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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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Maximising the benefits of energy-use is more productive than merely conserving it: Kirit S. Parikh and Vijay Kalra - The Climate Group (blog) 21.4.2016 google news
Maximising the benefits of energy-use is more productive than merely conserving it: Kirit S. Parikh and Vijay Kalra The Climate Group (blog) Change is already under way in India with regard to climate change mitigation. And 'energy productivity' is emerging as a new business opportunity. Defined as getting more economic output from each unit of energy, it is set to transform energy ...
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India Inc walks the talk on water conservation 21.4.2016 Rediff: Business
The country's largest consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever says it has been able to reduce its water use by regular metering, monitoring and controlling of utilities consumption at all its manufacturing sites
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Now for some real action on climate change 20.4.2016 HBL: Home
Maximising the social, environmental and economic benefits of energy-use is more productive than merely conserving it
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Text of US lawmakers' letter to House Speaker asking him to invite PM Modi to address Congress 20.4.2016 TOI: India
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SGCCI awards for social welfare 20.4.2016 Surat News, News from Surat Gujarat | Times of India Surat News
The Golden Jubilee Memorial Trust of SGCCI (Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry) awarded educational institutes, business houses, corporate and Surat collector Rajendra Kumar for their exceptional work, social welfare and service towards the benefit of a better society.
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PM Modi expected to visit US in June 20.4.2016 Rediff: News
There has been no official announcement from either the White House or the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi.
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‘I was shocked: most of the coral in the Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying’ 17.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger

I pulled on my mask and dropped off the back of the boat into the warm water above Nursery Bommie, a dive site at Agincourt Reef more than 70km offshore from Port Douglas, in far-north Queensland, Australia. It is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular tourist reefs in the area.

As soon as I could start to make out the immense shadow of the bommie (an outcrop of coral reef) looming before me I could see that all around its flanks and on the summit, covered in just a metre of water in some places, were blemishes of white.

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Tatas, Birlas and Mahindras: India Inc's new sustainability champions - Economic Times 14.4.2016 google news
Tatas, Birlas and Mahindras: India Inc's new sustainability champions Economic Times The Group, seen as a federation of companies, has notched remarkable progress in the usual indicators: water conservation, waste management, and energy efficiency. The Group has signed up for EP 100 of the Climate Group to double energy ...
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Energy efficiency: State to send a team to Delhi for funds - The Hindu 11.4.2016 google news
Energy efficiency: State to send a team to Delhi for funds The Hindu Energy Efficiency Services Limited MD Saurabh Kumar requested Mr. Jain to constitute a committee that would assist Government of India in time-bound implementation of the annual programmes of Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and ...
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Energy efficiency: State to send a team to Delhi for funds 11.4.2016 Hindu: Cities
The Andhra Pradesh government will soon be sending a team of senior officers to Delhi to secure timely release of funds that were committed by the Central government and various global financial insti...
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Cost of Solar energy is less than that of conventional energy says Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal - makes a strong plea for adopting solar in rural areas 10.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of State (IC) for Power ,Coal and New & Renewable Energy has said that energy is important part of our ecosystem and the setting up of a multilateral Agency
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Last hope for great apes is vaccination against the rapid onslaught of disease 10.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
Scientists warn that wild ape populations, already devastated by poachers and habitat loss, now face a new threat from Ebola and other viruses

Vaccine campaigns to protect wild chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans could be the only hope of preventing the planet’s remaining great apes from suffering catastrophic population crashes, scientists have warned.

They say that recent surveys of several populations of great apes have revealed devastating drops in numbers and that protective steps must now be taken as a matter of urgency.

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Safe drinking water for all still a challenge: President 8.4.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Emphasising the need to ensure safe drinking water for all in India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said conservation and optimal utilisation of water will remain a "foremost priority" for the world for many years to ...
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Haryana issues directions for energy conservation code - Times of India 8.4.2016 google news
Haryana issues directions for energy conservation code Times of India Chandigarh, Apr 8 () Haryana government today said it has issued directions for enforcement of energy conservation building code, which will be applicable to all buildings of certain categories having connected load of 100 kilowatts (kW) or above or a ...
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Uma Bharti inaugurates Water Films Festival 6.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti inaugurated Water Film Festival at Water Expo-2016 in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that Water Resources are the prime input to the growth and prosperity of a nation and Films
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All Sections of the Society will have to Work Together for Water Conservation Says Uma Bharti 4.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that all sections of the society will have to work together for water conservation.
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White tiger safari: Wildlife experts not impressed 4.4.2016 TOI: Cities
Hype over white tiger safari in Satna district has left wildlife experts wondering. Union environment minister Prakash Javdekar and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the safari with three white tigers, which wildlife experts call “nothing, but an ...
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Energy Experts to Share Ideas at International Meeting 3.4.2016 newindianexpress.com
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AP houses to be energy efficient - The Hans India 3.4.2016 google news
AP houses to be energy efficient The Hans India Vijayawada: Energy-efficient home appliances will be distributed in Vijayawada and Narsapur in a bid to make State energy efficient, said Principal Secretary of Energy Department, Ajay Jain, and added that street lighting in 30 municipalities would ...
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