Tuesday, 28 June 2011
South East Dorset are planning to address their green infrastructure strategy in an attempt to have a more effective co-ordination of their existing infrastructure, products and services which they hope will also result in financial savings. Read more
UID chairman and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini have gifted Rs 50 crore to the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) to fund the establishment of its school of environment and sustainability. Read more.
Greenpeace is set to launch a campaign against Volkswagen, with the global environment crusader accusing the German giant of exaggerating its green credentials. Read more.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Mercury in the environment is bio-accumulative, which means that it can build up in fish and cause health problems in humans and other animals that eat fish…..
"Holding a mobile phone 2 centimeters from the ear lowers the level of radiation to zero," Ministry of Environmental Protection radiation division head Dr. Gelberg told the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee today…….
The world's oceans are faced with an unprecedented loss of species comparable to the great mass extinctions of prehistory, a major report suggests today…..
have developed what they call "cultured meat" -- an alternative to conventionally reared meat. Oxford University
They say the meat -- grown in laboratories using tissue-engineering techniques -- would also be better for the environment…..http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/21/cultured-meat-good-for-environment-researchers
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
South Asia scientists are concerned about the future of the monsoon: will it continue to exist in its present form, and if so, will floods or droughts be more common?
In the Mumbai deluges of August 2005, more than a metre of rain fell in a single day.
Arid regions around the world long for rainstorms to come and replenish their thirsty soils. A new international investigation on the generation of storms could enhance the prediction of rainfall in arid regions, and in particular
Africa where drought and short-growing seasons are the norm.
On Wednesday, June 15, observers outside of
North America will be treated to relatively rare, central lunar eclipse – the first of two total eclipses and four partial eclipses set to occur in 2011.
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
365 Ways to Live Green will educate, inspire, and motivate you to do your part. With easy-to-implement tips, you'll learn how to: Create biodegradable home cleaning products; Find the hidden ingredients in bad-for-you-foods; Invest in green technology and stocks; Buy eco-friendly clothes and accessories; Choose the right plants to nourish your yard. Saving the world is as easy as changing the way you think-so take the green movement's motto to heart. With 365 Ways to Live Green, you will learn what it really means to "think globally and act locally." Paperback, 6.5 x 6," 224 pp.
Exnora is literally a household name in all of South India, thanks to its flagship project, the Civic Exnora. For a membership fee of Rs. 1,000 per locality and an annual subscription of Rs.100, a “street beautifier” is recruited. He collects garbage from every household in the neighbourhood to place it in hydro containers, so that corporation workers can easily mount them on trucks. There are 5,000 such chapters in Southern India, covering about 30,000 streets and settlements.
Greenpeace protesters fail to halt train carrying nuclear waste to France. Activists in the Netherlands parked truck across tracks and chained themselves to rails before police intervened