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Conrad highlights state issues in NITI Aayog meet 18.6.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma attended the 4th meeting of the governing council of NITI Aayog, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre in New Delhi in which he stressed on core sectors in the state. The meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other […]
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Conrad highlights state’s core sectors in NITI Aayog meet 17.6.2018 The Shillong Times
  SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad  K  Sangma on Sunday attended the 4th meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre in New Delhi in which he stressed on core sectors in the state   The meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister […]
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Conrad for green business models 16.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Conrad for green business models
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Antarctic too loses ice at alarming rate, but where is all the water going? 14.6.2018 Downtoearth
It’s time researchers and policy makers think about managing the water when even the more resilient of the two poles has given in to climate change
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Shadow of storms 14.6.2018 Downtoearth
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Scientists set out to study long-living African tree found them dying 14.6.2018 Downtoearth
They suspect climate change to be the cause of the death of baobab trees that live for thousands of years
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In the last 25 years, Antarctica's ice has melted to cover Uttar Pradesh at least three times over 14.6.2018 DNA: Money
The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet a key indicator of climate change melted into enough water to cover Uttar Pradesh nearly three times over to a depth of nearly 13 feet (4 metres), scientists calculated. All that water made global oceans rise about three-tenths of an inch (7.6 millimetres). From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost nearly 84 billion tons of ice a year (76 billion metric tons). From 2012 to 2017, the melt rate increased to more than 241 billion tons a year (219 billion metric tons), according to the study Wednesday in the journal Nature . "I think we should be worried. That doesn't mean we should be desperate," said University of California Irvine's Isabella Velicogna, one of 88 co-authors. "Things are happening. They are happening faster than we expected." Part of West Antarctica, ...
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As northwest India endures unusual dust storms, northeast gets flooded before monsoon arrives 13.6.2018 Downtoearth
The magnitude of floods is likely to increase by 25 per cent in Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, parts of Meghalaya and Nagaland
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Need Krishi Kendras to boost farming: Guv 12.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 11 Governor NN Vohra on Monday inaugurated the 25th meeting of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), regional committee no.1, at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir. Welcoming the participants to the silver jubilee meeting of the ICAR regional committee no.1, the Governor appreciated the work being done by the farm universities and the state Agriculture Department for enhancing the on-farm incomes of small farm households in the state. He said the new models of agricultural production developed by the scientists, as for example the integrated farming system, should be systematically propagated to enable small farmers multiply their incomes. The Governor stressed the vital responsibility of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras and the state farm universities to implement meaningful outreach programmes in close collaboration with state Agricultural Department and its extension agencies. Such endeavours will enable the farmers ...
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Centre invites lateral entry at joint secretary-level posts: Here are 10 things to know about it 11.6.2018 India – The Indian Express
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St Joseph’s, Chandigarh 10.6.2018 The Tribune
Students of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, participated in the Roller Skating Championship held at Decathlon. The championship was organised by the Roller Panther Skating Academy. Josephites brought laurels to the school by winning various medals. Samaira (Kg), Sehaj (I), Shivam (VII) and Sumit (X) won gold and silver medals. Aagam (VI) won two silver medals while Lavya (I) got bronze medal. St Soldier International A presentation was given by students of Class X on water conservation at St Soldier International School, Chandigarh. To highlight the need for sustainable management of water resources, Rahul spoke about the limitation of available water that keeps ecosystems thriving and feeds a growing human population. A skit was presented to highlight the plight of man’s existence with limited water and the need to realise how to save water to maintain continuity of life on earth. This was followed by a lyrical contemporary dance performance on the song, “Jal De”, which aptly ...
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Is it all downward from here? 10.6.2018 The Tribune
Lt-Gen Baljit Singh (Retd) THE images of acute shortage of drinking water in Shimla, kilometre-long queues of residents awaiting the arrival of water tankers to purchase a rationed few litres numb the senses for a few minutes. Incidentally, not so far away, around Kasauli at the same time, hectares of forest cover is burnt to cinders by multiple fires triggered partly by the phenomenon of climate change, an offshoot of degraded natural environment. Add to these, pictures of dead fish floating on the banks of the Beas, and we can make sense of why India plummeted 36 positions from 141 in 2016 to 177 in 2018 on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a biennial report produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. As I turn over these images of human helplessness, arising from the cumulative environmental excesses of the past 100 years, my mind involuntary flashes back to the three-page letter written 164 years ago (1854) by the Red Indian Chief ...
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Rs4,751-cr rain harvesting plan sent for approval 9.6.2018 The Tribune

Rs4,751-cr rain harvesting plan sent for approval

Mandi, June 8

Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that to deal with drought-like situation and for better crop output, the state government has sent a Rs-4,751 crore rain harvesting plan for approval to the Centre.

The minister was here in his Assembly segment at Dharampur in Mandi district to inaugurate a few development projects, which have been completed. He inaugurated the school building of Government Senior Secondary School, Longni, constructed at a cost of Rs 31.51 lakh. He inaugurated the construction work of the Longni-Trembla road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.

Addressing a public meeting at Longni, the minister said due to climate change the ground water level was receding rapidly, which had direct impact on natural sources of water. The government was chalking out a strategy to improve water situation effectively. TNS

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Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals increasing global pollution: Greenpeace 7.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic Peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel in early 2018, it said. And seven of nine snow samples taken on land in Antarctica found chemicals known as PFAs (polyfluorinated alkylated substances), which are used in industrial products and can harm wildlife. "We may think of the Antarctic as a remote and pristine wilderness," Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace's Protect the Antarctic campaign said in a statement about the findings. "But from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity's footprint is clear," she said. "These results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste ...
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NE should work out collective plan: Expert 7.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
NE should work out collective plan: Expert
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Run for cover: 100 days, 44 storms, 16 states, 423 deaths 4.6.2018 Downtoearth
An unprecedented storm season challenges India's scientific community
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Regional climate change monitoring mechanism mooted 3.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Regional climate change monitoring mechanism mooted
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Taj Declaration: Plastic-free zone, extensive drive to clean Yamuna 3.6.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Another kind of Green 3.6.2018 The Shillong Times
June 5 is World Environment Day & there will be celebrations & pledges to protect our habitat & learn to coexist with other species. But how many of us are aware? We asked this question to our young & ardent readers. What we received from them, on canvas and in words, are proof enough of their sensitivity and commitment to change, if not reverse, the damage to ecology
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Polavaram project: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urges Centre to stop construction 2.6.2018 India – The Indian Express
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