User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Forest
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Conrad for green business models 16.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Conrad for green business models
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Air Quality Shows Slight Improvement, Dr. Harsh Vardhan Directs Agencies to Contain Dust, Check Garbage Burning 14.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Air quality of Delhi and NCR, which worsened on June 12-13, 2018, due to the incoming dust from Rajasthan, has shown a slight improvement today, with PM10 declining to 759 µg/m3 at 4.00 p.m from a peak of 823 µg/m3 at 5.00 p.m.yesterday.
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Mandate of Animal Welfare Board is to prevent cruelty, suffering and pain to all creatures: Shri S.P Gupta, Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India 14.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Animal Welfare Board (AWBI) was established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The Board ensures implementation of the animal welfare laws in the country in a very diligent manner and provides grants to Animal Welfare Organizations and advice the Centre, States and UTs on animal welfare issues.
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High Pollution Levels in Delhi Mainly Due to Dust Storms from Rajasthan: Environment Ministry 13.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The high pollution levels during this time of the year in Delhi are unusual and primarily due to dust storms from Rajasthan.  Rajasthan is facing extremely dry weather conditions, with high temperatures and wind speeds.
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'Attempt to include Sanghis in administration': Oppn slams govt move of offering joint secy level posts by lateral entry 11.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
 The government's move to open up senior-level bureaucratic posts in several departments to people, even from the private sector, kicked up a row with political parties alleging that the move is aimed at getting those associated with the BJP into administrative ranks. According to the advertisement published in leading newspapers, the government is looking for 10 "outstanding individuals", even from the private sector, with expertise in the areas of revenue, financial services, economic affairs, agriculture, cooperation and farmers' welfare, road transport and highway, shipping, environment, forests and climate change, new and renewable energy, civil aviation and commerce. Congress spokesperson P L Punia, who was himself a civil servant before joining politics, alleged that the government is trying to recruit people associated with the ruling party.  "This is totally wrong. They will try to recruit people people associated with the RSS, the BJP and their affiliate organisations besides the employees ...
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Centre opens 10 joint secy level posts for 'outstanding individuals' 10.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The initiative is being called lateral recruitment to senior positions in the government.
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Prime Minister Reiterates India’s Commitment to Sustainable Development, says Indian Experience shows that Development can be Environment-Friendly 5.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Reiterating India’s commitment to sustainable development, the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, has said that Indian experience shows that development can be environment-friendly and need not come at the cost of our green assets.
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Text of PM’s address on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018 at VigyanBhawan (5th June 2018) 5.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
My Ministerial Colleagues Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Shri Manoj Sinha Executive Director, United Nations Environment Program Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Other Distinguished Dignitaries from India and Abroad Ladies and Gentlemen.
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Text of Union Environment Minister’s Speech at the World Environment Day 2018 Celebrations 5.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The following is the text of the speech of Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, at the World Environment Day 2018 celebrations: “Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji, My colleagues, Shri Manoj Sinha and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, My colleague Ministers from various States of India, Shri Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme,   Shri C K Mishra Distinguished members of this esteemed audience present here today.
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“Laws and Bills Passed, it is up to People to Act Upon Them”: Union Environment Minister 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that a host of relevant resolutions, laws and bills have been passed on pollution and other environment-related issues, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that it is up to the people to act upon them.
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“Need to create an Adequate Funding Mechanism to Implement waste Regulations”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the importance of documenting success stories in States that can be disseminated to other States across the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has stressed the need to create an adequate funding mechanism for implementing waste regulations, considering that one of the major issues faced by municipal corporations is the lack of financial resources.
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World Environment Day Celebrations: Three-Day Campaign for Blue Flag Certification of One Blue Flag Beach in 13 Coastal States/UTs Kickstarted 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has embarked upon a programme for  Blue flag certification of one Blue Flag beach in each of the 13 coastal States /UTs under  the World Bank-assisted Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP).
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Thematic Sessions on Natural Capital of India: Status and Policy Implications 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that for India, World Environment Day 2018 is “not a symbolic celebration, but a mission”. The Minister invited the people to take care of their Green Social Responsibility and urged them to take up Green Good Deeds in everyday life.
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UN Global Compact Network India to Host 13th National Convention on 8th June, 2018 in Bengaluru 4.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India], June 04 (NewsVoir): Global Compact Network India (GCNI), a local Network of the United Nations Global Compact, New York is holding its annual flagship event 13th National Convention on the
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“Beat Plastic Pollution” Not Merely a Slogan, India Means Business”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Urging all stakeholders at the national and international level to work towards betterment of environment, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that “Beat Plastic Pollution” is not merely a slogan, but India means business about it.  He also added that environment protection is not merely a technical, but a moral issue.
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Older Amazonian forests help regulate global climate 4.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Turns out, tall and older Amazonian forests help in regulating global climate system. According to a research conducted by the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, photosynthesis in tall Amazonian forests - forests above 30m - is three times less sensitive to precipitation variability than in shorter forests of less than 20m. Tropical rainforests play a critical role in regulating the global climate system - they represent the Earth's largest terrestrial CO2 sink. Because of its broad geographical expanse and year-long productivity, the Amazon is the key to the global carbon and hydrological cycles. Climate change could threaten the fate of rainforests, but there is great uncertainty about the future ability of rainforests to store carbon. While severe droughts have occurred in recent years in the Amazon watershed, causing widespread tree mortality and affecting the forests' ability to store carbon, the drivers of tropical rainforests' sensitivity to drought are poorly ...
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Pygmy hog conservation receives a shot in the arm 4.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Pygmy hog conservation receives a shot in the arm
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Stakeholder workshop chaired by Dr Mahesh Sharma to discuss the issues of pollution in and around Taj Mahal, held in Agra today 3.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Culture held a high level stakeholders’ workshop on the Taj Mahal  in Agra today. Chaired by the  Minister of State (I/C) of Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the meeting was called to discuss the issues of pollution  around Taj Mahal with a focus on drawing short term and long term measures to deal with the problem and to protect the Taj from environment pollution.
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Environment Ministry, Teri, and UNEP strategize the roadmap for ‘Urban Sustainability’ in the run-up to World Environment Day 3.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Highlighting the importance of sustainable smart cities, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs, India said that India will succeed in achieving its SDGs.
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Environment Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan visits NMCG pavilion at Vigyan 3.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Harsh Vardhan on Saturday visited the pavilion set up by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) at Vigyan Bhawan lawns from 2nd June to 5th June 2018 to observe the World Environment Day.  India is the global host for Environment Day celebrations this year.
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