User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Climate change costs India $10 billion every year: Government 18.8.2017 ET: Economy/Finance
In a recent submission to a parliamentary committee, the agriculture ministry said productivity decrease of major crops would be marginal in the next few years
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EXPERT VIEWS-How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths? 17.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
LEONE-MUDSLIDE/ (CORRECTED):CORRECTED-EXPERT VIEWS-How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths?
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US budget cuts will reduce aid to developing countries by up to 70%; disaster for world's poor: Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah 17.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the expected gap through private or charitable spending looks unlikely, added Rajiv Shah, who ran the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2009 to 2015. If the 15 largest U.S. foundations, including giants such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, combined their donations, the total would not match the cuts proposed just to USAID funding by President Donald Trump's administration, Shah said. "This is not the kind of problem philanthropy can step in and solve - or should," he said. "These are public-sector responsibilities." But philanthropists can play a key role in restoring badly eroded public faith in aid spending, by tracking results and proving investments work, he said. They can also push money into ventures - such as off-grid solar ...
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UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 16.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (REPEAT, UPDATE 2):RPT-UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 15.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Extreme weather conditions will kill 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100: Study 5.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday. In a study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal, the scientists said their findings showed climate change placing a rapidly increasing burden on society, with two in three people in Europe likely to be affected if greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather events are not controlled. The predictions, based on an assumption of no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and no improvement in policies to reduce the impact of extreme climatic events, show European weather-related deaths rising from 3,000 a year between 1981 and 2010 to 152,000 a year between 2071 and 2100. "Climate change is one of the biggest global threats to human health of the 21st century, and its peril to society will be increasingly connected to weather-driven hazards," said Giovanni ...
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Speech of the President of India on the occasion of meeting with Indian Forest Service Probationers of the 2016-18 course 3.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Speech of the President of India on the occasion of meeting with Indian Forest Service Probationers of the 2016-18 course
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Pramila urges Centre to deploy spl task force in Kaziranga, Orang 1.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Pramila urges Centre to deploy spl task force in Kaziranga, Orang
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English rendering of the text of PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 30.07.2017 30.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
English rendering of the text of PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 30.07.2017
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Strong monsoons reversing India's 50-year dry spell 25.7.2017 Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News
Indian summer monsoons have strengthened over the past 15 years, reversing a 50-year dry period during which northern and central India received relatively little rainfall, an MIT study has found.
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Setting UP of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory Near Munnar, Kerala 24.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
A high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats, the region which is gateway for the monsoon of India.
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Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods 24.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods
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Kerala: Meet the man who can predict rain 23.7.2017 TOI: Cities
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In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land 21.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
US-MIAMI/SEALEVELRISE (FEATURE):FEATURE-In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land
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Rising sea levels to flood New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami: study 13.7.2017 DNA: Top News
Major US cities like New York, Boston and Miami may face chronic flooding over the next few decades, warn scientists who have found that sea level rise due to climate change may cause 60% of coastal communities in the country to lose their homes by 2100. Scientists made list of US cities that may not make it through the next 20, 50 or 80 years due to sea level rise. If the sea level predictions are accurate, places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami face a grim future, according to researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists - a nonprofit science advocacy organisation in the US. They released a report listing the cities that will be inundated with water, that is, they will be flooded at least 26 times per year - equivalent of a flood every other week. "Between 165 and 180 chronically inundated communities in just the next 15 to 20 years; between 270 and 360 in roughly 40 years, depending on the pace of sea level rise; and 490 by end of century with a moderate sea level rise scenario," ...
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Natural calamities in Asia, Pacific threat to infra: ADB 18.6.2017 ET: Infrastructure
India's future infrastructure investment requirements rise to 8.8 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) when adjusted for climate resilience, ADB said.
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“DESERTIFICATION CAN BE TACKLED EFFECTIVELY WITH PEOPLES’ PARTICIPATION AND COOPERATION AT ALL LEVELS”: UNION ENVIRONMENT MINISTER 17.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Asserting that desertification can be tackled effectively and solutions are possible, Union Environment Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that active participation of the local people and cooperation at all levels are the tools to achieve this aim. The Minister urged the people of Haryana and the nation to become a large force of ‘Paryavaran Rakshaks’ (environment protectors) to fight the challenges posed by desertification, global warming and climate change. Addressing the gathering at a function t
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The Universe in One Tangerine: A Politics of Inter-being 17.6.2017 DNA: India
I have always been a fan of salted cashewnuts—a very expensive treat anywhere in the world. When I was a child, the canteen of Metro Cinema in Bombay had them and if we were very good and very lucky, we might get to eat them during the interval. Those were the only salted cashews I had ever eaten. As an adult, it felt luxurious finding them readily in American supermarkets and of course, on the road in Sri Lanka—still an expensive treat, but available! Like others, I eat cashew nuts quickly and thoughtlessly, as if to catch them before they disappear.   Recently, I got to meet people who work in this sector. They do not like to eat cashew nuts. Perhaps this is because they cannot forget the work that goes into making the nuts look and taste as we like them. They are peeled by hand, stinging and staining the hand. Processing them is laborious. It is not as if cashews grow on trees all the time! It is a short season, and the trees take a long time to get to the point where they yield fruit. Into that long ...
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‘Nation Committed to Achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030’: Dr Harsh Vardhan 16.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that the Modi Government is committed to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by the year 2030, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that India’s
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JSW-The Times of India 8th edition calls out green warriors to apply for Earth Care Awards 16.6.2017 TOI: India
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