User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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“Release of compensatory afforestation fund to states will help in meeting Nation’s INDCs”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Underlining that the CAF Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha in the year 2008, but the same could not be passed in Rajya Sabha , Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Now, after coming to power in 2014, our Government again took up the initiative and introduced CAF Bill in 2015 and after a lot of debate in Parliament, the Bill was passed in 2016 and the CAF Act was published on August 3, 2016”.
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“Need to Address Root Cause Behind Man-Animal Conflict”: Suresh Prabhu 12.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Strongly emphasizing the need to address the root cause behind the man-animal conflict, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Mr. Suresh Prabhu pointed out that the man-animal conflict is an existential crisis not for the animals, but for human beings.
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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Becomes 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be Included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves 8.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).  The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO held at Palembang, Indonesia, from July 23-27, 2018.
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Scientists should come up with path-breaking innovations: Vice President 5.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that scientific institutions to nurture talent and foster path-breaking innovations to transform the socio-economic landscape of the country.
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“Tiger numbers increasing, need to build a social movement for Tiger Conservation: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 27.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Pointing to the possibility of an increase in the number of tigers according to the preliminary indications from the on-going countrywide Tiger estimation/Census, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has reiterated the need to build a social movement for tiger conservation.
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Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist 23.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist
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Rise in Sea Level 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“According to the fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global mean rate of sea level rise was 1.7 mm per year between 1901 and 2010. As per the studies carried out by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the sea levels are changing at different rates along the Indian coast.
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Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: Study 20.7.2018 DNA: Money
Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday. Worldwide, coral reefs in shallow waters are among ecosystems most threatened by climate change. The Great Barrier Reef off Australia suffered severe bleaching, a whitening driven by warm waters that can kill corals, in 2016 and 2017. A U.S.-led team of divers who studied little-known reefs in the West Atlantic and Pacific Oceans between 30 and 150 metres (100-500 ft) deep where sunlight fades, found most species of corals and fish were unlike those closer to the surface. "We were surprised to find little overlap," lead author Luiz Rocha of the California Academy of Sciences told Reuters of the findings published in the journal science. Less than five percent of fish and corals were found in both shallow and deep waters against the scientists' previous estimate of 60-75 ...
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“Average annual temperature over the country for the last ten years was 26 degrees”:  Dr. Harsh Vardhan 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The average annual temperature, over the country as a whole, was 26.200C for the last ten years (2008 to 2017). The latest IPCC report (2014) highlights that mean surface temperature of the globe has risen by 0.850C ± 0.180C.
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Earth may get twice as hot as predicted 10.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Earth may end up being twice as warm as projected by climate models, even if the world meets the target of limiting global warming to under two degrees Celsius, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, showed that sea levels may rise six metres or more even if Paris climate goals are met. The findings are based on observational evidence from three warm periods over the past 3.5 million years when the world was 0.5-2 degree Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial temperatures of the 19th Century. The research also revealed how large areas of the polar ice caps could collapse and significant changes to ecosystems could see the Sahara Desert become green and the edges of tropical forests turn into fire dominated savanna. "Observations of past warming periods suggest that a number of amplifying mechanisms, which are poorly represented in climate models, increase long-term warming beyond  climate model projections," said Hubertus Fischer from the University of Bern in ...
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State govt yet to comply with recommendations 23.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
State govt yet to comply with recommendations
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Govt dragging feet on Kaziranga Eco-Sensitive Zone 23.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Govt dragging feet on Kaziranga Eco-Sensitive Zone
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Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals increasing global pollution: Greenpeace 7.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic Peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel in early 2018, it said. And seven of nine snow samples taken on land in Antarctica found chemicals known as PFAs (polyfluorinated alkylated substances), which are used in industrial products and can harm wildlife. "We may think of the Antarctic as a remote and pristine wilderness," Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace's Protect the Antarctic campaign said in a statement about the findings. "But from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity's footprint is clear," she said. "These results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste ...
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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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Why Green Buildings are an Imperative and not a choice 4.6.2018 Sify Finance
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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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Regional climate change monitoring mechanism mooted 3.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Regional climate change monitoring mechanism mooted
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Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid 2.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Life bounced back within a decade in the crater left behind by the devastating asteroid that smashed into Earth about 66 million years ago and ended the reign of the dinosaurs along with 75 per cent of terrestrial life, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Texas in the US found that the crater was home to sea life less than a decade after impact, and it contained a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years-a much quicker recovery than other sites around the globe. The findings undermine a theory that recovery at sites closest to the crater is the slowest due to environmental contaminants, such as toxic metals, released by the impact. The evidence suggests that recovery around the world was influenced primarily by local factors, a finding that could have implications for environments rocked by climate change today. "We found life in the crater within a few years of impact, which is really fast, surprisingly fast," said Chris Lowery, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Institute ...
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World Environment Day 2018 Celebrations Kick Off; 1.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The global celebrations of World Environment Day 2018, being hosted by India, kicked off with a total of three thematic sessions being held at Vigyan Bhawan here today.  Reflecting the “Beat Plastic Pollution” theme of this year’s World Environment Day, the inaugural session focussed on the management of plastic pollution.
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