SEP 2020
Scientists Recommend 40 Per Cent Humidity in Public Buildings to Curb COVID-19

In addition to measures like social distancing and wearing masks, an Indian-German team of scientists recommend controlling indoor humidity conditions to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus

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Environment Ministry Creates 19 Integrated Regional Offices

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued a notification recently regarding the reorganization of regional or sub-regional offices of various authorities into 19 integrated regional offices (IROs) of the ministry across the country

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Climate Crisis to Take a Larger Toll on Some Butterfly Species

Some butterfly species are more prepared to survive displacement from their habitats than others, a new study by researchers from Bengaluru's National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) has said.

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Receding Glaciers in Nanda Devi Region Affecting Lifestyle, Agriculture

The changes in glaciers in the Nanda Devi region of Central Himalayas in Uttarakhand in the last three decades have majorly affected the lifestyle, culture and agricultural practices of people living in nearby villages, says a study carried out by experts from major institutes including IIT Kanpur, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC), and HNB Garhwal Central University in Uttarakhand.

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Centre to Launch Project Lion, Dolphin

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has announced that the government would soon launch programmes to conserve India's lion and dolphin population on the lines of Project Tiger and Project Elephant

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Forest Dept. Officials Rescue Rare Animals During Lockdown

West Bengal State forest department has recovered many rare birds, snakes and other animal species in Burdwan (W) in the state during lockdown when creatures began reclaiming their lost space without human activities

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Greenland Ice Sheet Has Melted to a Point of No Return

Researchers claim that Greenland's glaciers have shrunk so much that the ice sheet would continue shrinking even if global warming were to stop today

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Reducing Transmission Risk of Livestock Disease

The risk of transmitting the livestock virus PPRV, which threatens 80 per cent of the world's sheep and goats, increases with certain husbandry practices but not herd size

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Agricultural Pesticides Can Affect Prawns and Oysters

Researchers from the University's National Marine Science Centre have demonstrated that imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, can impact the feeding behaviour of prawns in a laboratory environment, leading to nutritional deficiency and reduced flesh quality..... read more

Air Pollution in Ireland Associated with Strokes

Scientists have found that air pollution in the winter is associated with more hospitalizations for all strokes in Dublin, Ireland

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Masks Made From Banana-Tree Species Could Help Cut COVID Plastic Waste

A new study shows nutrients can aggravate the already negative effects of climate change on corals to trigger mass coral bleaching. Coral reef environments are typically low in naturally occurring nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus compounds.

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Global Impact of Wildfires to Intensify Due to Human-Induced Climate Change

The global economic and environmental impact of wildfires is likely to worsen as a result of human-induced climate change and land-use patterns, according to a team of international fire researchers

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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