User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: India Specific
Last updated: May 29 2015 14:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UPDATE 1-Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,786 killed in heat wave 29.5.2015 Sify News
(Updates headline, paragraphs 2, 12 with increased death toll)
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'Manmohan owes an explanation' 29.5.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Terming such directive unacceptable, Javadekar said the revelations made by Baijal in his self-published book are an absolute ...
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Telangana, AP could face 50° C as water, green cover depletes: Experts 29.5.2015 TOI: India
The worst heat wave in living memory sweeping across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is an “extreme climate event” and if steps are not taken to reduce human-induced warming, summer temperatures could soon rise to 50 degree Celsius in many areas, top climate change experts ...
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Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,300 killed in heatwave 29.5.2015 Sify News
By Nita Bhalla
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Heat wave kills over 1,500; weatherman has more bad news 28.5.2015 Rediff: News
Over 1,500 dead in just over a week! The bristling summer continues to claim lives across India as temperatures soar between mid-to high-40 degrees. And there's no respite in sight for at least the next couple of days.
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Manmoham owes explanation for revelations by Baijal: Javadekar 28.5.2015 TOI: India
Union minister for environment, forests and climate change (independent charge) Prakash Javadekar said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh owes an explanation (to the nation) for his alleged directive to then telecom regulator Pradeep Baijal to cooperate with the government scheme of things in the 2G ...
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Why the future of environment looks so bleak 28.5.2015 Rediff: Columns
Prakash Javadekar's one year as India's minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change has been an unmitigated disaster, says activist Himanshu Thakkar.
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More heat waves in offing due to global temperature rise:CSE 28.5.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The intense heat wave sweeping across India could be another manifestation of an extreme weather event, a green body on Thursday said, warning that more heat waves were in the offing due to rise in global ...
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Renewable energy gains momentum in India: US 28.5.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
The US has praised India for its "considerable momentum" towards clean energy, saying that over 10% of the country's electricity will come from renewable energy by 2022. "India has put forward a target of 175 gigawatts of renewables by 2022, which would mean well-over 10% of their electricity would come from renewable energy by that year," Rick Duke, Deputy Director White House Office of Energy and Climate Change said. "So we see considerable momentum coming out of that joint statement," Duke said in response to a question on US-China joint announcement at a discussion on US Climate Commitments convened by World Resources Institute. Noting that President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping had jointly announced a historic set of targets to cut emissions last year, Duke said the move has had a "galvanising effect" on the overall momentum in the context of the Paris negotiations. "Since then, we've seen countries that represent over 60% of global energy CO2 emissions come forward with post-2020 ...
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Warming threat to Everest glaciers 28.5.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Glaciers girdling Mount Everest could lose nearly all their ice below altitudes of about 6,500 metres by the end of the century under an average temperature rise of about 3.1°C, a new study has suggested.
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Heat islands causing min temp to rise 28.5.2015 TOI: Delhi Times
More and more people are likely to die or suffer morbidity due to heat stress in the capital in the coming ...
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Nick Stern: Shell is asking us to bet against the world on climate change 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Oil giant is wrong on climate policy and on the progress that will be made in renewables over next 20-30 years, says influential economist Nick Stern Shell is asking investors to bet against the world taking action on climate change or in renewables displacing fossil fuels, says influential economist Nick Stern. Speaking at a Guardian debate on divestment last night , Lord Stern said Shell and other hydrocarbon companies were getting it wrong on the potential of renewables technology and that people will insist on policies to hold global warming to 2C of global ...
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Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study 27.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

About 5,500 glaciers could disappear or drastically retreat by the end of the century with severe impacts on farming and hydropower, say scientists

Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or drastically retreat as temperatures increase with climate change over the next century, according to a group of international researchers.

The estimated 5,500 glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region – site of Mount Everest and many of the world’s tallest peaks – could reduce their volume by 70%-99% by 2100, with dire consequences for farming and hydropower generation downstream, they said.

Related: Glacier lakes: Growing danger zones in the Himalayas

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Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Technological advances have made removing salt from seawater and waste water less energy-intensive, but will they simply encourage us to use more? The average Briton uses 150 litres of water a day; the average American gets through 570 litres of the stuff. The world is getting thirstier and the global demand for fresh water is rising by 640bn litres a year. Population growth is one factor, not only the need for drinking water and sanitation but also the need to produce more food. Agriculture accounts for 70% of water ...
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Why India is captured by carbon - The Guardian 27.5.2015 google news
Why India is captured by carbon The Guardian Even with stringent policy action to increase the deployment of renewables and increase energy efficiency, “coal use is projected by all but one study to be more than two times current levels”. (Although India has a small nuclear industry – which ...
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Fine for banned plastic bags may be raised to 1L 26.5.2015 TOI: Cities
In addition to its blanket ban on all unlicensed plastic bag manufacturers across Haryana, the state government may soon raise the maximum fine for stocking plastic bags below the recommended 40-micron thickness from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 ...
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UAE succeeds in generating solar power at the cost of thermal power 25.5.2015 ET: Power
The parity, achieved for the first time, promises to make solar power economically attractive and commercially viable.
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Amitav Ghosh: ‘There is now a vibrant literary world in India – it all began with Naipaul’ 23.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The writer discusses boiling in his Delhi garret, climate change in the Bay of Bengal and finishing his opium wars trilogy Extract: Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh – audio About 10 years ago Amitav Ghosh began work on a new novel about departures. His experience of moving from India to Britain in the 1970s had been “wrenching” and set him wondering what it was like for Indian people travelling to England in the 19th century. “So I began to write about some characters who might have been among the first people to leave India, and immediately I came up against this immense canvas that lies behind relations between India, Britain and China. It was essentially all about opium and it was clear this was not a story I was going tell in a single book.” So Ghosh set about writing a fictional account of the period leading up to the first opium war (1839-42), in which UK and China clashed over the British importation of opium, grown on their Indian plantations, into China. Sea of Poppies was published in 2008 and was ...
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Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination – 2015 Common Preliminary Examination 22.5.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015 on August 23, 2015.
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Officer trainees of Central Engineering Service (Civil) and Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service call on the President 22.5.2015 Govt of india: PIB
A group of 21 officer trainees of Central Engineering Service (Civil) and Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service of 2014 batch called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (May 22, 2015) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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