User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Natural calamities in Asia, Pacific threat to infra: ADB 18.6.2017 ET: Infrastructure
India's future infrastructure investment requirements rise to 8.8 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) when adjusted for climate resilience, ADB said.
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The Universe in One Tangerine: A Politics of Inter-being 17.6.2017 DNA: India
I have always been a fan of salted cashewnuts—a very expensive treat anywhere in the world. When I was a child, the canteen of Metro Cinema in Bombay had them and if we were very good and very lucky, we might get to eat them during the interval. Those were the only salted cashews I had ever eaten. As an adult, it felt luxurious finding them readily in American supermarkets and of course, on the road in Sri Lanka—still an expensive treat, but available! Like others, I eat cashew nuts quickly and thoughtlessly, as if to catch them before they disappear.   Recently, I got to meet people who work in this sector. They do not like to eat cashew nuts. Perhaps this is because they cannot forget the work that goes into making the nuts look and taste as we like them. They are peeled by hand, stinging and staining the hand. Processing them is laborious. It is not as if cashews grow on trees all the time! It is a short season, and the trees take a long time to get to the point where they yield fruit. Into that long ...
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JSW-The Times of India 8th edition calls out green warriors to apply for Earth Care Awards 16.6.2017 TOI: India
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Munnar cloud observatory to predict lightning 11.6.2017 TOI: Home
It is expected that the observatory, located at 1820 metres above sea level, would ultimately help the scientists in mapping the impact of climate change on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, biodiversity and forestry sectors in the long run.
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Ramdas Kadam urges all to plant 10 trees each 8.6.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Asking Mumbaikars to take a lead in helping protect environment, Ramdas Kadam, State Environment Minister asked people to take a pledge on the World Environment Day to not only plant 10 trees each, but also to preserve them. “The pollution levels in the cities are rising and to tackle it, trees need to be planted wherever possible. and also make sure that they are well cared for,” said Kadam during the environment day function organised by the Environment Department and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). During the function, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that it was important for everyone to protect water, forest as well as land. “Rapid urbanisation is having its impact on the environment, climate change is affecting the rain, which is affecting farmers. Everyone will have to take steps for protecting the environment,” he ...
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2016-17 winter warmest ever 6.6.2017 DNA: Top News
Indicating the alarming impact of climate change on warming in the country, annual mean temperature has been found to have increased by 1.2 degree Celsius since 1901, a new study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) showed. The study also showed that the annual mean temperature rise has been especially rapid from 1995 onward, when the anomaly crossed the two degree mark and that the winter of 2017 was the warmest on record in the country. At this rate, CSE said, temperatures would breach the 1.5 degree Celsius mark, the benchmark under Paris climate accord to limit temperature rise, in the next two decades. The non-profit organization analysed Met department's temperature data set from 1901 onward, the year Met observations began. The period between 1901 and 1930 was selected for baseline data to analyse the anomalies in temperatures. The analysis looked at the annual and seasonal trends of mean, maximum and minimum temperatures. A look at the details of seasonal anomalies in temperatures is even ...
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Family trees: One man’s quest to save the earth 5.6.2017 DNA: India
As the world debates the issues related to climate change, there are some for whom the environment is a personal concern. That too in the dry, hot deserts of Western Rajasthan where the might and fury of nature are witnessed in dust storms and rampant drought. In the midst of these extreme climes and scanty vegetation one man dreamt of trees in every village and then spent close to a lifetime in trying to make his dreams a reality by traveling from village to village and encouraging lakhs of households to nurture these trees. In the very heart of the Thar desert this Sociology HOD from Bikaner’s Dungar College conceptualised the theme of Familial Forestry in 2006 which has at its central theme linking each family to the care of one tree. What started in 2006 with one village has become a life mission for Shyam Sunder Jyani. This mission has reached across 2,500 villages in Bikaner Division and connects 1.5 lakh families through a process of environmental education and the care of over 6 lakh trees ...
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Why calamities stare at Chennai 4.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Impact of climate change on water resources in Uttarakhand 4.6.2017 TOI: Cities
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US pullout from Paris accord to brighten climate for Modi's green energy plan 4.6.2017 ET: Power
US withdrawal from the Paris climate deal can potentially elevate India to a leadership role in the global fight against climate change.
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Exxon vote shows Wall Street diverging from Trump on climate change 1.6.2017 Sify Finance
By Ross Kerber
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Cattle slaughter ban: Kerala CM to call all CMs' meet, summon special session of assembly 31.5.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday held a press conference to address his stand on the centre's proposed ban on the new cattle regulation law. Speaking to media persons, Vijayan said, "It has to be examined that whether central govt has the power to issue this order. Kerala’s chief minister also added that he will discuss the issue with opposition party leader and summon a special session of assembly to discuss the issue Earlier, Vijayan had written to the PMO expressing concern over the Centre's plan to impose restrictions on cattle trade, which he said would have serious impact on the livelihoods of millions of Indians. "It may be noted that the notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change regarding the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 mandates that cattle can be traded only by those who have valid documentation that the cattle will be used only for agricultural purposes. Of the millions of farmers in our country, only ...
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LIVE! Day after ruling against BJP leaders, Yogi Adityanath to visit Ayodhya 31.5.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Environment Ministry and Ozonaction, Organize First “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow Post-Kigali Amendment 23.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In a first, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, along with the UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme, organized an “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow, post Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, on the sidelines of the South Asia National Ozone Officers Annual Network Meeting – 2017 in Agra today.
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Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga 19.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Chitale committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which include study of reach wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting activities,
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Inter-Ministerial Delegation to Participate in Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm Conventions in Geneva 21.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, will participate in the 2017 Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm (BRS) Conventions. The delegation will include
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India develops National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance 19.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
“Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Single, isolated
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Brace yourself for a major water crisis 10.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The IMD has said temperatures in most parts of the country from March to May would be 'above normal'.
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Trade unions fight for justice: Dr Choudhury 9.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Trade unions fight for justice: Dr Choudhury
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Analysis: Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening 5.4.2017 Sify Finance
By Valerie Volcovici, Nichola Groom and Scott DiSavino
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