User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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China emphasises on commitment to Paris accord as Donald Trump undoes US climate policy 29.3.2017 DNA: Top News
China is still committed to the Paris climate change accord agreed in 2015, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump signed an order to dismantle Obama-era climate change regulations. Trump's main target is former president Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants - a key factor in the United States' ability to meet its commitments under the climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said climate change was a common challenge for everyone and the Paris agreement was a landmark that came about with the hard work of the international community, including China and the United States. China is keen to be seen leading the way in reducing climate change which Trump has in the past dismissed as a "hoax". "We still uphold that all sides should move with the times, grasp the opportunities, fulfil their promises and earnestly take proactive steps to jointly push ...
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US President Donald Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama-era climate change measures 29.3.2017 DNA: Popular News
Keeping up his campaign promise, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to roll back his predecessor Barack Obama's climate change measures, a move slammed as "irresponsible" and "spiteful assault" by the Opposition and environmental groups. "With today's executive action, I am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations," Trump said after signing the order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday. "My action today is the latest in the series of steps to create American jobs and to grow American wealth. We're ending the theft of American prosperity and rebuilding our beloved country," Trump said. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump strongly believed that protecting environment and "promoting our economy are not mutually exclusive goals." "This executive order will help to ensure that we have clean air and clean water without sacrificing economic ...
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Centre confirms ban on BBC 29.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
Centre confirms ban on BBC
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Trump rolls back Obama climate change measures 29.3.2017 Rediff: News
White House said Trump strongly believed that protecting environment and 'promoting our economy are not mutually exclusive goals'.
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'Donald Trump admin may approve major export of natural gas to India' 28.3.2017 ET: Foreign Trade
His comments came as US President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to wipe out his predecessor Barack Obama's climate change legacy.
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LEDs to cut CO2 by 80 million tonnes a year, save Rs 40,000 crore in power bills: Piyush Goyal 27.3.2017 ET: Power
"The solar power programme has been scaled up from a 20 GW target to 100 GW by 2022. All the renewable sources, including large hydro projects, taken together, India has set sights on on 225 GW of renewable and clean energy by 2022," he added.
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Shri Rajnath Singh addresses at World Environment Conference 26.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of speech by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at the ‘World Environment Conference’, organized by the National Green Tribunal here today:
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WATCH | Earth Hour 2017: Cities around the world plunge into darkness to bring light to climate change 26.3.2017 DNA: Top News
On 25 March, 2017 millions of people from around 170 countries and territories across the globe participated in the annual bid to highlight global warming and to "Change Climate Change". Global landmarks like Australia's Sydney Opera House and India's Umaid Bhawan dimmed their lights to draw attention to the cause. The lights were switched off at 8:30 p.m., local time on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth ...
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Earth Hour 2017: Cities around the world plunge into darkness to raise awareness about climate change 26.3.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The initiative began in Australia in 2007 as a grass roots gesture by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia against man-made carbon dioxide emissions linked to a warming planet. In 2017, it involved the switching off of electric lights for an hour in 7,000 cities across 172 countries, at 8:30 p.m. local time, with the aim of highlighting the need to act on climate change, and saving a few megawatts of power in the process. Among the famous buildings and structures taking part in Australia are Sydney's Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Town Hall, and Sydney Tower Eye. Internationally the list includes some of the world's best known sky-scrapers and historic buildings including the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, London's Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, the Colosseum in Rome, Istanbul's Blue Mosque, the Eiffel Tower, Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square and the Pyramids of Egypt. While the organisers of Earth Hour said they do not audit results of the energy saving initiative, ...
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WATCH | Lights Out! 10 years of Earth Hour 25.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour shows us how each of us can be heroes for our planet, our home. The event that began in 2007 in Sydney now spans over 7000 cities worldwide, the event has turned into a  global movement. The legion of people that participate in the event made it the largest grassroots movement in 2010.  The video by WWF shows us how our actions today can change our tomorrow - and urges people to come together and to "Change Climate Change". Another video by them shows a positive and hopeful future where the people's movement had a great impact and makes Planet Earth a better home for present and future generations. Turn out your lights for just one hour at 8.30 ...
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Govt leniency to help projects without green clearance 24.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Projects to pay for clean up if environmental damage is found
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Flyover stretch gets green nod 24.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
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Isro sends 4 teams to Antarctica 22.3.2017 TOI: India
This year, four teams from ISRO—one team from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad and one team each from the National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and the Space Physics Laboratory(SPL), Thiruvananthapuram—are participating.
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Environment Ministry celebrates World Water Day 2017 22.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) celebrated the World Water Day 2017 here today. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. The theme of World Water Day 2017 is "Wastewater”.
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63 million Indians don't have access to clean water 22.3.2017 Rediff: News
The report by WaterAid states that 663 million people globally are without clean water and the vast majority of them -- 522 million -- live in rural areas.
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No African delegates attend Africa business summit after all denied visas to US 21.3.2017 TOI: The United States
The summit aims to encourage businesses to invest in Africa and particularly to support initiative to provide clean energy, tackle the impacts of climate change and reduce poverty.
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Environment Ministry Celebrates International Day of Forests in Collaboration with Department of Environment, Delhi Government 21.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
International Day of Forests was celebrated here today, with ‘Forests and Energy’ being the central theme of the celebrations.
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Analysis - G20 ministers give Mnuchin space to define Trump trade agenda 20.3.2017 Sify Finance
By David Lawder
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Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 nations bows to US pressure 19.3.2017 Sify Finance
The world's biggest economies have dropped a long-standing public endorsement of free trade at their first meeting with the US President Donald Trump's administration.
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