User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Green clearance must for rail projects on forest land: MoEF&CC 11.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Railway projects passing through forest lands, national parks and eco-sensitive zones will not be exempted from the forest clearance process, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) told the Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The Environment Ministry’s clarification on the matter comes after the Railways had argued that Railways Act, 1989, gives it the power to acquire land, including forests, falling in its right of way. MoEF&CC clarified its position on the issue after referring the matter to the Ministry of Law and Justice, who seconded the Environment Ministry’s opinion. DNA has reviewed the MoEF&CC letter to Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The MoEF&CC told Railways, that as per the Law Ministry, despite provisions of the Railways Act, 1989, allowing Railways to acquire any land for its projects, forest land falling in the right of way attract provisions of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. MoEF&CC added that even if the forest land is under the ...
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Nine nations come together to ban fishing in the Arctic for at least 16 years 3.12.2017 DNA: Top News
The European Union, along with nine other nations have announced a ban on fishing in Arctic waters for commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years. According to Science Magazine, the announcement, which was made on November 30, will give scientists time to understand the region’s ecology and the potential impacts of climate change. Along with banning commercial fishing, the agreement also establishes a joint scientific research and monitoring program to improve the understanding of the ecosystem and determine whether sustainable fish stocks could be harvested in the Arctic Ocean in the future. The deal to protect 2.8 million square kilometers of international waters in the Arctic was reached after six meetings spread over two years. It includes not just nations with coastal claims in the Arctic such as by Canada, Russia, China, the US, the EU, but nations such as China, Japan, and South Korea with fishing fleets interested in operating in the region. Both Canada and  the United States announced ...
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SMEs have to be strengthened to play a bigger role in country’s economic prosperity: Vice President 30.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have to be strengthened to play a bigger role in the country’s economic prosperity.
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Order freezing tribal rights in tiger reserves violates FRA, NCST tells tiger authority 26.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Tiger Conservation Authority's (NTCA) controversial directive from March this year asking states to stop settlement of tribal rights inside tiger reserves violates the Forest Rights Act, 2006, and should be thus kept in abeyance, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) told NTCA in a meeting. The NTCA, under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), had said in the directive to 17 tiger bearing states that the rights settlement should be halted as the guidelines to notify 'critical wildlife habitats' were not formulated. This was the responsibility of MoEF&CC, and the guidelines that were to be prepared in 2007 are still pending. The NCST had taken cognizance of news reports on the NTCA directive and its secretary held a meeting with NTCA's senior officials. It told the NTCA Member Secretary, Debabrata Swain, that a legal process cannot be halted because of the pending guidelines, and asked the authority to not displace tribals till they finalize the ...
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NGT refuses to set aside green clearance for Amaravati capital 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a relief for the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday declined to set aside the environmental clearance (EC) for building of the new capital city Amaravati and allowed the project to go ahead, subject to set of stringent conditions for environment protection. The verdict was passed by a three-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar after hearing a batch of pleas that challenged the project on environmental grounds and the project's EC. The pleas had said the Capital city would harm the fertile agricultural lands in Krishna and Guntur districts and put at peril the floodplain and wetland ecology. The green court refused to set aside the EC after it was convinced that the new Capital would not harm the floodplains and wetlands. The bench also noted that the project had reached a stage of 'fait accompli' and thus demolishing the project would come at a huge financial, environmental and human cost. In the conditions it stipulated, the Tribunal directed the AP ...
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Save our tigers, Cambodia tells India 7.11.2017 DNA: Popular News
With an eye on reviving their extinct tiger population, a high-level delegation of the Cambodian government made a two-day visit to Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, in October end to study its successful tiger reintroduction programme. Cambodia's population of Indochinese tigers has become functionally extinct, with no breeding population left, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had declared in April 2016. The south-east Asian country is currently looking to rope in India as partner to seek technical cooperation in their still nascent project to revive tigers, hence this visit assumes significance. Following the visit, the Cambodian government may soon write to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, seeking technical co-operation. The high-level delegation of 18 comprised among others, Svay Sam Eang, Governor of Mondulkiri province, ministers of tourism and environment, and top forest department officials. The visit came close on the heels of an Indian delegation's visit to Mondulkiri ...
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You will soon be able to explore the antarctic life in 360 degree virtual reality 31.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Imagine putting on your virtual reality goggles and diving underneath the Antarctic ice to explore the rich, colourful and unique life on the seafloor. A new research expedition will make it possible. Scientists will for the first time document an entire Antarctic expedition in 360 degree virtual reality (VR) so that the general public can get a glimpse of what life looks like under the ice shelf.  The researchers, including those at the University of Helsinki in Finland, will examine how climate change affects Antarctic coastal ecosystems. The group led by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand will set on an expedition to the coastal area near Scott Base on Ross Island, Antarctica. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean play a powerful role in the interaction between the world's oceans, climate and biodiversity, researchers said.  "The aim is to raise awareness about the unique and fragile Antarctic coastal under-ice ecosystems and the broader effect climate change might have ...
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WATCH: Teaser for a 360 video to explore the unique life underneath Antarctic Ice 30.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Imagine putting on your virtual reality goggles and diving underneath the Antarctic ice to explore the rich, colourful and unique life on the seafloor. A new research expedition will make it possible. Scientists will for the first time document an entire Antarctic expedition in 360 degree virtual reality (VR) so that the general public can get a glimpse of what life looks like under the ice shelf. The researchers, including those at the University of Helsinki in Finland, will examine how climate change affects Antarctic coastal ecosystems. The group led by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand will set on an expedition to the coastal area near Scott Base on Ross Island, Antarctica. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean play a powerful role in the interaction between the world's oceans, climate and biodiversity, researchers said. "The aim is to raise awareness about the unique and fragile Antarctic coastal under-ice ecosystems and the broader effect climate change might have ...
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Bahudha approach can lead us our quest for peace and harmony: Vice President 30.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Bahudha approach is yet another shining star that can lead us our quest for peace and harmony. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book ‘The 21st Century Geopolitics, Democracy and Peace’ authored by former Governor of Sikki, Shri B.P. Singh, here today. The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri N.N. Vohra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
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Orientation programme on climate change held in Imphal 21.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Orientation programme on climate change held in Imphal
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Science is the cornerstone for progress of mankind: Vice President 16.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that science is the cornerstone for the progress of mankind. He was addressing the valedictory session of the 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017, jointly organised by the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, in Chennai today.
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President of India inaugurates India water Week-2017 10.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated India Water Week-2017 today (October 10, 2017) in New Delhi.
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind On the occasion of inauguration of The India Water Week-2017 10.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be here to inaugurate the Fifth India Water Week 2017. I would particularly like to welcome the international delegates, from the European Union countries and elsewhere
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India – EU Joint Statement during 14th India-EU Summit, New Delhi (October 06, 2017) 6.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
1. The 14th annual Summit between India and the European Union (EU) was held in New Delhi on 6 October 2017. The Republic of India was represented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The EU was represented by Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr. Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
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India unveils third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 2.10.2017 ET: Policy
Third National Wildlife Action Plan is unique as this is the first time India has recognised the concerns relating to climate change impact on wildlife and stressed on integrating actions .
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‘India Playing a Leadership Role in Wildlife Management by Involving Local Communities’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 29.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In an attempt to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa, India is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) jointly with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.
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Freshwater fishes in North East facing threats 28.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Freshwater fishes in North East facing threats
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Parijat Industries leverages its multi market verticals for synergistic growth 23.9.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Sept. 23 (ANI): Parijat Industries is one of the few Indian agrochemical companies with a unique multi-market presence in all three verticals of exports, Indian branded sales and corporate
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Bio-Innovations: Propelling the Bio-economy of the Nation 22.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
“The Government is focused on making India a global hub for innovation and BIRAC is playing a crucial role in shaping the biotech innovation ecosystem of India”
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River Brahmaputra to have India's first floating lab on boat by December 20.9.2017 TOI: India
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