User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
Last updated: Jun 14 2018 10:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Heat island effect’ leading to high temperatures in city 14.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Heat island effect’ leading to high temperatures in city
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On World Environment Day, meet inspiring people and companies saying a no to plastic 5.6.2018 Sify Finance
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Ancient Greenland was much warmer than thought 5.6.2018 DNA: Evolutions
Greenland was once much warmer than previously thought, say scientists who have discovered remains of ancient life in lake mud of the region that survived the last ice age. The mud, discovered by researchers at the Northwestern University in the US, has remains of common flies nestled within it, which record two interglacial periods in northwest Greenland. Although researchers have long known these two periods - the early Holocene and Last Interglacial - experienced warming in the Arctic due to changes in the Earth's orbit, the mix of fly species preserved from these times shows that Greenland was even warmer than previously thought.
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How global warming has changed your country's climate 1.6.2018 Rediff: News
The above map shows the country wise temperature change from 1990 to 2017 in Fahrenheit.
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China floods to hit US economy: climate effects through trade chains 29.5.2018 Sify Finance
Intensifying river floods could lead to regional production losses worldwide caused by global warming. This might not only hamper local economies around the globe - the effects might also
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Dino-killing asteroid caused Earth to heat up for 100,000 years 27.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Chicxulub asteroid - which caused the extinction of dinosaurs - drove a long-lasting era of global warming when it smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, with a rapid temperature increase of 5 degree Celsius that endured for roughly 100,000 years, a study has found. The monumental event is a rare case where Earth's systems were perturbed at a rate greater than what's occurring now from human activity. It provides valuable insights into what may happen from sudden, extreme environmental changes. The after-effects of the Chicxulub impact remain debated, with some scientists advocating that soot within the atmosphere blocked out the Sun sufficiently to drive global cooling. Others suggest that carbon released from the Earth's crust into the atmosphere upon the asteroid's impact, as well as carbon from wildfires, had a warming effect. To better understand how the temperature changed during this time, researchers - including those from University of Missouri and University of Colorado Boulder in the US ...
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BharatNet, National Knowledge Network to help IMD make accurate weather forecast 23.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The two ambitious broadband projects of the government -- BharatNet and National Knowledge Network (NKN) -- once completed will enable the country's weather department to make long term predictions and boost accuracy of the weather forecast. While BharatNet is part of the telecom ministry, NKN is under the purview of ministry of IT and electronics. The ministries are in discussions with IMD (India Meteorological Department) to use the high-speed broadband network at village/panchayat level which can improve the accuracy of the data collected manifold, a senior government functionary told DNA Money. The plan is to install observatories in all districts and panchayats, which will enable IMD to gather accurate data at the ground level. The information will be critical keeping in mind the impact of global warming and other environmental changes. It will also improve weather predictions of various issues, including drought, monsoon and others which can go a long way in helping agricultural economy. NKN ...
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient, say lawmakers 16.5.2018 DNA: Money
The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday. The strategy, launched last year, outlines investment in research and innovation to help reduce emissions which lead to global warming. Britain has committed to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels and must produce proposals on how to reach its climate targets as part of carbon budgets set every five years. Although the amount of electricity generated from low-carbon energy doubled to a record 50 percent last year from 2009, there are signs that investment might have stalled in the past two years, the Environmental Audit Committee said in a report. Annual clean energy investment in Britain is now at its lowest level since 2008, threatening the country's ability to meet its carbon budgets from 2023. The report also said that changes to low-carbon energy policies in 2015 has ...
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India's green sectors to employ 300000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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White House 'quietly killed' NASA program on greenhouse gas: Report 11.5.2018 DNA: India
The White House has "quietly killed" a USD 10-million per year NASA program that tracks carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, the journal Science said. NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution models of the planet's flows of carbon, said the report. "Now, President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed the CMS," it said, describing the move as the latest in a "broad attack on climate science" mounted by the White House. The journal said NASA "declined to provide a reason for the cancellation beyond 'budget constraints and higher priorities within the science budget.'" It also quoted US space agency spokesman Steve Cole as saying there was no mention of the CMS in a budget deal signed in March, which "allowed the administration's move to take effect." Cole, responding to a request for comment from AFP, said Trump proposed cutting the CMS project and four Earth science missions last year. After much ...
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Khandu launches Arunachal’s first solar power plant 11.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Khandu launches Arunachal’s first solar power plant
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Dust storm Disaster: Don't diss climate change 6.5.2018 Rediff: News
'The link between global warming and weird, extreme weather events is being better understood every year.'
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Warming Antarctic risks diet of Emperor Penguins 5.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The most beautiful birds in Antartic, Emperor Penguins eat a variety of fish but diminishing sea ice in the warming Antarctic means less fish to eat. The tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species, Emperor Penguin, have a varied menu that changes with the season. Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a way to help determine the foraging success of Emperor penguins. Off all the penguin species, Emperor penguins tend to be the biggest eaters. And for good reason: they make exceptionally long treks on sea ice to reach their foraging grounds and feed their large chicks when they return. But as sea ice diminishes, so does the microscopic plankton living underneath, which serves as the primary food source for fish that penguins eat. Sea ice also provides an important resting platform for the penguins in between foraging dives, so melting can make foraging that much harder. "Global warming may be cutting in on food availability for Emperor penguins," said Dan ...
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Study links global warming with huge algae patches in Arabian Sea, fish mortalities 3.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Global warming is resulting in massive patches of an algae species in the Arabian Sea that is eating up the planktons and excreting large amounts of ammonia leading to fish mortalities, a joint study conducted by institutes of India and the US has found. The Noctiluca Algae is often reported to occur in patches and blooms in the Northern Arabian Sea. The study also denies any link between the growth of the algae to low oxygen and coastal pollution from major Indian cities along the west coast. These algae patches -- some as big as one-fourth the size of Mumbai -- are observed in the sea north off Mumbai and stretch as far as the Oman coast. The striking green blooms often appear to glow at night due to a special phenomenon called bioluminescence, earning them the nickname "sea sparkle". "Unfortunately, these beautiful patches, indicate zones of decline because fish cannot thrive and sometimes die because of these blooms. Noctiluca voraciously eats one of the most important planktonic organisms at the ...
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 23 (NewsVoir): Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for
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World Earth Day: Anushka Sharma to Arjun Kapoor - B-Town hails Mother Earth and spreads the green message 22.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Bollywood stars took to Twitter to spread green messages on World Earth Day, this Friday. Many of them pointed at exceeding harm of plastic, ever rising pollution level, and day-by-day increasing global warming. Here are some of the tweets making rounds on the micro-blogging site: Actress Anushka Sharma tweeted, "It's so disheartening and terrible to see our plastic addiction destroy wildlife and mother nature. This #EarthDay it's time to wake up, start acting and put an end to it now! #EndPlasticPollution". Actor Randeep Hooda took on a lighter note and posted, "Now that ones got your attention #LetsNotLoseOurSenseOfHumour #SayNoToPlastic #EarthDay". Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene wrote, "This #EarthDay let's work together to make this planet a better place for our future generations. Save water Plant more trees  Say NO to plastic bags". Arjun Kapoor shared, "On this #EarthDay let's remember how we belong to the Earth and not the other way around. Protect our Mother Earth and take care of the environment. ...
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Equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products: Vice President 18.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India must equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products. He was addressing the Valedictory Session of the One Day State Level Workshop on Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture for Doubling of Farmer’s Income” organized by the Government of Manipur and the Central Agricultural University, in Imphal, Manipur today.
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Maha plastic ban: Customers, retailers in Mumbai cry foul; lakhs of jobs at risk claim plastic manufacturers 4.4.2018 Sify Finance
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Science is important for the betterment of life: Vice President 29.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkiaha Naidu has said that Science is important for the betterment of life. He was addressing the Scientists and Researchers of National Geophysical Research Institute, in Hyderabad today.
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