Environment

Mukesh Ambani Roof Top Helipad Cleared, Environmentalists Fume

September 7, 2009 / No Comments

The proposed helipad plan on top of Mukesh Ambani's 1 billion $ residence 'Seawind' in south Mumbai, has been cleared by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA). Environmentalists had objected the roof top helipad plan, saying  noise pollution would violate laws of the Environment Protection Act, 1986. The MCZMA took up the issue on Aug 24 after which the ...

World Wide Telescope, Download

August 28, 2009 / No Comments

Created by Microsoft, the WorldWide Telescope sports a high performance Visual Experience Engine and allows seamless panning and zooming around the night sky, planets, and image environments. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your PC to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. A web-based version of WorldWide Telescope is also ...

Mumbai Mirror Green Ganesha Awards | Ganpati

August 24, 2009 / No Comments

To encourage Ganesh Chaturthi festival mandals to take care of the environment, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has decided that it will continue with the Mumbai Mirror Green Ganesha Awards introduced last year. Environmental degradation is becoming an unfortunate practice when it comes to the Ganesh festival, whether it involves burning stacks of wood in Holi fires or polluting the ...

Lalbaugcha Raja 2009 | Ganesh Chaturthi

August 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

“Lalbaugcha Raja, which is also known as the Emperor of Lalbaug, is the name of the popular Ganesh Idol of “Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal"  in Mumbai , India. Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapathi is known and famous for fulfilling the wishes  of its worshipers and devotees Check out the Mumbai Mirror Green Ganesha Awards The Ganesh Chaturthi Festival will begin from 23rd ...

One million flee typhoon Morakat in China – hotel tumbles into sea in Taiwan (video)

August 9, 2009 / No Comments

A typhoon is pummeling Taiwan causing the worst flooding in 50 years, not to mention hotels fleeing, um, tumbling into the sea. Emergency supplies are being delivered by bicycle.  How would you like that job? "Hey Wang! The hotel fell into the sea from the winds. Would you mind taking this food on your bicycle to the residents who are stuck out ...

The truth – tap water is better than bottled water and better for the environment

July 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

Eat This, Not That! took a look at what is found in bottled water. I don't know about the rest of the world, but for Americans and Japanese, what comes out of the tap is just as good if not better for you than what comes in the plastic bottles, and better for the environment, too! No recycling, no plastic, no ...

G8 deal on global warming limit will pave way for post-Kyoto Protocol treaty

July 13, 2009 / No Comments

The agreement reached at the recent summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations (the G8) held in Italy to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) could help a post-Kyoto Protocol treaty materialize in December 2009. According to Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (EC), an agreement on the global temperature target, ...

Jose Manuel Barroso: G8 Agrees to Limit Global Warming to 2 degrees Celsius, Cut Emissions by 80%

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

The summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations – the G8 – being held in Italy has agreed to try limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) and also cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the member-nations by 80%. The goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius was adopted, for the first time, by the United States, Russia, ...

Developing nations urged to halve greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

The United Kingdom, France and Italy have called upon major developing economies such as India and China to sign up for the goal of halving the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050, from 1990 levels. [caption id="attachment_5906" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Foreign Minister Franco Frattini "][/caption] At the summit of the G8 (Group of Eight industrialized nations) held in Italy, some developed nations like the ...

Help Wanted – in the green sector

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

There are job chances galore in green sector and help wanted ads are bristling. In the midst of the  global economic recession, one good opportunity has showed up in the United States in the form of what may be described as green careers. Even as most other companies are struggling to survive, green companies are seeing a bright future. Green jobs not ...