User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Climate change
Last updated: May 22 2018 10:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan to lead the Indian delegation in the Mission Innovation Ministerial 21.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be leading an Indian delegation for participation in the Mission Innovation Ministerial being held at Malmo-Sweden during 22-23 May, 2018.
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“Response of Developed Nations in Combating Climate Change Inadequate”: Dr Harsh Vardhan 20.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has said that the response of developed nations for greater action in combating climate change is inadequate. Makingan intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change.
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Vice President calls for increased investments in agriculture 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested to the Central and various State Governments to increase investments in agriculture and allied sectors to make farming viable and attractive.
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Dr Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ gets global recognition 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.
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India Calls for Judicious Use of Resources at 4th Brics Ministerial Meeting in Durban 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has called for a judicious use of resources amidst concerns over resource depletion and scarcity.  Addressing the 4th BRICS Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that a decrease in global materials, or at least stabilization at present levels, demand major reductions in metabolic rates in the Asia-Pacific region, especially India.
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RRM Visits Republic of Nauru 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre is on a three-day official visit to Republic of Nauru from 16 May 2018. He attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of its Constitution Day on 17 May 2018 as the Chief Guest.
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Environment Ministry Forms 19 Teams to Undertake Cleaning of Beaches, River Fronts and Lakes in Nine Coastal States 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            In the build-up to the World Environment Day 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has formed 19 teams to take up cleaning of beaches, river fronts and lakes in the country.
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'Seals helping predict Antarctic ice sheet melt' 17.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Seals found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists to make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the ice sheet is melting. Scientists tagged two seal species with devices to collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica, according to the findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has been investigating ways of studying warm, salty, deep water in the Amundsen Sea, in the Southern Ocean. Understanding more about how this water gets towards the ice shelves by measuring its temperature, salinity and depth, will help climate change modellers make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the Antarctic ice sheet is melting, they said. As the ice in west Antarctica melts, it has been estimated that sea levels could rise by up to 3.2 metres, with much of the water draining through two glaciers - Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier - in the Amundsen ...
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma to take part in the 15th Meeting of SCO Cultural Ministers at Sanya, China tomorrow 16.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Culture (I/c) and Minister of state for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma will be attending Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Cultural Ministers Meeting at Sanya in China tomorrow, the 17th of May, 2018.
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient, say lawmakers 16.5.2018 DNA: Money
The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday. The strategy, launched last year, outlines investment in research and innovation to help reduce emissions which lead to global warming. Britain has committed to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels and must produce proposals on how to reach its climate targets as part of carbon budgets set every five years. Although the amount of electricity generated from low-carbon energy doubled to a record 50 percent last year from 2009, there are signs that investment might have stalled in the past two years, the Environmental Audit Committee said in a report. Annual clean energy investment in Britain is now at its lowest level since 2008, threatening the country's ability to meet its carbon budgets from 2023. The report also said that changes to low-carbon energy policies in 2015 has ...
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India's green sectors to employ 300000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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“Green Skill Development Programme will go a long way in reaping the demographic dividend of the country; GSDP to cover nearly 5 lakh people by 2021”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 14.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) will go a long way in reaping the demographic dividend in the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the GSDP aims to get 80, 000 people imparted green skills and in filling the skill gaps in the environment sector.
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Be fearless: Apple CEO Tim Cook tells graduates 14.5.2018 DNA: Money
Addressing the class of 2018 at Duke University, Apple CEO Tim Cook encouraged students to follow their vision and learn from the example set by late Apple founder Steve Jobs. He encouraged students to try something different and dare to think different, Mashable reports. In his tweet following the commencement ceremony, Cook congratulated the students and encouraged them to be fearless. Cook also used the opportunity to touch upon issues including user privacy, climate change, social inequality, and gun violence. Article ...
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Be fearless: Apple CEO Tim Cook tells graduates 14.5.2018 Sify Finance
[United States], May 14 (ANI): Addressing the class of 2018 at Duke University, Apple CEO Tim Cook encouraged students to follow their vision and learn from the example set by late Apple founder
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'Novel tool shows how humans have changed Earth' 14.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Researchers have developed a new website that provides graphic evidence of how humans are rapidly changing the planet. Time.org enables users to view the entire world, or focus in on just a corner of it, to visualise the effects of air pollution, trade, deforestation, economic inequality and other powerful forces, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US said. "EarthTime is a means to tell stories," said Illah Nourbakhsh, a CMU professor whose lab has spent over a decade developing EarthTime's technology. "The impact of humanity can be seen globally and in individual communities - and at every scale in between," said Nourbakhsh. "You really can't understand climate change, migration or major social and political trends without examining their connections across time, across space and between each other. EarthTime enables you to do that," added Nourbakhsh.  Since 2015, EarthTime has been a staple at the World Economic Forum's annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, and Dalian, China, ...
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The human price of climate change 14.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India?Can they be solved?
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“Botanic Garden will be Developed as one of the Most Distinct Gardens with Modern-Day Landscape”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 13.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR) Noida, will be developed as one of the most distinct botanic gardens with modern-day landscape.
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Text of PM’s address at the Civic Reception at Rashtriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu, Nepal 12.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Text of PM’s address at the Civic Reception at Rashtriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ministerial opening of the Exhibition- ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’ 11.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ministerial Opening of the exhibition ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’ by Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture(I/c) and Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt of India,  Dr. Mahesh Sharma and UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP was held today at the National Museum auditorium, New Delhi.
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