User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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In Mann ki Baat, PM Modi urges people to shun plastics 27.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
In his radio address, the PM asked the people to observe the World Environment Day on June 5 with vigour, and that it was time to concentrate on tree plantation.
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Dino-killing asteroid caused Earth to heat up for 100,000 years 27.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Chicxulub asteroid - which caused the extinction of dinosaurs - drove a long-lasting era of global warming when it smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, with a rapid temperature increase of 5 degree Celsius that endured for roughly 100,000 years, a study has found. The monumental event is a rare case where Earth's systems were perturbed at a rate greater than what's occurring now from human activity. It provides valuable insights into what may happen from sudden, extreme environmental changes. The after-effects of the Chicxulub impact remain debated, with some scientists advocating that soot within the atmosphere blocked out the Sun sufficiently to drive global cooling. Others suggest that carbon released from the Earth's crust into the atmosphere upon the asteroid's impact, as well as carbon from wildfires, had a warming effect. To better understand how the temperature changed during this time, researchers - including those from University of Missouri and University of Colorado Boulder in the US ...
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Climate change and cricket: This is what Boards are doing to ensure we have full games 25.5.2018 DNA: Money
Earlier this month, a series of thunderstorms and dust storms left a lot of destruction in five north Indian states. A number of factors including unusually high temperatures in Rajasthan, western disturbances, and cyclonic circulation over Haryana, just to name a few were the main factors. While people have said that it was a freak accident, experts say that climate change will likely fuel more such storms. Climate change has had adverse effects on our lives, and in the process, has also affected the way we play sports. A report by Climate Coalition, a UK-based group that studied climate change, examined its impact on a range of sports. The report adds that recreational cricket is most at threat due to fixture disruption and damage to facilities. Citing Glamorgan Cricket Club in Cardiff, the report says that since 2000, they have lost more than 1300 hours of cricket – equivalent to 217 days or at least 20,000 overs. "Across the whole County Championship, at least 175 days - around 16,000 overs - have ...
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BharatNet, National Knowledge Network to help IMD make accurate weather forecast 23.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The two ambitious broadband projects of the government -- BharatNet and National Knowledge Network (NKN) -- once completed will enable the country's weather department to make long term predictions and boost accuracy of the weather forecast. While BharatNet is part of the telecom ministry, NKN is under the purview of ministry of IT and electronics. The ministries are in discussions with IMD (India Meteorological Department) to use the high-speed broadband network at village/panchayat level which can improve the accuracy of the data collected manifold, a senior government functionary told DNA Money. The plan is to install observatories in all districts and panchayats, which will enable IMD to gather accurate data at the ground level. The information will be critical keeping in mind the impact of global warming and other environmental changes. It will also improve weather predictions of various issues, including drought, monsoon and others which can go a long way in helping agricultural economy. NKN ...
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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Vice President calls for increased investments in agriculture 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested to the Central and various State Governments to increase investments in agriculture and allied sectors to make farming viable and attractive.
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India Calls for Judicious Use of Resources at 4th Brics Ministerial Meeting in Durban 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has called for a judicious use of resources amidst concerns over resource depletion and scarcity.  Addressing the 4th BRICS Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that a decrease in global materials, or at least stabilization at present levels, demand major reductions in metabolic rates in the Asia-Pacific region, especially India.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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'Novel tool shows how humans have changed Earth' 14.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Researchers have developed a new website that provides graphic evidence of how humans are rapidly changing the planet. Time.org enables users to view the entire world, or focus in on just a corner of it, to visualise the effects of air pollution, trade, deforestation, economic inequality and other powerful forces, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US said. "EarthTime is a means to tell stories," said Illah Nourbakhsh, a CMU professor whose lab has spent over a decade developing EarthTime's technology. "The impact of humanity can be seen globally and in individual communities - and at every scale in between," said Nourbakhsh. "You really can't understand climate change, migration or major social and political trends without examining their connections across time, across space and between each other. EarthTime enables you to do that," added Nourbakhsh.  Since 2015, EarthTime has been a staple at the World Economic Forum's annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, and Dalian, China, ...
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The human price of climate change 14.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India?Can they be solved?
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Climate change: Delhi government to prepare road map 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Worried over the change in climatic conditions and its impact on the health of residents, the Delhi government's health department is preparing a road map on how to deal with the seasonal changes in the Capital. The department will submit its report to the Centre about the measures should be taken if there is sudden rain in winters or if a storm arises in summer. A meeting was held on Wednesday to prepare the plan. According to the sources, the Department of Health has given the time of three weeks to the stakeholders for submitting the first draft of the plan. Over the past few years, rise in the global temperature has set new records which is leading to increase in the number of extreme weather events. "The pattern of the season is changing. Sometimes, there is a sudden spell of rain in winter season while in summers, the mercury turns to the highest point. All these factors are also affecting the overall health scenario. We all need to stay updated and alert before the situation turns extreme," said a ...
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Just like his 'Titanic' co-star Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio too has a beetle named after him 1.5.2018 DNA: Evolutions
Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi was discovered at a waterfall in the remote Maliau Basin in Malaysian Borneo.
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Environment Ministry, UNCCD conclude capacity building workshop on monitoring and reporting on land degradation for Asia-Pacific Region 27.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The four-day Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), jointly hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and UNCCD Secretariat, to build the capacity of the Asia-Pacific Region to monitor and report on land degradation, concluded here today.
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Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, 22.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of the Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and Alternate Governor of the World Bank and the IMF, representing the Constituency of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Sri Lanka at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee, World Bank in Washington DC, USA yesterday, 21st April, 2018:   1.
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National Board of Wildlife defers clearance 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
National Board of Wildlife defers clearance
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“Need to translate outcome of the deliberations on the ground”: Dr. Mahesh Sharma 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasizing the need to translate the outcome of the deliberations, in the form of suggestions on the ground, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is expected to play a crucial role in addressing the increasing air pollution across the country in a comprehensive manner.
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Saarc Agricultural Experts Discuss Ways to Address Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture 17.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
           Agricultural experts from SAARC nations will present a position paper on ways and means of addressing impact of climate change on agriculture and discuss adaptation measures for climate resilient agrarian systems at the three-day SAARC regional Conference on “Climate Resilient Agricultural Policies, Strategies and Programmes”.
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Mass extinction event triggered dinosaur expansion 232 million years ago 17.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A mass extinction event 232 million years ago may have triggered an expansion of dinosaurs, according to a study that sheds light on the origin of the giant prehistoric animals. It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang - wiped out by a great meteorite impact on the Earth 66 million years ago. However, their origins have been less understood. In a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from MUSE - Museum of Science, Universities of Ferrara and Padova in Italy and the University of Bristol in the UK showed that the key expansion of dinosaurs was also triggered by a crisis - the mass extinction, called the Carnian Pluvial Episode. Dinosaurs had originated much earlier, at the beginning of the Triassic Period, some 245 million years ago, but they remained very rare until the shock events in the Carnian 13 million years later. The study shows when dinosaurs took over by using detailed evidence from rock sequences in the Dolomites, in north Italy - here ...
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Possess strong character, uncompromising honesty and integrity: Vice President 16.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu advised the Management Students to possess strong character, uncompromising honesty and integrity. He was addressing the 9th Convocation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, Meghalaya today.
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‘New and Renewable energy solution to climate change’ 13.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘New and Renewable energy solution to climate change’
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