New Delhi, Feb. 9: Vedanta Resources is under fire from heaven and earth, and even Hollywood has been asked to join in.

Tribal rights campaigner Survival International has appealed to Avatar director James Cameron, through an advertisement in US entertainment magazine Variety, to help it stop the company from mining for bauxite in an Orissa forest.

National and international experts have urged SAIL to explore the twin possibilities of adopting new energy efficient processes and non-conventional sources like wind and solar energy in steel plants.

Ranchi, Jan. 13:Steel makers need to utilise resources judiciously and cause minimum damage to the environment, industry leaders have stressed.

Two Ranchi-based think tanks of Steel Authority of India (SAIL)

This paper is meant to deliver input into the political discussion on Emission Performance Standards (EPS) in the EU power sector. The paper will explore the effects of the introduction of an EPS on electricity sector emissions until 2030 and discuss various EPS related implementation issues.

Bowing to continuous government pressure, the steel industry today agreed to cut prices by Rs 4,000 a tonne on flat products, used in consumer durables and automobiles, and Rs 2,000 a tonne on long products, used in construction, with immediate effect. The industry also reiterated its April 22 commitment to hold prices for the next three months. The decision to cut prices, the third and the steepest this year, followed a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

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