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The Observer view on water as a global political issue 5.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
With demand for fresh water set to outstrip supply, it’s crucial that we find technological solutions It is spring, the season in which the ancient Egyptians said prayers to the goddess Isis when her tears for her husband, Osiris, filled the Nile. Water has always had a value. And now, in the 21st century, its value is becoming ever more apparent. In an increasingly large number of areas, that value is being driven by scarcity. The World Bank estimates that, as a privatised commodity, it is worth $1tr . Last week, California imposed mandatory restrictions on water use for the first time in its history. It follows four years of severe drought. With the state’s level of water at just 5% of the historical average, the governor of California was right to point out: “It’s a different world. We have to act ...
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Electricity’s Un-Natural Monopoly 2.4.2015 RenewableEnergyAccess
The U.S. electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-year history, undermining the rationale for monopoly ownership and control. Until recently, electricity service was similar to water or roads, where a natural monopoly was most efficient. Only a single, standardized electric grid was needed to connect each building. Technology
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Indian Oil targets 55 MT crude processing in 2015-16 1.4.2015 The Assam Tribune
Indian Oil targets 55 MT crude processing in 2015-16
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Jonathan Franzen: climate campaigns killing the birds? 1.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The author’s suggestion in a New Yorker essay this week that bird populations would thrive if we gave up the fight on climate change is ‘nonsense’ say conservationists In Jonathan Franzen’s 2010 novel Freedom , lauded for its biting critique of the US environmental movement, a conservationist enters a Faustian pact with a coal miner. He cuts a deal in which a community of 200 families are to be relocated and a mountain denuded in return for the creation of a sanctuary for warblers. In this week’s New Yorker, Franzen flirts with his own protagonist’s folly by proposing to protect birds by giving up on the fight to slow down climate change . A suggestion that has angered and confused bird conservationists across the world. “The Earth as we now know it resembles a patient whose terminal cancer we can choose to treat either with disfiguring aggression or with palliation and sympathy. We can dam every river and blight every landscape with biofuel agriculture, solar farms, and wind turbines, to buy some extra ...
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Indian Oil targets 55 MT crude processing in 2015-16 1.4.2015 Sify Finance
Announcing plans for the new financial year that began on Wednesday, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said its refineries have targeted to process 55 million tonnes (MT) of crude during the fiscal.
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Subsidies to industries that cause deforestation worth 100 times more than aid to prevent it 31.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
Brazil and Indonesia paid over $40bn in subsidies to industries that drive rainforest destruction between 2009 and 2012 - compared to $346m in conservation aid they received to protect forests, according to new research Brazil and Indonesia spent over 100 times more in subsidies to industries that cause deforestation than they received in international conservation aid to prevent it, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The two countries handed out over $40bn (£27bn) in subsidies to the palm oil, timber, soy, beef and biofuels sectors between 2009 and 2012 – 126 times more than the $346m they received to preserve their rainforests from the United Nations’ (UN) REDD+ scheme, mostly from Norway and ...
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Lights off! 28.3.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
Earth Hour was celebrated for the 6th year on Saturday. The event was celebrated across the city with groups organising activities to ensure greater awareness, in addition to the message of conservation. A group known as Young Environmentalists organised a classical dance festival along with a candle-light complete with an Earth Hour cake. Elsie Gabriel, founder of the group said that the message they want to impress upon people is to save electricity and water 'not only for a day, but throughout the year'. Elsie Gabriel has been certified by former vice president of the USA, Al Gore on climate change education, and is a Climate Reality Mentor. Gabriel explained that power cuts are still a reality in many parts of the country, adding: "Electricity consumption in our country has been increasing due to population growth and the supply is not enough to satiate this overflowing ...
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Delhi observes 9th edition of Earth Hour 28.3.2015 DNA: India
Seeking to spread the message of energy conservation, Delhiites on Saturday joined a billion people in over 6,000 cities across the globe to observe the Earth Hour by switching off their electrical appliances between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. A candle light vigil at Connaught Place was organised as part of the global Earth hour initiative here today. Lights also went off at many prominent buildings in the national capital including Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate etc during the period. Power discoms in the city had also geared up for 9th edition of the event by sending mobile text messages and memos to individual households, RWAs, business houses and communities urging them to switch off all lights for an hour to conserve energy. "We had sent SMSes to over 10 lakh customers to participate in the Earth Hour," a BSES official said. Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), that urges households and business establishments across the world to turn off their ...
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India can save $7bn per annum by use of LED bulbs 27.3.2015 TOI: Home
India can save up to $7 billion (about Rs 43,750 crore) annually by replacing incandescent lamps with energy efficient LED bulbs, power minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
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India can save $7 billion per annum by use of LED bulbs: Piyush Goyal 27.3.2015 ET: Power
PM Narendra Modi had launched a scheme for light-emitting diode (LED) bulb distribution under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme.
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China Cuts Its Energy Efficiency Goal - Analysis - Eurasia Review 24.3.2015 google news
China Cuts Its Energy Efficiency Goal - Analysis Eurasia Review In 2011, for example, China used 3.3 times as much energy as the United States per unit of GDP, 5.4 times as much as Japan and 40 percent more than India, according to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) data for the most recent year available. But in ...
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China Cuts Its Energy Efficiency Goal - Radio Free Asia 23.3.2015 google news
China Cuts Its Energy Efficiency Goal Radio Free Asia But in delivering his government work report to China's annual legislative session on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang set an energy savings target for this year of just 3.1 percent, the smallest of the past decade, over 20 percent below the goal for last ...
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National Trust aims to 'nurse British countryside back to health' 23.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Conservation charity, which is one of UK’s biggest landowners, to reverse effects of intensive farming and decimation of wildlife under £1bn plan

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Five point strategy to realise energy savings - TeluguPeople 22.3.2015 google news
Five point strategy to realise energy savings TeluguPeople The points in strategy includes involving the entire govt machinery of AP Govt and also Agencies of Govt of India such as Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Energy Efficiency Services Limited,(EESL), Rural Electrification Corporation of India (REC ...
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ENC going green to reduce carbon footprint 22.3.2015 TOI: India
The Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command is not just leading from the front in protecting the country’s eastern seaboard but has also taken a head start in energy conservation and environmental protection to cut down on its carbon ...
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Kenya hoping to make a splash with Africa's first public-private water fund 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Scheme to fund upstream water conservation touted as good news for Nairobi despite fears that businesses may benefit more than Kenyan capital’s residents

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Can trophy hunting help with animal conservation? 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

I’m a strict vegan but I believe that trophy hunting, particularly for big cats, can sometimes benefit threatened wildlife. Could this be right?
If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Developer Pursues Floating Solar Projects in US 20.3.2015 RenewableEnergyAccess
Solar Power Inc., a renewable-energy developer backed by China’s LDK Solar Co., is joining with Aqua Clean Energy to develop floating solar projects in the U.S. and Mexico.
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End of line for 39 families inside GHNP 20.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The road connecting them to the rest of the world ends good 40 km away so does the most basic facility of electricity ...
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Bid to increase house sparrow population 20.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Bid to increase house sparrow population
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