User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
Last updated: May 19 2017 15:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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It's getting hotter: New study shows massive increase in moss growth in Antarctic Peninsula 19.5.2017 DNA: Top News
For the naysayers who don’t believe climate change exists, here’s a reality check: Antarctica’s landscape is transforming from white to green, as plant life on the continent grows like never before. As reported by AFP, scientists, who published a paper in Current Biology, have said they have found a sharp increase in plant growth in the past 50 years. Currently, plant life is 0.3% in what used to be a state dominated by ice.    “Temperature increases over roughly the past half century on the Antarctic Peninsula have had a dramatic effect on moss banks growing in the region,” said co-author Matt Amesbury, of the University of Exeter, adding that if this trend continued, then the peninsula would be a much greener place than it is today. Five moss cores — or column-like samples drilled from the Earth — showed evidence of what scientists called “changepoints,” or points in time after which biological activity clearly increased. Areas sampled included three Antarctic islands — Elephant Island, Ardley Island, ...
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India, Sweden to further use of renewables to fight climate change 14.5.2017 ET: Power
Eva Svedling, State Secretary for Climate Policy, Sweden was recently in India with an aim to strengthen ties in the area of climate change.
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Big polluters have backdoor access to UNFCCC? 4.5.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
A new report by Corporate Accountability International: "Inside Job: Big Polluters’ lobbyists on the inside at the UNFCCC,” has exposed the dirty fossil fuel trade associations that are stalking the halls of the UN climate talks to undermine, weaken, and block progress. The report release comes just a week before governments convene in Bonn, Germany to continue negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Governments will, for the first time in history, officially discuss conflicts of interest at this convening. The meetings in Bonn will also be the first for the US’ Trump administration, whose State Department is now led by former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. This has further raised the spectre of conflicts of interest in government and at the talks. “Right now hundreds of business trade associations have access to the climate talks, and many of them are funded by some of the world’s biggest polluters and climate change deniers,” said International Policy ...
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NRL wins award for low CO2 emission 1.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
NRL wins award for low CO2 emission
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Trump sets exec orders on environment, energy this week - official 24.4.2017 Sify Finance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, a White House official said on Sunday.
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In China and Pakistan coal romance, where’s the love for the climate? 3.4.2017 Sify Finance
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China emphasises on commitment to Paris accord as Donald Trump undoes US climate policy 29.3.2017 DNA: Top News
China is still committed to the Paris climate change accord agreed in 2015, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump signed an order to dismantle Obama-era climate change regulations. Trump's main target is former president Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants - a key factor in the United States' ability to meet its commitments under the climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said climate change was a common challenge for everyone and the Paris agreement was a landmark that came about with the hard work of the international community, including China and the United States. China is keen to be seen leading the way in reducing climate change which Trump has in the past dismissed as a "hoax". "We still uphold that all sides should move with the times, grasp the opportunities, fulfil their promises and earnestly take proactive steps to jointly push ...
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LEDs to cut CO2 by 80 million tonnes a year, save Rs 40,000 crore in power bills: Piyush Goyal 27.3.2017 ET: Power
"The solar power programme has been scaled up from a 20 GW target to 100 GW by 2022. All the renewable sources, including large hydro projects, taken together, India has set sights on on 225 GW of renewable and clean energy by 2022," he added.
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Stephen Hawking fears he 'may not be welcome' in Donald Trump's America 21.3.2017 TOI: The United States
The US EPA recently wrote to correct him, after he claimed carbon dioxide was not the primary cause of global warming and claimed there was "tremendous disagreement" over the issue.
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Shell sells Canadian oil sands, ties bonuses to emissions cuts 10.3.2017 Sify Finance
By Karolin Schaps
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Altering flight routes may cut climate impact by 10 per cent: Study 6.3.2017 ET: Transportation
Aviation is different from many other sectors, since its climate impact is largely caused by non-CO2 effects, such as contrails and ozone formation.
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India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables 24.2.2017 ET: Power
India, the world's third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target of raising its renewable energy generation to 175 gigawatt by 2022
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Kyoto Protocol: Govt gives nod to ratify 2nd commitment period 24.1.2017 ET: Policy
CDM projects under this commitment period in accordance with sustainable development priorities will attract some investments in India as well.
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Bridgestone's Ecopia EP150 tyres for Maruti Suzuki's latest model Ignis 24.1.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Jan.24 (ANI): Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. today officially announced its 1st original equipment(OE) fitment for Ecopia - its fuel efficient and eco-friendly tyre range, with EP150 to be
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2016 breaks record for hottest year ever 19.1.2017 Rediff: News
The year 2016 was officially the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
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Oil majors, car makers to push hydrogen technology to help cut emissions 18.1.2017 Sify Finance
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The heads of some of the world's biggest oil firms and automakers agreed on Tuesday to push for broader global use and bigger investments in using hydrogen to help
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Cow dung neutralizes radioactive elements: Rajasthan minister Vasudev Devnani 16.1.2017 TOI: Jaipur
Rajasthan Education minister Vasudev Devnani has claimed that cow dung neutralizes harmful radioactive elements while talking on the scientific importance of cow dung during his visit at the Hingonia Cow Rehabilitation Center on January 14 to celebrate Makar Sankranti.
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National conference on climate change at Tezpur University 13.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
National conference on climate change at Tezpur University
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Why India might not achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets 7.1.2017 ET: Power
To achieve its targets, India must add 130.76 GW of renewable energy over the next 6 years, an average of 21.7 GW a year or, 3 times the capacity it added in 2016.
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China launches TanSat satellite to monitor global carbon emissions 22.12.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
China today launched a global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite to understand climate change, hours after it lifted nearly a week-long red alert for the worst smog that engulfed about 40 cities in the country. The 620-kg satellite TanSat was put into orbit by Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gobi Desert early this morning, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. This was the 243rd mission of the Long March series rockets. Besides TanSat, the rocket also carried a high-resolution micro-nano satellite and two spectrum micro-nano satellites for agricultural and forestry monitoring. China is the third country after Japan and the US to monitor greenhouse gases through its own satellite. The satellite was sent into a sun-synchronous orbit about 700 km above the earth and will monitor the concentration, distribution and flow of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, Yin Zengshan, chief designer of TanSat at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) microsatellite ...
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