Environment & Ecology

By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Mar 7th, 2016
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Agrochemical sector in India faces multiple bottlenecks that is hampering the industry’s growth Agrochemical industry has transformed the agricultural landscape in India, benefitting the farming community in terms of better yields and crop performance. It is the onset of the agro chemicals era that helped India graduate from a food deficient to a food surplus country. ...
By Ritika Bisht
In Environment & Ecology
Jan 21st, 2016
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A recent study has revealed that the world’s ocean are warming at a faster rate, with the past two decades accounting for half of the increase in ocean heat content that has occurred since 1865.  The finding was published in the journal Nature Climate Change. According to Peter Gleckler from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in US, “In recent deca...
By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Jan 5th, 2016
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The recent Paris agreement on climate change takes important steps in the right direction After two weeks of intense negotiations which often tottered and stalled, nearly two hundred countries culminated the 23 year long negotiations with a mostly legally binding agreement to tackle the menace of climate change. The deal required personal investment from many world lea...
By Anand Mishra
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Dec 13th, 2015
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As the world congregates at Paris to talk climate change, there is a sense of déjà vu among negotiators, governments, environmentalists, scientists, protesters and media (At the time of going for print, the actual negotations were yet to start). Perhaps never in history has a non political talk attracted so much attention and expectation. There is a sense of urgency, a...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 11th, 2015
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There is something new about New Delhi’s air, it is dangerously toxic even to smell, forget about lungful intake. Each morning, all lanes of a motorway into the capital are chock-full with thousands of echoing lorries with insignias beseeching overtaking drivers to “Horn please.” Every night immeasurable convoys of lorries make way into the heart of Delhi, burping sulp...
By Ramesh Raja
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Dec 11th, 2015
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Not with standing growth trajectory, political will must to ensure successful transition India, a country of over 1.2 billion, has enormous energy needs and it is becoming steadily challenging to meet this requirement through conventional means of power generation. More than 40 per cent of rural Indian houses do not have electricity. While India is developing domestic ...
By Praveen Raman
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Dec 11th, 2015
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Our cities are among the most polluted in the world, but studies have found that rural areas also contribute to pollution. We often blame industries, big cities and traffic for the high level of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions in our environment. But over the years, a new culprit has moved into the list, silently. That culprit is our villages, the home to 800 ...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 11th, 2015
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In world of distorted carbon space governed by “common but differentiated responsibility,” India has shown fantastic acumen and leadership to deal with climate change crisis for UNFCCC Paris climate agreement. Indian Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) – promises a 33-35 per cent reduction in emissions intensity by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. This cou...
By Sagarika Ranjan
In Environment & Ecology
Nov 5th, 2015
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It is a smart way to conserve natural resources, energy efficiency, waste management, low carbon and environmental management Development and the art of developing has brought the Homo sapiens to a juncture where pressure thinking has become inevitable.First it was how to build a civilization, then how to progress and sadly now it is how to save and preserve this man-m...
By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Nov 5th, 2015
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Massive action needed to prevent shortage of resources in near term The construction sector is increasingly driven by growing urbanization, rising incomes and increasing population. The sector is expected to grow by over 70 per cent since 2011–12 to reach Rs 13,590 billion by 2016–17. Between 1997 and 2007, material consumption grew by over one billion tonnes. In 2007,...