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Keep off infected areas, say doctors 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
With the vacation season on, doctors have advised against visiting areas infected with the Nipah virus. Those already there should stick to drinking
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Central team to assess ecological damage from sugar mill discharge 22.5.2018 General News
A central team will assess the ecological damage caused by discharge of effluents by a sugar mill in Beas river, whose owners are known for proximity to ruling Congress leadership in Punjab.
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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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Punjab government patronising environmental massacre: Sukhbir 21.5.2018 General News
In the wake of death of a large number of fish in the Beas river, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday accused the Punjab government of "patronising an environmental massacre by turning a blind eye to massive and manmade ecological disaster" caused by industries.
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Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview) 21.5.2018 General News
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
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Transition to green economy will create more jobs 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Despite misconceptions, sustainable practices and economic development go hand in hand, says ILO report
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Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates 20.5.2018 General News
Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday.
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‘India’s freshwater stocks in danger’ 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
NASA report based on observations from multiple satellites tracks global hydrologic changes
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NASA study shows freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 General News
India is among the world's major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities.
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NASA study warns of freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe.
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'Seals helping predict Antarctic ice sheet melt' 17.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Seals found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists to make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the ice sheet is melting. Scientists tagged two seal species with devices to collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica, according to the findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has been investigating ways of studying warm, salty, deep water in the Amundsen Sea, in the Southern Ocean. Understanding more about how this water gets towards the ice shelves by measuring its temperature, salinity and depth, will help climate change modellers make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the Antarctic ice sheet is melting, they said. As the ice in west Antarctica melts, it has been estimated that sea levels could rise by up to 3.2 metres, with much of the water draining through two glaciers - Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier - in the Amundsen ...
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Solar & wind energy to employ over 300,000 to meet 175 Gw power supply goal 15.5.2018 Latest News
The ILO said in its annual flagship report on the state of the global job market that action to combat climate change could create millions of new job opportunities
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India's green sectors to employ 300,000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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Another deer dies in Kondapalli forest because of dogs 12.5.2018 Hindu: National
Three fell prey to the canines since 2015 summer
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MoEF, civic bodies issued notice 11.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
NGT seeks reply on petition against landfill sites by May 14
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Building rural resilience key for conflict-hit Near East: UN 11.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Rome, May 10 (IANS/AKI) Conflict has increased food insecurity in the Near East and to reverse this situation it is crucial to strengthen the resilience of poor, rural communities, including through social protection systems, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Thursday.
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Documentary gives wake-up call to Kolkatans to help reduce carbon footprint 9.5.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
'Do you want to commit suicide?' The powerful question is thrown at the Kolkatans in a thought-provoking documentary that sends out a strong message on how the city could be hard hit in about half a century as a result of rising water levels due to climate change.
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In Kenya, herders turn to grazing app to cut drought risks 7.5.2018 DNA: Top News
During times of drought, herder Buchu Boru has to walk tens of kilometres in search of pasture for his animals - with no guarantee he will find it. "Somebody tells you by word of mouth that there is pasture but on arriving you don't (find) any," said the 60-year-old, who has had to walk from his home all the way across the Ethiopian border to find grass some years. But next time the rains fail - an increasingly common problem in northern Kenya - he hopes a new mobile phone app will help him move his livestock to fodder without too much cost or waste of time. The Afriscout app, which uses satellite images to identify where there is grass and surface water, "is better than what we are used to", he said. As climate change brings longer droughts and more unpredictable rainfall, herders often need to travel further and to less-well-known areas to find grass and water for their animals. Technology that reduces the uncertainties associated with the journeys can help protect herds and incomes, making families ...
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ENI, Italian national research council ink clean energy accord 5.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Rome, May 5 (IANS/AKI) Italian energy giant ENI and Italy's National Research Council on Friday signed a multi-million euro agreement aimed at curbing global warming and desertification.
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'Green' light to industry: Govt caps CER expense for projects seeking nod 4.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In the name of Corporate Environment Responsibility, smaller projects will pay more as a percentage of their capex than bigger ones
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