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Three ways nanomaterials could help combat climate change and prevent pollution 21.8.2017 Downtoearth
Researchers are looking to tiny materials to clean up air, water and land
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Monthly amount of rainfall correlated with monthly cases of malaria: Study 21.8.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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‘Increase in vector-borne cases can be attributed to mosquito adaptability to changing environment’ 21.8.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Navelim demands: Bring back Goa cases to NGT Pune 21.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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By invitation: Let's take hard decisions, fix city's problems 20.8.2017
Urban flooding, water logging is happening at increasing frequency driven by climate change pattern and a host of other reasons. The rains earlier this week was over 180 mm within an hour which will test the best of planned systems. For an unplanned, rapidly growing city like Bengaluru it spelt trouble for select low lying areas. The problem is compounded by blockage of natural drains, reduced capacity of drains / tanks due to silt and decreased percolation due to over 'concretisation'. The mixing of sewage in storm water drains adds a health dimension to the issue though I mentioned to a ST Bed based friend in jest that he ought not to complain since the city has been kind enough to send organic manure for his gardens! The inundation and overflow this week was immediate due to escalated inflow (loss of upstream tanks, low percolation, high run off rates, presence of sewage), low tank capacity and slower outflow (loss of rajakaluve with encroachments and reduced storm water drain ...
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North-East to get drier in future, study reveals 20.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The eastern Himalayan region, source of water for rivers in the northeast, is likely to see a decreased monsoon rainfall over the rest of this century, while the trend is going to be opposite across the western Himalayas, a new climate research study published in Springer journal has revealed. The study has predicted the trend for the period up to 2099. The research used 10 global climate models, sourced from five international climate research institutes, to project rainfall across the Himalayan region. Researchers used a combination of regional climate model and global climate model experiments, which allowed for a sharper resolution and reduced uncertainties. The stretch from Afghanistan in the west to parts of South China in the east was chosen for the research. Rainfall in the Himalayan region between 1970 and 2005 was used as the present-day monsoon dataset, while carbon emissions and varying elevations across the mountain range were among the many factors taken into account. The project made ...
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Green is their kind 20.8.2017 The Tribune
Eesha Duggal There are two types of people in the world — the doers and the rest. Times when Mother Earth is witnessing abnormal climatic conditions and concrete jungles are fast replacing the green cover; some doers are working relentlessly to make things better for themselves, the rest and the rest of the rest. They are the ones who cared to stop by, smelled the roses, ploughed their own fields, then someone else's till their acts became contagious and sparked a movement. Here's to the everyday eco-heroes who refused to be non-participants, who started as one-man armies, faced the heat and still ushered in positive changes. Now in the latter part of their lives, these persons promise to leave the world a greener and finer place.  Jungle all the way Jagat Singh Chaudhary, a BSF soldier, had just been home on leave in the fall of 1973 when a village woman, out to get fodder, fell down a mountain and sustained fatal injuries. The incident might have been unfortunate in every way, but it wasn't anything ...
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Making fishing fun 20.8.2017
Fishing Impossible, the popular show on Sony BBC Earth, has three experts — an ex-Royal Marine named Jason, a marine biologist titled The Blowfish, and Charlie Butcher, a gadget-obsessed airline pilot, embark on an ultimate fishing trip across the globe. The show is doused with adrenaline-pumping moments, humour, and good camaraderie between the trio. DC recently had a fun-filled chat with The Blowfish and Charlie Butcher. Like their show, the conversation was also fun, with  the duo constantly taking digs at each other. They answered on questions regarding their scariest experiences, global warming and much more about their wacky journey... Q Share one of your  scariest experiences... CHARLIE BUTCHER: Genuinely, I have had so many! I am quite experienced in fishing above the water;  when it comes to going underwater, I am the most inexperienced of the three. Once, I was made to free-dive with Jay 100 miles off the Indian Ocean" shores. When I went down deeper, there were huge ...
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Deadly heat + humidity by century end, but Met may fail to predict it 19.8.2017 Latest News
IMD does not take humidity into account though heat-wave deaths have risen three-fold in 23 years
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Glacier at C 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Recently, segment C of the Larsen Ice Shelf broke away causing scientists to wonder how it would affect the world. Here’s a look at what is likely to happen...
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Heat and humidity in India, Pakistan may become 'deadly' in just 80 years 19.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Yet, the IMD does not take humidity into account in characterising heat waves
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Who says luxury holidays can't be sustainable! 19.8.2017
A clean luxury holiday sounds like an oxymoron! A holiday in itself is seems like an indulgence, in countries where poverty and hunger are every day events. On top of that if it is a luxury holiday, then the indulgence climbs to Himalayan proportions. This is also evident when we see some of the luxury resorts with large bath tubs and rain showers enticing guests to consume resources more than they should. In fact talking about water, a UNEP study says that guests at resorts and hotels consume 7 to 9 times more water than residents of the area! So when it comes to 'luxury', 'indulgence' seems to be a twin brother.  Increasingly, guests are becoming aware of larger issues surrounding sustainability, climate change and environmental impact and are demanding 'less' for 'more'. There is mounting evidence that guests are willing to pay more for zen style resorts and rooms. Where they are greedy about is for 'experiences' that they will gain from these zen spaces. ...
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Sustainable farming, the only way out 18.8.2017 HBL: Opinion
Climate smart agriculture as well as proper management of soil and water need priority attention
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SC to K’taka on Mhadei: Stop work on Kalsa canal 18.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog 18.8.2017 ET: Policy
More than 200 young entrepreneurs pitched for leveraging the strength of non-state entities to develop India’s soft power, improve education levels and help mitigate climate change.
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Crop insurance falls short of promise 17.8.2017 HBL: Home
It has not responded to a deficient monsoon this year. Its poor claims settlement record is also a cause for concern
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Her inner quest 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
Jairam Ramesh unearths a hitherto unknown ecological side of Indira Gandhi
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Linking rivers to tanks and ponds more essential: Water activist 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It is more feasible and cost-affective than linking rivers’
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
UN says it is evaluating humanitarian needs
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Donald Trump signs order to speed infra construction 16.8.2017 World – The Indian Express
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