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User: khushpreet Topic: iihs_water_feed
Category: All-Channels :: Climate
Last updated: Aug 20 2018 12:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Steps to reduce greenhouse gases key to checking floods 25.12.2020 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
People living close to water bodies and low-lying areas routinely face the wrath of nature's fury during monsoons
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NGT says environmental clearance for Kaleshwaram violates law 21.10.2020 deccanchronicle.com
The NGT ordered the MOEF&CC to set up a seven-member expert committee to look into invalid Environmental Clearance of Kaleshwaram scheme.
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7 states saw drop in rainfall in last 30 years 9.3.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Seven states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland — have shown “significant decreasing trends” in annual rainfall in the last 30 years and many parts of the country witnessed increase in number of “dry days” during the monsoon season which adversely affected groundwater recharges in these regions.
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Mahadayi water project: Fund and approvals a matter of concern despite Budget bonanza 8.3.2020 Hindu: Home
The ₹500 crore allocation in the State Budget for the Kalasa–Banduri Nala under the Mahadayi project, on the heels of the Supreme Court verdict allowi
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‘It is remarkable what this city has seen and dealt with already’ 2.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
The South Asia head of European Investment Bank believes India’s cultural resilience and advanced thinking are what set the country apart
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Water crisis looms large in Himalayan regions, find study 1.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Report flags rising dependence on freshwater springs
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Fair highlights water conservation, higher crop yield technologies 1.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
‘Rainwater harvesting can make farming sustainable’
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BMC may get department dedicated to climate change 28.2.2020 Hindu: Health
DMU says will discuss matter with municipal commissioner
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Home gardens in Bengal hit by climate change 24.2.2020 Hindu: Fitness
‘They maintain green cover, harbour rich biodiversity and help in poverty reduction’
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Monsoon in Sunderbans likely to get longer, warn climate experts 22.2.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A fact sheet has called for long-term coastal planning to preserve intertidal habitats in the region
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British photographer opens twin shows 22.2.2020 Hindu: Cities
Her works document India’s culture
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Experts call for a National River Policy 22.2.2020 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
International Conference on Rivers for Future held in capital
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SC voices concern over the loss of green cover 18.2.2020 Hindu: Energy & Environment
The court was hearing a plea challenging cutting of heritage trees for an over-bridge in West Bengal
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Ian Chappell reveals one major effect of nature on cricket 30.9.2019 DNA
Chappell also believes that the increase in temperature will possibly add to the health dangers for players.
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Protect the Western Ghats to tackle floods 23.9.2019
Floods are now an annual nightmare in many parts of southern and western India. Valleys in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala that weren"t considered flood-prone until recently are at risk. During floods and landslides in August 2019, two villages were completely destroyed killing several people, while a year earlier Kerala saw its worst floods in a century. These floods appear to be getting more severe. Climate change is causing stronger and more erratic rainfall with recurrent floods in low-lying areas while population growth is putting more people in risky areas. And another problem comes from deforestation in the mountain range where much of the water first fell: the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats run for 1,600km in parallel with India"s west coast, from Gujarat right down to Tamil Nadu at the tip of the subcontinent. It is – or was – a picturesque landscape of serene valleys, steep gorges and virgin forests. Yet recurring floods and landslides in the mountains, ...
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Blue waves on Chennai beaches: Natural wonder or danger signal? 21.8.2019 DNA
We may need to be worried that we witnessed a thing that was beautiful.
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Govt committed to combat climate change at highest level: Environment ministry 26.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha on India's preparedness to tackle climate change, minister of state for environment Babul Supriyo said several schemes have been initiated by the government to fight the global issue, including the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
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What saved India from the devastating effects of cyclone Fani 6.6.2019
Mangroves are incredibly productive coastal ecosystems found in the tropics and subtropics. These dense green forests are known for their bizarre-looking roots that poke up into the air from shallow water. Among the meshed webs of roots are fish nurseries, enabling humans to make a living from the marine life in and around the mangroves. Mangroves also play another important role for humans, protecting communities from major storms. Climate change is more than rising temperatures, and the increased frequency and intensity of cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons are apparent. Cyclone Fani for example, which recently struck the Bay of Bengal, was one of the strongest to devastate India in the past 20 years. Mangrove roots can break up the force of a storm surge, soaking up some of its energy and protecting people living on coasts from cyclone damage. Yet it is a challenge to effectively value and protect individual mangrove ecosystems. And we just don"t have the people or funds to deliver detailed ...
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Our role will be to find new business models that can make water much more accessible: Grundfos CEO 31.3.2019 Hindu: Industry
Replacing millions of submersible diesel pumps with sustainable solutions, an ambition for Grundfos
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A vote for climate change solutions 29.3.2019 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Rehabilitation of victims and reconstruction of flood-hit areas are top on people’s agenda
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