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  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi shares three mantras to tackle climate change September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared his three ideas towards climate change and economic growth. "I would like to say three things; first we should be honest in shouldering the responsibilities, second we must fulfill commitments for technology transfer and funding and third we...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Watch: Weather forecast for Friday June 28, 2013

    Take a look at the weather forecast for Friday with CNNIBN's Amrita Tripathi. ...
  • Obama hasn't done a lot on climate change: NYT columnist Thomas L Friedman February 1, 2013

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is in Delhi to attend a Sustainable Development Summit. ...
  • World Environment Day: Sewage, climate change affecting Ganga June 5, 2012

    Experts point out climate change and flowing of sewage into the Ganga is affecting the river adversely. ...
  • India lacks good public relations outreach: Kirit Parikh December 6, 2011

    Even as European Union has singled out India for being a dealbreaker, Kirit Parikh, a former negotiator and the current Chairman of the expert group of India's Low carbon strategy says that India is being painted as the devil due to lack of a good media outreach. ...
  • India not a deal breaker at Durban: Sunita Narain December 5, 2011

    At the start of the next round of talks here at Durban, even as the head of the Indian delegation Jayanthi Natarajan has arrived, the European Union has floated the draft of a new climate treaty called the Durban Draft. The EU has blamed India for not being 'flexible' and...
  • Devil's Advocate: Dr Rajendra Pachauri April 11, 2010

    This week, Karan Thapar speaks to Chairperson of IPCC, Dr Rajendra Pachauri and tries to find out if the climate change debacle was a case of systems failure. ...
  • Doc talk: climate change vs health hazards April 7, 2010

    Climate change has taken devastating global dimensions, hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma are just a few to name. The immediate concern is its implications on human health. WHO study says 270 million worldwide are affected by malaria, and nearly 3 million eventually die. ...
  • Heat wave hits Orissa, temperature soars March 29, 2010

    Temperature in eleven of the 30 districts in the state is well over 40 degrees with Bhubaneswar touching as high as 41.5 degree Celsius. Met department predicts that similar heat wave conditions will prevail for few more days and might even turn worse. ...
  • Swipe card, choose your cycle and ride to work February 18, 2010

    The brain child behind the concept is an exbanker turned green entrepreneur. At Rs 5 an hour and a refundable deposit of Rs 2000, the average payout per month for a user works out to only around Rs 200. ...
  • Climate panel used grey literature, says UK media February 8, 2010

    The UN climate panel's credibility took another beating on Sunday. A British newspaper found holes in the IPCC's report on the potential of tidal wave power claiming it was based on inaccurate information, sourced from the website of a commercial wave energy company and students dissertations. This points to a...
  • Govt backs Pachauri on climate change controversy February 6, 2010

    The Indian government has come out openly in support of IPCC chief R K pachauri who is facing international pressure to step down. ...
  • UK press finds more flaws in IPCC report February 4, 2010

    IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri has refuted reports on what's being called Icegate as unfounded and baseless. ...
  • New Delhi crawls under heavy fog; flights grounded January 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The fog cover refuses to lift from New Delhi. It's another day of heavy fog stalling air, rail and road traffic. The fog has grounded flights yet again. At the Indira Gandhi International airport, 14 domestic flights have been cancelled and 11 flights have been delayed, which...
  • FTN: Not much substance in global warming theory January 21, 2010

    As the northern hemisphere as well as North India struggles with a bitter winter, questions are being asked whether global warming is a reality and whether manmade carbon dioxide is indeed causing the earth to overheat. Moreover, Himalayan glaciers may not be melting after all. The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • Watch: Melting glaciers, a global warming myth? January 18, 2010

    Are our glaciers going away or is that a global warming myth? World climate change panel chief RK Pachauri joins us up ahead to answer ...
  • Watch: Leaders react to USBASIC climate deal December 20, 2009

    Barack Obama says the deal is good but not enough. ...
  • Climate deal a moderate success, says UN official December 19, 2009

    US and the BASIC countries struck a deal on climate change on Friday night. ...
  • Watch: Pullitzer winner Thomas Friedman in Copenhagen December 19, 2009

    Friedman says he is happy the way Obama conducted climate deal matter. ...
  • Away from Copenhagen, activist campaigns from boat December 19, 2009

    With US and India spearheading the campaign on climate change at Copenhagen, they finally managed to reach a last minute deal. But miles away from all that hectic activity, one man is silently spreading the message by sailing on the Brahmaputra in India. ...
  • Copenhagen Summit turning into a flop show December 19, 2009

    India has said that the BASIC countries (Brazil South Africa, India and China) are unhappy that there was no transparency in the process at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. The BASIC countries have said that negotiations must be within the Bali action plan, which set up the framework for the Copenhagen...
  • Watch: Yechury in Copenhagen for climate summit December 17, 2009

    The CPIM leader is a member of Indian Delegation to Copenhagen. ...
  • PM walking into trap in Copenhagen: Sunita Narain December 16, 2009

    Copenhagen: Centre for Science and Environment Studies Director, Sunita Narain has said that the Copenhagen talks are a trap for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She says, "The Prime Minister is walking into a booby trap. He should not come at all to Copenhagen as we are not close to resolving...
  • Watch: Actor Rahul Bose reaches Copenhagen December 16, 2009

    Talking to CNNIBN Rahul says he is upset as the deal is not been finalised. ...
  • Global warming turns wine sour; France frowns December 15, 2009

    Some people blame global warming for how French wine now tastes. The Winemakers joined forces this year with the environmental organization Greenpeace to circulate petitions and express their concern about how global warming is threatening their livelihood. ...
  • From Copenhagen: Protestor asks people to go vegan December 15, 2009

    Hundreds of protestors are also making the headlines at Copenhagen with some of them turning violent. But a young protestor at Copenhagen is asking people to go vegetarian to stop global warming. The young girl dressed in a chicken suit says that vegetarian is good for people's health and also good for...
  • From Copenhagen: No consensus, India walks out of meet December 15, 2009

    Copenhagen: Talks were thrown into a gridlock on Monday with the G77 bloc of countries including India, China and South Africa walking out of the main sessions of the summit. ...
  • From Copenhagen: Jairam speaks on deadlock December 15, 2009

    Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh says that negotiations at Copenhagen Climate Change Summit must continue and Koyoto Protocol must be given importance. Ramesh says India and China have good working relations on the issue of climate change. He adds that crunch time is yet to come and next three days will be...