on standby for times of peak demand.

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We've been mayors of New York, Paris and Rio. We know climate action starts with cities 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact

The Paris Climate Agreement, already signed by more than 175 countries, was successful in large part because national governments recognized cities’ progress in reducing carbon emissions. On Thursday, as world leaders gather in Washington DC to discuss how to reach the goals set in Paris, they should focus on helping cities do even more, and act faster, to reduce those emissions.

Cities account for most of the world’s carbon emissions, and their share will continue to increase as cities increase in size. Today more than half of the world lives in cities, and by 2050, two-thirds will. Every day, the world’s cities grow by about 60 square kilometers – an area equal to New York City’s borough of Manhattan.

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Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK's fifth carbon budget 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Climate change is a problem that cannot wait, 20 backbenchers say in their statement to PM, urging him to accept cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

Twenty Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK’s ‘fifth carbon budget’.

On the eve of local elections in several regions, and the poll for the next London mayor, the MPs have made a strong statement that climate change is a problem that cannot wait.

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