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Climate change in the media in India: Exaggerated or under-reported?
How does the media report the issue of 'climate change'? Does it exaggerate or does it under-report? What are the issues that media needs to focus on and what should be ignored? Read on to find answers to these questions and many more, as Keya Acharya reports on the topic.

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In Conversation

Redefining the prison environment

Banshi Dhar Sharma is an IPS Officer of West Bengal cadre of 1980. He was Additional SP, Barrackpore, Superintendent of Police, Murshidabad and South-24 Parganas Districts and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Port District in Calcutta Police for five years before being promoted as DIG of Police. As Head of Prisons of West Bengal, he took a number of path-breaking initiatives towards redefining the lives of the prisoners. He is currently posted as Additional Director General in HQrs, Special Director General (East) BSF, 20/1, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata. What marks him out is his introduction of culture therapy for prison inmates towards their reformation and rehabilitation. Shoma Chatterji in conversation with Mr BD Sharma for TerraGreen.

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Features

The butterfly effect

Fierce winds ripped huge branches off the thousand-year-old redwood, sending them crashing to the ground two hundred feet below. The upper platform, where I lived, rested in branches about 180 feet in the air.... As the tree branches whipped around, they shredded the tarp that served as my shelter. Sleet and hail sliced through the tattered pieces of what used to be my roof and walls. Every new gust flipped the platform up into the air, threatening to hurl me over the edge

Julia 'Butterfly' Hill, The Legacy of Luna

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Maneka Gandhi Speaks

Another form of molestation: Targeting women dog feeders

While crime against women seems to be on the rise all over the country, there is yet another kind of harassment little known to many. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi talks about the abuse of female dog feeders and carers who are being treated as soft targets, often by local residents.

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Perspective

The agro-climate conundrum

Sixty-year-old Balwant Singh patiently answers the questions I throw at him, occasionally pausing to wipe the sweat from his sun-burnt face. He has much to talk about, if only someone would lend him a hearing.

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Special Report

Concrete: A threat to urban trees

Walk along the urban roads of India, and you will see some of them dotted with trees. But look down to the base of the tree trunk and you will not find soil, but grey concrete. This is the case not just on the highways and common roads, but almost everywhere, writes Sharada Balasubramanian.

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Comment

Global: Brainstorming to Achieve Healthcare for Women: MDG three

The year 2015 has been set as the deadline for countries around the world to attain the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Of the eight goals, the only three that won’t be achieved are related to the well-being of women and children—promoting gender equality and empowerment of women (MDG Three), reducing child mortality (MDG Four), and improving maternal health (MDG Five).

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013


The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at
http://www.csptoday.com/india/awards-index.php or by e-mail to awards@csptoday.com

Contact:
Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
matt@csptoday.com