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Hawaii faces more flooding with possible record high tides 23.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Hawaii will likely suffer more coastal flooding this week driven by record high tides, a symptom of global warming that could become routine within decades, scientists said Monday.
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Chaos of climate change, inside a laboratory 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Climate change will alter the ecosystems that humanity depends upon in the coming century. But given the complexity of the living world, how can you learn what may happen? A team of Australian scientists has an answer: miniature ecosystems designed to simulate the effect of climate change. The experiments are already revealing dangers that would have been missed had researchers tried to study individual species in isolation. "If you just take one fish and put it in a tank and see how it responds to temperature, you can imagine that's a huge simplification of reality," said Ivan Nagelkerken, an ecologist at the University of Adelaide who is leading the research effort. Testing the effects Yet studying an entire ecosystem in nature, made up of thousands of species, has its own drawbacks. "In nature you have all this complexity, and you never know which factor is really causing the outcome you're observing," Ivan said. Between these two extremes, Ivan and his colleagues have tried to create a happy ...
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Harsh Vardhan assumes additional charge of Environment Ministry 22.5.2017 Latest News
Involvement of the people is crucial for protection and conservation of environment, he said
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Chinese funded North Indus river cascade a Himalayan blunder for Pakistan 22.5.2017 News
Dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream in Pakistan
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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took charge of the Environment Ministry -- an additional portfolio allotted to him following the sudden demise of previous incumbent Anil Madhav Dave last week.
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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister 22.5.2017 Zee News : India National
Vardhan is the third Environment Minister in the BJP-led NDA government after Prakash Javadekar and Dave.
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Indus cascade a Himalayan blunder - for Pakistan 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The five dams forming the North Indus River Cascade that China has just promised to finance and build in Pakistan -- including Pakistan-administered Kashmir -- has the potential to generate over 22,000 MW in an energy-starved country. But the dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream. In non-monsoon months from October to June, they may also reduce the flow of water down the Indus to Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces.
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It's high time we take politics out of 'climate change' debates: Here's why 22.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In climate-controlled place, weather is a reminder of one's privilege, luck or hardship
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Animal welfare forum complains against VIPs 21.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
A baby elephant had lost one of its tusks while being displayed
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Cracking Washington's gridlock to save the planet 20.5.2017 All International Stories
'If Americans demand action on climate change from Congress, there's no doubt that it will happen'
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How melting ice sheets in Antarctica could wreak havoc around world 20.5.2017 TOI: Home
Recent computer forecasts suggest that if greenhouse emissions continue at a high level, parts of Antarctica could break up rapidly, causing the sea to rise 6 feet or more by the end of this century.
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Chitale Committee suggests measures for de-silting Ganga 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Chitale Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has recommended creation of sand registry for de-silting of the Ganga, an official said on Friday.
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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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When US firms move production overseas, they also offshore their pollution 19.5.2017 All International Stories
In last decade, developing countries have adopted loose environmental standards to lure foreign cos
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The ancient Indian myth that could save our oceans 19.5.2017 Rediff: News
Today humanity is churning the ocean with a thoughtless vengeance -- with toxic wastes, plastics and hazardous substances being dumped into our once pristine seas. And there is no benign Lord Shiva to rescue us from our collective greed, says Shyam Saran.
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How World War I changed the weather for good 19.5.2017 News
During war weather forecasting turned from a practice based on looking for repeated patterns in past
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Coffee Board to seek higher subsidy for growers 17.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Coffee Board would soon urge the Centre to increase subsidy on drip-irrigation equipment to 80%, from 25% for small growers to harvest water for plantations, the newly appointed Chairman of Coffee Board M S Boje Gowda said. Talking to DH after assuming charge, here on Wednesday, he said the reconstituted board will soon meet in Bengaluru to finalise its recommendations to the government. "The 32-member Board will soon meet and finalise recommendations to the government. Our main is concern is that the plantations are suffering from lack of water. We need to address this issue urgently," Boje Gowda said. Currently, horticulture and agriculture farmers are getting 80% subsidy on drip irrigation equipment and the government will be urged to extend the same to coffee planters, he said. Gowda, 67, a veteran coffee grower from Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka's Malnad region, about 250 km from Bengaluru, is the first non-executive chairman of the Coffee Board under the Ministry of Commerce. As coffee ...
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Minister paints a grim picture of State’s water security 17.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
State considering setting up desalination plants along coastline
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India to build 10 heavy water reactors to boost nuclear power 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a major decision to fast-track Indias domestic nuclear power programme, the union cabinet on Wednesday approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).
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Coffee Board to seek higher subsidy for growers 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Coffee Board will soon urge the central government to increase subsidy on lift-irrigation equipment to 80 per cent from 25 per cent for growers to harvest water for plantations, said the board's chairman.
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