Nuclear Issues: News Updates on 29 November 2013

Nuclear Issues: News Updates on 29 November 2013

1. ‘Power from Jaitapur N-plant will not cost more than Rs 6.5/unit’: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/cost-of-jaitapur-nuclear-plant-will-be-not-more-than-rs-65unit/article5401446.ece?ref=sliderNews

2. Allow to set up N-plants at thermal power plant sites: AEC: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/allow-to-set-up-n-plants-at-thermal-power-plant-sites-aec-113112800924_1.html

3. Kudankulam blast: Locals blame ‘refugees’ from other village: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kudankulam-blast-locals-blame–refugees–from-other-village/1200419/

4. Kudankulam activists extend support to AAP in Delhi polls: http://twocircles.net/2013nov28/kudankulam_activists_extend_support_aap_delhi_polls.html

5. Anti-nuke protesters booked in connection with explosion: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/antinuke-protesters-booked-in-connection-with-explosion/article5396738.ece

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Climate Change News Updates: 29 November 2013

Climate Change News Updates: 29 November 2013

1. Attacks on scientific consensus on climate change mirror tactics of tobacco industry: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=2312

2. Climate change will cause ‘serious economic losses’ in Pacific: http://www.emirates247.com/news/climate-change-will-cause-serious-economic-losses-in-pacific-2013-11-28-1.529564

3. ‘NZ must tackle rising emissions’ from electricity sector: http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/nz-must-tackle-rising-emissions-electricity-sector/5/175569

4. Climate change increased the number of deaths: http://www.thealmagest.com/climate-change-increased-number-deaths-2/4611

5. Philippines: WWF calls for building climate change-ready communities: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=35674

6. Indian traders call on Minister: government wants to trade with India on equal footing: http://www.brecorder.com/agriculture-a-allied/183/1259513/

7. Deal struck at climate-change summit: http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2013/29-november/news/world/deal-struck-at-climate-change-summit

8. China CDM Fund recognized as global ‘lighthouse activity’: http://www.ecns.cn/business/2013/11-29/90545.shtml

9. Where will the money for climate change action come from? http://www.rtcc.org/2013/11/28/where-will-the-money-for-climate-change-action-come-from/

10. Scientists: Addressing agricultural emissions not enough: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=11164302

11. Managing floods in a changing climate for a green future: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/managing-floods-changing-climate-green-future/

12. Climate change is affecting water supply in India: http://www.smhi.se/en/Research/climate-change-is-affecting-water-supply-in-india-1.34468

13. Indian Ocean climate changes point to drier, more fire-prone future: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/climate-change/indian-ocean-climate-changes-point-to-drier-more-fireprone-future-20131128-2yef9.html

14. The India Problem: Why is it thwarting every international climate agreement? http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/energy_around_the_world/2013/11/india_blocking_climate_talks_warsaw_bangkok_and_kyoto_negotiations.html

15. ADB: Fiji losses 4% of GDP in climate change: http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/regional/20165-adb-fiji-losses-4-of-gdp-in-climate-change

16. ‘Climate changes increasing workload on women’: http://tribune.com.pk/story/638456/climate-changes-increasing-workload-on-women/

Tehelka Rape case: Shoma Chaudhury should be arrested: Vidya Shet

The chairperson of the state commission for women of Goa, Vidya Shet, on Monday hit out at the managing editor of the Tehelka magazine, Shoma Chaudhury, in the journalist sexual assault case. She condemned Chaudhury and said that she should be arrested as she has given protection to the accused.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/AV-India/Shoma-Chaudhury-should-be-arrested-Vidya-Shet/Article2-1155623.aspx?hts0021

Kudankulam activists clarify, they have nothing to do with the Blast

Anti-nuclear activists at Kudankulam have clarified that they have nothing to do with the Tuesday blast in a village in the Kudankulam district of Tamil Nadu. There occurred a blast at a house in the Tsunami Colony, which is 1.5 kms away from Idinthakarai village. There has been a vehement rivalry between two groups belonging to the Koothenkuzhy village over the sea sand mining issue there. When the sand mafia drove many of the people out of Koothenkuzhy, they had taken refuge in the neighbouring villages. When the group in Idinthakarai had tried to make country bombs, the Idinthakarai Village Committee did ask them to leave the village. However, some people had stayed back with their families in the Tsunami Colony doing fishing. Several families chose to stay because of their children’s education and for protection of pregnant women. Some of these men’s misadventure must have resulted in the blast on November 26, 2013.

http://twocircles.net/2013nov27/koodankulam_activists_clarify_they_have_nothing_do_blast.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twocirclesnet+(TwoCircles.net)

Activist booked over blast near Kudankulam plant

Mr. Uthayakumar, head of the anti-nuclear People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), his associates Pushparayan, Mukilan and ‘others’ have been booked under different sections of Indian Pemal Code and Explosive Substances Act. They have been booked for offences including culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy among others.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/activist-booked-over-blast-near-kudankulam-plant/article1-1156193.aspx

National Platform Against Water Privatisation (NPAWP)

National Platform Against Water Privatisation (NPAWP)
Press Release

Vote for Water Campaign launched

NPAWP (Delhi Unit) has launched a Non Political election campaign in Delhi requesting people to vote for water and creating awareness among people how people water was made commodity/business by government to ensure private corporate profits.

A door to door campaign is launched today by NPAWP with it more than 200 volunteers in first phase. The number of volunteers will go upto 500 on 1st and 2nd December. The volunteer will go door to door explain people about their water rights, corruption in water and how they were not supplied water artificially. NPAWP has set up the target to reach 1.5 lakh families through this campaign.

For more details please refer the pamphlet attached with this press release.

Kiran Shaheen, Convener, NPAWP, Delhi State

Sanjay Sharma, National AdvisorJanta ka Pani per ghosnapatra (Clr) 2 Janta ka Pani per ghosnapatra (Clr) 1

Climate Change News Updates: 23 November, 2013

Climate Change News Updates: 23 November, 2013

1. Indian Govt to pilot climate change mitigation for agri sector in three states: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Govt-to-pilot-climate-change-mitigation-for-agri-sector-in-three-states/1197922

2. Five places already feeling the effects of climate change: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/5-places-already-feeling-the-effects-of-climate-change

3. Mass walkout from climate change talks in Warsaw: http://www.ntv.co.ke/news2/topheadlines/mass-walkout-from-climate-change-talks-in-warsaw/

4. POOR COUNTRIES WANT REPARATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE THEY DIDN’T CAUSE: http://politix.topix.com/news/9072-poor-countries-want-reparations-for-climate-change-they-didnt-cause

5. Climate talks in Warsaw make progress: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-talks-in-warsaw-make-progress-20131123-2y280.html

6. Time for a climate change: Dreams Or Numbers For Gender Equality?: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/23/time-for-a-climate-change-dreams-or-numbers-for-gender-equality

7. ‘Solution-deniers’ suck the life out of climate change action more than skeptics: http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4232934–solution-deniers-suck-the-life-out-of-climate-change-action-more-than-skeptics/

8. China and US grow closer to agreement on climate change action: http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363088/china-and-us-grow-closer-agreement-climate-change-action

9. World’s poorest need land rights to cope with climate change: http://www.trust.org/item/20131122112725-dki72/

10. Philippines NGOs join climate change talks walkout: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/92085/ph-ngos-join-climate-change-talks-walkout

11. Collapse of UN confab on “climate change” shows what it’s all about: ($$$$$$): http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2013-11-21-270002.112112-Collapse-of-UN-confab-on-climate-change-shows-what-its-all-about-.html

12. Warsaw climate change conference: polluting corporations welcome: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/21/cop-19-warsaw-climate-change-corporations-conference

13. What 11 Billion People Mean for Climate Change: http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/11-billion-people-climate-change-131122.htm