SEP 2021
Boost for Hydrogen Mission in India

Moving in line with the green hydrogen roadmap that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced in his Independence Day speech this year, US-based renewable energy company Ohmium International, through its Indian subsidiary, started India's first green hydrogen electrolyser manufacturing unit at Bengaluru recently.... read more

Four New Ramsar Wetland Sites Recognized in India

Four more wetlands from India—two from Haryana and two from Gujarat—have been recognized as Ramsar sites of international importance, taking the number of such sites in the country to 46, covering a total area of 1,083,322 hectares..... read more

New Frog Species Discovered in Western Ghats

A team of Delhi University researchers has discovered a new frog species in the Western Ghats and named it after former DU Vice-Chancellor and plant geneticist Deepak Pental.

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NITI Aayog, WRI Launch Forum for Decarbonization of Transport Sector

Indian government's think-tank NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI), launched the Forum for Decarbonizing Transport in the country recently.

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Delhi Lags in Data Sharing on Pollution, Finds Study

An analysis carried out by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) for 29 state pollution control boards (SPCBs) and six pollution control committees (PCCs) ranks Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) 15th across the country in terms of transparency in regards to environment and pollution-related data. .... read more

Number of Butterfly Species Rises to 74 in 2020 Delhi Census

A report on the butterfly census says 74 species have been recorded in Delhi in 2020, up from 66 in 2019. The total population stood at over 3100. Across the country, over 500 butterfly species have been found, with a total population of more than 38,000. .... read more

Fatalities Due to Extreme Heat on the Rise

More than 356,000 people died in 2019 as a result of extreme heat and that number is likely to grow, according to a study published in The Lancet recently. The Global Burden of Disease review, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, found while cold temperatures still cause a greater number of deaths, mortality rates attributable to heat are growing faster, particularly in hotter regions of the world.

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Climate Change Threatens Seal Hunting by Indigenous Alaskans

Climate change has severely reduced the length of the seal hunting season in a rural Alaska village, potentially threatening a key feature of the community's indigenous way of life. The Iñupiaq people of Kotzebue have depended on bearded seals, called ugruk in Iñupiaq, for food and clothing for generations. .... read more

Rare Bitterns Breed at Sefton Nature Reserve for First Time in 200 Years

One of the UK's rarest birds has successfully bred in Sefton for the first time in 200 years. Bittern chicks have been spotted fledging their nest at Lunt Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve, where the reedbeds provide the birds' habitat.

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Rain on Greenland Ice Sheet Signals Climate Change Risk

Rain fell at the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet—possibly for the first time. Danish scientists said it was most likely driven by climate change.

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Earth Records its Warmest Ever July in 2021

A recent IPCC report had issued a strong warning about an impending climate crisis, attributing rising wildfires, heatwaves, extreme rainfall and floods to human activity. The report advised deep cuts to CO2 emissions, failing which the rising temperatures will lead to permanent damage.

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Turning Hazelnut Shells into Potential Renewable Energy Source

Biomass is attracting growing interest from researchers as a source of renewable, sustainable, and clean energy. It can be converted into bio-oil by thermochemical methods, such as gasification, liquefaction, and pyrolysis, and used to produce fuels, chemicals, and biomaterials.

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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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