User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Generic
Last updated: Jan 13 2018 22:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UN Secy-General hails India, China's climate change fight when 'others are failing' 13.1.2018 DNA: Money
The United Nations has hailed India and China for their leadership role and strong commitment in fighting climate change at a time when "others are failing". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a "very solid commitment" for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims of the globally changing weather patterns. "We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle," he said yesterday at a ceremony in which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the 'Group of 77 (or G77) and China' from Ecuador. "And it is clear to me that the biggest victims of climate change are members of the G77, namely African countries affected by drought or small island countries affected by the kind of hurricanes that we have seen or the rising levels of waters. "But at the same time, of the largest economies of the world the two largest economies of the G77 are strongly committed to the leadership in climate action - and I refer to China and India," Guterres was ...
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Q&A: How is the growth of bitcoin affecting the environment? 2.1.2018 Sify Finance
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Bid to develop new muga breed to withstand climate change 28.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Bid to develop new muga breed to withstand climate change
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World Bank signs USD 318 mn loan agreement to support climate resilient agriculture 26.12.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 26 (ANI): The Government of India, along with the Government of Tamil Nadu signed a USD 318 million loan agreement with the World Bank on Tuesday, for the Tamil Nadu Irrigated
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RTI activist writes to CM over incomplete SEIAA website 25.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
RTI activist writes to CM over incomplete SEIAA website
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Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session of Parliament 15.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session of Parliament
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Scientists say there's a limit to the human lifespan – and we’ve already hit it 7.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, according to a first-of-its-kind research that looked at 120 years worth of historical information. Scientists suggest that humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these limits. Despite stories that with each generation we will live longer and longer, this review suggests there may be a maximum threshold to our biological limits that we cannot exceed. Researchers studied trends emerging from historical records, concluding that there appears to be a plateau in the maximum biological limits for humans' height, age and physical abilities. "These traits no longer increase, despite further continuous nutritional, medical, and scientific progress. This suggests that modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits. We are the first generation to become aware of this," said Jean-Francois Toussaint ...
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“Scientific facts Indicate Pollution Impacts Human Health and well being”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 5.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Stating that scientific facts clearly indicate that pollution has an impact on human health, well-being and has long-term implications on Sustainable Development Goals, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that a healthy environment is necessary for eradicating poverty.
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Nine nations come together to ban fishing in the Arctic for at least 16 years 3.12.2017 DNA: Top News
The European Union, along with nine other nations have announced a ban on fishing in Arctic waters for commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years. According to Science Magazine, the announcement, which was made on November 30, will give scientists time to understand the region’s ecology and the potential impacts of climate change. Along with banning commercial fishing, the agreement also establishes a joint scientific research and monitoring program to improve the understanding of the ecosystem and determine whether sustainable fish stocks could be harvested in the Arctic Ocean in the future. The deal to protect 2.8 million square kilometers of international waters in the Arctic was reached after six meetings spread over two years. It includes not just nations with coastal claims in the Arctic such as by Canada, Russia, China, the US, the EU, but nations such as China, Japan, and South Korea with fishing fleets interested in operating in the region. Both Canada and  the United States announced ...
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Resource Efficiency- the key to a sustainable future 1.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Using the resources efficiently to produce more while utilizing less has been one of the tested and trusted ways for a sustainable future. It not only ensures the security of the resources but also minimizes the environment impact. In order to ensure that the two ends meet, NITI Aayog in collaboration with the European Union delegation to India and the Confederation of Indian Industries,
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NITI Aayog and EU delegation to India release the Strategy on Resource Efficiency (RE) 1.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
NITI Aayog in collaboration with the European Union delegation to India have released the Strategy on Resource Efficiency at a function in the capital today. The report included in action plan for promoting resource efficiency in India. The strategy paper was unveiled by the Principal Adviser to NITI Aayog,
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SMEs have to be strengthened to play a bigger role in country’s economic prosperity: Vice President 30.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have to be strengthened to play a bigger role in the country’s economic prosperity.
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India tops list of countries affected by climate change 13.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The recently released Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report has put India amongst the sixth most vulnerable countries after Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The report, recently released in Germany, has, however, analysed and taken into account data between 1997 and 2016. Prepared by a group of researchers on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has estimated that more than 5.24 lakh people died across the world, as a direct result of more than 11 000 extreme weather events accounting  to loss of around US$ 3.16 trillion during this period. In India 2,119 people were killed during 2016, a number higher than any other country, losing $21,500 million the third highest financial loss after those suffered by China and the US. The report ranked the US fifth in fatalities from climate change impacts during 2016. It mentions the heat waves in South Asia which persisted until the beginning of summer 2016, breaking a record of 51°C in Rajasthan,  in ...
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Green ministry panel defers nod for Indo-Nepal hydel project 13.11.2017 DNA: India
The environmental clearance for the Rs 33,108-crore Pancheshwar hydroelectric dam project in Uttarakhand, proposed to be the world’s second tallest at 315 metres, has been deferred. The expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said in its meeting on October 24 that pending submission of supplementary impact studies wildlife and environment, the wildlife clearance and a site visit, decision on the project should be deferred, official minutes show. The project is a joint venture between India and Nepal conceived under the Mahakali treaty signed in 1996. It involves construction of a 315-metre tall rock-fill hydropower dam across Mahakali River, 2.5-km downstream of the confluence of Mahakali and Sarju River and would have a total installed capacity of 5,040 MW with the inclusion of a smaller 240MW hydropower dam. The project requires a total of 9,100 hectares of land and area of 7,600 hectares, while 31,023 families will lose their land.  The EAC said it ...
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Prince Charles backs new education bond for India 9.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Amid heavy smog that enveloped the national Capital, Britain's Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India at the final leg of their 10-day-long four-nation tour that also took them to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. When their plane touched the technical area of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) at 1:30 pm, cameramen had to use flash lights to capture the moment due to the smog. Interestingly, among others issues, climate change was also one of the agenda for the talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), economic cooperation, and other bilateral issues came up for discussion. Among other engagements, Charles also launched a development bond for India to provide education to marginalised children. The British Asian Trust's $10-million Education Development Impact Bond, was founded by the ...
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Consultation on Brahmaputra river basin from Nov 10 8.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Consultation on Brahmaputra river basin from Nov 10
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Excerpts of PM’s address on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of the Daily Thanthi in Chennai 6.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Excerpts of PM’s address on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of the Daily Thanthi in Chennai
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When we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about future of mankind: Vice President 3.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that when we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about the future of mankind. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference on Environment - 2017, organized by the National Green Tribunal, here today
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Mizoram far from self-sufficiency in rice 2.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram far from self-sufficiency in rice
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NGT Bench calls for final appraisal of experts’ report 28.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
NGT Bench calls for final appraisal of experts’ report
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