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Climate change? New water falls in Belthangady! 17.9.2019
Mangaluru: Villagers of Mittabagilu and Malavanthige in Belthangady taluk here, who have been seeing the hills near their village every day, have noticed a wonderful change after the flash floods and landslides on August 9. As the clouds move away from the hills, the villagers have started noticing a couple of craters and new waterfalls which they had not seen before. As several acres of soil in the hills were washed away, the streams have changed course in some places. In those places where trees were washed away, the waterfalls that were hidden by these trees are now visible.   Looking at the damage to the forest, environmentalists and villagers want the forest department to reforest these areas and ensure that the place gets its greenery back. "Thousands of Shola forest trees and several acres of grassland have been washed away in the Western Ghats. These trees and the grassland help the rain water to sink into the ground and increase the water table and also feed water to the rivers. As ...
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Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas 15.9.2019 PTI: All news
Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas
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India to raise target for restoring degraded land: PM 10.9.2019 PTI: All news
India to raise target for restoring degraded land: PM
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PM Modi urged UNCCD leadership to focus on water management, land restoration, ending plastic usage 9.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Announcing that India would raise the total area to be restored of its land degraded status from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares before 2030, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the leadership of UN body of combat desertification to create a Global Water Action Agenda, which is central to the […]
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Time to say good-bye to single-use plastic: PM Modi 9.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
PM Modi announced that India would raise its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares by 2030.
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PM Modi announces India will restore 26 million degraded land by 2030 9.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that India will achieve its ambitious plan to restore degraded land from 21 milliion to 26 million hectors before 2030. “I would like to announce that India would raise its ambition of the total area that would be restored from its land degradation status, from 21 […]
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City varsity for linking education with sustainable development 2.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
City varsity for linking education with sustainable development
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The great wildebeest migration under multiple threats 2.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
The great wildebeest migration under multiple threats
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Amazon fires likely to burn the environment 30.8.2019
Over 70,000 fires are burning in the Amazon rainforests of South America. Such a calamity will not go on without a cataclysmic effect on the environment, and globally too as the Amazon forests represent about 20 per cent of the world"s forest resources, and occupy four per cent of the world"s land mass. The cause for many of the fires in Brazil is the administration of Jair Bolsanaro, dubbed the "Trump of the Tropics". Many are manmade as Mr Bolsanaro"s policies have encouraged the stripping of the rainforest for agriculture and mining, the denuding a deliberate ploy to serve business interests, which may have been at liberty to set off fires. The efforts to put out the fires are being reluctantly made as Brazil"s President tried to turn his personal battle with French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the G-7 summit, into one of nationalism, using clever rhetoric over sovereignty when the world"s leaders were just pointing out the danger to the global ...
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PM Narendra Modi highlights India's efforts for sustainable future at G7 summit 26.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The Prime Minister underlined India's contribution to addressing climate change, water stress, and ocean pollution.
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G7 summit: PM Modi highlights India's efforts towards eliminating single use plastic 26.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Modi saidhe highlighted India's efforts towards conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna in the session.
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PM Modi highlights India's efforts for sustainable future at G7 summit 26.8.2019
Biarritz: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a session on 'Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate' at G-7 summit here and highlighted India's efforts at eliminating the single-use of plastic, conserving water and harnessing solar energy. The Prime Minister underlined India's contribution to addressing climate change, water stress, and ocean pollution. He also spoke about India's efforts at harnessing solar energy and protecting flora and fauna. "At the @G7 Summit in Biarritz, I addressed the session on 'Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate.' Highlighted India's large scale efforts towards eliminating single-use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future," Modi said in a tweet. The session was attended by several world leaders. India is not a member of G-7 grouping but Prime Minister Modi has been personally invited by French President Emmanuel Macron. India and France have a shared commitment to ...
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G7 summit: PM Modi highlights India's efforts towards eliminating single use plastic 26.8.2019
Biarritz: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday highlighted India's large scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future in his address to a G7 session on environment here. Modi is attending the G7 Summit in this French town of Biarritz on special invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. Prime Minister Modi said he addressed the session where he highlighted India's large scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future. "Reiterating India's commitment to tackle global challenges PM @narendramodi attended the dedicated session of #G7Biarritz summit on "Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate'. Underlined India's contribution to address reducing biodiversity, climate change, water stress & ocean pollution," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar ...
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Blue waves on Chennai beaches: Natural wonder or danger signal? 21.8.2019 DNA
We may need to be worried that we witnessed a thing that was beautiful.
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Deforestation major cause of climate change 19.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Deforestation major cause of climate change
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Wake up now, fight climate change: RV Deshpande 18.8.2019
Bengaluru: Former revenue minister, R.V. Deshpande, who initiated several measures to mitigate the havoc caused by floods and landslides in Kodagu last year, says political parties should jointly address challenges such as climate change, deforestation and encroachment of water bodies. He told Deccan Chronicle: "Our state has experienced either floods or drought, or at times both, for 14 years. We had normal rainfall for only four years in the last 19 years. This clearly tells us where we are headed. We destroyed the environment, and if we do not take proactive measures, we will have no future."   Geological Survey of India (GSI) commissioned a study on landslides in Kodagu at the behest of Mr Deshpande. "Following submission of the report (BY GSI), I tried to sensitise different agencies on precautionary measures and long term steps to be taken. We bought lifesaving jackets and other materials and stored them with the district administration of areas which experienced heavy rains. ...
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Taking the pulse of peatland carbon emissions could measure climate impact of development: Scientists 14.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  A new way to ‘take the pulse’ of carbon emissions could help track how the industrial development of peatlands contributes to climate change, as well as measure their recovery once it ends, according to researchers. In findings published in the journal Scientific Reports,a team of researchers, led by the University of Glasgow,discuss how […]
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4 Platforms creating awareness for climate change at grassroot level 12.8.2019
The issue of water crisis is scary. According to the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) report released by the Niti Aayog in 2018, 21 major cities (Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and others) are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020, affecting access for 100 million people. The generation ahead needs to be apprised and taught about environmental sustainability and water conservation. Most of us consider water shortage a "government problem". It"s time to accept that the government can do little unless we as a society take charge. Amidst critical conversation around climate change and water crisis, India"s entrepreneurial brigade has taken charge to educate the public of implications and opting for greener solutions. Flintobox Flintobox, one of the key offerings of Flinto Learning Solutions has rolled out a social initiative "Flinto Change-Makers". The initiative is built with a strong intent to raise a generation of kids that is empathetic, ...
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Naidu gives 'quit corruption' call, plants sapling marking 2 yrs in office 10.8.2019 PTI: All news
Naidu gives 'quit corruption' call, plants sapling marking 2 yrs in office
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Hyderabad: Mercury in fish due to hotter seas 10.8.2019
Hyderabad: Joining hands with Harvard University, the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad has found how climate change impacts mercury accumulation in fish. It concluded that there are different levels of mercury found in various fish, and this was attributed to changes in sea temperature in recent years. The study has been published in the August issue of Nature. The researchers chose the Gulf of Maine, a marginal sea in the Atlantic Ocean, for their study. They used three decades of data on the ecosystem and mercury concentrations and developed a model for mercury bioaccumulation. Explaining the complexity of the problem, Dr Asif Qureshi, an IIT-H associate professor, who led the research from India, said, "There are three factors that affect mercury accumulation in fish — overfishing, which leads to dietary changes among marine animals, variations in the temperature of sea water, which leads to changes in fish metabolism that gears towards survival rather than growth, and changes in ...
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