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Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 35, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 35 (starting August 29), 2011. 1. Teachers, principals get training in sustainability development A consortium of Indian institutes have been identified to guide and coordinate the 'Education for sustainability training for trainers' training programme  in the country. 2. Coal India awaits environment clearance for 13 projects Thirteen coal mining projects of Coal India Ltd are pending with the environment and forests ministry for approval, Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told parliament on Tuesday. 3. BASIC countries back Indian proposals on climate Ahead of the crucial ministerial level climate talks in South Africa, India has convinced the other three BASIC countries – B

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 34 (starting August 22), 2011 1. No need of forest scam probe, babu tells CVC Is this why the clamour for a Lokpal Bill has struck a chord? Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had recommended probe into a forestry scam in Haryana, and asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to suggest which agency should conduct the investigation. But a vigilance officer in the ministry instead wrote to the CVC, stating the case has been closed and did not require any further action. 2. Government to prepare a national bio-energy mission to boost power generation from biomass The government is preparing a national bio-energy mission to boost power generation from biomass, a renewable energy source abundan...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (starting August 15), 2011 1. Posco: Green ministry ignored own objections Through every stage of environmental clearance, the Prime Minister's Office and the finance ministry tracked the Rs 54,000-crore Posco integrated steel plant with keen interest even as the environment ministry sidestepped its own reservations to let the project pass, records with TOI show. 2. 2609 highly polluting industrial units identified: Natarajan The Central Pollution Control Board has identified 2,609 highly polluting industrial units across the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. 3. Parking charges need to be hiked as a deterrent Even as a high-level committee deliberates over the parking rate p...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 32, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 32 (starting August 08), 2011. 1. Proposed NEAMA may subsume environment, forest committees The proposed Environment Appraisal and Monitoring Authority (NEAMA), once it comes into existence, may subsume the existing environment appraisal committees (EAC) and forest advisory committee (FAC) of the environment ministry. 2.  Vodafone to set India-specific GHG emission reduction target Telecom services provider Vodafone Essar is looking to set India-specific greenhouse gas emission mitigation targets for itself as part of an initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 per cent globally by 2015. 3.  Experts say oil spill to impact marine life, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan rules out any