User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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What Gadkari is doing to end India's fuel crisis 13.9.2016 Rediff: Business
India annually spends Rs 4.5 lakh crore on importing petroleum products, and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari feels methane is a cost-effective import substitution.
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Nitin Gadkari pushes for leapfrogging into methanol economy 11.9.2016 ET: Oil & Gas
The government's key think tank, NITI Aayog is seriously exploring about deploying methanol as a possible way to achieve energy independence for India.
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Urjit Patel could herald climate change-financial world links 1.9.2016 ET: Policy
The three years that Rajan spent at the IMF as Chief Economist had been a period of intense debate on the economics of climate change.
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New research shows alarming effects of growing human population 26.8.2016 DNA: Opinion
A scientist has found a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind which shows 97 percent of the places on Earth that were species-rich have now been altered. Professor Bill Laurance, who took part in the study to map the ecological effects of people on the planet, said the finding is not very great. "The most species-rich parts of the planet, especially including the tropical rainforests have been hit hardest. In total, around 97 per cent of Earth's biologically richest real estate has been seriously altered by humans," he said. The scientists found environmental pressures are widespread with only a few very remote areas escaping the damage. "Humans are the most voracious consumers" planet Earth has ever seen. With our land-use, hunting and other exploitative activities, we are now directly impacting three-quarters of the Earth's land surface," pointed Bill. Researchers combined data garnered from unprecedented advances in remote sensing with information collected via surveys on the ground. They ...
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Draft promises changes in forest and wildlife laws but nothing official about it, yet 19.8.2016 Rediff: Business
The proposed changes, as per the draft, could continue some of the existing conflict between wildlife protection regulations with the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006, which gives rights to tribals in all kinds of traditional forest lands -- including the wildlife zones, such as national parks.
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Finance Ministry rejects Road Ministry's 'green fund' initiative for highways 16.8.2016 DNA: Mumbai
 The Ministry of Finance has rejected the ambitious 'green fund' proposal from the Road Transport and Highways Ministry that seeks to set aside 1 per cent of project cost to provide green canopy along highways. The ministry previously estimated that setting up such a green fund will entail an expenditure of Rs 5,000 crore. "Social forestry stands allocated to the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change and not to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Also, that a Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) is in place at present which has accumulated funds of Rs 38,000 crore already," the Finance Ministry said while saying no to the proposal. CAMPA falls under the domain of the Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change, the ministry said, adding that the government has already introduced a Bill in Parliament to create a fund in the Public Account and transfer the accumulated funds. "As the activities of CAMPA are very closely related to what is ...
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‘Widest Possible Consultations with MPs, MLAs Needed to Preserve Western Ghats’: Anil Dave 11.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has called for widest possible consultations with Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies on preserving the Western Ghats.
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Jute Packaging Norms 4.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Jute Packaging Materials (Compulsory Use in Packaging Commodities) Act, 1987 (JPM Act) has been enacted in the interests of production of raw jute and jute packaging material, and of persons engaged in the production thereof.
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Import of GM Food Products 25.7.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The import policy of Genetically Modified Food, Feed, Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) and Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) has been notified by Directorate General of Foreign Trade under General Notes regarding Import Policy in ITC (HS) 2012
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LIVE! 'Hooligans' behind Una Dalit attack 'shot the video for fun': Gujarat chief secy 22.7.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Manas National Park area to be expanded 18.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
Manas National Park area to be expanded
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Tipping, the American way of life 13.7.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Somebody should ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on tipping, says Kishore Singh.
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Forget Rs 200 crore, Adanis can only be fined Rs 1 lakh now 7.7.2016 Rediff: Business
In its final order, the environment ministry had concluded that the upfront payment of Rs 200 crore as Environment Restoration Fund for violations and damage done was not permitted under the Environment Protection Act.
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A Profile of New Environment Minister 6.7.2016 Govt of india: PIB
An environmentalist, river conservationist, writer, Member of Parliament and an amateur pilot - this is how Shri Anil Madhav Dave, the new Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, is known for his various roles in society.
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Cabinet reshuffle: Here are the new faces likely to be inducted 5.7.2016 Rediff: News
Rediff.com gives you a look at some of the faces likely to reflect in the newly shuffled deck and some inkling of their political positions.
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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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