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Los Angeles County gets a 'C' on UCLA's latest environmental report card 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new UCLA environmental report card gives Los Angeles County a “C” in energy use and persistent air pollution, while rating parts of the region slightly higher for addressing other challenges.

The 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card for Energy and Air Quality handed the region that mediocre...

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The fight against climate change in California gains an unlikely ally: Republicans 27.4.2017 LA Times: Nation

California’s ambitious efforts to fight climate change have been almost exclusively supported by Democrats, but that could be changing.

A top Republican and some of his colleagues are taking the unusual step of embracing the state’s complex system of regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,...

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Five ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet 27.4.2017 All International Stories
Industrial farming causes animals to suffer without good justification
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Meet on flood preparedness by Lakhimpur district admin held 27.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Meet on flood preparedness by Lakhimpur district admin held
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A lost daughter of Mumbai, from Sweden 27.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Born and abandoned in Mumbai, reborn in Sweden, Erika Sandberg says she is Indian on the outside but feels Swedish on the inside.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel narrates her tale.
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Homes that breathe 27.4.2017 Hindu: Crafts
What can you do to create a sustainable home that does not harm the environment? Meet architects of change who tell you how
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Climate change means too much water for some, too little for others 27.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This APM Reports documentary explores some of the most salient problems and solutions regarding water by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel.
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Locals thrash BMC engineer in Vakola for evacuating building 27.4.2017 DNA: Top News
Vakola police registered a case of assault and criminal intimidation against unidentified persons after residents allegedly assaulted a BMC junior engineer on Wednesday. The officer had gone to evacuate a dilapidated building which the civic body had already listed it as a dangerous building as part of pre-monsoon preparedness. Now, the civic body has now given April 30 as the date to vacate the building, otherwise the civic body will disconnect the water and electricity connection. GG Garude, assistant municipal commissioner of H-east ward informed that Vijay Sambhe, junior engnineer of BMC had gone to evacuate D'souza Mansion in Vakola when he was attacked by residents. Sambhe has received injuries in the stomach and private parts and has been admitted to VN Desai Hospital in Santa ...
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Here's what Donald Trump has done in his first 100 days in office 27.4.2017 Latest News
Trump rescinded some of Obama's heralded executive orders such as order on fair pay, safe workplaces
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Sensex at 30,000: Where are the markets headed? Experts decode 27.4.2017 All Specials Stories
The S&P BSE Sensex etched a record and breezed past the 30,000 level on Wednesday to settle at an all-time high of 30,133, up 0.6 per cent or 190 points. The Nifty50 index, on the other hand, also closed at a new high of 9,351 levels, up 0.5 per cent over its previous close. From its recent closing low in December 2016, the S&P BSE Sensex has gained over 4,300 points, or around 17 per cent thus far, and is the top performing market globally. The rally in the mid-and small-caps has been even sharper with the NSE Mid-cap and NSE Small-cap surging nearly 32 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively during this period. Among sectors, realty, consumer durables, capital goods, banks and oil & gas sectors gained 24 - 64 per cent.A Union Budget sans negative surprises, gush of liquidity from foreign and domestic investors, outcome of elections - assembly polls (at the domestic level) and French election (at the global level) - coupled with earnings surprise from select index ...
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KMC move to flush out plight of gullypit boys 27.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
The sorry sight of muck-covered young boys cleaning the city’s underbelly will now be a blot of the past. With the KMC deciding to go for a fully automated sewer cleaning method, the gang of gullypit boys will find their workplace safer than ever before.
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Diamond baron plans 200 bigha lake for his village 27.4.2017 Surat News, News from Surat Gujarat | Times of India Surat News
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Climate change: ‘Everyone’s problem’ 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Thank you for the recent Op-Ed pieces by U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, and by Philip Jones and Howard Behar. I applaud the desire to solve our most pressing problems in a bipartisan manner. Climate change is not a Republican or a Democrat problem. It’s everyone’s problem. It threatens real people right now. Putting a price […]
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Climate change: No day at the beach 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Regarding the recent article on global warming, let us hope that as we get off the couch we also go to the polls to elect people who will fight for a fee on carbon, as proposed by the nonpartisan group Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a sensible way to slow the heat wave. I am not worried […]
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43 speakers, hundreds of voices oppose MPT plans 27.4.2017 TOI: Goa
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I am the son of 'discarded' migrants, says Pope 27.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Rome, April 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis said on Wednesday he has always identified with migrants as he is the son and grandson of impoverished Italians who went to Argentina with nothing.
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Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski signs on as a leader of Sierra Club clean energy campaign 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined a national effort to encourage U.S. cities to transition to clean energy. Biskupski joins mayors from Miami Beach, Fla., Columbia, S.C. and San Diego leaders of the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign, which aims to persuade 100 cities to make a commitment similar to one made by Utah’s capital last summer. “Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time,” Biskupski said in a news release. “Progress depends on collaboration. I’m lo... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Priority for drought relief, no transfer of revenue department staff: Kagodu 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa announced that there would be no transfer of officials of the Revenue, and Panchayat Raj departments as drought relief works have to be implemented till the monsoon season begins. The minister told reporters in Bengaluru on Wednesday that action would be taken against deputy commissioners, divisional commissioners, tahsildars and officers of local bodies if they approach the government with a request for transfers. The priority should be to attend to drought relief works, he added. Thimmappa said the failure of rains during the rabi season has led to crop losses of Rs 3,458 crore. A petition seeking funds for the relief works has been submitted to the Centre. In case the funds are not released in a week's time, then one more petition would be submitted in Delhi, he added. On Didalli tribals Referring to the Didalli tribals issue in Kodagu district, the minister said each houseless tribal family would get a site of 1,200 sqft. The land has been identified in Madikeri, ...
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EU to promote cooperation between European, Indian cities 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
European Union (EU)-funded International Urban Cooperation programme (IUC) was officially launched in India on Wednesday.
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Monsoon on its way, only 7% desilting done 26.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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