Monthly Archives: December 2008

Map-based India Biodiversity Portal launched

The India Biodiversity Portal (, a citizen’s initiative for conservation of biodiversity information, was launched in Bngalore  by the chairman of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC), Sam Pitroda. It is a portal for research, education, sustainable use and conservation of … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Can Provide Economic Stimulus

Renewable energy production can provide long-term economic growth and thousands of new green jobs for the United States, while helping to reduce reliance on oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Biotechnology Industry Organization today called on Congress to include … Continue reading

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Coal should be warming concern: scientists

Researchers and officials concerned about global warming have focused on oil usage, but scientists on Wednesday said liquefied coal could have a greater affect on global climate change. Global warming scenarios are based on oil reserves, but those reserves will … Continue reading

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Complete ban on ‘Google earth’ sought

Two years ago former President Abdul Kalam had expressed concerns that unrestricted pictures on Google Earth of sensitive locations in India could have worrisome implications. Earlier few media had reported, the Indian government and Google Earth had agreed to show … Continue reading

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