There has been discrepancies between the daily air quality reports of the Beijing municipal government, observations recorded at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and Beijing residents’ perceptions of air quality. This study estimates Beijing’s daily area PM2.5 mass concentration by means of a novel technique SPA (Single Point Areal Estimation) that uses data from the single PM2.5 observation station of the U.S Embassy and the 18 PM10 observation stations of the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.

The study undertook a Geographical Information System (GIS) based assessment of the availability of wind resource, land, and transmission networks for rapid wind power development. The wind power potential in Karnataka is assessed to be at least 50,000 MW from wastelands alone for a turbine height of 80 m.

A recent survey of the forest department (wildlife) Pune has found that there are 625 Indian Giant Squirrels, the state animal, in the Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary, with occupany of about 50 squ

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) developed an environmental data bank including environmental and industrial information with their geographical distribution and location for the first tim

The objective of this paper is to examine the methodological issues such as scale, baseline reference, measuring, monitoring, and verifications of the REDD+

“Acquire illegal farmhouses for social infrastructure; use sick industrial plots for residential development”

The Delhi Development Authority on Monday completed a significant milestone in its ongoing review of the Delhi Master Plan-2021. Four technical committees engaged in reviewing four broad areas of the Master Plan came up with presentations on the work done so far and an audience of top public servants, town planners, urban designers and architects offered their views on the broad ideas that the improved Master Plan seeks to incorporate.

In a major step towards adopting a scientific approach in the maintenance of forests in state, the Forests and Wildlife Department has prepared GIS atlases on three wildlife divisions in the state.

The scheme to provide a single mapping platform to the five other wildlife divisions will be completed by the month-end, officials said. The department embarked on the Herculean task of preparing GIS atlases on its 11 wildlife divisions and 25 territories in January, 2012. ‘’Master copies of the atlases on Thiruvananthapuram, Thenmala and Punalur divisions have been prepared besides one prepared on Konni division earlier.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will have its own scientific garbage disposal system in place by the end of next year, Commissioner Rajneesh Goel has said.

He also said the BBMP would make segregating garbage in households (and other collection points like offices, schools, etc) mandatory starting next week. The Palike would work out a strategy to clear the garbage from the three existing landfills namely Mandur, Terra Firma and Mavallipura, he added.

KOHIMA: A State level workshop on preparedness for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), jointly organized by TERI New Delhi and State’s department of Forest, was held in the State capital on Wednesday. The workshop was organized with the objective to create financial value for carbon stored in forests, reduce emissions from forested lands and induce investment for sustainable development.

Nagaland principal chief conservator of Forests, Dr CL Goel, in his address informed that REDD+ goes beyond deforestation and forest degradation and includes conservation, sustainable management of forest and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. The PCCF said REDD Plus and sustainable forest management can prove to be important tools through which the State of Nagaland can reap benefits of the co-benefits of forests.

With the help of geospatial technology, it is possible to generate and update information about natural resources, in spatial format, at much more frequent intervals, so enabling proper inventory and management of natural resources, said P. Subbian, Registrar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).

Inaugurating a 21-day summer training on “Geospatial Technologies and Applications” at TNAU, he said the Indian geospatial industry’s current annual productive capacity was nearly Rs. 4,000 crore.

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