User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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World Forestry Day observed at Kaziranga 25.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
World Forestry Day observed at Kaziranga
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Coal-power projects worldwide, including India, see steep drop 22.3.2018 Sify Finance
In a step towards a cleaner environment, the number of coal-based fired power plants under development have seen a steep decline, especially in India and China, a report said on Thursday.
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Oceans on Mars formed several hundred million years earlier than thought, reveals study 20.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Oceans on Mars formed several hundred million years earlier and were not as deep as once thought, according to a study. Researchers at The University of California, Berkeley in the US have linked the existence of oceans early in the history of Mars to the rise of the solar system's largest volcanic system, Tharsis. They also highlight the key role played by global warming in allowing liquid water to exist on Mars. "Volcanoes may be important in creating the conditions for Mars to be wet, said Michael Manga, a professor at UC Berkeley. Those claiming that Mars never had oceans of liquid water often point to the fact that estimates of the size of the oceans do not jibe with estimates of how much water could be hidden today as permafrost underground and how much could have escaped into space. These are the main options, given that the polar ice caps do not contain enough water to fill an ocean. The new model proposes that the oceans formed before or at the same time as Mars' largest volcanic feature, ...
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India has huge potential to become the leader in Solar Energy sector: Vice President 10.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India has huge potential to become the leader in solar energy sector. He was addressing the inaugural session of ELECRAMA 2018, organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Association, in Noida, UP today.
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These 13 cities may exceed 2C temperature rise by 2020s, believe scientists 8.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Thirteen cities worldwide are projected to see temperature hikes that could exceed 2 degrees Celsius (3.6°F) over the next decade or so, according to a new report. The Belgian city of Leuven faces the highest potential increase among a hundred cities that are included in a report several years in the making by the Urban Climate Change Research Network, based at Columbia University. "It's all alarming," William Solecki, one of the study's editors, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday at a United Nations-backed climate summit. Cities that could see the steepest temperature increases during the 2020s include Geneva in Switzerland (2.5C), Shenzhen in China (2.3C) and Tsukuba in Japan (2.3C), the study showed. All predictions included a lower limit too. For instance, temperatures in Leuven could increase by as little as 1.1C. The new data provides "foundation knowledge" for cities at the forefront of efforts to rein in the effects of global warming, said Cynthia Rosenzweig, an editor of the report ...
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Arctic permafrost may unleash carbon within decades: NASA 7.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere this century, with the peak transition occurring in 40 to 60 years, a NASA study warns. The region was formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment.  The study, led by Nicholas Parazoo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, calculated that as thawing continues, by the year 2300, total carbon emissions from this region will be 10 times as much as all human-produced fossil fuel emissions in 2016. Permafrost is soil that has remained frozen for years or centuries under topsoil. It contains carbon-rich organic material, such as leaves, that froze without decaying. The study found that warmer, more southerly permafrost regions will not become a carbon source until the end of the 22nd century, even though they are thawing now. That is because other changing Arctic processes will counter the effect of thawing soil in these regions, ...
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1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands 4.3.2018 DNA: India
A thriving "hotspot" of 1.5 million Adelie penguins, a species fast declining in parts of the world, has been discovered on remote islands off the Antarctic Peninsula, surprised scientists said. The first bird census of the Danger Islands unearthed over 750,000 Adelie breeding pairs, more than the rest of the area combined, the team reported in the journal Scientific Reports.  The group of nine rocky islands, which lie off the northern tip nearest South America, in the northwest Weddell Sea, housed the third- and fourth-largest Adelie penguin colonies in the world, they found. "It is certainly surprising and it has real consequences for how we manage this region," study co-author Heather Lynch of Stony Brook University told AFP. Just 160 kilometres (100 miles) away on the west of the peninsula - a thin limb jutting out of West Antarctica - Adelie numbers have dropped about 70 per cent in recent decades due to sea ice melt blamed on global warming. "One of the ways in which this is good news is that other ...
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Duty of citizens, sexism and dynasty politics were just some of the topics Justin Trudeau addressed at IIM-Ahmedabad 19.2.2018 DNA: Opinion
Donald Trump and I are similar in a lot of ways, said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while addressing a bunch of surprised IIM-Ahmedabad students. “We have similar policies that are doing well for our respective economies, and both of us have an optimistic approach towards the future,” he said. Trudeau was addressing students on the second day of his visit to India. The Canadian Prime Minister had landed on Saturday night and visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Sunday with his wife and their three children.   A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Feb 18, 2018 at 7:14am PST On Monday, he began his visit to the Sabarmati Ashram and then visited the Akshardham temple, before meeting the students at IIM Ahmedabad. He addressed a number of topics ranging from global warming to sexism to the group of students present. Homage to the icon of peace and no-violence. PM @JustinTrudeau and family visit the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad pic.twitter.com/sI5u8MIrc3 — Vikas Swarup (@VikasSwarup) ...
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‘India’s progress in Science & Technology exponential’ – Dr Harsh Vardhan 15.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Science & Technology; Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said, India’s progress in the field of science and technology is exponential and science can address most of the problems the society is facing now. Dr Harsh Vardhan was talking to hundreds of school children, who turned up at his residence to see a limited exhibition, showcasing advancements in Science & Technology in India.
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‘It is our duty to Give Back Clean and Green Environment to Next Generation’: Dr Harsh Vardhan 4.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan has appealed to the teaching community to join the “Green Good Deeds” campaign, launched by theMinistry to sensitise the peopleand students, in particular, about climate change and global warming.
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Donald Trump baffles scientists; says ice caps are 'setting records' 29.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
On Monday, scientists expressed bafflement over US President Donald Trump's assertion that ice caps are "setting records" when much of the world's ice from the Alps to the Andes is melting amid global warming. Trump cast doubt on mainstream scientific findings about climate change in an interview aired on Britain's ITV channel on Sunday night, saying "there's a cooling and there's a heating". — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 28, 2018 "The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now. But now they're setting records. They're at a record level," he said. Many people use the term "ice cap" to refer to polar sea ice or vast ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica. It is also a technical term for smaller masses of ice on land, ending in glaciers. AP FACT CHECK: 10 scientists & data throw cold water on President Trump's climate claims of cooling & warming and record high ice cap https://t.co/fJfSRjRUNv pic.twitter.com/woBAAPfkyj — seth borenstein (@borenbears) January 28, 2018 "Glaciers ...
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Atmosphere radar centre coming up at GU 29.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Atmosphere radar centre coming up at GU
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2017 was hottest year without an El Nino event 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday. Average surface temperatures in 2017 were 1.1 degree Celsius (2.0 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, creeping towards 1.5C (2.7F), the most ambitious limit for global warming set by almost 200 nations under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The agreement has been weakened by a plan by U.S. President Donald Trump, who doubts mainstream scientific findings that warming is driven by man-made greenhouse gases, to pull out. The U.N's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said 2017 was indistinguishable from 2015 as the second or third warmest year behind 2016, and made 2017 "the warmest year without an El Niño" in records dating back to the late 19th century. Temperatures in both 2016 and 2015 were lifted by an El Niño, a natural event which can disrupt weather patterns worldwide every few years and releases ...
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NYC's suit against oil companies sparks mixed reaction 13.1.2018 Sify Finance
With New York City filing a lawsuit against some oil companies for allegedly contributing to global warming, some experts are expecting it to build momentum inside the US, while the affected firms are calling it a ploy to politicise climate change.
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New York City sues oil companies over climate change 11.1.2018 Sify Finance
New York City on Wednesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the five largest oil companies for contributing to global warming.
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US' Environment Protection Agency to replace Barack Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations 10.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water. The agenda, laid out by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Tuesday, marks an extension of the agency’s efforts under President Donald Trump to weaken or kill regulations the administration believes are too broad and harm economic growth, but which environmentalists say are critical to human health. "The climate is changing. That's not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?... I think the American people deserve an open honest transparent discussion about those things,” said Pruitt, who has frequently cast doubt on the causes and implications of global warming. Pruitt reaffirmed plans for the EPA to host a public debate on climate science sometime this ...
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Now or never: The window for saving the world's coral reefs is rapidly closing 5.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
The window for saving the world's coral reefs from the effects of global warming is rapidly closing, according to a study. For the first time, researchers have measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the past four decades. The study published in the journal Science documents a dramatic shortening of the gap between pairs of bleaching events, threatening the future existence of these iconic ecosystems and the livelihoods of many millions of people.
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NSS unit of Digboi College reaches out to forest dwellers 3.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
NSS unit of Digboi College reaches out to forest dwellers
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China aims for nationwide emission trading scheme in power sector: state planner 19.12.2017 Sify Finance
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday the first phase of its long-awaited nationwide carbon emission trading scheme will focus on the power sector, as the government outlined details of what is
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Text of PM's statement to media outside Parliament House at the start of the Winter Session of Parliament 15.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Text of PM's statement to media outside Parliament House at the start of the Winter Session of Parliament
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