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Blue economy at risk 22.5.2018 Downtoearth
Even as West Africa struggles to plug rampant illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, rising sea surface temperature poses new challenges
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind asks scientists to find solutions for challenges like climate change, water scarcity 20.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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From camels to catfish, Algeria boosts fish farming in the Sahara desert 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Touggourt (Algeria), May 20 In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture — a pond full of catfish that could herald a new future for farmers like him on the Sahara desert. He is hoping to earn extra income from selling fresh, farmed fish from the world’s largest and hottest desert and use the water to irrigate his olive and date trees and vegetables. “Five years from now, I’m expecting different kinds of products from this land,” said Mohammed, 49, clad in thick, long-sleeved overalls, oblivious to the searing afternoon sun. The 15-hectare farm, some 600 km (370 miles) by car from the capital Algiers, bustled with chickens, quails, ducks, camels, goats and sheep - a hive of activity in this stark landscape where, for miles, there is little else besides sand. “I’m excited about this. Inshallah, it works,” he added, using the Arabic phrase for “God willing” as he threw some home-made feed of leftover chicken and vegetables into the pond. Farming fish in the desert ...
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Here's how climate change impacts river ecosystems 20.5.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Here is what a new study has found.
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NASA study shows freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 The Shillong Times
Washington, May 18 (IANS) India is among the world’s major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities. The study, published in the journal Nature, found […]
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Will the new Yamuna River Project clean up the river? 18.5.2018 Downtoearth
A study by the University of Virginia on cooperation between India and Spain aims at rejuvenating the Yamuna as it flows through India’s capital, but there are important, niggling details
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An infectious spread 18.5.2018 Downtoearth
The impact of climate change on the spread of diseases in Africa is well established but there is little data available for action
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NASA study warns of freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Washington, May 18 Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that Earth's wetland areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to a variety of factors, including human water management, climate change and natural cycles. Areas in northern and eastern India, the Middle East, California and Australia are among the hotspots where overuse of water resources has caused a serious decline in the availability of freshwater, and without corrective actions by the governments to preserve water, the situation is likely to worsen in these areas, the Guardian reported this week citing the study. The first-of-its-kind study used 14 years of observations from the US/German-led Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) spacecraft mission ...
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'Seals helping predict Antarctic ice sheet melt' 17.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Seals found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists to make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the ice sheet is melting. Scientists tagged two seal species with devices to collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica, according to the findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has been investigating ways of studying warm, salty, deep water in the Amundsen Sea, in the Southern Ocean. Understanding more about how this water gets towards the ice shelves by measuring its temperature, salinity and depth, will help climate change modellers make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the Antarctic ice sheet is melting, they said. As the ice in west Antarctica melts, it has been estimated that sea levels could rise by up to 3.2 metres, with much of the water draining through two glaciers - Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier - in the Amundsen ...
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Environmental fund deployment 17.5.2018 The Shillong Times
Meghalaya has been pulled up yet again by the apex court for not utilising the environment fund amounting to over Rs 420 crore from coal transportation. Apparently the State Government is waiting for the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to frame guidelines on how the funds are to be deployed.  As far as the funds lying […]
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DGSE tells schools to ban plastic 17.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 16 Following the orders of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Director General of School Education has shot off letters to school heads directing them to celebrate World Environment Day and also impose a complete ban on the use of plastic products on the school premises. The step has been taken in the backdrop that this year India is the global host for celebrating World Environment Day on June 5. The theme selected by the United Nations Environment Programme for this year is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the nodal agency, which will be undertaking programmes relating to plastic pollution. The ministry has approved a series of regulatory measures and has launched awareness programmes for minimising usage of plastic, including collection, reduction, reuse and recycle plastic. The ministry has thus urged the schools to undertake environment awareness programmes so that the schools become ...
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Africa and climate change exiled by emissions 16.5.2018 Downtoearth
The impacts of climate change are making the continent even more vulnerable
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Scientists confirm massive retreat of Pindari glacier 16.5.2018 Downtoearth
Indian scientists have confirmed and tracked the retreat—over 3kms—of an important Himalayan glacier, attributing it to climate change, and giving a shape to the changes to come
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Solar & wind energy to employ over 300,000 to meet 175 Gw power supply goal 15.5.2018 Latest News
The ILO said in its annual flagship report on the state of the global job market that action to combat climate change could create millions of new job opportunities
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Lighting up a solution 14.5.2018 Downtoearth
Prem Shankar Jha makes a case for solar energy while tracing the history of global warming
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Karnataka’s blindspots 12.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Depleting J&K forests a concern: Experts 11.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 10 As the effect of global warming is taking a toll on the environment leading to an increase in temperature and shortage of potable water, the depleting forest cover in Jammu and Kashmir is being considered the main cause of global warming in this part of the world. At present, J&K is having only 13.09 per cent area of its total geographical area under forest cover which also includes tree cover outside the forest area. The total geographical area of Jammu and Kashmir is 2,22,236 sq km whereas the total forest cover, including trees outside forest area, is only 29,089 sq km. As per the official data of the Jammu and Kashmir Government, forest cover in Jammu and Kashmir is 22,539 sq km which is 10.14 per cent of the total geographical area whereas the tree cover outside the forest area is 6,550 sq km which is 2.95 per cent of the total geographical area of the state. The data includes 1,20,848 sq km area falling in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) where the total forest ...
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Shun plastic use, save environment, says Harsh Vardhan 9.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Why electric is better 9.5.2018 Downtoearth
A comparative study between an internal combustion engine and an electric powertrain shows why electric vehicles are the future
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