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World at war over money, not religious faith, says Pope

The conflicts afflicting the world are about wealth, power and control of natural resources, not religion, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Need new approaches to manage climate change risks: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stressed the need to preserve natural resources and advocated new approaches to manage the risks of climate change and loss of bio-diversity.

Poor to face fallout of depletion of natural resources: Prakash Javadekar

Poor in India as well as in the world face the negative fallout of depletion of natural resources and sustainable development rests on a "viable and sound" natural resource base, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

Natural resource use growth faster in Asia-Pacific: UNEP

Natural resource use in the Asia-Pacific region is growing at a rate of five percent per year, which is faster than the rest of the world, a UNEP report said on Tuesday.

Coal auctions to kickstart investment cycle: Goyal

Elated over the passage of crucial coal bill in Parliament yesterday, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said auction of natural resources will kickstart economy and create millions of jobs.

Boost iron ore output to propel India's growth: Anil Agarwal

ndia needs to boost iron ore output and invest in developing natural resources to propel its economic growth and eradicate poverty, Vedanta Resources Chief Anil Agarwal said.

Arunachal Governor calls for balanced harnessing of natural resources

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma on Thursday exhorted scientists to find ways and means to address the challenges posed by the climate change and at the same time explore methods for balanced harnessing of the abundant natural resources.

Natural resources should be in peoples' hands: Sonia

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said natural resources of the country should be in the hands of the people for their development and it was her party's initiatives that had given rights to the tribals and the poor.

Russia seeks Google's help for underwater map of Arctic shelf

 The Russian government Tuesday invited US internet search giant Google to create an underwater map of the Arctic shelf.

Karnataka drives e-waste recycling to recover metals

 Karnataka has taken a lead in e-waste recycling to recover precious metals, including gold, silver, copper and palladium, from electronic products, computers and peripherals.

Botanical institute plans theme gardens at National Games Village

Botanical institute plans theme gardens at National Games Village

A string of theme-based gardens showcasing the spirit of traditional games, natural resources and the beauty of Kerala, will adorn the Games Village for the 35th National Games to be held here next year.

'Tourism development shouldn't exploit environment'

 The government Tuesday urged all stakeholders in the tourism industry to ensure that tourism development shouldn't come at the cost of "over-exploiting" natural resources for short-term gains.

Vedanta eyes 25% women representation on Board by 2015

NRI billionaire Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Resources aims to have 25 percent representation by women in its Board by next year and all appointments will be made purely on merit.

Pay heed to water use in climate change mitigation: Experts

Besides cutting greenhouse gas emissions, technology, policies or plans that aim to slow down climate change should also take environmental factors such as water usage into account, say researchers.

Himachal gets $100 million loan from World Bank

Himachal Pradesh Wednesday got a $100 million development policy loan from the World Bank to enable the hill state to manage its natural resources.

Understand nuances of decision-making: Sibal to probe agencies

Law Minister Kapil Sibal said fine balance of private and public good has to be maintained in allocation of natural resources which may involve some scope for judgmental discretion.

Natural resources are also for future generations: SC

The Supreme Court Wednesday said the right to life belongs not only to the present generation but also the future generations when it comes to the exploitation of natural resources.

Need for community control over natural resources: Gadgil

M Gadgil,author of the controversial ecological panel report on Western Ghats, today advocated the need for community control over natural resources as has been done successfully in Mendha Lekha of Gadchiroli dist. of Maharashtra.

Cabinet to consider 2013 as Water Conservation Year

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource.

`Natural resources should be declared national wealth`

A Parliamentary panel said that the government should take initiatives to declare all natural resources, including coal and iron ore, as national wealth.