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Climate change: The world entered ‘uncharted territory’ in 2017 22.3.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Indians without clean water exceed Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand population 22.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Number is 63 mn, which is more than populations of Australia, Bulgaria, Lanka, Sweden put together
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Hydroelectric Projects: Environment ministry rejects PowerMin’s request to relax rules 22.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Paola Totaro WASHINGTON, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research.
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The heat is upon us 22.3.2017
This year the theme of the World Water Day is ‘Wastewater’. As the world gears up to celebrate the day on Wednesday, the number of places struggling without fresh water is on the rise. Keeping in mind the need of the hour, musician Sheik Ellahi has come up with a single song video. Sheik, who has composed music for the movie Apothecary, says, “The name of the album is Choodu. What we have highlighted is the tragedy that strikes us all through drought.” Sheik goes onto say, “We can experience the change in climatic conditions here. There is an evident struggle for water and lack of proper rainfall as a result of global warming has affected us badly. Our focus is on how the situation has affected our lifestyle and the horrifying after-effects of that.” Revealing more on the video, Sheik says, “A farmer is seen travelling with a unique temperature measuring instrument. It is a glass bottle filled with sand and water. By evening, the water is completely dried and the sand cracked. So the video begins with us ...
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The water scene is worse than bad 21.3.2017 HBL: Opinion
The only way out is for us to initiate systems to drastically reduce usage and learn to re-use waste water
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Number of rural Indians without clean water equivalent to UK population - charity 21.3.2017 DNA: Health
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is home to the highest number of rural people without access to clean water, and faces increased strain on scarce resources due to a rising population and climate change among other factors, a development charity said on Tuesday.
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Number of rural Indians without clean water equivalent to UK population: Charity 21.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Remembering Shelley the vegan poet 21.3.2017 Downtoearth
The poet, who championed the cause of free love and atheism in somewhat conventional times, can be looked upon as a role model for today’s vegans
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Not a drop anywhere! 63 mn Indians still do not have access to clean water 21.3.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
According to reports, India also ranks in the top 38% of countries most vulnerable to climate change
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At least 63 million in India do not have access to clean water 21.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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'Dead zones' a threat to coral reefs 21.3.2017
Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers said Monday. Although dead zones are not typically considered top killers of coral reefs, they may be far more common than previously thought, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. "Ocean warming and acidification are recognized global threats to reefs and require large-scale solutions, whereas the newly recognized threats to coral reefs caused by dead zones are more localized," said co-author Andrew Altieri, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. "Fortunately dead zones can be reduced by controlling sewage and agricultural runoff into the ocean." Researchers became interested in the role of dead zones after seeing a widespread coral reef die-off on the Caribbean coast of Panama in 2010. The reefs in Almirante Bay, Bocas del Toro ...
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Tamil Nadu: Nod for tunnel lab declined by NGT 21.3.2017

Chennai: The National Green Tribunal on Monday scrapped the Environmental Clearance (EC) for the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project in Theni district, thwarting the efforts of scientific community to set up the high-end tunnel laboratory.

However, green activists were elated at the interim order as they have been crying foul over the project proposed on the pristine Bodi hills, which serve as a water catchment and forest buffer zone.

Setting aside the EC obtained from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal ordered the INO Project team to file a fresh application for the clearance.

It is to be noted that the INO project team failed to conduct a public hearing and a proper study from a credited agency. The Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History had conducted an ecological impact study, which the tribunal declared as ‘unaccredited agency’.

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Theni neutrino project clearance shot down 21.3.2017
Chennai: The National Green Tribunal on Monday scrapped the Environmental Clearance (EC) for the India- based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project in Theni district, thwarting the efforts of scientific community to set up the high end tunnel laboratory. However, green activists were elated  at the interim order as they have been crying foul over the project proposed on the pristine Bodi hills, which serve as a water catchment and forest buffer zone.   Setting aside the EC obtained from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal ordered the INO Project team to file a fresh application for the clearance. The court had taken into consideration two major loopholes in the Environmental Clearance. The INO project team had termed the project as category B of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006, but followed the procedures of Category A for the clearance. The second setback has been the absence of a clearance from the ...
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International conference on hydraulics and environmental systems from March 23 to 25 at Belagavi 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
The three-day “International Conference on Hydraulics and Environmental Systems-2017” being hosted by the city-based KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshagiri College of Engineering and Technology from Mar.23 to 25 wi...
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Raise voice, or country will be sold out: Chukki Nanjundaswamy 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
International Council for Environmental Protection launched in city
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Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment 20.3.2017 Top Stories
Lately, Goa has been in the news for frighteningly violent crimes against tourists, including rape
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No El Nino? No problem. Earth sizzles to near record heat 18.3.2017

Washington: Even without an El Nino warming the world's waters, Earth in February sizzled to its second hottest temperature on record, behind only last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated that February 2017 averaged 55.66 degrees (13.08 degrees Celsius). That's 1.76 degrees (.98 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average.

It was also the second hottest winter in the northern hemisphere on record. Records go back to 1880. In the past, Earth doesn't come near record heat if there's no El Nino. This year it did — on every continent. NOAA climate scientist Ahira Sanchez-Lugo called it clear evidence of climate change. She calculated that the rate of February warming since 1980 is twice as high as since 1880.

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So, let's talk green: The hotter it is, the cooler it can get 18.3.2017
The air conditioning system has come a long way, from the Egyptian hanging reed curtains with water sprayed on them, to the water powered fan wheels of the Chinese, to aqua ducts circulating within walls in Rome. From then on, through more technological advances, the modern air conditioner made life comfortable for millions across the planet. It enabled life in ways that could not be imagined before. Along with it also came the negative repercussions, that is now being felt across the planet. Air conditioners guzzle enormous amounts of electricity, which are produced by burning fossil fuels, that cause Co2 emissions that is now recognised as the cause of global warming and the resulting climate change and extreme climate events. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that by 2100, the need for electricity to power cooling will have surged to more than 30 times what it was in 2000. All this has led to the quest for air conditioning systems that are much more energy efficient. Here is a ...
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Go green, heal the world 18.3.2017
Cancer is no more that rare illness happening to some hapless person far away. It was in the 1970s that people saw the movie Raagam weeping their hearts out for the young boy who dies of leukaemia. Today, this is almost a next door story, waiting to happen to any of us. The US National Cancer Institute says that every one out of two men has a risk of developing cancer and every one in four dying out of it. For women, it is one in three and one in five respectively. Apart from cancer, reproductive disorders, endocrine disruptions, learning and other mental disabilities, heart ailments and other lifestyle disorders—literally everything is on the rise. Now, this shows that there is something inherently wrong in the way we are handling our lives, health, home, materials, science, technology, resources, food, water and our children. Climate Change is also almost here to stay and is going to change everything, except the likes of Donald Trump and the rich oil-stinking denial bullies. One can keep on denying ...
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