User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Jun 18 2017 13:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Why, despite bountiful harvest, India's farmers are in despair 8.6.2017 ET: Agriculture
The primary reason farming is unviable is that farms here are now among the world's smallest (the global average land-holding size is 5.5 hectares).
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Why a bountiful harvest drove farmers to despair and anger 8.6.2017 Sify Finance
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Family trees: One man’s quest to save the earth 5.6.2017 DNA: India
As the world debates the issues related to climate change, there are some for whom the environment is a personal concern. That too in the dry, hot deserts of Western Rajasthan where the might and fury of nature are witnessed in dust storms and rampant drought. In the midst of these extreme climes and scanty vegetation one man dreamt of trees in every village and then spent close to a lifetime in trying to make his dreams a reality by traveling from village to village and encouraging lakhs of households to nurture these trees. In the very heart of the Thar desert this Sociology HOD from Bikaner’s Dungar College conceptualised the theme of Familial Forestry in 2006 which has at its central theme linking each family to the care of one tree. What started in 2006 with one village has become a life mission for Shyam Sunder Jyani. This mission has reached across 2,500 villages in Bikaner Division and connects 1.5 lakh families through a process of environmental education and the care of over 6 lakh trees ...
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Why calamities stare at Chennai 4.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Impact of climate change on water resources in Uttarakhand 4.6.2017 TOI: Cities
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Paris Climate Deal: World leaders express regret over US’ withdrawal 2.6.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry. Trump, tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president last year, said the Paris accord would undermine the U.S. economy, cost U.S. jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world. "We're getting out," Trump said at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden under sunny skies on a warm June day, fulfilling a major election campaign pledge. "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won't be," Trump said. My job as President is to do everything within my power to give America a level playing field. #AmericaFirst — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017 "The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that ...
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World leaders voice dismay at Trump's climate deal pull out 2.6.2017 TOI: The United States
Supporters of the accord called Trump's move a blow to international efforts to curb the warming of the planet that threatens far-reaching consequences for this century and beyond. Former Democratic President Barack Obama expressed regret over the pullout from a deal he was instrumental in brokering.
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US will withdraw from Paris climate accord: Donald Trump 2.6.2017 DNA: Money
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, spurning pleas from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge. "We're getting out," Trump said at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden in which he decried the Paris accord's "draconian" financial and economic burdens. "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord," Trump said. But he added that the United States would begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or "a new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers." With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from nearly every nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century. The pullout will align the United States with Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only ...
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Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement 2.6.2017 TOI: Home
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, following through on a pledge he made during the presidential campaign.
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Donald Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal 1.6.2017 TOI: The United States
President Donald Trump will on Thursday announce his decision on whether to keep the United States in a landmark global pact to fight climate change, after a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord.
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Donald Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM 30.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Donald Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM
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Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga 19.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Chitale committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which include study of reach wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting activities,
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Why giant hands are emerging from the water in Venice 17.5.2017 Rediff: News
Support, a temporary artwork by artist Lorenzo Quinn, sees two large hands emerge from Venice's Grand Canal to protect, and as the name suggests, support the historic Ca' Sagredo Hotel.
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India's 'Diamond City' finds ways to keep its sparkle 1.5.2017 ET: Fashion / Cosmetics
The port city of Surat in Gujarat is a melting pot for migrants from across the country seeking work and business opportunities.
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How good is our monsoon forecast this year depends on how well we understand El Nino 23.4.2017 ET: Indicators
El Nino is accompanied by lower atmospheric pressure in the eastern tropical Pacific and higher pressure in the western Pacific.
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