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By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Dec 23rd, 2016
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Scourge of  stunting hits tribal children in Madhya Pradesh, says new analysis Madhya Pradesh has often been in the news for cases of malnutrition. A recent analysis by Down  To Earth, the Hindi magazine of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an environmental think tank, has found that stunting, which reflects chronic under-nutrition, is also very high among trib...
By Anand Mishra
In Environment & Ecology
Dec 23rd, 2016
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Winter’s onslaught is not a particularly pleasant thing for those living in Delhi NCR. The level of air pollution shoots up invariably, days get hazy, breathing becomes problematic, schools close for a few days and then the news goes out of fashion on news channels and people get used  to the pain. While immediate trigger every year is the paddy burning in surrounding ...
By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Nov 4th, 2016
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The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) recently launched an app, Hawa Badlo, which allows the public to file complaints of waste and leaf burning and construction and road dust. The app can be downloaded directly from the Apple App and Google Play stores. Each complaint made through the app will be geo-referenced and provide informat...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Environment & Ecology
Aug 8th, 2016
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Amendment to Montreal Protocol should be ambitious and should provide provisions to address energy efficiency, says CSE After 10 days of negotiations in Vienna on an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase  down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) recently, clear signs have emerged of a deal with solutions to all the major HFC related challenges. The meeting in Vienna was be...
By Ritwajit Das
In Environment & Ecology
Aug 8th, 2016
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Evolution from timber management to conservation with community based participation India’s forest policy is one of the robust in policy landscape based on its overall comprehensive, implementation and workable  implications. Forest policy of any country denotes some assured broad principles for the use of nation’s forest resources. Earlier the forest policies in India...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Environment & Ecology
Jul 12th, 2016
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Although the Narendra Modi government has done well on pollution standards and monitoring, it needs to do much more on green clearances, forestry and its flagship schemes on sanitation, and the Ganga As the BJP-led NDA government embarks on its third year in office, the public research and  advocacy think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has come up with ...
By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Apr 4th, 2016
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The country must prepare to face the near definite rise in sea levels Climate change is negatively affecting the health, function and productivity of coastal ecosystems, thus impacting the health and welfare of coastal communities and the billions of people that depend on these natural resources. Moving forward, it will have substantial consequences for the world’s coa...
By Ritika Bisht
In Environment & Ecology
Mar 11th, 2016
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A recent research conducted by US scientists has revealed that annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) jumped by 3.05 parts per million (ppm) during 2015. This is the largest year-on-year increase in 56 years. Researchers from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said 2015 was the fourth consecutive year that CO2 grew more than 2 ppm...
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...