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Swamp deer population in Kaziranga rising 14.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
Swamp deer population in Kaziranga rising
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Smart Cities Need Smart Energy Sources - Huffington Post India 13.5.2016 google news
Smart Cities Need Smart Energy Sources Huffington Post India As India continues to industrialize rapidly, it is entering its most energy-intensive phase of economic growth -- building new infrastructure and increasing the use of transportation. Its energy demand was nearly 700mtoe (million tonnes of oil ...
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Bhutan global role model on climate change: US 12.5.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Bhutan is a global role model on issues like climate change and environmental conversation as the country absorbs three times more carbon dioxide than it emits, the US has said. Bhutan is investing in clean energy and its constitution requires the country to maintain at least 60% forest cover and it now boasts 72% coverage, Indian-American Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Desai Biswal told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on South Asia, convened by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Bhutan is a global role model on issues like climate change and environmental conservation" Biswal said. It actually absorbs three times more carbon dioxide than it emits, making the country carbon negative and it has pledged to remain carbon neutral in perpetuity, she said. "Despite its small size, Bhutan also contributes to global peacekeeping operations, with a small number of personnel that serve in eight different UN missions worldwide - and it looks to expand its contributions ...
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Make all govt buildings energy efficient: Panel - Times of India 10.5.2016 google news
Make all govt buildings energy efficient: Panel Times of India New Delhi, May 10 () In a bid to ensure efficient use of power, a Parliamentary panel today recommended bringing all government buildings within the purview of energy efficiency norms in a time-bound manner. The Standing Committee on Energy of ...
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UN workshop on energy conservation 9.5.2016 Rajkot - City - The Times of India
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ICLEI-South Asia and Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) will organize a workshop on 'District Cooling systems in Indian Cities' in the city on Monday.
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Leopards have lost 75% of historic range, study shows 7.5.2016 DNA: Top News
Leopards have lost 75% of their historic range across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with three Asian subspecies in danger of eradication, a new study says. A three-year review of data published in the scientific journal PeerJ this week challenges the conventional assumption that the iconic and famously elusive spotted cats are thriving in the wild. It finds leopards have almost disappeared from vast ranges in China, Southeast Asia and the Arabian peninsula while African leopards confront mounting challenges in the north and west. The big cats are threatened by spreading farmlands, declining prey, conflict with livestock owners, trophy hunting and illegal trade in their skins and teeth. Their skins are sometimes worn as a symbol of power by African chiefs, including South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Their rangelands have shrunk from 35 million square kilometers (13.5 million square miles) in 1750 before the colonization of Africa and the spread of firearms to about 8.5 million square kilometers ...
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Drought crisis: PM Modi believes 'Nari Shakti' could pay a key role 7.5.2016 DNA: Money
Lauding the power of women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said usage of latest technology and community participation, particularly 'Nari Shakti' could play a key role in effective drought management. Pointing out of the "productive" meeting with Yadav, Prime Minister Modi said various drought mitigation measures undertaken in the state were discussed during the meeting. Had a productive meeting with UP CM @yadavakhilesh on the drought situation in various parts of UP. @CMOfficeUP pic.twitter.com/1pJKedMPbK — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 7, 2016 Initiating the discussion, the Prime Minister stated that the Centre and states have to work together to mitigate the problems faced by the people due to the drought. He also called for focus on medium and long term solutions for drought-proofing. "CM @yadavakhilesh & I discussed the need to effectively utilise the period before monsoon for water recharge and conservation efforts," he added. The various drought mitigation measures undertaken in ...
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New code to make buildings energy-efficient 6.5.2016 TOI: Hyderabad Times
Starting next month, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will begin enforcing the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) to ensure efficient use of power.
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Energy Saving Must for Buildings in Hyd 6.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Energy Conservation Building Code to be made mandatory for all new commercial complexes in the city from next month
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GHMC to promote energy efficiency: Mayor - The Siasat Daily 5.5.2016 google news
GHMC to promote energy efficiency: Mayor The Siasat Daily Hyderabad: GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan said that the corporation would take steps to promote energy efficiency. He was speaking at a workshop at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) on the incorporation of Energy Conservation Building ...
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How safe does protected status keep the world's national parks? 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Protected areas and habitats are being downgraded and delisted so often, to accommodate mining, logging or population growth, the problem even has its own acronym. Environment 360 reports It’s the saddest truism in wildlife conservation: When politicians announce that they are setting aside precious habitat “in perpetuity”, what they really mean is until somebody else wants the land. Protected areas now get reopened so often under the pressure of population and economic growth that the trend has spawned an acronym, PADDD, for “protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement.” There’s also a web site, PADDDtracker.org , jointly maintained by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Conservation ...
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MCC seeks govt support to adopt energy efficient lighting 5.5.2016 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
The Mangaluru City Corporation is on an energy saving mode.The council of the civic body at its last gener.
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Odisha to Modi: Don't notify river regulation zones 3.5.2016 TOI: Cities
Bhubaneswar, May 3 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the proposed notification of river conservation zones, calling it "non-implementable".
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Energy Efficiency Key to Ensure 24x7 Power in Andhra 28.4.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Look forward to setting up more manufacturing firms: Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu 26.4.2016 ET: Foreign Trade
Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan is looking forward to establishing more manufacturing companies in the country.
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No drought of ideas in 'Mann ki Baat' to fight water crisis 25.4.2016 TOI: India
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Brush up your AC lingo - Times of India 24.4.2016 google news
Brush up your AC lingo Times of India Energy conservation and effective usage of power is a must these days. The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) is calculated by dividing the Btus by the number of watts that the unit is consuming. The higher the EER number the more efficient the unit will ...
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US claims success in efforts to save endangered species 22.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Obama administration puffs its chest out over apparent victories in removing animals from endangered species list at accelerated pace

The world may be hurtling to the worst extinction crisis since the dinosaurs were wiped out, but the US is claiming success in its own efforts to prevent species following the path of titanosaurs, dodos and passenger pigeons.

A total of 34 species have been removed from federal Endangered Species Act protections since 1978 due to them recovering, rather than becoming extinct. This pace has accelerated under Barack Obama’s presidency – 16 of the 34 recovered species have been delisted during the current administration.

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BSNL saves Rs 613 crore due to energy conservation 22.4.2016 ET: Power
BSNL today said various energy conservation measures adopted by it have resulted in a cumulative saving of Rs 613 crore from April 2008 to March 2016.
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US and EU conservation funds failing to protect trees or people, claims report 22.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Up to $500m spent by donors on protecting rainforest in the Congo basin has failed to prevent destructive developments, says the Rainforest Foundation

Up to $500m (£346m) spent by the US, EU and other donors to protect the world’s second largest swath of rainforest has failed – for the trees, the animals and the people who live among them – a major study has found.

Analysis of five equatorial African countries in the Congo basin has found that destructive developments including illegal logging, oil and gas exploration, and palm oil plantations are taking place in 34 large protected areas, and that conservation has displaced villages and led to conflict and human rights abuses.

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