User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Last updated: Aug 02 2015 14:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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17,000 km in 7 months: Shop owner pedals from Bangladesh to New Zealand 2.8.2015 TOI: Cities
After covering nearly 120 kilometres each day, sleep came easily to Khandekar, who was too tired to notice where he ate or ...
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India aims full genome sequencing of wheat in 3 years 2.8.2015 ET: Agriculture
"All other partners of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium including India target to complete the sequencing in the next three years."
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Changing the climate, together: World leaders unite to accelerate the clean energy revolution 31.7.2015 ET: Power
Founded in 2009, CEM advances cooperation on clean energy among a group of countries encompassing around 90 per cent of global clean energy investment.
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Climate pressures lead to rise in 'new-age orphans' in India's delta 31.7.2015 Sify News
By Aditya Ghosh
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#dnaEdit: Population bomb 30.7.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
A United Nations report estimating that India’s population is expected to surpass China’s by 2022, sooner than thought, must send alarm bells ringing. Earlier, demographers had expected India’s population to exceed China’s only by 2028. The somewhat troubling status of being the world’s most populous country brings with it myriad responsibilities and scant prestige. It means more stomachs to feed, more jobs to create, more children to educate, more elderly to care for — amid unsustainable pressures on the environment and the growing spectre of climate change. The World Population Prospects report estimates the populations of India and China to be around 1.4 billion in 2022 after which India’s will rise to 1.5 billion in 2030 and 1.7 billion in 2050, while China’s population will marginally decrease after 2030. Another interesting finding is that Africa will account for more than half the world’s population growth between now and 2050 (1.3 billion of 2.4 billion population added). As expected, Europe will ...
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Tree felling: NGT official visits Taj zone 30.7.2015 TOI: Cities
Tree felling: NGT official visits Taj zone
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Ways to deal with climate change discussed 30.7.2015 The Assam Tribune
Ways to deal with climate change discussed
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ACC Appointments 30.7.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:
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Just growing more food won't help to feed the world | Richard Ewbank 29.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Rush to increase production has caused catastrophic environmental degradation. We need to make agriculture climate-resilient and more efficient

The World Bank’s view that we need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people, while finding ways to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture at the same time, ignores one very simple fact – we already grow enough food for 10 billion people.

But a combination of storage losses after harvest, overconsumption and waste mean that some 800 million people in developing countries are malnourished.

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Q&A: Ron Boswell criticises pope on climate but admits he hasn't read encyclical – video 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Former Queensland National party senator Ron Boswell made a gaffe-riddled appearance on the ABC TV's flagship show on Monday night, criticising the pope's encyclical on the environment while admitting that he hadn't read it. Boswell said that 'as a practising Catholic … I was somewhat concerned about the pope's statement' last month calling for more action on climate change because he said it risked condemning 300 million Indians to poverty by denying them access to cheap coal-fired electricity Continue reading...
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Interactive meet for IIFM students on climate change 28.7.2015 TOI: Cities
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) will organize a two-day national seminar on the theme ‘Youth Ready for Climate Change Transformation’ from July 28 on institute ...
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Investment flows are not automatically climate finance: India 27.7.2015 Sify Finance
The government on Monday said investment flows in themselves cannot be treated as finance for climate-friendly technologies unless specifically designated as such.
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Paris climate meet: India says investment flows can't be treated as climate finance 27.7.2015 ET: Economy/Finance
India also emphasised the need to consider transfer of green technologies at affordable cost from developed world to the developing nations.
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Tourist hotspots around the world are crowded with new visitors – but are they all welcome? 26.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
A surge of visitors from developing countries is putting a strain on top European destinations but is it ethical, or possible, to stop them?

A bar not 300 metres from Rome’s Spanish Steps. Two Russian women – they could be mother and daughter – sip aperitivi. A couple speaking Brazilian Portuguese wait for sandwiches at the counter, while a boisterous party of Chinese makes its way past the glass door, shut against the sweltering heat.

Rome is as good a place as any to observe trends in global tourism, and what the Romans have experienced in recent years is a Bric [Brazil, Russia, India and China] through the window. People from countries whose languages had seldom before been heard on the streets of the Eternal City – Turkey is another – have been arriving in Rome in steadily mounting numbers.

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Can cities trigger thunderstorms? Research suggests they can 26.7.2015 TOI: India
Global warming is thought to be making Indian monsoon rainfall more unpredictable, and prone to extremes—reason enough for cities to improve drainage and bolster flood defences. But new research suggests that another phenomen-on is also shaping rainfall over cities, making such measures even more ...
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French special envoy to attend FICCI-sponsored climate change session 25.7.2015 Sify Finance
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will be organising an interactive session with the French special envoy for COP 21, Nicolas Hulot and Ambassador for
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India, Brazil decide to explore ways to boost cooperation 23.7.2015 ET: Foreign Trade
In their talks in Brasilia, the two sides discussed the entire gamut of relations covering bilateral, regional and multilateral issues if mutual interests.
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Five months after sexual harassment complaint, TERI replaces Pachauri 23.7.2015 Sify News
NEW DELHI, July 23 (Reuters) - Indian scientist Rajendra Pachauri, who quit a U.N. climate panel earlier this year over a sexual harassment complaint, was removed on Thursday from the Delhi-based
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RK Pachauri removed as TERI chief, Ajay Mathur appointed 23.7.2015 DNA: Top News
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Thursday appointed Dr. Ajay Mathur as the new Chief in a meeting that was held in Bangalore on Thursday. The TERI removed former chief RK Pachauri over charges of sexual harassment. Mathur is currently working as the Director General of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) of the Government of India. Although his transition may take some time.  In February 2015, an alleged sexual harassment complaint was filed by a research assistant at TERI against Pachauri. On February 13, an FIR was registered against Pachauri on charges of sexual harassment under IPC sections 354, 354(a), 354(d) (molestation) and 506 (criminal intimidation). The woman had submitted various text and WhatsApp messages as proof of she being harassed by Pachauri.  RK Pachauri has also been the chairperson at Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2002 to 2015 (until his resignation). In 2007, the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice-President Al Gore. File Photo ...
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Environment Ministry Launches Teeb-India Initiative to Highlight Economic Consequences of the Loss of Biological Diversity 23.7.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has launched The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity TEEB-India Initiative (TII) to highlight the economic consequences of the loss of biological diversity and the associated decline in ecosystem services.
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