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Climate change

US releases draft rules to cut carbon emissions from coal power plants 30% by 2030

Issue Date: Jun 3, 2014
The United States (US) has released its draft rules to regulate carbon emissions as a part of president Barack Obama’s climate change agenda.  It directly targets coal power plants and aims to cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 per cent nationwide below 2005 levels by 2030. The rules made by the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) and released on June 2 are said to be a much awaited and bold step taken by US on climate change so far.

Environment ministry renamed, online system for green clearances launched

Issue Date: May 30, 2014
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (name changed by the new government) will now accept the online applications for environment clearances for the development projects. Prakash Javadekar, the new environment minister, launched the system for online applications for environment clearances after he took charge of the ministry on May 29.

Environment ministry renamed, online system for green clearances launched

Issue Date: May 30, 2014
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (name changed by the new government) will now accept the online applications for environment clearances for the development projects. Prakash Javadekar, the new environment minister, launched the system for online applications for environment clearances after he took charge of the ministry on May 29.

Forecasting failure

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014

Letters - June 1-15, 2014

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014
All is not well in Modi's Gujarat This is with reference to the editorial, "Gujarat v UPA: models of nongovernance?" (May 1-15, 2014). The development in Gujarat portrayed by Narendra Modi is mostly confined to industrialisation. Every time I read about the Gujarat model of development, I only get to read about the economic growth. But a state's success cannot be measured only by economic parameters. What about social indicators such as standard of living, employment, nutrition, education and welfare?  

Crops losing protein

Issue Date: May 31, 2014

Change of climate in the US

Issue Date: May 31, 2014
Climate change has a surprising new follower: the US president. The US government has been the biggest bugbear in climate change negotiations. Since discussions began on this issue in the early 1990s, the US has stymied all efforts for an effective and fair deal. It has blocked action by arguing that countries like China and India must first do more. Worse, successive governments have even denied that the threat from a changing climate is real, let alone urgent.

Wildfires are burning holes in our pockets

Issue Date: May 13, 2014
(This story originally appeared at OnEarth.org and is licensed under Creative Commons)
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