User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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IIT Ropar allocates land for lab to address farmers' soil and water related issues 22.8.2017 ET: Education
IIT Ropar has adopted the Sutlej-Beas Doab Region including the Harike Wetlands and wetlands around the region to analyze the falling/ deteriorating grounds level patterns.
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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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As India wams, farm-suicide 'epidemic' will worsen: US scientist advises 'urgent' action 20.8.2017 Sify Finance
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President's arts council quits over Trump's Charlottesville remarks 19.8.2017 Rediff: News
In a letter signed by 16 of 17 committee members including two Indian-Americans Jhumpa Lahiri and Kal Penn, they said reproach and censure are necessary following Trump's "support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville."
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Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog 18.8.2017 ET: Policy
More than 200 young entrepreneurs pitched for leveraging the strength of non-state entities to develop India’s soft power, improve education levels and help mitigate climate change.
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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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UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 16.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (REPEAT, UPDATE 2):RPT-UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 15.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Vanguard seeks corporate disclosure on risks from climate change 14.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
VANGUARD-CLIMATE/ (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-Vanguard seeks corporate disclosure on risks from climate change
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Guard's death: Court summons NMNH's ex-HoD 13.8.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
A Delhi court has summoned the caretaker and the then Head of Department of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) situated in the FICCI building. Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma directed Jagmohan Bisht, the caretaker and Reena Dey, the then HOD of the building to be present in the court on August 26 after a chargesheet was filed by the police. The duo have been summoned for their alleged negligence due to which a guard deployed there died when a piece of plaster broke from the top floor and fell on him. The incident took place on January 19, 2014 when Narain Singh, employed as a temporary sale guard, was injured when piece of plaster from the top floor of the FICCI building fell on his head. He was rushed to the hospital following the incident but succumbed to his injuries on February 2, 2014. NMNH, which is under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, had taken the floors of FICCI on lease under an agreement. FICCI said that it was assigned with the work of looking after ...
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India to add 7,000 MW nuclear power capacity: Power Minister Piyush Goyal 12.8.2017 ET: Power
"Solar energy can only be generated during the day time and wind energy only during windy hours. Therefore, we plan to promote Hydro energy that is available for 24 hours," Goyal said.
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Environment Minister launches ‘Gaj Yatra’ to mark World Elephant Day 2017 12.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ here today, a nationwide campaign to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day.
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Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum 12.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PEOPLE-GORE/FILM (TV):Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum
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Employee of Tezpur Meteorological Observatory awarded 11.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Employee of Tezpur Meteorological Observatory awarded
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Al Gore says 'ethical reasons' could end Trump presidency early 9.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/GORE:Al Gore says 'ethical reasons' could end Trump presidency early
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“Environment Ministry Implementing Two Major Afforestation Schemes in the Country”: Dr Harsh Vardhan 8.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
“To achieve the targets mentioned in the National Forest Policy to maintain 33% forest and tree cover in the country the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is implementing two major afforestation/tree plantation schemes
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BHEL made inadequate efforts to improve performance: CAG 8.8.2017 ET: Engineering
The CAG recommended that BHEL needs to develop its own products that excel over competitors through R&D initiatives and efforts should also be made to forge technological tie
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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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Extreme weather conditions will kill 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100: Study 5.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday. In a study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal, the scientists said their findings showed climate change placing a rapidly increasing burden on society, with two in three people in Europe likely to be affected if greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather events are not controlled. The predictions, based on an assumption of no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and no improvement in policies to reduce the impact of extreme climatic events, show European weather-related deaths rising from 3,000 a year between 1981 and 2010 to 152,000 a year between 2071 and 2100. "Climate change is one of the biggest global threats to human health of the 21st century, and its peril to society will be increasingly connected to weather-driven hazards," said Giovanni ...
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