Environment ministry panel gives nod for CPCL’s Rs 33k cr refinery in TN

Hyderabad:A committee under the Ministry of Environment has accorded ‘green signal’ for Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd to set up a nine million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) Cauvery Basin Refinery in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu at an outlay of nearly Rs 33,000 cr ore. The CPCL is in the process of setting up a […]

Pope teams up with Slow Food founder for environment appeal

Proceeds of the book will be used to renovate a building in the central Italian city of Amatrice,that is expected to be the headquarters of Petrini’s Laudato Sii Community and to host educational and training events. A 2016 earthquake devastated Amatrice.

Environment Ministry suggests ‘buy back’ and other models for re-using plastic pens

The NGT was hearing a petition filed by Avani Mishra, who has raised a grievance against the unchecked use of plastic pens having an adverse impact on the environment. It is submitted that 91 per cent of the plastic waste so generated is not recycled and 1600 to 2400 million pieces are brought to the […]

Why you should use a Fund Manager in a declining fixed income yield environment – FBNQuest

One service that a portfolio manager can offer clients is the expertise to spot opportunities. For example, portfolio managers do not only monitor local currency investments, but they often explore foreign currency investment opportunities. The attractive yields offered in the Nigerian Eurobond market is an example of an opportunity that many investors are unaware of. […]

Shorter lifespan of faster-growing trees will add to climate crisis, study finds

“Our findings indicate that there are traits within the fastest-growing trees that make them vulnerable, whereas slower-growing trees have traits that allow them to persist,” said Steve Voelker of the department of environmental and forest biology at Syracuse University New York, a co-author of the study. “[The] carbon uptake rates of forests are likely to […]

Moscow creating positive environment for resolution of disputes: Russian diplomat

He said the September 9-10 meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Moscow will provide windows for bilateral interactions between India and China. “We are witnessing a lot of important opportunities on the sidelines of SCO for dialogue. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has already held his consultations on […]

China pushes for opening-up at higher level, improved business environment

China is making institutional changes to accelerate the improvement of the foreign-investment promotion, protection and service system, with a focus on addressing the concerns of foreign firms, as the country remains committed to opening-up, said Hu.

EPA Chief: California Blackouts Spilled 50,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage into Oakland Estuary

“This power outage caused failure of major equipment at the wastewater plant, including the ability for EBMUD to generate its own power on site,” according to a statement from EBMUD on Saturday. “Power outages like this are quite uncommon. During PSPS events we normally get notice, but this outage occurred very quickly.”

Is Napa growing too much wine? Residents seek to preserve treasured land

Voters will decide on the proposal by 5 June, but the campaign has sharply divided the wine community. Veteran vintners like Winiarski have gone against the industry trade groups, who are united in their opposition. The Napa Valley Vintners, a key trade body, initially supported the measure but later pulled a surprise U-turn. Wilson and […]