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Climate change

Whose budget is it, Mr Jaitley?

Author(s): DTE Staff 
Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015
THE MOST definite message that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave out in budget 2015-16 was that the Centre will share funds for development schemes with states, but the autonomy which states have been demanding for decades will come at a cost.

Walk the talk on carbon tax, Mr Finance Minister

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015
Budget 2015, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has a first. In it, India has accepted that it has a de-facto carbon tax—on petroleum products and dirty coal. Arguably, the only big green initiative of this budget is the increase of cess on coal—from Rs 100 per tonne to Rs 200 per tonne. But the question is: is this carbon tax, imposed on the carbon content of fuel, doing what it should—reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for climate change?

India's climate dilemma

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015

Tibetan landscape may soon disappear

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015

News Briefs - March 1-15, 2015

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015
Encephalitis could lead to disability Children WHO have survived brain fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) are more prone to mental and physical disability, say researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Unicefin Patna, Bihar.

Earth’s natural cooling process offset global warming in past decade

Issue Date: Feb 27, 2015
Natural cooling cycles in the Atlantic and the Pacific have offset global warming in the past decade, say researchers. However, this trend could reverse in the future, says a new study published in the journal Science.
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