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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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Climate change affecting Tibetan plateau: Concept note 5.8.2019
New Delhi: The growing impact of climate change has accelerated the deterioration of the environment of the Tibetan plateau and this is a cause of global concern, a concept note unveiled at the recently-organised "Second Tibet Environment Conference" has stated. The conference was organised on the subject of "Climate change on the third pole and its impacts" last week in New Delhi. Speakers at the event included former foreign secretary Shyam Saran and Tenzin Lekshay, deputy director of the Tibet Policy Institute that is affiliated to the Central Tibetan Administration (popularly known as the Tibetan Government-in-exile) in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Various speakers at the event called on China to utilise its extensive monetary resources to increase measures to protect the environment in the Tibetan plateau. The speakers said it would strengthen Chinese commitments made at the international Climate Change conference in Paris four years ago to combat climate change. China has ...
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Preen your skills for green jobs 4.8.2019 The Shillong Times
By Ranjan K Baruah We are always looking for clean air and water and this is possible when we have a clean environment. We are already aware about climate change and how it is affecting our Mother Earth. It is important that everyone of us to contribute to the environment positively. In this regard we […]
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Climate of change 4.8.2019
From severe heat waves to extreme rainfall—the threats of climate change are becoming more palpable and slowly seeping  into our collective consciousness. If one has to visit the city of Bhopal, a drive on the famous VIP road along the banks of Bada Talab (Upper Lake) is a must. However, if you are driving along the road on a Friday, you will be met with an unusual sight. A 14-year-old girl, her hair tied in a loose ponytail and a stern look on her face, is likely to be standing on the footpath, holding a cardboard banner that reads "Climate Strike". For the past 20 weeks, Friday is the designated "Day of Revolution" for Garima Thakur. Inspired by the teenage Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, Garima is joined by thousands of other school children and teenagers across the world in an international campaign called "Fridays for Future". In practice, the campaign calls on the governments to let go off a laissez-faire attitude towards climate ...
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Land use is contributing to quarter of greenhouse gases 3.8.2019
Experts on Friday began negotiating the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever of the role the land we live off plays in climate change, expected to highlight the stark choices humanity faces to feed 10 billion people while preserving Nature. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land use is expected to warn how industrialised food chains, rampant resource exploitation, and even efforts to stave off the worst effects of global warming, are jeopardising our future. But it will also deliver a withering verdict on global inequality, depicting a planet where billions of overfed people throw away vast amounts of calories at the end of each day as hundreds of millions go to bed hungry. As delegates from around the world began poring over the report's draft text in Geneva on Friday, experts said the importance of using land efficiently had long been overlooked. "When you look at both the effects of the changing climate as well as contributions to climate change, ...
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'Iceberg Corridor' sparks tourist boom on Canada's east coast 2.8.2019
Canada: At dusk, tourists marvel at the sensational collapse of an iceberg at the end of its long journey from Greenland to Canada's east coast, which now has a front row seat to the melting of the Arctic's ice. While the rest of the world nervously eyes the impact of global warming, the calving of Greenland's glaciers -- the breaking off of ice chunks from its edge -- has breathed new life into the remote coastal villages of Newfoundland and Labrador. Once a hub of cod fishing, the province now plays host to hordes of amateur photographers and tourists hoping to capture the epic ice melt for posterity. As winter ends, iceberg spotting begins. "It keeps getting better every year," says Barry Strickland, a 58-year-old former fisherman who now takes tourists in his small boat around King's Point in the north of the province. Tour guide and former fisherman Barry Strickland steers his boat near an iceberg at King's Point -- iceberg tourism has been a success for the area on ...
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Draft CZMP raises hackles in Betalbatim 29.7.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
DIANA FERNANDES | NT Betalbatim : The Coastal Regulatory Zone Notification 2011 was praised for being inclusive and protective towards traditional fishermen and   traditional occupations carried out along the river and seaside. However, Betalbatim villagers maintained that fishing activities and the  traditional occupations are not reflecting in the draft coastal zone management plan, which has …
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Govt committed to combat climate change at highest level: Environment ministry 26.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha on India's preparedness to tackle climate change, minister of state for environment Babul Supriyo said several schemes have been initiated by the government to fight the global issue, including the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
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‘Despite second wave of flood, monsoon rainfall was not excessive’ 26.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
‘Despite second wave of flood, monsoon rainfall was not excessive’
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It's Jungle Raj at Bannerghatta forest 24.7.2019
As the city struggles to save its environment, the quarrying, real estate and water bottling mafia have laid siege to the pristine Bannerghatta National Park (BNP). While the bottling unit has been operating without the statutory clearances at Ragihalli, where groundwater resources have run dry over the last few years, a residential layout has illegally occupied over 50 hectares of land in the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of the national park. The residential layout has not obtained any permission from the  National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), which is mandatory. Alarmed by uncontrolled development activities within the protected zone, the Bannerghatta Nature Conservation Trust sent a letter in June to the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change and the Prime Minister"s Office (PMO) giving details of blatant violations in the ESZ. The letter also mentioned about the ramifications of widening of a road through the ESZ. Replying to the letter, the union ministry stated that it has asked the ...
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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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Cancellation of presentations on draft CZMPs demanded 17.7.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji Terming the notice published, on July 12, by the Department of Environment announcing taluka-level presentations to explain the CZMP maps and plans starting from Pernem on July 19 and ending at Mormugao on August 9 as unprecedented and highly irregular, Citizens for Coastal Communities (CCC) has said that it not only reveals …
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MoEF&CC issues guidelines for ‘updating’ CZMP 17.7.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has issued guidelines for updating of Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), prepared as per CRZ notification, 2011 to align it with new CRZ notification, 2019. The Ministry has mandated that the CZMP be made ready in six months, but it is unlikely for …
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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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