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Doctors advise residents to stay indoors in afternoons 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 With the mercury expected to cross 40 degrees Celsius mark or more this summer, incidents of heat stroke are expected to rise rapidly. Experts have advised the city people, especially children and elderly, not to go out in the sun during afternoons to avoid heat stroke. According to professor and head of Neurology, Dr Gagandeep Singh, “Heat stroke or sun stroke is an emergency medical condition, which occurs when the core body temperature rises above 41.1 degree Celsius, is associated with neurological problems.” “It can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. The symptoms of heat stroke include heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, nausea, seizures and even loss of consciousness,” he said. “With each passing year, the number of heat stroke-related deaths is rising because of global warming. Young people, who work under the scorching heat of sun for hours altogether, are more prone to a heat stroke. In our country, it occurs commonly during May ...
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Malayali researcher bags UAE honour 25.5.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Mexico urges wealthy nations to help vulnerable states cut disaster risk 25.5.2017 World – The Indian Express
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There is bad news from the oceans 24.5.2017 HBL: Columns
Reviewing the latest edition of Pirates of the Caribbean?Well, ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’. Let’s talk about the living and what’s in store for them. Running now: A Tale of Intruding Waves. Cut to the c...
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GM crops, the answer to climate change 24.5.2017 HBL: Home
Drought-resistant alternatives to rice and sugarcane need to be considered in increasingly water-scarce India
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Increase in malaria cases linked to deforestation 23.5.2017 The Shillong Times
Researchers have found a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing nations. Nearly 130 million hectares of forest – an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa — have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Deforestation is not a […]
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Deforestation causing increase in malaria cases: study 23.5.2017 DNA: Health
Human-induced deforestation may be causing an increase in malaria cases, according to a new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic countries.
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World would be better off if Trump withdraws from Paris climate deal 23.5.2017 Downtoearth
If the US stays in the Paris deal but misses its targets, the deal could look like a sham
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Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought 23.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area’s worst drought in more than a century.The city, a major international tourist destination...
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College’s ‘green belt’ move a breath of fresh air for generation next 23.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
College’s ‘green belt’ move a breath of fresh air for generation next
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Doomsday vault a likely victim of excesses 23.5.2017
Deep in the Arctic Circle, in the land of permanent ice and snow, in the Svalbard archipelago on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, a long, narrow mass of concrete protrudes out of the lands-cape, its sides exuding frost like smoke. This is the Global Seed Vault, also known as the doomsday vault, run by the Norwegian government. It was designed as an impregnable deep freezer where the cold would sustain itself. Inside are almost a million packets of seeds, each one a variety of a vital food crop. The facility was created to protect the world’s important seeds from global disaster — manmade or natural. It was created so that mankind’s food supply was forever protected. Opened in 2008, it was expected that the deep permafrost into which the vault is sunk would provide “failsafe” protection. But this is no longer the land of permanent ice and snow. This weekend saw the vault’s entrance breached, with water flowing into the start of the tunnel. The water then froze, “so it was like a glacier when you went ...
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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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Harsh Vardhan takes charge at Environment Ministry 22.5.2017 BusinessLine - News
Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took additional charge as Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Anil Madhav Dave, who had held the post earlier, passed awa...
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Coastal flooding may double by 2030, new study finds 22.5.2017 Downtoearth
Tropical regions of the world, including cities like Mumbai and Kochi in India, are more vulnerable to coastal flooding 
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 22.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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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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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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World seed reserve vault in Arctic flooded 21.5.2017
The Global Seed Vault, the impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply was breached after global warming sent melted water into the entrance tunnel. The vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen has a million packets of seeds, each a variety of an important food crop. Opened in 2008, the deep permafrost through which the vault was sunk was expected to provide “failsafe” protection against “the challenge of natural or man-made disasters”. “A lot of water went into the start of the tunnel and then it froze to ice, so it was like a glacier when you went in,” a Norwegian government official said. Fortunately, the meltwater did not reach the vault itself, the ice has been hacked out, and the precious seeds remain safe for now at the required storage temperature of -18C. The breach has questioned the ability of the vault to survive as a lifeline for humanity if catastrophe strikes. “It was supposed to [operate] without the ...
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