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Fishermen and tigers struggle for survival in India's Sundarbans – in pictures 27.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Rising sea levels are forcing farming communities in the Sundarbans to risk their lives fishing in the mangrove forest that is home to the Bengal tiger

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Obama pokes fun at friends and foes in dinner speech 26.4.2015 TOI: The United States
US President Barack Obama skewered allies and rivals alike in a Saturday-night comedy act spiced up with a healthy dash of ...
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GST Bill, Financial business in the packed agenda for second week of second part of Budget session 26.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
After the eventful first week of the second part of the ongoing Budget session of Parliament, financial business will continue to be the main agenda of both the Houses during the second week beginning on Monday i.e April 27, 2015. The second week of only four working days has a packed agenda.
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The fossil fuel industry is condemning us to climate disaster 24.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
We must restructure the world energy usage and embark on a renewable revolution. Take a stand to stop business as usual and keep fossil fuels in the ground The warnings from our most respected scientists are loud and clear and their findings are irrefutable. Science demands that average global temperature rises must stay below 2C if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change. The world cannot wait until 2050, 2040 or even 2030 to act. The World Bank’s sobering report, Turn Down the Heat , told us in 2013 that without serious policy changes the world will warm by an average of 4C by the end of the century. Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Angela Merkel’s adviser, concludes, “the difference between [2C and 4C] is human civilisation”, and Professor James Hansen warns that even a 2C rise will cause “major dislocations for civilisation”. Every year through subsides UK citizens give £2.5bn in taxes to the oil, gas and coal ...
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Yawning gap in Modi government's claims and deeds on climate 23.4.2015 Rediff: Business
Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tall claims that no one has served nature more than India, some of the steps taken by his BJP government proves that the ground reality is exactly opposite, says Devanik Saha.
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Free speech at university: five demands from young voters 21.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Guardian went to King’s College London to find out what students think about free speech. Our panel was chaired by writer and presenter Rick Edwards

You Talk, They Listen is a series of events we’re hosting at universities around the UK – each focussing on the topics you care about most in the run-up to the election; from higher education, to freedom of speech, climate change and immigration – young people talk and politicians listen. This time we focused on the new terror laws, and whether they threaten freedom of speech at university.

As a Muslim, I find it hard to express my opinion in seminars because people will think ‘oh the Muslim's on one again’

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Why I took part in a human 'oil slick' to protest about Wellcome's investments 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Wellcome Trust has invested over £150m in research to eliminate malaria – but climate change will cause an increase in the disease I became a nurse because I care about people. When I worked on a nursing placement in Kenya, I saw first-hand healthcare systems stretched way beyond what they can cope with. That is why climate change matters to me. The countries where the effects of climate change are already being felt most acutely are those same countries least equipped to deal with it and least responsible for the emissions that caused it. The effects of climate change on human health will be devastating, be they manifest in increasing urbanisation and migration caused by extreme weather events, food shortages or water scarcity. The evidence base attesting to the health risks presented by climate change is now well established. Given this concern, I’d been following the Guardian’s Keep it in the Ground campaign with interest and encouragement, particularly the demand for the Wellcome Trust , the ...
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Hillary Clinton's green path to the White House: will she be 'careful' on climate? 20.4.2015 Guardian: Environment
‘There’s really no reason for people who care about climate to be excited about her,’ environmental activists warn amid questions from pollsters and donors After years of watching climate change fail to emerge as a central issue in US presidential elections, environmental activists are warily eyeing a coded message from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair that this might finally become the cycle when the future of the planet gets top billing. The advocates are not just wondering about voters and their priorities, which a new wave of billionaire backers insist are at a “crossroads”. They are worried about the candidate herself. Related: Hillary Clinton: six big questions liberals want her to answer – now Helping working families succeed, building small businesses, tackling climate change & clean energy. Top of the agenda. #Hillary2016 They all agree that we need to approach the issue from an economic standpoint. Doom and gloom really isn’t going to ...
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Carbon reserves held by top fossil fuel companies soar 19.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Top 200 firms including Gazprom, ExxonMobil, BP and Anglo American hold four to five times more fossil fuels in existing reserves than can be safely burned

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Google dominates search. But the real problem is its monopoly on data 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The European commission’s investigation into Google’s shopping service misses the larger point of how much information the company actually owns
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G20 laws cut protest numbers from likely 120,000 to 1,000, inquiry told 18.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A demonstration forecast to have drawn up to 120,000 people in Brisbane was reduced to as few as 1,000 because of ‘chilling’ temporary laws, review hears

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Online Submission and Monitoring of Wildlife Clearance Operationalised 17.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
A web-based portal named “Online Submission & Monitoring of Environmental, Forests and Wildlife Clearance” (OSMEFWC) has been made operational.
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Judges raise doubts over challenge to Obama's climate change rules 17.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Two of three judges seemed to agree with lawyers defending the EPA that the lawsuits are premature because the agency has not yet made rules final

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The climate crisis: five demands from young voters 16.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

The Guardian went to the University of Sussex to find out what students think about green issues in the run-up to the election. Our panel was chaired by writer and presenter Rick Edwards

What should politicians and the media be doing to save the world from climate change?

Related: ‘One student had a shrine to Caroline Lucas in their room’

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Ukip pledges to cut foreign aid and put DfID to the sword 15.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

As UK parties launch their manifestos, Ukip says it will reduce aid by more than two-thirds and abolish ‘wasteful’ Department for International Development

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LIVE! Sidelined Shatrughan will skip Amit Shah's mega meet at Patna 14.4.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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'A hunger for open repudiation': empire of progressives strikes back at Clinton 14.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Leftwingers hold back their endorsements for Hillary Clinton until she presents a clearer campaign ‘vision’ as the only Democrat in the running so far Hillary Clinton is already under pressure from voices on the left of American politics to establish her policy credentials for tackling issues such as economic inequality and Wall Street reform at the outset of her campaign. As the former secretary of state rolls out her run for president in 2016, several of the most prominent figures on the so-called progressive wing of the Democratic party are refusing to offer their support without a clearer vision from Clinton on a clutch of liberal cause célèbres, ranging from climate change to trade and back again. Clinton ad announcing campaign is surprisingly free of content, lacking autobiography, policy, vision. Hope she quickly holds press ...
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PM's remarks at the Community Reception in Berlin 14.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
PM's remarks at the Community Reception in Berlin
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How should we interpret Labour’s manifesto? 13.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Guardian writers parse the meaning of Ed Miliband’s pre-election pledges

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Keep it in the ground: why this is a matter of basic ethics 13.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Charitable trusts can give good short-term reasons not to disinvest from fossil fuels. But that is not the point, says Felix Salmon If the purpose of your existence is to make the world a better place, why would you invest billions of dollars in companies that make the greatest contribution to global climate change? That’s the simple question behind the Guardian’s Keep it in the Ground campaign. But is there a simple answer? Sadly, perhaps there isn’t. We could ascribe all of these investments to some kind of misplaced avarice. But that doesn’t make sense: it is not as if buying shares in these companies is some kind of “get rich quick” scheme. Indeed, oil and gas companies have significantly underperformed on the market as a whole over one year, three years, five, even 10 years. The real answer is more a complicated case of priorities, politics, pragmatism and ...
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