News, Reports and Opinions
Radioactive Waste Management
Cosmic radiation and radiations from natural radioactive elements present in the earth are the main sources of radiation that we generally exposed to.
Deforestation: A great concern
12 million hectares of forests are cleared annually. Most of the deforestation occurs in the moist forests and open woodlands of the tropics. At this rate all moist tropical forest could be lost by the year 2050.
Water- A Sectoral Approach
Water is a prime natural resource, a basic human need and precious natural asset. It is a life supporting life sustaining, and life-purifying element, and is sacred. The extent to which water is abundant or scarce, clean or polluted, beneficial or destructive has a major influence on the rapidly changing world,
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its fourth assessment report on climate change hints at the danger posed by the global warming due to human activities
Intensive scientific approach needed to control Chikungunya in Kerala: Experts
A seminar and interactive session organized by CEET in Kottayam, Kerala, on August 18, 2007, attended by scientists, doctors, environmentalists, activists and students, analyzed various aspects of the recent outbreak of chikungunya in Kerala, the southern state of India,
Global Warming: A Problem in India?
India’s ranking in the greenhouse gas emitter club is the fifth largest annual emitter in the world. On the other hand, India has no binding commitment to reduce emissions under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The powerful get water, the powerless don’t: UNDP report
The UNDP’s annual Human Development Report for 2006 focuses on water and advocates small-scale solutions and efficiency improvements to tackle the global water crisis.
G8 Summit: Serious thinking, no action!!
The G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, of the 8 richest nations and 5 developing countries, ended with only promises but no definite actions to cut down the Green House Gases (GHGs). Their joint statement released on June 8, 2007, reaffirmed their commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its objectives of mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Water and Sanitation: Unexaggerated figures
About forty per cent of the world’s population (i.e., around 2.6 billion people) still lack basic sanitation facilities. More than one billion people are not accessible to safe drinking water. In every minute about six children are dying in developing countries due to diseases caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation.
United States passes Energy-Climate bill
President Barak Obama succeeded in getting the Climate bill passed in the US House of Representatives. This is an important development in the recent history of United States on a clear move to develop less carbon technologies
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