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  • Forests & Wildlife – Page 2 – Ecologise
    Contributor Jul 25 2015 1 Comment Who cares about the environment Some notes on the ecological crisis in India Shashank Kela The past few months have been exceptional in one respect at least for the Indian press a serious structural problem has actually been given the attention it deserves The Economic Times continues to play a prominent part in discussing air pollution in Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise May 5 2015 0 Comments Will Tesla s home battery really transform our energy infrastructure The Guardian UK The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world Tesla founder Elon Musk told reporters as he launched the electric car company s new home power storage battery This is actually within the power of humanity to do It is Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Apr 26 2015 0 Comments Alice In Shale Gas Wonderland Julian Darley It is hard to know where to begin regarding Ambrose Evans Pritchard s article entitled Energy crisis is postponed as new gas rescues the world But since the speculative world he invokes has more to do with Alice In Wonderland than the hard reality of engineering and science let us Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Apr 19 2015 0 Comments Saudi Arabia s Plan to Extend the Age of Oil Peter Waldman Bloomberg com Last Novemeber Ali al Naimi Saudi Arabia s petroleum minister and the world s de facto energy czar told his OPEC counterparts they should maintain output to protect market share from rising supplies of U S shale oil which costs more to get out of the ground Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Apr 7 2015 0 Comments Green energy Unrealistic targets Pandurang Hegde Deccan Herald Recently the Minister of Power Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal reassured the commitment of the Central government in achieving the target of 1 75 000 MW of green energy by 2022 The performance of green energy projects needs to be assessed in the light of ground level experiences Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Mar 26 2015 0 Comments Goldilocks Is Dead Richard Heinberg Five years ago I wrote an article for Reuters titled Goldilocks and the Three Fuels In it I discussed what I call the Goldilocks price zone for oil natural gas and coal a zone in which prices are just right high enough to reward producers but low enough to entice consumers Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Feb 19 2015 0 Comments Madhya Pradesh to get world s largest solar power plant Times of India Next year on Independence Day India will have the world s largest 750MW solar power plant in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh which will pip America s much vaunted 550 megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project in California commissioned four days ago The state government is setting up Continue Reading Planetary Boundaries A fourth danger line crossed Written by Contributor Jan 30 2015 0 Comments

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  • Future Scenarios – Page 2 – Ecologise
    Nick Buxton and Ben Continue Reading Video Aluna A Warning from the Kogi of Sierra Madre Written by Contributor Nov 6 2015 0 Comments From the Heart of the World The Elder Brother s Warning 1989 full movie More at www alunathemovie com Review Aluna A Message to Little Brother Charles Eisenstein Tikkun org Aluna Directed by Alan Ereira How are we to interpret this warning coming from the Kogi people of the Sierra Madre in Colombia delivered through their latest film Continue Reading Oxfam Report 10 Million at Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change and El Niño Written by Contributor Oct 9 2015 0 Comments Common Dreams At least ten million of the poorest people face food insecurity in 2015 and 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and the onset of El Niño Oxfam has reported In Oxfam s new report called Entering Uncharted Waters erratic weather patterns were noted including high temperatures and droughts disrupting farming seasons around the world Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Aug 20 2015 0 Comments Parliamentary Standing Committee rejects TSR Subramanian report on environmental laws Down to Earth A Parliamentary Standing Committee PSC rejected a high level committee HLC report that reviewed various Acts administered by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change MoEF CC The committee precisely noted that some of the essential recommendations made by the HLC would result Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Shashank Kela Some notes on the ecological crisis in India Written by Contributor Jul 25 2015 1 Comment Who cares about the environment Some notes on the ecological crisis in India Shashank Kela The past few months have been exceptional in one respect at least for the Indian press a serious structural problem has actually been given the attention it deserves The Economic Times continues to play a prominent part in discussing air pollution in Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Jul 14 2015 0 Comments New coal plants most urgent threat to the planet warns OECD head The Guardian UK Governments must rethink plans for new coal fired power plants around the world as these are now the most urgent threat to the future of the planet the head of the OECD has warned In unusually strong terms for the organisation Continue Reading Bhamy Shenoy Do we really know where oil prices will go Written by Bhamy Shenoy May 23 2015 0 Comments This article was first published in Industrial Economist Brent crude oil price after reaching a high of 110 per barrel in June of 2014 seems to have reached a floor price

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  • GREEN POLITICS – Page 2 – Ecologise
    by worldviews such as swaraj or Radical Ecological Democracy India and the world needs that change in order to continue to thrive Continue Reading Charles Eisenstein Climate Change grief and carbon reductionism Written by Contributor Feb 13 2016 0 Comments People are not going to be frightened into caring Scientific evidence based predictions about what will happen 10 20 or 50 years in the future are not going to make them care not enough That requires making it personal And that requires facing the reality of loss And that requires experiencing grief There s no other way Continue Reading Blessed Unrest How the largest social movement in history is restoring grace justice and beauty to the world Written by Contributor Feb 2 2016 0 Comments Environmentalist Paul Hawken has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice From billion dollar nonprofits to single person dot causes these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth a movement that has no name leader or location and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the mainstream media www blessedunrest com Continue Reading Time to stop talking about climate change Written by Contributor Jan 29 2016 0 Comments Transition Towns movement founder Rob Hopkins writes The story we tell flows like this A movement is building Here are the things different people are doing in their communities rooted in caring for ourselves each other and the living world This shows a different future is possible Here s how you can be part of it Continue Reading Video Report Yogendra Yadav on the unfolding famine in Bundelkhand and the need for a farmers politics Written by Contributor Jan 15 2016 0 Comments Having endured three successive droughts the region of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh continues to be on edge Governments in both the states have failed to do their bit Here s a press conference video and interview of Yogendra Yadav who leads the Swaraj Abhiyan movement which recently held an extended survey of the region Continue Reading New Book Eat Dust Mining and Greed in Goa by Hartman de Souza Written by Contributor Dec 30 2015 0 Comments If there is one book which speaks of all mining blighted societies then it s this one The book by Hartman de Souza breaks all the boundaries of genres and gets its politics and economics right on At once travelogue investigative journalism and family memoir Eat Dust maps the culture topography and cultural diversity of Goa Continue Reading Yogendra Yadav and Vandana Shiva call for a green party in India Written by Contributor Dec 29 2015 7 Comments Vasanth Srinivasan of The Hindu quotes former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav as saying there is a crying need for environmental politics in India but with the following caveat If green politics does not restrict itself as urban environmental activism but emerges as a binding agent of various marginalised groups and concerns it definitely has a future

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  • Special: Delhi’s alarming pollution problem – Ecologise
    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 Indianexpress com Special Delhi s alarming pollution problem Written by Ecologise Dec 19 2015 0 Comments According to a recent survey air pollution in Delhi is one and a half times worse than in Beijing which has always been among the world s most polluted cities This feature looks at Delhi s unprecedented air pollution which is endangering the health of its citizens especially young children and making the city a textbook example of urban dysfunction Delhi s Pollution One And Half Times Worse Than Beijing Abheet Singh Sethi IndiaSpend Delhi s PM 2 5 concentration exceeded 250 µg m³ thrice over the last week placing it under severe category The severe rating means the PM 2 5 concentration is so high that it might affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing diseases Beijing by comparison recorded severe rating only once in the same period Both Beijing and Delhi recorded very poor air quality in terms of PM 2 5 concentration 151 to 250 µg m³ on three out of the last seven days If Delhi was Beijing it would shut 29 of 30 days The Times of India When air pollution hits a certain danger mark in Beijing the government issues a red alert that automatically puts curbs on factories construction work and vehicles If Delhi had a similar system then almost right through November the stipulation on cars with odd and even numbered license plate using the roads on alternate days would have been in force Schools and factories would also have remained shut for the entire month Delhi s Transport Sector 3 Times More Polluting Than Mumbai s Chaitanya Mallapur IndiaSpend Delhi s transport sector produces six times as much greenhouse gas emissions GHG as that of Kolkata s five times as much as Ahmedabad s and three times as much as Greater Mumbai and Chennai according to a study Delhi s transport sector contributes 32 of the city s GHG emissions gases responsible for global warming said the report GHG Footprint of Major Cities in India conducted by the Centre for Ecological Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science IISc Bangalore Pollution migrants Meet the people who left Delhi for good because of its noxious air Mayank Jain Scroll in Headhunters speaking off the record assert that many professionals express concerns about working in dusty Gurgaon or Delhi s bustling business centres because of the pollution Employees are looking for super high remuneration to compensate them against their health hazards said a consultant running his own headhunting firm The companies in some cases are even paying those in Delhi more than their usual structures allow but they have no

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  • Three minutes to midnight: Scientists reset doomsday clock – 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 In 2002 Nobel Prize winner Leon M Lederman moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock to 11 53 p m They re now at 11 57 Tim Boyle Getty Images Three minutes to midnight Scientists reset doomsday clock Written by Contributor Nov 25 2015 1 Comment Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Unchecked climate change global nuclear weapons modernizations and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth Despite some modestly positive developments in the climate change arena current efforts are entirely insufficient to prevent a catastrophic warming of Earth Meanwhile the United States and Russia have embarked on massive programs to modernize their nuclear triads thereby undermining existing nuclear weapons treaties The

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  • Special: Nuclear power wanes as solar rises worldwide – Ecologise
    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 Protesters near the Kudankulam nuclear plant Reuters Special Nuclear power wanes as solar rises worldwide Written by Ecologise Nov 9 2015 0 Comments India drastically lowers nuclear energy target Deccan Herald With little progress on ground since the 2008 Indo US nuclear agreement the government has drastically cut the nuclear energy target from 63 000 Mwe by 2032 to just about 14 500 Mwe by 2024 Quiet Burial For India US Nuclear Deal Amit Bhandari Gateway House Solar power developers have offered to sell electricity in India at less than Rs 5 unit This makes solar competitive with traditional forms of energy and makes new nuclear power plants financially unviable India must register the changed reality and discard the idea of expensive Western reactors Time to scrap the India U S nuclear deal International appeal against Indo Japanse nuclear deal No Nuke Asia Forum Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to visit India around the end of this year to sign an atomic energy agreement with counterpart Narendra Modi laying the groundwork for exports by Japanese corporations in that field This petition which opposes agreement has been endorsed by 327 organizations from 23 countries Germany s planned nuclear switch off drives energy innovation The Guardian UK Hinkley Point

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  • Video: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog – Ecologise
    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 Video Under the Dome Investigating China s Smog Written by Contributor Mar 12 2015 3 Comments Abby Zimet Common Dreams Giving new breadth to the term viral last weekend up to 200 million people in China watched Under the Dome a new deeply personal meticulously researched self funded for just 160 000 documentary about China s calamitous pollution problem which on its worst airpocalypse days is said to resemble an airport smoking lounge The film by former news anchor and environmental journalist Chai Jing has been called one of the most important pieces of public awareness of all time for China and in its potential impact has been compared to Rachel Carson s Silent Spring in this country and later Al Gore s An Inconvenient Truth It was released on the eve of China s annual meeting of the National People s Congress in Beijing which will set government policies on a range of issues Jing 39 began working on the film for personal reasons She was pregnant with her first child who was found to have a tumor Though she had never before been afraid of the pollution around her in smog blanketed Beijing or her native coal choked region she says when you carry a life in you you feel the fear She went on to do extensive research assembling statistics on the estimated 600 million people suffering from asthma heart disease strokes and other ailments likely caused by environmental factors travelling around the country to interview experts workers doctors filming at one point the removal of a cancerous lung and visiting particularly polluted sites like the northeastern city of Harbin with pollutant levels many times those considered hazardous Jing found and hopes to capitalize on what she calls a basic social consensus that we all need air This she says hopefully is how history will be made To date China s famously restrictive state media has

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  • News update – Ecologise
    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 Written by Ecologise Feb 19 2015 0 Comments Madhya Pradesh to get world s largest solar power plant Times of India Next year on Independence Day India will have the world s largest 750MW solar power plant in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh which will pip America s much vaunted 550 megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project in California commissioned four days ago The state government is setting up the plant in a joint venture with Solar Energy Corporation of India As coal auctions begin in Delhi a splendid forest in Chhattisgarh awaits slow death Raksha Kumar Scroll in Hasdeo Arand is spread over 1 200 square kilometres in north Chhattisgarh It is one of India s last remaining biodiversity rich forests with an unbroken canopy that acts as an important wildlife corridor Ignoring its own categorisation however the UPA government gave clearances to three coal mines in Hasdeo Arand The BJP government has put one of those blocks for auction in the first phase itself World s public health leaders call for an end to coal Noharm asia org At the close of their international conference in Kolkata as part of a broad Call to Action for Public Health the world s public health associations advocated a rapid phase out of coal to limit further global warming and prevent illnesses and deaths associated with air pollution The Call to Action points to the contribution of fossil fuels and coal in particular to climate change as well as to detrimental impacts on the health and well being of local communities The contested story of India s green shoots Review of Jairam Ramesh s book Siddharth Singh Livemint Jairam Ramesh was one of independent India s most successful heads of the ministry of environment and forests MoEF Activists loved him

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