Archive for March 2010

Don’t Hound the Climate Scientists

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




Friday 26 March 2010 17.00 GMT One regrettable mistake about glaciers doesn’t alter the vast evidence there is of climate change To dismiss the implications of climate change based on an error about the rate at which Himalayan glaciers are melting is an act of astonishing intellectual legerdemain. Yet this is what some doubters of

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Indian States Get Invite as Hydropower Projects Put on the Fast Track

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




22 Mar 2010, 0257 hrs IST, Subhash Narayan, ET Bureau NEW DELHI: THE government has put large hydro-power projects on the fast track with an empowered group of ministers asking states to come forward with proposals. Large hydel projects have been envisaged on the lines of the coal-based ultra mega power projects (UMPPs). “A group

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Supreme Court of India Bans Mining in Meghalaya

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




NEW DELHI: Dhananjay Mahapatra, TNN, Mar 24, 2010, 02.50am IST Supreme Court’s order last month turning off supply of limestone on environmental grounds from Meghalaya to French cement giant Lafarge’s $255 million cement plant in Bangladesh has put India in a piquant diplomatic situation. The Sheikh Hasina regime deputed senior officials to New Delhi to

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Pachauri Sorry for Handling of Errors in IPCC’s Report

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




London, Mar 27 (PTI): The chief of the UN’s climate change body has apologised for his organisation’s handling of complaints about errors in the IPCC’s report, but dismissed calls for his resignation. Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also apologised for describing as “voodoo science” an Indian government

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Power Crisis Looms As Kumbh (in Haridwar ) dips into Tehri DAM Water Level-ALARM

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




March 26, 2010, New Delhi India NEW DELHI: The Tehri hydel station in Uttarakhand appears to be headed for a holy mess. The reservoir at one of north India’s major sources of electricity is running low and may have to shut down next month. All because the power plant has been asked to release additional

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Melting Himalayas – ICIMOD’s Comments on a Turbulent Debate

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




21 January 2010, ICIMOD, Nepal The debate on the rate of melting of the Himalayan glaciers has gained momentum in recent days. The debate has centred on the statement made in the IPCC AR4 Working Group II report that the Himalayan glaciers are retreating faster than in any other part of the world and at the

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Free Flow for Bhagirathi River-as Govt Shelves 2 Dams in Himalayas

Mar 31st, 2010 | By




NEW DELHI: Nitin Sethi, TNN, Mar 31, 2010, 12.46am IST Bhagirathi, one of the key tributaries of the Ganga, will now flow untamed and unchecked through the year for at least part of its stretch. In a decision that shows heightened sensitivity towards the environment and may have consequences for other hydroelectric projects, the government

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National Action Plan on Climate Change-India

Mar 30th, 2010 | By




NAPCC of India, On 30 June 2009 India released its first National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlining existing and future policies and programmes directed at climate change mitigation and adaptation. The plan outlines eight “national missions” running up to 2017, and ministries are directed to submit detailed implementation plans to the Prime Minister’s

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Mission Focuses on Himalayan Eco-System

Mar 30th, 2010 | By




Posted: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 2327 hrs New Delhi: A comprehensive programme to assess the damage being done to ecologically fragile areas in the Himalayas and to prevent over-exploitation of natural resources in the region was cleared by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change on Monday. The National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan

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Mission on Himalayan Ecosystem Gets Nod

Mar 30th, 2010 | By




Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 2334 hrs IST New Delhi: The government has approved the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem in principle. One of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the mission was approved by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, in New Delhi on Monday. Delivering

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India Releases Guidelines for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem

Mar 30th, 2010 | By




New Delhi, 29th September, 2009 The Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (GBPIHED), today released a new report titled, “Governance for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem: Guidelines and Best Practices (G-SHE)”. The Report, released today by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment &

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Climate Himalaya-the Changing Scenario of Himalayan Mountains

Mar 9th, 2010 | By




The blog is about the ongoing variability in climate condition and extremes in the Western Himalayan Mountains. This blog will contain information related to the phenomena affecting the climatic conditions in Himalayan Mountains, various influencing factors, the variability aspects, extremes, various pollution sources in the region and initiatives as mitigation and adaptive measures for sustainable mountain development by

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