Q&A with India Managing Director Seema Paul

Conservancy Talk

President and CEO Mark Tercek talks to Managing Director Seema Paul about how The Nature Conservancy can make a difference in India. Mark Tercek: We’re excited to have you leading the team in India, one of our newest programs. Mark: How do you think we can make a difference in India?

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Israel To Help India Clean Up The Ganges River

Green Prophet

Young Israeli tourists are so common in India that in certain regions, restaurants hang signs and write menus in Hebrew. At the end of April, Israeli news site Ynet reported that Israel would be sending engineers, researchers and representatives from water technologies companies to help India clean up the notoriously-polluted Ganges River. The river has become an increasingly problematic site for India as it has caused the spread of infections and diseases.

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Camel domestication research challenges Bible’s origins

Green Prophet

In addition to challenging the Bible’s historicity, this anachronism is proof that the text was compiled after the events it describes, according to researchers. . Humping it to India.

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Israeli Researchers Create World’s First Brain to Computer Interaction

Green Prophet

Tel Aviv University researchers have created a technology that allows two-way brain to computer interaction – when previously only one-way communication was possible – taking the conversation to a whole new level.

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Escape to green Goa

Green Traveler Guides

I f your notion is going to Goa for a short green vacation, be forewarned: it’s the Hotel California of India —you may never leave. Goa’s soft embrace almost feels a world apart from India’s numbing extremes and jarring contrasts. | An Eco State of Mind |.

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Before the Flood: the Must-See Climate Change Film by Leonardo DiCaprio

Conservancy Talk

He travels the globe, while also cautiously acknowledging his own carbon footprint and examining our fossil-fuel addiction, including emerging powerhouses such as India with huge energy and development needs.

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5-hour Energy creator to roll out pedal-powered energy solution in India

Green (Living) Review

Bhargava has pledged 90% of his wealth to charity and research via the Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett-led Giving Pledge , saying: Read more here Pedaling for an hour on Manoj Bhargava's 'Free Electric' hybrid bike can supply 24 hours of electricity for a rural household.

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Mount Everest Snow, Soil Contains High Levels of Heavy Metals

Wend Magazine

Researchers are recommending that Everest climbers wear dust masks on windy days and do not boil snow for hydration. Researchers involved in this study surmise that “industrial air pollution&# from India and Central Asia is to blame for the polluted snow on Everest.

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India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

Sierra Club Compass

As India reels from a perfect storm of increasing fossil fuel import bills, capital outflows, and a stagnating economic environment, attention to its current account deficit (CAD) has grown exponentially. Their findings have spurred a new wave of investment and interest in wind power in India.

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Can Tiger Farms Save India’s Wild Tigers?

Eco Friendly Daily

In 1996, I was in India studying endangered species management. Time and again, I heard conservationists in the region uttering the mantra “Five more years” – the amount of time they thought it would take for tigers to become extinct in India.

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GARBO TALKS!

10,000 Birds

But if you sit at the same point for hours, it is like travelling to a new country where, after a few days, you start picking words from the language you do not know and, while you cannot translate the phrases, you can understand the topic of the conversation of those guys drinking their masala tea by the next bed-table (roadside teashops in India commonly have beds, so a traveler can actually lie down, and a bed could be easily be turned back into a table by putting one plank across it).

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Conventional Power Plants Get Hybrid Dance Partner, the Sun

Green Prophet

Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that “going hybrid” is a quicker and cheaper route to cleaner electrical power. Kribus who’s been in stealth mode for the last couple of years is considered one of Israel’s foremost solar researchers.

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Coal Killed 100,000 in India in 2012

Sierra Club Compass

A groundbreaking new report has, for the first time, estimated the human toll from India's dirtiest fuel source. That means that while coal plants may be far away from India's growing middle class, their pollution is finding its way into the lungs of Delhi residents and their children.

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Sierra Club India: Clean Energy Tower Power

Sierra Club Compass

A new report from Saviva Research documents the emergence of a sector and just how close we are to achieving "Tower Power."   That takes us to the most interesting part of the report - the fact that the near term Tower Power opportunity is basically India.

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San Francisco's “green aquarium” boosts shark research

Green Traveler Guides

The nonprofit marine nature center, a certified green business and founding member of the San Francisco Seafood Watch Alliance , conducts extensive research on sharks in the San Francisco Bay.

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The Dangers of E-Waste

Green Blog

North America and Europe are known to export a large percentage of their e-waste to countries like India, China, and Ghana. Or, do some research and check with environmental organizations that would be able to direct you to a recycling depot in your area. Photo credit: Greenpeace India.

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Adventures Studying Ayurveda in India. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

The Adventures of Studying Ayurveda in India. It all began in Savasana early in the morning, on a rooftop in South India… Floating across the warm breeze, the cheerful ring tone of a cell phone gently drifts to my ears. Like elephant India on Facebook.

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Lek at This, Billboard Fins and Shrinking Goats

Nature Conservancy - Science

New Research. India’s largest dam : granted environmental clearance (but still faces huge local opposition). The Cooler biodiversity Climate Change news research tactics wildlife Male sage grouse displaying in a lek.

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The Promise of Bike-Sharing in India

The Green Changemakers

An EMBARQ India analysis of travel patterns in Indian cities reveals that 56–72% of trips are performed within a distance of 5 kilometers or less, which is ideal for cycling and bike-sharing networks. The bicycle holds promise as a sustainable mobility solution for Indian cities.

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I would hate to see their building that houses the organization for prostate cancer research*

Environmental Economics

From the organization that promotes fisheries in India comes this marine monstrosity. Opened in February 2012, it has the unfortunate appearance of a shark that has swallowed a blimp. The building’s left pectoral fin doubles as an awning above the main entrance. At night, bluish-purple.

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India’s Groundwater Rapidly Depleting

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study which was led by a scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is predicting potential turmoil in northern India due to water shortages. The studied area covers a large region in northern India, including New Delhi and large agricultural zones. The water lost is entirely due to human use, according to the researchers.

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Can Tiger Farms Save India’s Wild Tigers?

Eco Friendly Daily

In 1996, I was in India studying endangered species management. Time and again, I heard conservationists in the region uttering the mantra “Five more years” – the amount of time they thought it would take for tigers to become extinct in India.

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Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

A policy agenda (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Lucy Winchester, United Nations (ECLAC/UN), Chile; Raquel Szalachman Assessing patterns of vulnerability, adaptive capacity and resilience across urban centers (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Patricia Romero Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mexico; John L.

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Australia and India to Collaborate on Clean Fuel Production

Celsias

In a time when Australia''s liquid transport fuel supplies are declining and our transport needs are growing, a research partnership between Australia and India could provide a solution to a number of energy concerns and ultimately reduce the reliance of both countries on imported fuels.

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From Narmada to Tata Mundra: Iconic Indian Activist Demands Clean Energy Transition at World Bank

Sierra Club Compass

That fight all began with the Narmada River Valley Project -- the largest river dam development in India. When Medha was researching social inequality and social movements for her PhD, she learned of the plight of indigenous people in Gujarat in conjunction with the construction of the dam.

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Improving our Home’s Harmony with Cultural Inspiration.

Elephant Journal

A bit of research convinced me that it was a lack of. Health & Wellness Right Livelihood chaos China color declutter feng shui home home decor India JapanThis realization finally hit me a few years ago in the middle of a ridiculously small and petty argument with my spouse.

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

10,000 Birds

I live in the southeast of Europe, for a while lived in the south of Africa and also have extensively birded western and central India. I am thinking of a relatively stable/prosperous bird-paradise where one may be able to find a job in ecotourism or wildlife research… or, to begin with, as a resident environmental scientist / nature blogger in some wildlife lodge? India (1180 / 1171). What are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why?

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VICTORIOUS KIDS EDUCARES - a very, very special school in India

The Green Changemakers

Kidss is an amazing, encouraging school in Pune, India. These are based on the research-based discoveries on multiple intelligence, learning styles and their application by Howard Gardener, Edward de Bono, Glenn Doman, Lauren Bradway, and other prominent neuro-scientists.

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Poisoning Vultures Will Come Back to Bite Us

Nature Conservancy - Science

says Evan Buechley a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Utah. Buechley is leading a project with HawkWatch International and the University of Utah to research vulture ecology in the Horn of Africa , potentially one of the last strongholds for African vulture species.

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NatureNet Science Fellows: Open Call for Applications

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now in its fourth year, the Conservancy’s NatureNet Science Fellows program is specifically designed to broaden conservation science and research in ways that tackle climate change — our world’s most pressing challenge — head on. To succeed in this bold effort, the program engages typical conservation disciplines, and goes beyond, bringing entirely new areas of science and engineering to key research themes: halting climate change and adapting to the change that is already underway.

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Delhi’s Birds Need Help!

10,000 Birds

Nadeem Shehzad and his brother Mohammad Saud take in about 1400 injured birds per year in Delhi, India – an enormous number. Even though American rehabbers are notoriously broke and always searching for their own funding, one bought Nadeem an NWRA membership and paid for his conference fee; another coached him through the application process and helped him win a scholarship to pay his airfare from India to New Jersey. Conservation India wildlife rehabilitators

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Good News, Bad News: My Climate Outlook Post-Paris

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy (Dave Lauridsen) 4) China and India are strengthening their commitments. China’s and India’s most recent five-year plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions go far beyond their Paris pledges. India is similarly ramping up its commitments.

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Friday Photo March: Slogging Through the Mud

Wend Magazine

Here’s what Olivia had to say about her shot: This photo was taken in Jaipur, India, on the rainiest day I have ever experienced. And our winners will receive a versatile foul-weather protection jacket from Outdoor Research–the perfect spring shower companion.

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Connecting the Tigers

Nature Conservancy - Science

It turns out that – when it comes to protecting India’s tigers – size matters, just not in the way most people might think. To help determine which parts of the landscape provide connectivity between designated reserves in a large region of Central India (approx.

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Israel’s Blue I to Detect Floating Dead Pigs in China’s Water

Green Prophet

This is especially true in countries like India, where it’s largest river system, the Ganges, is one of the world’s most polluted. Israel to Help India Clean Up the Ganges River.

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Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

Green Blog

Semi-periphery nations could for example be China, India, Russia and Brazil. Research has also shown that the EU-15 region exports are valued, in terms of money, at 4 times more than its imports.

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Map the Evidence: What Don’t We Know about Conservation & Human Well-being?

Nature Conservancy - Science

What good is scientific research if no one ever knows about it? Unfortunately that is often the case — critical research is either inaccessible, difficult to locate, or simply never consulted.

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Organic Towels for Your Health?

Eco Friendly Daily

Organically grown cotton is becoming a big deal these days due to all of the information coming out of India regarding the effects of GM cotton. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics. Events. Health. Personal. Clothing & Accessories. Community. Current Acitivites.

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Dubai’s Camelicious sees potential European, US market for camel milk

Green Prophet

About 25 years ago, Dubai’s Central Veterinary Research Lab set up a research facility to explore what a camel could really be used for. Here, we have 10 years of company experience and 25 years of research, but we are not done. We need to do market research before we go there.

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Scientists want us to believe cockroach milk is a good idea

Eccorazzi

The alleged motivation behind the research on these insects done at the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India is the nutritional value and the hopes of it aiding our expanding population ( something the National Academy of Sciences says a vegan diet can do ).

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