APR 2019
IISc to Map out 50-Year Climate Change Impact

With climate change posing as a major threat to the environment, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, is all set to conduct an extensive study for the Telangana government to gauge impact of climate change in Telangana over the next 50 years.

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Seven of the World’s 10 Most Polluted Cities are in India

Seven of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India, according to a new study showing South Asia’s battle with deteriorating air quality and the economic toll it is expected to take worldwide.

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Karnataka: 22 Districts to Get Air-Quality Monitoring Stations

With air quality deteriorating alarmingly not only in Bengaluru, but also other parts of Karnataka, the state government has sanctioned funds to install Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) in 22 of the 30 districts in the state.

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India’s Biodiversity-Rich Zones Also ‘Hotspots’ of Human Impacts

Human impacts on species occur across 84 per cent of the Earth’s surface, finds a study published on March 13 in PLOS Biology, an international journal dedicated to biological science.

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Government Amends Hazardous and Other Wastes Rules

The Centre has amended the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 to include prohibition on import of solid plastic waste even in special economic zones (SEZ) and by export-oriented units (EOUs).

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Climate Vulnerability Assessment of All States, UTs Soon

After the first-ever vulnerability assessment of 12 Himalayan states to climate risks, the Department of Science and Technology has now decided to carry out a climate vulnerability assessment of all states and union territories (UTs).

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Environment Damage behind a Quarter of Premature Deaths, Diseases: UN Report

A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, according to the United Nation’s Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report.

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Yangtze Conservation Work Cleaning Up Chemical Firms

Over the past three years, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co Ltd has shut down about one-third of its production capacity and four chemical waste discharge flues along the Yangtze River in China.

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EU Labels Biofuel from Palm Oil as Unsustainable, Bans Subsidies

Announcing a definitive verdict on biofuel from palm oil, the European Commission has concluded that the cultivation of palm oil, mostly undertaken in Indonesia and Malaysia, results in excessive deforestation.

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Ocean Heat Waves are Killing Underwater Life, Threatening Biodiversity

A new study published in Nature Climate Change found that the occurrences of marine heat waves have substantially grown in the past three decades, and it’s becoming clearer how deadly warmer temperatures are for biodiversity.

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Over 100 Malaysian Schools Shut After Toxic Waste Dump

Over 100 schools in Malaysia have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children.

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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 Indias 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