User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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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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Sessions at COP 22 Focus on Afforestation, Ecosystem and Climate Change 10.11.2016 Govt of india: PIB
On the third day of Conference of Parties (COP-22) on Wednesday, being held at Marrakech in Morocco, the India Pavilion witnessed three side-events that focused on the initiatives in afforestation and REDD+ in India, ecosystem and climate change and sustainable transportation.
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Climate change makes fish swim towards predators 25.10.2016 DNA: Opinion
Climate change may impair survival instincts of fish and can make them swim towards their predators, according to a new study which found that high levels of carbon dioxide disrupts their sense of smell, hearing and vision. According to the scientists at University of Exeter in the UK, these abnormal behaviours have been linked to the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) on how the brain processes signals from sensory organs. High CO2 levels can impair the way fish behave making them swim towards predator smells instead of away and even ignoring the sounds that normally deter them from risky habitats. CO2 levels are predicted to be 2.5 times higher in the oceans by the end of this century, researchers said. They believe that fish farms may be the key to establishing the long-term impact of CO2 on marine life. In the study, researchers show that farmed fish often live in CO2 conditions 10 times higher than their wild cousins. The scientists believe that further study of farmed fish - which already provides as ...
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Meghalaya to plan restoration of mine areas 19.9.2016 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya to plan restoration of mine areas
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Rising ocean temperature could impact India's food production 13.9.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Food security of India and several other major key food producing countries are threatened by changing weather patterns due to warming of the oceans, which may well be the "greatest" hidden challenge for the present generation, according to a study. Changes in ocean-focused atmospheric patterns have direct implications on food production as the yield is impacted. "The consequences for society of changing weather patterns due to the warming of the oceans are considerable," said the report titled "Explaining ocean warming: causes, scale, effects and consequences". The report released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said they involve a mix of food and water factors, and the evolution of various types of risk. Noting that there have already been changes to precipitation patterns in a number of areas of the planet resulting from large-scale atmospheric teleconnections with ocean warming, the report said there can be increased rainfall in some mid-latitude and monsoon areas and ...
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