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What Surat can teach other cities about public health 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Once infamous for its filth and the plague outbreak, Surat has now become a leader in sanitation and public health
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‘Forest officers must innovate to tackle climate change’ 16.12.2017 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
  Madhya Pradesh demands 1200 crore to prevent tigers from hunting by electrocution  Chronicle Reporter,... more »
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Efforts to prioritise textile technologies 16.12.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Textiles is among the sectors identified by Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) to bring down emission levels by using better technology. Gautam Goswami, who heads the T...
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The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
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Blowing the wind of change 14.12.2017
Nila Madhab Panda had quietly come to Thiruvanantha-puram and just as quietly left, after bringing his film Kadvi Hawa (Dark Wind) to the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala. The film looks at the topic of climate change through the effects it brings to a family. Another critical issue people all over are going through, but not being concerned about enough. Nila"s films have been touching issues for a long time now, Jalpari on female foeticide, Babloo Happy Hai on AIDS awareness, Kaun Kitne Paani Main on water crisis and now, climate change. But then, he is perhaps most known for his 2011 film I am Kalam that won his child actor Harsh Mayar the national award. "For my next film, I will go back to children," he says, referring to I am Kalam, the poor boy who is inspired by the former president, late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. "The new one – called Halka – is a musical. Where do we see children in this country? We are quite a selfish generation. The film asks a basic ...
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Why India needs a green manifesto 13.12.2017 HBL: Opinion
Environment is good politics now, and it’s time for administrative and political action to give India a green roadmap
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Faced with climate change, Nagaland to revive traditional rice varieties 13.12.2017 BusinessLine - Science
Rising temperature, erratic rainfall and occurrence of moderate drought are beginning to impact food production in Nagaland. In order to meet the challenge of climate change, the state is now turning...
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Faced with climate change, Nagaland to revive traditional rice varieties 13.12.2017 Downtoearth
The state government has initiated a Rs 24-crore project, which will be supported by the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change
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TCP draws up disaster management plan   13.12.2017 The Navhind Times
PANAJI: The town and country planning department has prepared a  disaster  management and mitigation plan, identifying  some 60  rehabilitation sites each of 20,000 sq mtrs all over the state. The locations  have   been identified as permanent disaster rehabilitation sites for mitigating the effects of likely disasters – natural as well as manmade – and the ...
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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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Microsoft to broaden AI for Earth programme, pledges $50 billion 12.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Microsoft to invest $50 million for its 'AI for Earth' project 12.12.2017 News
Over the past six months, Microsoft has awarded over 35 grants in more than 10 countries for access to Microsoft Azure and AI technology
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Method to create clean, cheap hydrogen fuel from methane devised 11.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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5 yrs after Food Security Act, poor Indians to get millets at Rs 1/kg 11.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
So far, only a few states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had made available millets and that too only in certain pockets
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Exotic veggies, flowers farmers’ answer to climate change 11.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, December 10 With climate change emerging as an irreversible phenomenon, threatening livelihood and increasing vulnerability of conventional crops like wheat, paddy and maize, farmers on the periphery of Shimla have shown how the challenge can be met. Concerned over the adverse impact of climatic changes on crops with snowfall eluding the area for the past 25 years, about 50 farmers of Dhamoon, Baghi, Rampur Keonthal and Chanog villages launched a cooperative venture and diversified to floriculture and exotic vegetable cultivation under the controlled conditions. As the humble beginning made by the villagers with women folk in the forefront proved a turning point in the lives of the people and their profits rose after setting of the hi-tech green house for growing vegetables with support from the government. The farmers under the banner of the Mahakali Flowers and Vegetable Growers Marketing Cooperative Society, Jubberhatti, took to organic cultivation of flowers and exotic ...
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This time, the World Book Fair is a green affair 11.12.2017 Hindu: S & T
India’s ‘traditional affinity’ to sustainability will be the dominant theme at the event opening in January
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Cityscapes: What it’s like to be in one of the wettest spots in the country 10.12.2017 Eye – The Indian Express
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The river wild 9.12.2017 Hindu: Other States
The Brahmaputra, known as the sorrow of Assam with its ever-shifting course, is now dumping more and more silt on the plains, making farmlands infertile and boat rides treacherous
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Dia Mirza bats for nature as UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador 9.12.2017 mid-day.com
Dia Mirza, who has been appointed UN Environment Programme’s Goodwill Ambassador for India, says climate change is a reality. Dia Mirza She says, "Climate change is a reality and we are experiencing this regularly within India. We are experiencing environ mental degradation in the form of air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution and all of this has an impact on our progress as a ...
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Climate change is a reality, says Dia Mirza 9.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Glam
New Delhi: Actress Dia Mirza, who has been appointed UN Environment Programme’s Goodwill Ambassador
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