MAR 2017
Chennai Oil Spill: 65 Tonnes of Sludge Removed, Says Centre

With the oil spill off the Chennai coast raising concerns, the Centre said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 per cent of the work is complete.

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Creating Urban Forests Japanese Way, a Success in Tirupur

An initiative by a group of nature enthusiasts to create urban forests in available private lands using a Japanese afforestation method has reaped its envisaged benefits as the saplings they had planted at Kaniyampoondi in the city nearly eight months ago provides lush green cover now.

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Among 28 Cities Surveyed, Gurugram has the Worst Air Quality: CPCB Report

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has listed Gurugram as the most polluted locations among the 28 cities and towns it surveyed for air quality index.

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Elephant Habitats Shrink in India as Encroachments Increase

Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India have forced elephants out of their natural habitats, triggering conflicts with locals.

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Israeli Technology to Help Clean Yamuna

The Delhi Government has decided to employ Israeli technology to clean the Yamuna River for a cleaner environment and water.

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Five Million Litres of Waste Water Chokes Vrishabhavathi River Every Day

One-third of what Bengaluru now is actually the catchment area of Vrishabhavathi River, which flows southwest for about 50 km before joining Arkavathi River.

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Beijing Plans to Cut Coal Use by 30 Per Cent to Fight Air Pollution

Beijing will reportedly intensify its battle against choking air pollution this year and aims to cut coal use by 30 per cent.

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Rising Carbon Emissions Could Kill Off Vital Corals by 2100, Study Warns

The destruction of coral reefs worldwide could accelerate as rising carbon emissions help coral-killing seaweeds grow more poisonous and take over, according to researchers.

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Development Depleting Jamaica's Swamp Forests

The construction of hotels and other infrastructure has left Jamaica more exposed to flooding with the Forestry Department reporting a 95.5 per cent decline in swamp forests over the last 15 years.

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Desalination of Aquifers Offers Drought-Weary California New Hope

California's historic drought may be winding down.

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World's Largest Tropical Peatlands Discovered in Swamp Forests of Congo Basin

Vast area of peatlands in the swamp forests of the Congo Basin, known as the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, has just been mapped for the first time and shown to be the largest in all of the tropics.

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Hundreds of Whales Dead on New Zealand Beach after Mass Stranding

Over 400 pilot whales had beached themselves on a New Zealand shore in what is considered the largest mass stranding in decades.

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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 or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248