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Naturalist puts environment back on curriculum, grooms eco-warriors 17.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
In the ICSE syllabus for Class 4 students on environment, there is a chapter on sparrows and saving them by creating nests based on Rakesh's work.
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43 people die in Nepal floods 15.7.2019 PTI: All news
43 people die in Nepal floods
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Meghalaya Cabinet adopts Draft Water Policy 14.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Cabinet adopts Draft Water Policy
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Ice cover in Arctic region fast shrinking: Phukan 11.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Ice cover in Arctic region fast shrinking: Phukan
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Drought is a real problem, use water efficiently to save land from degradation: Javadekar 10.7.2019 PTI: All news
Drought is a real problem, use water efficiently to save land from degradation: Javadekar
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Stalling of KNP fringe villagers’ project by vested interests alleged 7.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Stalling of KNP fringe villagers’ project by vested interests alleged
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Sea levels in India rise by 1.3 mm/year: Government 29.6.2019
New Delhi: Sea levels have estimated to have risen by 1.3 millilitres annually along the Indian coasts during the past 40-50 years, the government said on Friday. In a written response to a question, Union minister for state for health and family welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said rising sea levels can exacerbate the impacts of coastal hazards such as storm surge, tsunami, coastal floods, high waves and erosion in the low-lying areas in addition to causing gradual loss of land to the sea. "Recent studies by Indian scientists reveal that the trends of sea level rise is estimated to be 1.3mm/year along the Indian coasts during the last 40-50 years," Choubey said. He was standing-in for earth sciences minister Harsh Vardhan who is in Japan to attend the G20 Summit. Some parts of the Indian coastline have been facing erosion and river mouths are experiencing deltaic subsidence, he noted. "However, it has not been established that these manifestations are only due to rise in sea ...
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Water turbidity, sludge release worry House panel 26.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme SHILLONG: A delegation of Committee on Environment of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly inspected the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) on Tuesday and raised concerns on turbidity of water and the sludge released to environment.Chairman of the committee SK Sunn said a request will be made to the PHE and ...
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Assembly committee inspects GSWSS 25.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: A delegation of Committee on Environment of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly inspected the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) on Tuesday. Chairman on the Committee on Environment, SK Sunn said a request would be made to the PHE and Forest department to take necessary steps to declare the dam of GSWSS as National Wetland area. […]
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Seminar on Water Security held 24.6.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: A one day seminar under the theme ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Catchment Areas for Water Security’ was organized recently by the Tura Christian College (TCC) in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong at its college premises. The one day seminar was attended by C P Marak, IFS (PCCF ...
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Himalayan glaciers get smaller every year 21.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Himalayan glaciers across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000, a new comprehensive international study said on Wednesday. The analysis, spanning 40 years of satellite observations, indicates that melting of the Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has […]
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Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study 20.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study
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Melting ice threatens the coastal area of Greenland 19.6.2019
Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in Greenland – giant melting icicle that threatens to submerge the world's coastal areas one day. "It's possible that we could break the records set in 2012 for both lowest Arctic sea ice extent ...and for record high Greenland ice sheet melt," warned Ruth Mottram, a climatologist at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). "It is very much dependent on weather conditions this year." A striking photograph of the early ice melt taken last week by a DMI scientist in north-western Greenland has gone viral. While researching oceanographic moorings and a weather station, Steffen Olsen snapped a picture of his sled dogs pushing through a fjord, the sea ice submerged under several centimetres (inches) of melt water. Under a bright blue sky, with a snow-free mountain in the background, the dogs appear to be walking on water. "The picture is striking...because ...
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Alappuzha: Chakara may well be a nostalgic exuberance 19.6.2019
ALAPPUZHA: With the trawling ban in force concerns of fishers here loom large over the elusive Chakara. Even after monsoon stirred the sea, the fisherfolks say there is no sign of the mudbank so far this year, unlike past. For fishers from Ambalappuzha to Cherthala, in the 1970s and 80s, Chakara was not only a mere annual phenomenon but a celebration of life that brings in a mess of opulence. But, at the time of climate change, this phenomenon of the sea has also taken a beating. The celebration, thrill, hop-es, and all fell in line. And it has of late beco-me part of Malayali"s nostalgic exuberance. Joy C. Kambakkaran, a leader with All India Matsya Thozhilali Federation, says the sea so far has shown no sign of Chakara.  It should be stirred well by the monsoon pressure so that the mud bank can form on the shore. The phenomenon used to take place while water along with mud and silt from Vembanad Lake flows down to the sea. The water carries the "nutritious sedime-nt" from Cherthala ...
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Tech tool aims to predict global water conflicts before they happen 15.6.2019
Artificial intelligence can predict where conflicts over scarce water will break out up to a year in advance and allow action to prevent them, researchers said on Friday. An early warning tool that tracks water supplies worldwide and mixes in social, economic and demographic data to flag up potential crises is being developed by the Netherlands-based Water, Peace and Security partnership (WPS). During tests, the system predicted more than three-quarters of water-related conflicts in Mali"s Inner Niger Delta, said WPS, which plans to launch it globally later this year. "We want to detect conflict early enough...to then engage in a dialogue process that helps to address these conflicts - ideally mitigate them early on or resolve them," said Susanne Schmeier from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which leads the WPS. Climate change often impacts on water – from driving droughts to sea level rises – which in turn can fuel clashes over diminishing resources and force ...
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Adani gets green light for Australia coal mine 14.6.2019
MELBOURNE: Adani Enterprises on Thursday received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management. The Carmichael mine has been a lightning rod for climate change concerns in Australia, and was seen as a factor in the surprise return to power of the conservative Liberal/National coalition in a national election in May. First acquired by Adani in 2010, the project is slated to produce 8-10 million tonnes of thermal coal a year and cost up to $1.5 billion, but has been mired in court battles and opposition from green groups. "In two years" time people should be expecting we have exported our first piece of coal," Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow told reporters, adding that construction work would begin within weeks. Conservation groups expressed disappointment with the decision and vowed to continue fighting the development. Adani has scaled back initial plans for a 60 million tonne ...
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Trump blames India, China for not doing enough 7.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Trump blames India, China for not doing enough
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Bannerghatta: That shrinking feeling 7.6.2019
Bengaluru: It provides a much needed lung space not too far from the spread of the city, but Bannerghatta National Park (BNP)"s future has come under threat with the government"s move to "trim" its 268.96 sq km  Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) by 100 sq kms.  Protesting strongly, the   Bannerghatta Nature Conservation Trust has shot off a letter to Union minister for environment, forest and climate change, Prakash Javaderker, warning against the consequences of such a move. Although the plan has still not received the minister"s approval,  the trust has pointed out in its letter that many agencies, including the forest department, have already started treating the 100 kms proposed to be trimmed, as fair game for development. In another letter to the state agencies and authorities, the trust has demanded that they stop the construction of illegal layouts, resorts, drinking water bottling unit and industries within the ESZ of the BNP and requested the ...
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What saved India from the devastating effects of cyclone Fani 6.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Cyclone Fani which struck the Bay of Bengal was one of the strongest in the past 20 years.
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Meghalaya plants 1.5 million trees on World Environment Day 6.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya plants 1.5 million trees on World Environment Day
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