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Exclusive: 'The age of indecision has come to an end' 28.8.2014 Rediff: Interviews
Prakash Javadekar enjoys being information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs minister, but heading the green ministry is turning out to be thornier than he had expected.
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Governments green deal ad ruled misleading 27.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Decc adverts implied energy savings were guaranteed and did not back up claim scheme boosted property prices, says ASA

An advert for the governments green deal misled householders by implying that energy savings were guaranteed under the scheme, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

The television ad and an advertorial in the national press also failed to make it clear that consumers could be charged an assessment fee, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) did not provide sufficient evidence to prove that average property prices increased by 14% and 38% in some areas under the initiative, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

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Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

The Labour party believes the rules covering fracking or hydraulic fracturing for gas are not tight enough and will attempt to strengthen regulation of the controversial drilling method by tabling a series of amendments to the infrastructure bill in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) says there are adequate safeguards covering drilling for shale gas under existing rules or voluntary agreements. However, Tom Greatrex, the shadow energy minister, believes current agreements do not go far enough.

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Coastal Vulnerability Assessment 13.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) – Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad and ESSO-Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM),
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The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it 1.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary interactive

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IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say 29.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Energy and climate change committee says UN climate science panel processes have improved since last major report

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Green deal cashback scheme is shut after surge of applications 25.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Final £70m of money for energy efficiency measures under green deal home improvement fund is taken up in just three days

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UK renewable energy subsidies capped at £200m a year 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Solar industry says contracts for difference budget represents a large reduction in the support they receive

A ceiling of £200m a year will be placed on subsidies to some of the major forms of renewable energy from this autumn, affecting the funding of large-scale low-carbon installations from wind and solar farms to biomass-burning power plants.

The money will be available under the coalition's new contracts for difference, which subsidise renewable energy companies who offer electricity at a lower rate of carbon emissions than fossil fuel generators, and are paid for by levies on household energy bills.

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Functioning Mines in the Country 23.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour and Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that the number of functioning mines in the country as of now and their number in public sector and private sector as well as workers in such mines are given below:
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Nicky Morgan's statement on Birmingham 'Trojan horse' inquiry: Politics live blog 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including a Commons statement from Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, on the Birmingham "Trojan horse" affair 12.24pm BST And here are more extracts from Peter Clarke's conclusion. I neither specifically looked for nor found evidence of terrorism, radicalisation or violent extremism in the schools of concern in Birmingham. However, by reference to the definition of extremism in the Prevent strand of the Governments counter terrorist strategy, CONTEST, and the spectrum of extremism described by the Prime Minister in his Munich speech in February 2011, I found clear evidence that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of influence in schools and governing bodies, who espouse, endorse or fail to challenge extremist views. It has been suggested to me that the ambition of those involved was only to create high achieving schools reflecting the communities they serve, following the wishes of the ...
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The five biggest threats to human existence 21.7.2014 Guardian: Science

We have a duty to prevent existential threats from becoming reality. Here are some of the greatest facing humanity

Back to the future with antibiotic resistance

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Back to the future with antibiotic resistance 21.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The evidence is clear and the pressure to act is growing. Without a cutback in the use of antibiotics, healthcare faces major disruption Alarm bells have been ringing in Britain, the United States and the World Health Organization about antibiotic resistance. It seems the world is suddenly sitting up and beginning to worry about this looming catastrophe . Britains chief medical officer, Sally Davies, has called it a threat as great as terrorism or climate change. The World Health Organization estimates that 25,000 people in Europe died last year directly because of resistance. The number of deaths in the US is probably of a similar order . The toll in Australia is hard to estimate, but extrapolating from overseas numbers suggests 1,500 to 2,000 deaths a year, somewhere near the annual carnage from motor vehicle accidents. The deaths occur because the antibiotics given to people with life-threatening infections are no longer effective against the infecting organisms because they have developed ...
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Global inequality risks spread of military conflicts, Cameron warned 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Graça Machel, Bono and Tutu urge prime minister to take lead on UN climate change deal and millennium development goals

David Cameron is warned today by Graça Machel, widow of the late South African statesman Nelson Mandela, that unless world leaders made 2015 a year for development, the consequence would not just be poverty but also growing military conflicts from which the rich would be unable to protect themselves for decades to come.

It is Machel's first global political act since the death of her husband last year.

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Direct Action climate policy way off target, industry groups tell Tony Abbott 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Prime minister is warned by host of experts that Coalition's policy is not enough to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Australia's carbon tax is gone: a selection of the cheers, jeers and fears 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

On Thursday morning the Australian Senate voted to repeal the countrys environmental carbon pricing scheme. Below are some of the initial reactions to the move

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Australia kills off carbon tax 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Senate makes good prime minister's pledge in blood to axe the tax, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Carbon tax repealed: a short timeline of Australias long debate about emissions trading 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fifteen years of discussion papers, taskforces, reports, wrangling, controversy and parliamentary votes

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Sixth Brics Summit – Fortaleza Declaration 16.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
1. We, the leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 15 July 2014 at the Sixth BRICS Summit. To inaugurate the second cycle of BRICS Summits, the theme chosen for our discussions was "Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions”, in keeping with the inclusive macroeconomic and social policies carried out by our governments and the imperative to address challenges to humankind posed by the need to simultaneously achieve growth, inclusiveness, protection and preservation.
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Shri Prakash Javadekar launches web portal for submission and monitoring of Forest Clearance proposals 15.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change today launched a web portal for online submission and monitoring of forest clearance proposals
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Bill Clinton to visit Akshaya Patra 15.7.2014 The Assam Tribune
Bill Clinton to visit Akshaya Patra
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