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Delhi Metro Saved 269 Million Hours of Travel Time in 2021: TERI

The Delhi Metro helped its passengers cumulatively save a mammoth 269 million hours of travel time last year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said recently. According to a study conducted by TERI, the annual time saved by passengers was “more than double to 572.5 million hours in 2031”. .... read more

Fires Affected 38,000 Hectares of Forest in Karnataka in 5 Years

In the past five years, forest fires have affected 38,114.6 hectares across Karnataka, harming local communities and wildlife and causing economic losses. As another season of forest fires approaches, experts have called for enhanced surveillance, roping in local communities, and using technology to prevent fires..... read more

Indian Coastline under Varying Degrees of the Threat, Says the Earth Sciences Ministry

The Ministry of Earth Sciences recently informed the Lok Sabha that of the 6907.18 km long Indian coastline of the mainland, about 34 per cent is under varying degrees of erosion, while 26 per cent of the coastline is of an accreting nature, and the remaining 40 per cent is in a stable state.


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Mumbai and Other Coastal Cities May Submerge by 2050

A new analysis on the impact of sea-level rise on coastal Indian cities has revealed that some critical properties and road networks in Mumbai, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, and Thiruvananthapuram will be submerged by 2050.

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Rare Butterfly Palmking Spotted for the First Time in Tamil Nadu

For the members of the Rhopalocera and Odonata Association of Rajapalayam (ROAR), outing to Coutrallam in Tenkasi district, proved lucky as three of them sighted the rare butterfly Palmking—for the first time in Tamil Nadu. .... read more

Meghalaya Government to Power Remote Health Centres Using Solar Technology

The Meghalaya Government has successfully installed solar-powered devices in 100 health centres in remote villages. The State government said it plans to cover all rural health centres under the solar power scheme to improve the functioning of these centres and ensure that last mile delivery in the health sector is achieved using solar technologies. .... read more

Antarctica Hits Record Temperatures, Say Experts

Eastern Antarctica has recorded exceptionally high temperatures recently, more than 30 degrees Celsius above normal, say experts.

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Study Finds How Mountain Streams Can Signal Climate Change

Scientists at the University of California have found a new tool that can better assess an important but overlooked indicator of global warming, which is a variety of bugs, worms and snails living in high mountain streams.

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US Nationwide Maps of Bird Species Can Help Protect Biodiversity

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed the maps at a fine-enough resolution to help conservation managers focus their efforts where they are most likely to help birds—in individual counties or forests, rather than across whole states or regions.

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WHO Says 99 Per Cent of World’s Population Breathes Poor-Quality Air

The UN health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems and lead to millions of preventable deaths each year.

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Lost South American Wildflower Named ‘Extinctus’ Rediscovered

Scientific names get chosen for lots of reasons—they can honour an important person, or hint at what an organism looks like or where it is from. For a tropical wildflower first described by scientists in the year 2000, the scientific name “extinctus” was a warning.

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Rise in Black Lung Disease

Silica exposure is a driving force behind rising rates of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, according to a new study published by occupational health experts at the University of Illinois Chicago and their collaborators.

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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
http://www.csptoday.com/india/awards-index.php or by e-mail to awards@csptoday.com

Contact:
Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
matt@csptoday.com