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Air Pollution in India Rises 13 per cent in 5 Years



The world is becoming cleaner even as India, almost as a whole, is getting a lot filthier, a new report by Greenpeace India shows.


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1,160 Polluting Industries to be Shifted to Outskirts of Hyderabad



As many as 1,160 polluting industries will be shifted out of Hyderabad city. The Telangana State Pollution Control Board has identified 1,545 industries, of which 385 are already located outside Outer Ring Road.


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Study Throws Light on Groundwater, Rainfall Link



The groundwater level in north India has been declining at a rate of 2 cm per year during the period 2002-2013, while in north–central and South India, it has increased by 1-2 cm per year during the same period, according to a study carried out by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.


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Most Intact Forest Landscapes Lie Outside Protected Areas: ISRO



While protected areas play a key role in conserving intact forest landscapes, according to estimates by ISRO, Bengaluru, just 4.4 per cent of the area of intact forest landscapes fall inside the existing 47 protected areas, which means that 26,932 km2 of intact forest landscapes remain outside protected areas, and need urgent conservation planning.


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Five Colonies of Central Delhi to Turn Zero-Waste by 2018



Five NDMC localities—Jor Bagh, Pandara Park, Bapa Nagar, Kaka Nagar, and Golf Links—will be made zero-waste colonies.


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Bengaluru's Water Needs in 2031: Master Plan Paints a Grim Picture



Faced with acute water shortage, particularly during the summer months, Bengaluru is struggling hard to cope. To cater to the needs of a projected population of 20.3 million in 2031, the water demand will be 5,340 million litres per day (MLD).


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China to Spend $2.6 Billion to Fight Beijing Pollution This Year


More than $2.6 billion (18.2 billion Yuan) will be pumped into Beijing’s budget in 2017 to fight air pollution.


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E-waste Rising Dangerously in Asia


Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study released recently.


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Climate Change Could Kill World's Oldest Trees: Study


Warming temperatures due to climate change may spell the end for some of the oldest trees on the planet, warns a study.


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New Study Analyses Biggest Threats to Southeast Asian Biodiversity


Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot—but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe.


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New Zealand to Join Global Movement against Plastic Microbeads


New Zealand is set to ban environmentally damaging plastic microbeads in personal care products, according to the country's Environment Minister.


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Businesses can Unlock $12 Trillion via Key Development Goals: Davos Study


Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders.


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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