JULY 2021
India-Norway Blue Economy Model Focuses on Post-COVID Economy Recovery

Investing in the blue economy can help enable nations to address COVID crisis, and make sure that the global community builds back better and greener. This was the key theme at the fourth India-Norway Task Force on blue economy that met on June 9, 2021..... read more

NTPC Joins UN's CEO Water Mandate

NTPC Limited, India's largest power utility has become a signatory to the prestigious UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate. With NTPC joining the coveted league of companies that focus on efficient water management, its Chairman and Managing Director Shri Gurdeep Singh has joined a select group of business leaders who recognize the ever-growing importance of water stewardship and have been working to conserve this precious natural resource. .... read more

Biodiversity Hotspots Lost in India

India has lost 90 per cent of the area under its four biodiversity hotspots, with the Indo-Burma hotspot taking the worst hit, a report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) showed recently. India has four biodiversity hotspots, including the Himalayas, the Western Ghats, the Indo-Burma region and the Sundaland, that hosts numerous endemic species.

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India to Become Free of Single-use Plastic by 2022: Javadekar

India is taking all steps to ensure that the country becomes free of single-use plastic (SUP) by 2022, Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar said while launching 'Plastic Hackathon 2021' campaign on June 8, 2021.

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Assam Gets its Sixth National Park, Raimona

Assam named 422-sq. km Raimona, home to golden langur, as the state's sixth national park, while celebrating World Environment Day 2021. Making the announcement, Chief Minister Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma said the number of national parks in the state will increase to seven soon as the process to name Dehing Patkai as another national park is under way. .... read more

Twelve Railway Stations to Go Green in Varanasi

Twelve railway stations in the Varanasi division of the North Eastern Railways (NER) will soon turn into 'green zones'. Divisional Railway Manager Vijay Kumar Panjiyar said: So far, 12 railway stations selected in the division are being developed as green stations, by seeking consent to operate from UP and Bihar pollution control boards, in order to check the water and air pollution as per the prescribed standards of National Green Tribunal..... read more

Heat Wave Grips US West Amid Fear of a New, Hotter Normal

An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures to a large swath of the US West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought. .... read more

Green Buildings for Poland's Climate Goals

Poland needs to decarbonize the country's construction sector as buildings play a crucial role in Poland's effort to meet the 2050 net-zero emissions goal, a new study shows. .... read more

African Great Apes to Suffer Massive Range Loss in Next 30 Years

A new study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions predicts massive range declines of Africa’s great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos—due to the impacts of climate change, land-use changes, and human population growth.

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Waking Just One Hour Earlier Cuts Depression Risk by Double Digits

Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person’s risk of major depression by 23 per cent, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published recently in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study of 840,000 people, by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, represents some of the strongest evidence yet that chronotype—a person’s propensity to sleep at a certain time influences depression risk.

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Taiwan on Track to Replace Nuclear Energy with Solar and Wind by 2025

Taiwan's nuclear power installed capacity decreased from 4.9 GW to 3.8 GW, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.2 per cent, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Two Rare Javan Rhino Calves Spotted in Indonesia

Two Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted at an Indonesian national park, offering a rare sighting of one of the world's most endangered mammals. The pair ranging in age from three months to one year were caught on footage snapped by camera traps in March at Ujung Kulon National Park, the Environment Ministry said.

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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
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