Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 49, 2012


Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 49 (starting December 3, 2012) 2012.

1. Not making the cut

The road from Copenhagen, where the United Nations climate meet four years ago promised so much but delivered nothing, has been steadily downhill. It was only an ‘accord’ — as distinct from a binding treaty — hammered out literally at midnight of the concluding day, with President Barack Obama playing an uninvited but bullying midwife.

2. To cut down power cost, Metro to tap solar energy

Soon, even a power grid failure would not be able to disrupt metro rail services with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation going to tap power from the sun to generate electricity. Apart from tapping solar power, the DMRC will regenerate power achieved through renewable sources of energy with the introduction of advanced regenerative braking technology.

3. Final day of Doha climate change talks, ‘human survival at stake’

UN talks seeking to halt the march of global warming enter their final day in Doha on Friday with key points still outstanding: extending the greenhouse gas-curbing Kyoto Protocol and funding for poor countries.

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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