User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
Last updated: Dec 12 2017 16:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory 12.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a declaration adopted in Paris. On the eve of the One Planet Summit organised in the French capital, the space agencies' chiefs met to discuss climate monitoring from space, including such areas as greenhouse gases, water resource management and the use of satellites during natural disasters. "Satellites are vital tools for studying and gaining new insights into climate change in order to mitigate its effects and help societies devise coping strategies," France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), which hosted the talks, said in a statement. It added that more than half of the 50 essential climate variables could be measured only from space. "The Paris Declaration we have just adopted proposes to set up a Space Climate Observatory that will act as a hub between space agencies and the international scientific ...
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Big investors press major companies to step up climate action 12.12.2017 Sify Finance
By Alister Doyle
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“India considers Climate Change as a major Threat to Collective being, wants to Play a Positive and Constructive Role in Combating it”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 6.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that India considers climate change as a major threat to collective well-being and wants to play a positive, as well as constructive role in combating it.
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Bonn: Without Donald Trump, governments come to gether to tackle climate change 6.11.2017 DNA: Money
Governments will try to bolster a 2015 pact to combat climate change at annual talks in Germany from Monday strained by President Donald Trump's plan to pull out and instead promote the U.S. coal and oil industries. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who will preside at the Nov. 6-17 talks of almost 200 nations in Bonn, says he wants more urgent action to cut greenhouse gases as part of the 195-nation Paris Agreement. "The human suffering caused by intensifying hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods and threats to food security caused by climate change means there is no time to waste," he said in a statement on Sunday outlining his goals. Delegates will work on a detailed "rule book" to help guide the 2015 Paris climate accord, which set a goal of ending the fossil fuel era this century by shifting to renewable energies such as wind and solar power. But Trump doubts that human activities are the main cause of climate change - a finding endorsed most recently by U.S. scientists in a report on ...
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Training for APDCL engineers 3.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Training for APDCL engineers
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EESL launches $454 million ‘Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency’ project in partnership with the GEF 1.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Recognizing India’s efforts towards a low emission-economy and focusing on energy
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Pledge to go-green: London, Paris amongst 12 big cities to buy only zero-emission buses from 2025 23.10.2017 DNA: Top News
Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment. The 12, with a combined population of almost 80 million, said they would promote walking, cycling and the use of public transport under a joint "fossil-fuel-free streets declaration". Many cities are setting tougher environmental goals than governments to limit air pollution and to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. "Air pollution caused by petrol and diesel vehicles is killing millions of people in cities around the world," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a statement. "The same emissions are also causing climate change." The mayors, part of the C40 group of cities which is seeking to slow global warming, said they would "procure only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and ensure that major areas of their city are zero emissions by ...
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Mars has ideal conditions to produce oxygen from CO2, explains study 23.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Mars has nearly ideal conditions for efficiently creating oxygen from atmospheric carbon dioxide in the future using plasma technology, a study has found. According to researchers from University of Porto in Portugal and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Mars has 96 per cent carbon dioxide (CO2) in its atmosphere. The research, published in the journal Plasma Sources Science and Technology, shows that the pressure and temperature ranges in the Martian atmosphere mean non-thermal plasma can be used to produce oxygen efficiently. "Sending a manned mission to Mars is one of the next major steps in our exploration of space. Creating a breathable environment, however, is a substantial challenge," said Vasco Guerra, from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. "Plasma reforming of CO2 on Earth is a growing field of research, prompted by the problems of climate change and production of solar fuels," said Guerra. "Low temperature plasmas are one of the best media for CO2 decomposition - the split-up of the molecule ...
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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change 'green' bonds 18.10.2017 Sify Finance
By Sonia Feng
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Corrected: Paris plans ban on combustion-engine cars by 2030 12.10.2017 Sify Finance
(Corrects spelling of City Hall official's name)
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Paris plans ban on combustion-engine cars by 2030 12.10.2017 Sify Finance
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris authorities plan to ban by 2030 all combustion-engine cars - including those fuelled by both diesel and petrol - an official at Paris City Hall said on Thursday.
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India ready to work above and beyond Paris deal: Swaraj 20.9.2017 Rediff: News
India reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark Paris climate change agreement.
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India ready to work above and beyond Paris deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Sushma Swaraj 20.9.2017 DNA: Top News
 India today reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark Paris climate change agreement, saying it is willing to "work above and beyond" the pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, during a UN 'Leadership Summit on Environment Pact', said that India had been at the forefront of the debate on environment and development. Her remarks came amid uncertainty over the US role in the deal after President Donald Trump in June announced that America was withdrawing from the Paris deal, arguing that it gives undue advantage to countries like India and China. India, which is the world's third largest carbon polluter, along with more than 190 nations reached a pact in December 2015 with an aim to prevent an increase in the global average temperature and keep it well below 2 degrees Celsius. The deal, which replaced the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, was ratified last October. Participating in the UN meet hosted by Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Swaraj said India was willing to work ...
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France plans new incentives to phase out polluting vehicles 18.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
FRANCE-AUTOS/TAX:France plans new incentives to phase out polluting vehicles
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Turn off your faucet to fight climate change, rock icon Patti Smith says 16.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
GLOBAL-CLIMATECHANGE/CONCERT:Turn off your faucet to fight climate change, rock icon Patti Smith says
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Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Conference on “Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems: Theory to Practice” 12.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the need to create an enabling environment through small steps such as planting more trees, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that new and innovative ways must be thought of, to bring more areas under forest and tree cover.
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Hurricane Harvey's aftermath could see pioneering climate lawsuits 5.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
STORM-HARVEY/CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Hurricane Harvey's aftermath could see pioneering climate lawsuits
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Small changes, big impact: how to reduce waste in your daily life 4.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
GLOBAL-WASTE/ (FACTBOX):FACTBOX-Small changes, big impact: how to reduce waste in your daily life
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U.S. EPA ends sponsorship of climate leadership program 26.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-CLIMATECHANGE/EPA:U.S. EPA ends sponsorship of climate leadership program
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U.S. Energy Dept. to release electric grid study Wednesday night 24.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-POWERGRID/STUDY:U.S. Energy Dept. to release electric grid study Wednesday night
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