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Last updated: Oct 13 2019 01:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Blurring the boundaries 13.10.2019
In recent times, climate change and its implications on the environment and marine life has been a topic of debate for most climate advocacy organisations, nations and individuals, as the need to address the issue has now become more pertinent. And to address the issue of warming waters and ocean acidification at a global level and seek a solution through technology, five students from Mumbai will be representing the country at the third edition of FIRST Global Challenge 2019. Scheduled to be held between October 24 and 27 in Dubai, the event will witness the first all-girls team to represent India in STEM/robotics. "It is a matter of pride and pleasure. We hope that our performance at the global challenge will inspire and encourage other children," says 17-year-old Aarushi Shah from Bombay International School who is looking after the robot design, construction and electrical for this project. Aarushi along with Radhika Sekhsaria, Aayushi Nainan, Lavanya Iyer, and Jasmehar Kochhar will be ...
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Govt pushes for CRZ-II option to protect tourism businesses 11.10.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji To protect tourism businesses along the coast, the state government has decided to push for notifying under the draft CRZ Notification, 2019 designated urban and coastal village panchayat areas, which currently come under CRZ-III as per the CRZ Notification 2018. Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral told ‘The Navhind Times’  that he is  in …
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Loggerhead population affected by climate change 9.10.2019
Greece: Freed from its eggshell by a volunteer, the tiny turtle hatchling clambers across a pebble-strewn sandy Greek beach in a race to the sea, the start of a hazardous journey that only one in 1,000 will survive. Kira Schirrmacher, 22, donning black gloves to gently ease the newborn loggerhead turtle on its way, grins at suggestions that she's a kind of "midwife". "Yes, I do that all day," says the German social sciences student, of her role. She's one of several volunteers monitoring the beaches of Kyparissia Bay, the Mediterranean's largest nesting ground for the loggerhead, whose scientific name is Caretta caretta. Tourism, climate change and good fortune all weigh on the future of the loggerhead population, which the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists as vulnerable. Even sun loungers on the beach that can snag the turtles and bright lights that lure the hatchlings away from the water at night are potential threats, say environmentalists. Growing in ...
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'First conserve, then consume': Mumbai man sets up novel way to save water 9.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
He explained that the process can keep a check on the various problem that an urban and coastal city like Mumbai faces.
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Bihar floods: JD(U) lashes out at Giriraj Singh for criticising Nitish Kumar 6.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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States on notice to cut plastic use 4.10.2019
Kochi: The Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change has issued guidelines to chief secretaries of states and administrators of Union territories on enforcing ban on single use plastic ban. The notice, issued by MoEFCC secretary C.K. Mishra, lists carry bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery among products will come under the definition of single use plastic category. However, certain single-use products like PET bottles used for beverages including water may not require prohibitive action and will come under the ambit of recycling channels under extended producer responsibility. All government and subordinate offices should be declared single-use plastic free. Use of plastic products like cutlery like spoons, bowls, cups, containers, PET water bottles, plastic trays, folders artificial flowers, banners, flags, flower pots and any other plastic materials for which alternative exists has to be totally banned in offices. Private sector should also encouraged to ...
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The floods in Bihar: The fault is not in our stars! 3.10.2019
Bihar"s devastating floods this year will be remembered for many things. The scale of human misery. Blaming it on the stars. Who can easily forget Union minister of state for health and family welfare Ashwini Choubey"s remark: "The downpour, which has been lashing Bihar for the past few days, is because of the Hathiya Nakshatra, during which sometimes there is very heavy rainfall. The rains have now taken the form of a natural disaster." Then there is that vivid photograph of deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi and his family members being rescued on a boat from his flooded residence in Patna, which will surely  go down as one of the defining images of urban India as it seeks to cope with erratic and unpredictable weather, one telling effect of climate change. The number of floods in India have been steadily rising — 90 in the 10-year period between 2006 and 2015, up from 67 in the 10 years between 1996 and 2005, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk ...
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Meet the man behind a staggering 970 solo street plays 2.10.2019 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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CZMP: Goa moves Centre for CRZ notification amendment 1.10.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: Citing the uniqueness of Goa and to allow the government to strike a balance between ecology and development of the state, the state government has made suggestion to the Union Ministry for Environment to amend the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2011 to pave way for a composite Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for …
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Ian Chappell reveals one major effect of nature on cricket 30.9.2019 DNA
Chappell also believes that the increase in temperature will possibly add to the health dangers for players.
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Modi in UN Assembly 30.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi in the United Nations General Assembly has cautioned the world community that it has become absolutely imperative that the world unite against terrorism. The India has given the Buddha to the world and not war. He also said world should act now to safeguard our planet from pollution, global warming, poverty, […]
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Climate change threatens the nature of cricket, says Ian Chappell 29.9.2019 Sports – The Indian Express
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Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for ‘unimaginable’ water crisis 28.9.2019 World – The Indian Express
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Global Warming is stunting fish, even on Antarctica’s doorstep 27.9.2019 World – The Indian Express
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Mawsynram MLA presents video on climate change 27.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Meeting of Himalayan states under way in Bengaluru SHILLONG: H M Shangpliang, MLA from Mawsynram presented a short video on the nature of rain of wettest place on earth, the effect of climate change on the oranges, the bees and the livelihoods of the people during the meeting of Himalayan states on climate change held […]
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Inspired by Greta Thunberg, Sonam Kapoor shares ‘simple’ tips to go green 25.9.2019 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Cod, plaice migrate to cooler waters 25.9.2019
France: Cod, sole and plaice might be regulars on European dinner tables but as climate change heats the oceans common species are heading to cooler northern waters, with profound potential consequences for fish stocks and consumers. Experts say bluefin tuna, seahorse and the bright triggerfish from the tropics are swimming to Europe's warming seas while fish such as cod are migrating northwards. "We will see less of the fish we know, and we will see tropical fish arriving that we did not know (here) until now," said Clara Ulrich, a fisheries scientist and assistant director at the French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea. She said the bluefin tuna is returning to the North Sea and said seahorse and balistes, a tropical fish seen in hot areas, are arriving in European waters. Ulrich explained it is not that species such as cod have disappeared from European waters but there will be less of them along the French and Spanish coasts and more of them in colder climates such as in ...
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Leaders meet as troubles mount 25.9.2019
United Nations: Navigating a troubled era's choppy waters, world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to grapple with climate change, regional conflicts and a dispute in the Middle East that could ripple across the entire planet. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the General Assembly proceedings with a "state of the world" speech. He'll be followed immediately by the traditional first speaker Brazil, represented by its new president, Jair Bolsonaro and the United States, represented by President Donald Trump. The United Nations, designed to promote a multilateral world, has struggled in the face of increasing unilateralism by the United States and other nations that favour going it alone over the brand of collaboration that the global body advocates. The event unfolds against the backdrop of flaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, backed by its long time supporter, the United States. The Saudis say Iran was responsible for an ...
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Sustainable development, environment protection go together: Ex-NGT chief 24.9.2019 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Human activity in oceans good for jellyfish 24.9.2019
France: Thousands of them plague our beaches to the horror of holidaymakers who dread their sting, but thanks to man's disruption of the oceans, jellyfish are thriving. Jellyfish have been on Earth longer than we have, they are believed to have roamed the oceans for nearly 600 million years. But human activity, from over-fishing to plastic waste and climate change, has created an environment in which they are even more at home. The proliferation of the jellyfish could lead to what some observers are calling the "jellyfication" of the oceans, which are facing profound changes according to a draft UN report due out on Wednesday. Fabien Lombard, a French marine biologist at the Sorbonne University specialising in the ecology of plankton and jellyfish, would not go that far. "There are more jellyfish in certain zones in the world," he told AFP; the Black Sea, off the Namibian coast and the Sea of Japan. It is not clear if their presence has increased in other parts of the world, ...
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