User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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State's sea levels may rise by 0.38 metre by 2050 21.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Few decades on, structures near Mumbai's seashores may be inundated by rising sea levels. In what may drastically alter perceptions about climate change and its impact on coastal cities like Mumbai, a state government study has predicted a 0.38 metre rise in sea levels across Maharashtra by 2050. The Maharashtra Maritime Board's (MMB) shoreline management plan (SMP) has suggested that construction near the coast in Mumbai must rise to a minimum 7.59 metres above mean sea levels by 2050 to withstand storm surges and floods. While Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notifications regulate a 500 metre horizontal region from the high-tide line, the SMP lays down a vertical impact of the sea-level rise. This can be incorporated into urban and land use planning, serving as baseline data for planners executing shoreline infrastructure projects like Mumbai's coastal road. "This is Maharashtra's first SMP. Developed countries like Singapore and Australia have SMPs and consider them as reference points in coastal ...
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How to make the eople use toilets 18.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Lack of sanitation is leading to avoidable deaths of infants, and underweight and stunted children.
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US budget cuts will reduce aid to developing countries by up to 70%; disaster for world's poor: Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah 17.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the expected gap through private or charitable spending looks unlikely, added Rajiv Shah, who ran the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2009 to 2015. If the 15 largest U.S. foundations, including giants such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, combined their donations, the total would not match the cuts proposed just to USAID funding by President Donald Trump's administration, Shah said. "This is not the kind of problem philanthropy can step in and solve - or should," he said. "These are public-sector responsibilities." But philanthropists can play a key role in restoring badly eroded public faith in aid spending, by tracking results and proving investments work, he said. They can also push money into ventures - such as off-grid solar ...
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British government launches review to cut long-term energy costs 6.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
BRITAIN-ENERGY/:British government launches review to cut long-term energy costs
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UN asks US to re-engage in 2015 Paris climate agreement 5.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The UN chief on Saturday urged the US to re-engage with the 2015 Paris climate agreement even after America submitted its formal communication indicating its intention to withdraw from the historic pact as soon as possible. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received a notification from the US expressing the country's intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, his spokesman said. The notification received on Friday was communicated by US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley. "The Secretary-General received, in his capacity as Depositary of the Paris Agreement, a communication from the Permanent Representative of the US expressing the intention of the US to exercise its right to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, as soon as it is eligible to do so under the Agreement, unless it identifies suitable terms for reengagement," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The Paris climate deal aims to prevent the Earth from heating up by 2C since the start of the industrial ...
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MoEF recommends dropping 7 hydel projects from Kameng River Basin 3.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF & CC) has recommended dropping seven hydroelectric projects (HEPs) that have a total capacity of 2,337 Megawatts (MW), from the Kameng River Basin in Arunachal Pradesh due to their proximity to the Pakke Tiger Reserve, and unviable project locations. The MoEF has conveyed this to the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Water Resources, and the State government of Arunachal Pradesh, in a letter dated July 28. "Kameng-I, Kameng-II, Pakke, Seba, Pasar, Bichom stage-I, and Bichom-II have been recommended to be dropped from the basin. On other free stretches of the river, no further HEPs should be planned/allotted in the entire Kameng basin even if they are smaller than 25MW and do not fall under the purview of EIA notification, 2006," the letter states. A total of 44 HEPs, with cumulative installed capacity of 4,898.9 MW, were considered in the river basin study. Of the 44, 37 HEPs, with a total capacity of 2,561.9 MW, have been recommended and seven ...
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DNA Morning Must Reads: New development plan for Mumbai, Sania Mirza on lack of titles, and more 2.8.2017 DNA: Money
1. Aadhaar can't be used to track anyone: Govt to SC The act is framed in such a way, with so many checks and balances, that even the authority wouldn't know where the Aadhaar is being used, Mehta submitted. Read more here 2. Coming up for Mumbai: 8 million jobs, 10 lakh affordable homes, open spaces Development Plan (DP) 2014-2034 cleared by BMC on Monday midnight after nine years of deliberation. Read more here 3. Climate change behind 59,000 farmer suicides in India: study Climate change has caused more than 59,000 farmer suicides in India over the last 30 years, a study has found, warning that suicide rate across the country will increase substantially as global temperatures rise. Read more here 4. Every partnership rides its course: Sania Mirza Sania Mirza has had to change four partners this year after successful stint with Martina Hingis. The Indian tennis star talks about frustration of frequently changing partners, lack of titles & drop in rankings. Read more here 5.  Sidharth Malhotra opens up ...
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Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants 26.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
CHILE-PLANTS/SOLAR (PIX, TV):Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants
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California governor signs climate policy extension into law 26.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
CALIFORNIA-CARBON/ (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-California governor signs climate policy extension into law
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California lawmakers approve landmark extension to climate policy 18.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
CALIFORNIA-CARBON/ (UPDATE 3):UPDATE 3-California lawmakers approve landmark extension to climate policy
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Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military 13.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-MILITARY/CLIMATECHANGE:Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military
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Will NASA-ISRO satellite pass the Trump test? 25.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington tomorrow. At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the NASA and the ISRO.
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Will Nasa-Isro satellite pass the Trump test? 25.6.2017 TOI: India
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington.At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the Nasa and the Isro.
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Trump test awaits NASA-ISRO's most expensive satellite 25.6.2017 Rediff: News
If all goes on well, the NISAR satellite will be launched in 2021 from India using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).
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‘Wildlife crimes being taken seriously, criminals will not be spared at any cost’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 22.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that trading in wildlife articles is the third largest trade in the world. The Minister said that illegal trade of animal parts
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Modi-Trump Summit: Truly historic step is unlikely 22.6.2017 Rediff: Columns
At no other time has a single meeting of the leaders of two democracies been so critical and hazardous.
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Analysis: America’s hungriest wind and solar power users - big companies 21.6.2017 Sify Finance
By Nichola Groom
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The Universe in One Tangerine: A Politics of Inter-being 17.6.2017 DNA: India
I have always been a fan of salted cashewnuts—a very expensive treat anywhere in the world. When I was a child, the canteen of Metro Cinema in Bombay had them and if we were very good and very lucky, we might get to eat them during the interval. Those were the only salted cashews I had ever eaten. As an adult, it felt luxurious finding them readily in American supermarkets and of course, on the road in Sri Lanka—still an expensive treat, but available! Like others, I eat cashew nuts quickly and thoughtlessly, as if to catch them before they disappear.   Recently, I got to meet people who work in this sector. They do not like to eat cashew nuts. Perhaps this is because they cannot forget the work that goes into making the nuts look and taste as we like them. They are peeled by hand, stinging and staining the hand. Processing them is laborious. It is not as if cashews grow on trees all the time! It is a short season, and the trees take a long time to get to the point where they yield fruit. Into that long ...
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JSW-The Times of India 8th edition calls out green warriors to apply for Earth Care Awards 16.6.2017 TOI: India
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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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