archive-in.com » IN » E » ECOLOGISE.IN

Total: 394

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • NEWS UPDATE #79 – Ecologise
    now be a Large Deficient Year Tribal ministry relents over Forest Rights Act Business Standard Setting a precedent for the entire country the Union tribal affairs ministry has revised its views to re interpret the Forest Rights Act FRA and allow the Maharashtra forest department to get control back over forest management and a grip on the lucrative trade worth crores in forest produce such as tendu leaves and bamboo The ministry had previously concluded that only tribals and other forest dwellers had rights to manage their forests under FRA But after a meeting in November at the Cabinet Secretariat between the environment and the tribal affairs ministries the latter has made a turnaround and re interpreted the legal provisions of FRA to give the state government control back over the forests with some conditions Nagpur Union launches world wide campaign against much hyped water privatisation Swati Bansal India Water Portal Despite failure and also irregularities city s water privatization model has been hyped in the nation and also at international level To expose the hype and also impacts of water privatization one of the trade unions from the city Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union has launched a world wide campaign with the help of internationally acclaimed organizations A petition will be filed with World Bank demanding not to promote water privatization and hype city s faulty model Also read How has water privatisation affected Chattisgarh False cases against adivasis in Central india The Crux Of The Matter Vani Xaxa Countercurrents org There are some 20 000 permanent warrants issued against the adivasis in South Bastar Dantewada Sukma Bijapur alone 10 15 warrants slapped on a person The charges are mostly under the different sections of the IPC 146 147 148 149 302 307 Arms Act 8 Chhattisgarh Special Public security Act CSPSA 2005 and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967 It is to be remembered that the sections under IPC 146 149 are basically rioting rioting against whom and why do not seem to be required an enquiry The Arms that the police sieze is mostly the implements which are used for daily purposes axe knife agricultural implements and are considered dangerous weapons The latter two Acts have been used by the State government for its own end silencing of voices which are being raised in the process of assertion of rights Fragile Western Ghats paying price of development Nikhil M Ghanekar DNA Some of the most fragile districts in ecologically sensitive areas ESA of Western Ghats have been heavily cut to size according to a detailed dna analysis of state government reports on physical demarcation of the region The demarcation has largely been found in Maharashtra Goa and Karnataka which are looking to tap in to the tourism and commercial potential of the region The reports also revealed that private companies such as Lavasa Corporation Limited and Supreme Petrochem Limited had written to the state government asking for exclusion of ESA villages that fell in their project site

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2016/01/12/news-update-79/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • NEWS UPDATE #71 – Ecologise
    information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features NEWS UPDATE 71 Written by Ecologise Oct 31 2015 0 Comments 5 reasons why Tibet s melting ice is a disaster for India Europe and US Nihar Gokhale Catch News Did you know that rivers originating in Tibet s glaciers supply water to 1 3 billion people That s equivalent to the entire population of India But these glaciers are fast disappearing due to global warming Tibet s sustainability is crucial for sustenance of the world but this fact is not commonly known The glaciers are just the tip of the iceberg The Gulf will soon be too hot for human beings literally Scroll in A study by Jeremy S Pal and Elfatih AB Eltahir of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that human beings will not be able to survive in the Gulf just 65 years from now Our results expose a specific regional hot spot where climate change in the absence of significant mitigation is likely to severely impact human habitability in the future the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change said World set to use more energy for cooling than heating The Guardian UK The world faces a looming and potentially calamitous cold crunch with demand for air conditioning and refrigeration growing so fast that it threatens to smash pledges and targets for global warming Worldwide power consumption for air conditioning alone is forecast to surge 33 fold by 2100 as developing world incomes rise and urbanisation advances Already the US uses as much electricity to keep buildings cool as the whole of Africa uses on everything China and India are fast catching up By mid century people will use more energy for cooling than heating Also read How America became

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/10/31/news-update-70/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • News update – Ecologise
    May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features News update Written by Ecologise Oct 20 2015 0 Comments Capitalism is Mother Earth s Cancer World People s Summit Issues 12 Demands Common Dreams Decrying capitalism as a threat to life an estimated 7 000 environmentalists farmers and Indigenous activists from 40 countries convened in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya for this weekend s World People s Conference on Climate Change aiming to elevate the demands of social movements and developing countries in the lead up to upcoming United Nations led climate talks Capitalism is Mother Earth s cancer Bolivian President Evo Morales told the crowd which also heard over the course of the three day conference from United Nations Secretary General Ban ki Moon as well as other Latin American leaders Why Earth s future will depend on how we build our cities Chris Mooney The Washington Post It may be the most important number on Earth 1 000 gigatons That s roughly how much carbon dioxide humanity has left to emit scientists say in order to have a two thirds chance of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature in pre industrial times and thus staying within what has often been deemed a safe climate threshold A new report though finds that if we don t build cities more wisely using much greener infrastructure then they could be a crucial factor that tips the planet over the 1 000 gigaton line and indeed that they could play this role in just five years time Europe s greenhouse gas emissions fall to record low The Guardian UK Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe have plunged to the lowest level ever recorded after the EU s member states reported an estimated 23 drop in emissions between 1990 and 2014 The bloc has now overshot its target for 2020 of cutting emissions by one fifth at the same time that its economy grew by 46 according to the EU s climate chief Miguel Arias Canete Integrated Energy Policy Formulated To Boost The Energy Sector Mondaq com In order to provide a collective policy covering all sources of energy including renewable energy sources the Government of India has formulated an Integrated Energy Policy The said policy outlines a roadmap to develop energy supply options and increased exploitation of renewable energy sources The

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/10/20/news-update-69/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Long reads: a selection of articles – Ecologise
    2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Long reads a selection of articles Written by Ecologise Sep 25 2015 1 Comment The Colonial Origins of Conservation The Disturbing History Behind US National Parks Stephen Corry Truthout Conservation s achievements don t alter the fact that it s rooted in two serious and related mistakes The first is that it conserves wildernesses which are imagined to be shaped only by nature The second is that it believes in a hierarchy with superior intelligent human beings at the top Many conservationists still believe that they are uniquely endowed with the foresight and expertise to control and manage so called wildernesses and that everyone else must leave including those who actually own them and have lived there for generations These notions are archaic they damage people and the environment The second also flouts the law with its perpetual land grabs For nature s sake as well as our own it s crucial to expose how these ideas grew and flourished to understand just how mistaken they are There s an ongoing attempt to wipe from the map the quagmire around conservation s wellspring to pretend it s all now transparent and sunlit It isn t The Global Race to the Bottom Lucia Pradella Jacobin Mag The acute hardship European workers are facing is part of an international process of impoverishment Unemployment has reached unprecedented heights in Western Europe wages are declining and attacks on organized labor are intensifying Nearly a quarter of Western Europe s population about 92 million people was at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013 That s nearly 8 5 million more people than before the crisis The poverty material deprivation and super exploitation traditionally associated with the Global South are reemerging in the rich parts of Europe The crisis is undermining the European social model and its assumption that employment protects individuals from poverty The number of working poor employed workers in households with an annual income below the poverty threshold is growing and austerity is going to make things much worse in the future The weight of the world Elizabeth Kolbert The New Yorker Profile of Christiana Figueres the UN s climate chief I asked what would happen if the emissions line did not in fact start to head down soon Tears welled up in her eyes and for a

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/09/25/long-reads-a-selection-of-articles/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • News update – Ecologise
    entire Antarctic ice sheet study shows The Guardian UK Burning all the world s coal oil and gas would melt the entire Antarctic ice sheet and cause the oceans to rise by over 50m a transformation unprecedented in human history The conclusion of a new scientific study shows that over the course of centuries land currently inhabited by a billion people would be lost below water For the first time we have shown there is sufficient fossil fuel to melt all of Antarctica said Ricarda Winkelmann at the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany who led the research published in the journal Science Advances Sooty South Asian air and global warming Nalaka Gunawardene Scidev net Carbon dioxide is not the only greenhouse gas capable of causing global warming and is not the worst culprit Black carbon methane hydrofluorocarbons and ground level ozone need to be controlled In South Asia black carbon from cooking stoves and fuels like diesel coal and wood are problematic Indian govt to allow private sector to manage 40 of forests Hindustan Times The government is set to throw open the management of up to 40 of Indian forests to the private sector to revive degraded forests but experts warn it may destroy complex ecosystems and deprive local communities of a livelihood The environment ministry issued guidelines to the states last month where it argued it didn t have the resources to manage forests well and laid down the procedure to lease out degraded forests to private companies who would carry out afforestation and extract timber Cleaning coal instead of wishing it away Rahul Tongia The Hindu So called clean coal is under development worldwide But carbon capture and sequestration is some years away from commercialisation let alone competitive commercialisation Thus cleaner coal in the form of more efficient coal plants requires innovation to work well with Indian high ash coal Such efforts need support ranging from technology to policy support and financing Coal mining sector running out of time says Citigroup The Guardian UK US banking giant Citigroup says the global coal industry is set for further pain predicting an acceleration of mine closures liquidations and bankruptcies The value of listed coal companies monitored by Citi has shrunk from 50bn 32bn in 2012 to 18bn in 2015 a trend it believes will continue On the demand side we think thermal coal is cyclically and structurally challenged and that current market conditions are likely to persist it says in a report Coal prices hit 12 year low as demand from China India down Kseboa org Coal futures have fallen to 12 year lows hit by soaring production and a slowdown in global buying including from India and China which until recently have been pillars of strong demand Benchmark API2 2016 coal futures last settled at 52 85 a tonne a level not seen since November 2003 The contract is now over 75 percent below its 2008 all time peak and more than 60 percent below

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/09/13/news-update-65/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • In the news: Modi govt and the state of the environment – Ecologise
    Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features In the news Modi govt and the state of the environment Written by Contributor Aug 9 2015 0 Comments Outlook Magazine Mangroves in peril Navi Mumbai airport site How The NDA Is Whittling Down Green Norms Change in definition of no go area in dense forest leaving more area open for project Keeping powers with the Centre to even allow projects in no go areas of dense forests Proposal to allow firms to take over afforestation thus jeopardising the rights of tribals Role of gram sabhas diluted or taken away under blanket consent for development Automatic approval to highway and other defence projects near border areas Moratorium lifted on new projects in several highly polluting industrial areas National Green Tribunal role sought to be diluted by taking away the right to appeal to it For years the proposal to develop a second airport for Bombay at Navi Mumbai had been awaiting environmental clearance The issue had been the rivers and the mangroves near the selected site With one stroke all the concerns including the stipulation to create a mangrove san ctuary have been brushed aside by the Narendra Modi government Late last month Union minister of environment and forests Prakash Javadekar gave the green signal to the project on the condition that the mangroves should be made unattractive for birds given their potential threat to flying aircraft In effect it would mean destroying the mangroves to stop birds from nesting there says Ulka Mahajan an environment activist The intentions are very clear now it is all only about corporates The government is happy to wipe out nature The move will also destroy fish breeding in the shallow waters of the mangrove It is ridiculous to say you can plant mangroves says Girish Raut environmentalist and expert on mangroves It took hundreds and thousands of years for ecosystems to evolve and it takes one project to wipe it out The Navi Mumbai airport project is just one of the many instances that highlight the BJP government s cavalier attitude toward environment in its desire to speed up mandatory green clearan ces for projects Safe guards for land water bodies and environment are being carefully dil u ted The policies of the government are steering us to a situation that poses a clear threat to India s green spaces Closely linked to speedy environment clearances for infrastructure and other projects are forest clearances and the proposed land acquisition bill While the former is being tweaked unmindful of the damage to green belts the latter is yet another assault on the rights of farmers and tribals who will have little or no say in whosoever wants to acquire their land for

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/08/09/outlook-cover-story-red-signal-for-greens/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Crucial Petition on the Compensatory Afforestation Bill – Ecologise
    prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Crucial Petition on the Compensatory Afforestation Bill Written by Contributor Aug 7 2015 0 Comments Urgent Calling all citizens to endorse this campaign to prevent over 35 000 Crores being wasted on meaningless tree planting projects Let s demand a better Compensatory Afforestation Bill Act Now by signing this petition Conservation India Dear Friend For over a decade user agencies that have been permitted non forest activities on forestland including mines highways dams and energy projects have been depositing compensatory levies into a special fund known as the Compensatory Afforestation Management Planning Authority CAMPA Today this fund has grown to over 35 000 crores The government now plans to devolve 90 of this amount to state governments to carry out afforestation activities However past experience has proven that not only are afforestation projects in India highly corruption ridden and ineffective they also end up creating nothing but monoculture plantations

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/08/07/calling-all-citizens-to-endorse-this-crucial-petition-on-the-compensatory-afforestation-bill/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • News update – Ecologise
    Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features News update Written by Ecologise Jul 31 2015 0 Comments Continued destruction of Earth s plant life places humans in jeopardy Science Daily Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth s declining supply of plant life civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences You can think of the Earth like a battery that has been charged very slowly over billions of years said the study s lead author John Schramski an associate professor in UGA s College of Engineering The sun s energy is stored in plants and fossil fuels but humans are draining energy much faster than it can be replenished World s Oceans Could Rise Higher Sooner Faster Than Most Thought Possible Common Dreams If a new scientific paper is proven accurate the international target of limiting global temperatures to a 2 C rise this century will not be nearly enough to prevent catastrophic melting of ice sheets that would raise sea levels much higher and much faster than previously thought possible According to the new study which has not yet been peer reviewed but was written by former NASA scientist James Hansen and 16 other prominent climate researchers current predictions do not take into account the feedback loop implications of what will occur if large sections of Greenland and the Antarctic are consumed by the world s oceans Heat is Piling Up in the Depths of the Indian Ocean Climate Central The world s oceans are playing a game of hot potato with the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions Scientists have zeroed in on the tropical Pacific as a major player in taking up that heat But while it might have held that heat for a bit new research shows that the Pacific has passed the potato to the Indian Ocean which has seen an unprecedented rise in heat content over the past decade Nonlinear New York London Shanghai underwater in 50 years Kurt Cobb Those under the impression that climate change is advancing at a constant and predictable rate don t understand the true dynamics of the issue The rate of increase of the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere the main driver of climate change went from 0 75 parts per million ppm per year in 1959 to about 1 5 ppm each year through the 1990s to 2 1 ppm each year

    Original URL path: http://www.ecologise.in/2015/07/31/news-update-60/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive



  •