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India, US to strengthen cooperation in every sector 1.10.2014 New Kerala: India News
India and US have pledged to strengthen and deepen cooperation in every sector for the benefit of global stability and people's livelihoods over the next ten years.
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India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

$100bn investment likely in five years but coal power plants will also expand rapidly to provide electricity to every Indian village

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Here’s How To Tune Up Your Furnace, Help The Environment & Save Money 1.10.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)Now is the right time to check your furnace – for maintenance, safety and efficiency. And if you do a little web research, you’ll be surprised how much money your can save for your family.
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Cool Melbourne: whichever party wins the election, climate change is urgent 1.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Cities must urgently plan for a zero-carbon economy to protect themselves from the worst effects of global warming, say three experts in this edited book extract

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'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014 1.10.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary; Bad news: humans have wiped out half of the world's wildlife; Scientists find humans to blame for Australia's hottest year in history; PLUS: A major oil company joins Google in breaking up with Rightwing climate change-denying ...
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JAB Holding Co. buying Einstein Noah Restaurant Group 1.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc., the chain of bagel shops controlled by billionaire investor David Einhorn, agreed to be acquired by JAB Holding Co. in a deal valued at $374 million. Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of economic activity, and the slowdown in July had raised concerns about whether the economy would retain the momentum it showed in the spring after a harsh winter. Solar power might become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050 as falling costs boost installations, according to the International Energy Agency. Photovoltaic plants may provide as much as 16 percent of global electricity, and concentrating solar facilities could generate another 11 percent, the IEA said in an e-mailed statement Monday. “The rapid cost decrease of photovoltaic modules and systems in the last few years has opened new ...
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No breakthrough in hurdles facing India-U.S. ties 1.10.2014 Hindu: International
The joint statement between India and the U.S., released after discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama on Tuesday, listed an exhaustive “laundry list” of all ag...
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China hopes to revive the Silk Road with bullet trains to Xinjiang 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
High-speed rail link from Lanzhou to Urumqi will also help Beijing impose its will over the restive Muslim-majority region Continue reading...
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Wales: can the slumbering dragon awake? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The upheaval after Scotlands vote should bring a historic moment for Wales. But, can it finally seize the opportunity to become more than a nearly nation? So what of Wales? Throughout the turbulent Scottish referendum, it has been the bystander, the afterthought, the constitutional Cinderella. When Scotland toyed with departing the United Kingdom , Wales shuddered. When Scotland was wooed with lavish gifts, Wales feared those same gifts might pass it by. Now Wales is suddenly thrust on stage: the campaign for further devolution is coming its way. Can Wales seize the moment and refashion itself as more than a nearly nation in the new political geography of Europe? I am Welsh, or rather half-Welsh a member of that Celtic-Saxon crossbreed which historians say made Britain what it is. Like thousands of his compatriots, my father left Merthyr on a university scholarship and never returned except for holidays. My English mother would react fiercely if we said we were Welsh. We were half-Welsh, half-English. A ...
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Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Indian PMs renewables ambitions are big, like the Gujarat Solar Park, Asias biggest, but coal use is still increasing

From the observation tower in the Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the dark blue arrays of a million solar panels can be seen sitting silently on the red dust. The Charanka solar park in Gujarat is an ultra-mega power project the Indian governments phrase and the biggest in Asia.

But unlike the hundreds of coal plants and their noxious smokestacks being built in the country, the only danger linked to the solar panels are the snakes and scorpions that slink and scuttle between the sparse shrubs, posing a minor hazard to those who dust off the panels after dusk.

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John Darnielle on 'Wolf in White Van,' on National Book Award longlist 30.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
When the longlist for the National Book Awards was announced last week, it had the usual suspects – books by previous winner Richard Powers and two Pulitzer winners, Jane Smiley and Marilynne Robinson. And there was one big surprise: the novel “Wolf in White Van” by John...
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Corporations Are Not Going to Save Us From Climate Disruption 30.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
With apparent naïveté, the UN insists on taking its cue from the very corporations who are responsible for degrading the planet, destroying lives and creating the crisis in the first place. This is pervasive throughout institutions and governments across the globe, not only the UN. The reason is money. Participants in the People's Climate March 2014 in New York City, September 21. (Photo: South Bend Voice ) Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news and make a tax-deductible donation today! This past week in New York saw some remarkable actions around climate change. The massive People's Climate March was perhaps the main media spectacle, but it was not the only, or necessarily the most important event. Another important one: the Climate Justice Summit, which featured the voices and testimonials of people all around the country and the globe who are on the frontlines, bearing the brunt of both ruthless extraction and destruction of their lands and ...
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Renewable energy pact with U.S. likely 30.9.2014 Hindu: National
While India and the U.S. are at an impasse over the nuclear deal, they are expected to announce an agreement on reneweable energy when Prime Minister Modi and President Obama meet. In an ex...
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50: Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964 29.9.2014 Truthout.com
Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn’t part of “the Sixties.” The bellbottoms, flower power, LSD, and craziness came later, beginning about 1967 and extending into the early 1970s. Trust me: I was there, and I don’t remember much; so by the  dictum  variously attributed to Grace Slick, Dennis Hopper, and others (that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t part of them), I must really have been there. 1964 was a revolutionary year. It was a time when Congress actually addressed the people’s business, and it gave us at least three great laws. One was the monumental  Civil Rights Act , which aspired to complete the tragic and sanguinary work of the Civil War and achieve the promise of the Thirteenth Amendment. The least known of the three was the  Land and Water Conservation Fund Act , which, by drawing on revenue from offshore oil and gas leases, provided the means for the federal and ...
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Boeing delivering 747-8 to Air China 29.9.2014 AP Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Boeing is delivering a 747-8 Intercontinental to Air China on Monday in Everett....
First floating solar farm built in UK 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Berkshire project owners to target water utilities with scheme to cut energy bills, reports BusinessGreen

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Beyond climate change treaties: 'a deal in Paris is not essential' 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ahead of the climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on international agreements, reports Yale Environment 360

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The Wilderness Act Turns 50, Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964 29.9.2014 Truthout.com
Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn’t part of “the Sixties.” The bellbottoms, flower power, LSD, and craziness came later, beginning about 1967 and extending into the early 1970s. Trust me: I was there, and I don’t remember much; so by the  dictum  variously attributed to Grace Slick, Dennis Hopper, and others (that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t part of them), I must really have been there. 1964 was a revolutionary year. It was a time when Congress actually addressed the people’s business, and it gave us at least three great laws. One was the monumental  Civil Rights Act , which aspired to complete the tragic and sanguinary work of the Civil War and achieve the promise of the Thirteenth Amendment. The least known of the three was the  Land and Water Conservation Fund Act , which, by drawing on revenue from offshore oil and gas leases, provided the means for the federal and ...
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Can Amsterdams e-trikes revolutionise the citys food system? 29.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The future of food: A new Dutch scheme aims to distribute local fare more sustainably, unclog the streets and reduce Amsterdams 15 million annual food miles

In recent years, Amsterdam has earned a reputation as a genuine smart city. Not because it is pioneering technological urbanism building megastructures filled with interconnected digital sensors and robots but rather, as urban sociologist Saskia Sassen puts it, because the city actively urbanises technology.

In other words, Amsterdam has got very good at melding previously disparate systems of data, technology, energy and mobility through government, business and citizen-led initiatives.

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George Osborne: Burying the good news of the green economy 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

As the government scraps its green economy statistics, the chancellor lauds hi-tech industries of the future but then puts fracking first

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