India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths

India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths

treehugger.com 22 Jul '14, 6pm

The rest of the world should plant more trees too India's Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality. It has unveiled a plan to hire youths - potentially up to 300,000 - to plant 2 billion trees along the country's highways.“The length of National Highways in the country is one lakh kilometer [about 62,137 miles]. I have asked officials to come out with a plan to plant 200 crore [2 billion] trees along these stretches which in turn would create jobs for the unemployed on the one hand and protect the environment on the other,” said Shipping and Rural Developm...

45 years ago, astronauts aboard Apollo 11 took this picture

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Jul '14, 4pm

Forty-five years ago this week, two humans walked on the Moon for the first time. It was the achievement of their lives, and of so many of ou...

EU rubber stamps UK's CfD support mechanism, approves 5 CfDs for offshore wind projects

renewableenergyfocus.com 23 Jul '14, 3pm

The decision paves the way for sweeping reform of the country's electricity market, including renewables . The Commission also approved initi...

Millions alive today would have to die before the paleo diet could take over

grist.org 22 Jul '14, 9pm

The idea of going paleo is attractive to someone like me, who feels he is living in an unhealthy, vapid world of consumerism. The sprawl of m...

South Portland, #Maine Hammers Nail into Coffin of Proposed #TarSands Pipeline through New England

switchboard.nrdc.org 22 Jul '14, 6pm

Last night, the South Portland, Maine City Council approved the Clear Skies Ordinance in a 6-1 vote , thereby prohibiting the bulk loading of...

Energy

Solar Battle of the Bands: Where Music, Solar, and Marketing Join in Harmony

Solar Battle of the Bands: Where Music, Solar, and Marketing Join in Harmony

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Jul '14, 2pm

In addition to their regular solar company jobs, Quick Mount PV’s Meghan Vincent-Jones and Johan Alfsen did the event heavy lifting, finding ...

Warning of ‘dangerous’ public backlash against solar in Japan: Rises in consumer electricity pric...

pv-tech.org 23 Jul '14, 12am

Dr Hiroshi Matsukawa of Tokyo-based analysis firm RTS PV said that a public backlash against solar could be "extremely dangerous" for the ind...

New analysis shows U.S. #ethanol is the lowest cost motor fuel & octane source on the planet.

ethanolrfa.org 22 Jul '14, 2pm

(July 22, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ethanol produced in the United States has been the most economically competitive motor fuel in the world o...

Transportation

Just 1 week until we welcome @Tesla_Europe to @edenproject for 3 days of #ModelS drive experiences.

teslamotors.com 22 Jul '14, 2pm
Just 1 week until we welcome @Tesla_Europe to @edenproject for 3 days of #ModelS drive experiences.

Model S is the world’s first premium electric saloon and sets the standard for 21st century performance. Designed from the ground up as an el...

#SDGs

6. It also reaffirmed the commitment to fully implement the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, the P...

[Business Green] Is 2014 set to be the hottest year on record?

businessgreen.com 22 Jul '14, 10am

The first half of this year was the third hottest since records began in 1880, according to n...

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