User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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‘Undertake One Small Environment-Friendly Act Every Day’: Environment Minister 15.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Exhorting the people to undertake one small environment-friendly act every day, Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has invited people to share any environment-friendly act with the Ministry on the website. Addressing a large gathering at the concluding
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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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How IIT-Delhi is coming up with eco-friendly technologies to boost a sustainable environment 4.6.2017 ET: Education
On the eve of World Environment Day, here’s a peek into some of the eco-friendly experiments underway in the labs of the institute:
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Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be good thing 30.5.2017 Sify Finance
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan assumes charge as Environment Minister, says complex issues will need collective, concerted efforts 22.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, assumed charge at the IP Bhavan here today
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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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It's getting hotter: New study shows massive increase in moss growth in Antarctic Peninsula 19.5.2017 DNA: Top News
For the naysayers who don’t believe climate change exists, here’s a reality check: Antarctica’s landscape is transforming from white to green, as plant life on the continent grows like never before. As reported by AFP, scientists, who published a paper in Current Biology, have said they have found a sharp increase in plant growth in the past 50 years. Currently, plant life is 0.3% in what used to be a state dominated by ice.    “Temperature increases over roughly the past half century on the Antarctic Peninsula have had a dramatic effect on moss banks growing in the region,” said co-author Matt Amesbury, of the University of Exeter, adding that if this trend continued, then the peninsula would be a much greener place than it is today. Five moss cores — or column-like samples drilled from the Earth — showed evidence of what scientists called “changepoints,” or points in time after which biological activity clearly increased. Areas sampled included three Antarctic islands — Elephant Island, Ardley Island, ...
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Speech of the President on the occasion of Annual Convocation of IGNFA 5.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
It is indeed a great pleasure to be present amidst you on the occasion of the convocation of the Indian Forest Service Officers
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Are Adivasis being driven out to save the tiger? 21.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Why do you want the tribal communities to come out of the jungles?''For development?''Why cannot their development take place over there?''The Modi government is diluting the Forest Rights Act in the name of industrialisation and Project Tiger.'
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‘Bio-resources vanishing due to people’s ignorance’ 11.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
‘Bio-resources vanishing due to people’s ignorance’
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Shri Rajnath Singh addresses at World Environment Conference 26.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of speech by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at the ‘World Environment Conference’, organized by the National Green Tribunal here today:
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Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
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We need a sustainable framework that synthesizes human and environmental elements of security: Vice President 27.2.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that we need to move towards implementing a framework
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Church of South India to initiate 'Carbon fast’ 8.2.2017 TOI: Cities
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Thane NGO to convert land into forest 3.2.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Thane NGO Paryavaran Dakshata Manch, also called Enviro-Vigil, is all set convert 19 hectares of land at Titwala into a forest. The NGO recently inaugurated this project and is expecting public private participation on a large scale. Paryavaran Dakshata Manch, on January 29,  inaugurated its Devrai project at Vrunda, near Titwala. “Trees are the answer to all environmental problems — from pollution to  global warming. We have decided to take up this project as part of a social commitment,” says Sangita Joshi of Paryavaran Dakshata Manch. Paryavaran Dakshata Manch will ensure the forest is ready when they hand it over to the forest department after seven years.   “A jungle is a self-sufficient ecosystem. Our aim is not just to plant trees, but build to build system through Devrai,” she says. Besides tree plantation, the NGO will also undertake various projects like soil conservation, build check dams to increase water table in the area, among ...
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National conference on climate change at Tezpur University 13.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
National conference on climate change at Tezpur University
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Agri potential of Dhemaji district highlighted 12.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Agri potential of Dhemaji district highlighted
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These PHOTOS will inspire your next trip 12.12.2016 Rediff: News
Winners of the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.
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Manipur, Meghalaya officials attending COP 22 14.11.2016 The Assam Tribune
Manipur, Meghalaya officials attending COP 22
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Climate change affects ecosystem adversely: Study 12.11.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
From genes to entire ecosystems, the global climate change has a devastating impact on every aspect of life on Earth, according to a new University of Florida study. "We now have evidence that, with only a ~1 degree Celsius of warming globally, major impacts are already being felt in natural systems," said study lead author Brett Scheffers. "Genes are changing, species' physiology and physical features such as body size are changing, species are shifting their ranges and we see clear signs of entire ecosystems under stress, all in response to changes in climate on land and in the ocean." During this research, Scheffers, a conservation ecologist, collaborated with a team of researchers from 10 countries, spread across the globe. They discovered that more than 80 percent of ecological processes that form the foundation for healthy marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems already show signs of responses to climate change. "Some people didn't expect this level of change for decades" said co-author James ...
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