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Economic value of ecosystem services 3.10.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
American biologist E O Wilson once said, "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction." In today's world, people pay for these services (in an urban setup) generously, and yet, nature provides that same for free. How then, has it always been taken for granted? Would we perceive this benevolence in a different light if it is communicated in a language best understood by the masses — economics? In many ways, yes! Across the globe, scientists are exploring the implications of ecological economics to drive better, sound and thoughtful conservation influences. "The annual value of the benefits provided by the Nagarhole National Park are worth millions of dollars, ranging between US$ 13-148 million per annum or US$ 203-2,294 per hectare per annum," discloses professor K N Ninan, the lead author of study, Valuing forest ecosystem services and disservices - case study of a protected area in India (co-author Professor Andreas Kontoleon from Cambridge ...
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Understand Bengaluru's water problems and solutions better, this weekend 29.9.2016 Citizen Matters

The event "Watershed Moment: Bengaluru's Water Problems & Solutions" will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on 1st October.

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High-rise achieves six-star energy rating 29.9.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A 20-storey high-rise commercial office building in the Australian city of Melbourne, Victoria, has become the first in the state - and just the second in the country - to achieve a six-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. The tower, located at 171 Collins Street, is a joint project between Cbus Property and Charter Hall, designed by award-winning architects Bakes Smart, engineered by Umow Lai, and managed by Knight Frank. A building with a six-star NABERS energy rating emits 50% less greenhouse gases than a building with a five-star rating, which is seen as the benchmark for modern sustainable office buildings. The Collins Street tower saves more than 1.3 million kilograms of carbon dioxide each year, equivalent to 568,000 litres of petrol or 139 homes' energy use for one year when compared with a building with a five-star NABERS rating. Opening its doors to tenants in June 2013, the tower features an Australian-first ceiling tile system that absorbs office ...
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India's first ocean power generation project coming up in Kavaratti, Lakshadweep 22.9.2016 New Kerala: India News
India's first ocean power generation project coming up in Kavaratti, Lakshadweep
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Kourtney K feels she has 'short girl problems' 22.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Kourtney K feels she has 'short girl problems'
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Myanmar on the way to progress with rapid economic growth 22.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Myanmar on the way to progress with rapid economic growth
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Ahmedabad slips to fourth rank in fruit production 22.9.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
Rain Deficit, Unseasonal Rainfall Cost Gujarat 3rd Spot
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Eco-friendly toilet complex to be inaugurated atop Chamundi Hills 22.9.2016 Hindu: News
A new eco-friendly public toilet complex, with 27 Indian and European water closets and 15 urinals, will be inaugurated atop the Chamundi Hills on October 1.Tourists, pilgrims visiting Chamundi Hills ...
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KMC plans 24x7 metered water supply in 4 years 22.9.2016 TOI: Calcutta Times
In another four years, Kolkata Municipal Corporation will introduce 24×7 water supply for citizens, but it will come at a price. The proposal will usher in an era of water fees based on consumption pattern since the civic body will supply 24×7 water to those households that install water meters. However, round-the-clock supply will be done in a phased manner, a civic official said.
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Cabinet gives Clean Ganga Mission power to fine polluters 22.9.2016 Hindu: Home
This will help us tackle 22 drains responsible for 90% of pollution of river, says Uma Bharti
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Grabbing market share requires more capital, not innovation: Binny Bansal 22.9.2016 Latest News
Interview with co-founder and CEO, Flipkart
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Mysuru to get India's first IGBC-certified green toilets 21.9.2016 deccanherald.com
The Mysuru chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has constructed a first-of-its-kind toilet complex atop the Chamundi Hill, which is the first green building of 'public convenience' to be certified by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), at a cost of nearly Rs 1 crore to match the standards of international airports. The complex, which also includes a drinking water dispensing kiosk with a reverse osmosis purifier with chiller, with a capacity to dispense 200 litres per hour, will be opened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the launch of Dasara on October 1. Similar facilities will be set up by the CII at the Mysuru Zoo, Karanji Lake, Mysuru Palace and the proposed Tourism Plaza coming up on the Exhibition Grounds. CII-Mysuru chairman N Muthukumar, addressing media persons at the almost complete structure atop the hill, near the Chamundeshwari temple said, "It was a small contribution of the CII to Mysuru towards retaining the cleanest city tag, which it has won thrice in the ...
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KMC to introduce round the clock water supply from 2020 21.9.2016 TOI: Calcutta Times
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India's great drying out 21.9.2016 ET: Policy
Water is a critical resource which will determine India's ability to achieve rapid economic growth, improve the quality of life of its people.
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Campaign to check spread of seasonal diseases stepped up 21.9.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Campaign to check spread of seasonal diseases stepped up
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Centre creates a new body under PM's chairmanship to carry out its clean Ganga mission 21.9.2016 TOI: India
Giving more teeth to the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) — a central agency which is involved with implementation of the ongoing Ganga rejuvenation programmes, the government on Wednesday approved setting up of a new body — National Council for River Ganga — which would empower the Mission to work more independently and directly take action against polluters.
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IIT-M’s cheap solution to make brackish water potable 21.9.2016 Hindu: News
At a cost of just 12 paisa per litre, the process is cheaper than reverse osmosis; it offers an affordable and sustainable solution to water scarcity
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TN CM Jayalalithaa inaugurates 2nd elevated corridor of Chennai Metro 21.9.2016 Latest News
I acknowledge support of the government of India in implementation of the Metro Rail project, said Jaya
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Jayalalithaa expects underground Metro Rail service to commence soon 21.9.2016 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
Jayalalithaa expects underground Metro Rail service to commence soon
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Jayalalitha hopes for early start of undergrond Metro service 21.9.2016 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
Jayalalitha hopes for early start of undergrond Metro service
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