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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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For animal abuse, the penalty is a paltry Rs 10 4.5.2016 TOI: Hyderabad Times
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LS clears bill to free Rs 41k cr to bolster forest cover 4.5.2016 TOI: India
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The growing risk of disasters, and remembering the Nepal earthquake 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Why does the world spend so much more on responding to disasters than on reducing the threat they pose? Plus, how severe drought is affecting southern Africa The world spends more than five times as much money on responding to natural disasters as it does on reducing the risk of them. The UN’s head of disaster planning, Robert Glasser, has called for immediate action on mitigating the risks posed by climate change, droughts and the humanitarian crises that follow. Which country is most at risk from natural disasters? Explore our analysis of the world risk index , which measures countries by the frequency of natural disasters as well as how well-equipped they are to recover. Plus browse our content marking the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquake ...
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The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Break free and join the biggest global action against fossil fuel companies the world has ever seen

An interesting question is, what are you waiting for?

Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilisation — certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been waiting for just the right moment.

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Odisha raises objection against Centre’s river regulation zone notification 3.5.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
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Climate protesters invade UK's largest opencast coal mine 3.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Hundreds of activists take control of vast site and bring operations to a halt as part of a coordinated global direct action against fossil fuel companies


Hundreds of environmental activists have invaded the UK’s largest opencast coal mine and claim they have halted operations across the vast site.

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Al Gore attacks CSIRO's climate cuts and praises Labor's proposals 30.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Former US Democratic vice-president says agency’s decision will deeply affect the source of valuable research for the entire world

Al Gore has said the decision by Australia’s science agency CSIRO to cut climate research should be “re-evaluated at the highest level”, since they limit a source of critical information for the entire world as it attempts to solve the challenges posed by climate change.

The former US Democratic vice-president also praised the government’s support for renewable energy and the Labor party’s recent climate change policy announcement.

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Museums face ethics investigation over influence of sponsor BP 29.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Internal documents appear to show British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and others accommodating oil firm’s demands

The Museums Association is investigating claims that some of Britain’s most revered cultural institutions have broken its code of ethics in the way they dealt with one of their commercial sponsors, BP.

The move follows the release of internal documents seen by the Guardian that appear to show the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and other institutions bending to accommodate the demands of the oil company.

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From preserving ecosystems to building airports, Asia needs to work together | Vinod Thomas and Marco Gatti 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
When two or more countries come together they can solve the problem better than one on its own, with far reaching benefits and greater success rates In an increasingly fragile, interconnected world, where humanitarian and development needs are a burden on budgets , cooperation is a buzzword. The scale of the challenges facing humanity, and the scope of ambitions to leave no one behind under the new global development roadmap , have placed collaboration in the spotlight. This holds true for regional development as well as humanitarian initiatives. But international projects require time and effort, and a nagging question has long been whether all that work is worth the ...
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Environment Minister chairs fifth meeting on mitigation of air pollution in Delhi NCR 27.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Environment Minister chairs fifth meeting on mitigation of air pollution in Delhi NCR
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MPs urge parliament to approve 2030 carbon target 27.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Committee says UK ‘cannot afford further delays’ in setting fifth carbon budget in the wake of the signing of the Paris agreement on climate change

The government should approve the UK’s 2030s carbon target in the wake of the signing of the Paris agreement on climate change, an influential committee of MPs has urged.

The so-called fifth carbon budget sets a limit on the quantity of greenhouse gases that can be produced across the country between 2028 and 2032, as a way of meeting national and international commitments on combating global warming.

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Government walks the talk on Climate Change, Distributes over 10 Crore Led Bulbs under Ujala 26.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Government of India has distributed over 10 crore LED bulbs across the country under the UnnatJyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme today.
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