User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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CEE director Kartikeya Sarabhai gets International honour 5.5.2016 TOI: Cities
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Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are 'disaster for planet' warns World Bank 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead

Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday.

In an unusually stark warning, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, noted that countries in south and south-east Asia were on track to build hundreds more coal-fired power plants in the next 20 years – despite promises made at Paris to cut greenhouse gas emissions and pivot to a clean energy future.

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India's answer to global warming: Cows that belch less 4.5.2016 TOI: India
India's 280 million cows and 200 million more ruminant animals send 13 million tons of methane into the atmosphere every year. And thus, government scientists are working hard to reduce carbon emissions by making cows less flatulent.
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For animal abuse, the penalty is a paltry Rs 10 4.5.2016 TOI: Hyderabad Times
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Water scarcity to cost growth, spark conflict, migration: World Bank 4.5.2016 TOI: India
The World Bank has warned that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could impact growth, spur migration and spark conflict across the globe including in India. In India, property related violence increases by about four per cent when there is below average rainfall and communal riots become more frequent following episodes of floods, the World Bank said.
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Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water: World Bank 4.5.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Global warming can cause extreme floods and droughts and can mean snowfall is replaced by rain, with higher evaporation rates.
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Water scarcity could shrink economies across the globe by 2050: World Bank 4.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday. The Middle East could be hardest hit, with its gross domestic product slipping as much as 14% by 2050 unless measures are taken to reallocate water significantly, the Washington-based institution said in a report. Such measures include efficiency efforts and investment in technologies such as desalination and water recycling, it said. Global warming can cause extreme floods and droughts and can mean snowfall is replaced by rain, with higher evaporation rates, experts say. It also can reduce mountain snow pack that provides water, and the melting of inland glaciers can deplete the source of runoff, they say. Also, a rise in sea level can lead to saltwater contaminating groundwater. "When we look at any of the major impacts of climate change, they one way or the other come through water, whether it's drought, floods, storms, sea level ...
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dna Morning Must Reads: Donald Trump moves closer to become Republican nominee; Water crisis; IPL 2016; and more 4.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
1. US Presidential Elections: Donald Trump 'presumptive' Republican nominee after Ted Cruz drops out of race Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to a commanding victory in Indiana on Tuesday, putting him on a glide path to the party's presidential nomination as Ted Cruz finally ended his campaign. Read more here 2. VVIP Chopper scam: SP Tyagi had met Finmeccanica COO while in office as IAF chief, says CBI Former Indian Air Force marshal SP Tyagi had allegedly met the chief operating officer (COO) of Italian aerospace and defence group Finmeccanica while in office. Read more here 3. Water scarcity could shrink economies across the globe by 2050: World Bank Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday. Read more here 4. IPL 2016: Pant powers 'daunting' Daredevils to 8-wicket win over Gujarat Lions Young Rishab Pant struck a brilliant half century as Delhi Daredevils thrashed ...
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LS clears bill to free Rs 41k cr to bolster forest cover 4.5.2016 TOI: India
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ADB president urges action on jobs, private sector, climate to ensure a vibrant Asia 3.5.2016 TOI: India Business
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The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Break free and join the biggest global action against fossil fuel companies the world has ever seen

An interesting question is, what are you waiting for?

Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilisation — certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been waiting for just the right moment.

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Odisha raises objection against Centre’s river regulation zone notification 3.5.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
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Gujarat received Rs 20.86 crore under central scheme 3.5.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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'Uttarakhand forest fires to be doused in 2 days' 3.5.2016 Rediff: News
Thousands of firemen, NDRF and IAF personnel along with forest officials are working together to douse the flames.
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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Forest Department of Haryana & Punjab for plantation of trees alongside Railway Track on Railway Land Boundary 2.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Forest Department of Haryana & Punjab for plantation of trees alongside Railway Track on Railway Land Boundary
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Clad in gold, girls outshine boys in agri varisty 30.4.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Workshop recommends climate smart agriculture 28.4.2016 The Assam Tribune
Workshop recommends climate smart agriculture
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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, US NSA Rice discuss bilateral issues in Washington 28.4.2016 DNA: Popular News
 Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has met with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and discussed a wide range of bilateral issues including cooperation on climate change, trade and defence. "Rice and Jaishankar affirmed their commitment to deepening bilateral cooperation on climate change, trade, and defence," spokesman of the National Security Council of the White House Ned Price said on Wednesday. They also discussed critical follow-on to the Paris Agreement, progress in civil-nuclear cooperation, ongoing support for India's membership in the multilateral export control regimes, next steps in the Global Health Security Agenda, and opportunities for expanded security and counter-terrorism cooperation, Price said in a statement. The Indian Foreign Secretary is on a visit to Washington and expected to meet the Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today. The visit of the foreign secretary comes wherein speculation is rife that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the United States in ...
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UGC writes to varsities to aid in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Ganga Rejuvenation 27.4.2016 TOI: Cities
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Tribunal stays felling of trees for DC office complex at Padil 27.4.2016 TOI: Cities
Mangaluru, Apr 27 () The Chennai bench of the  National Green Tribunal has ordered status quo at the site of  the proposed Deputy Commissioner's office complex at Padil  near here and barred felling of trees in the area for  construction purposes.
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