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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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What saved India from the devastating effects of cyclone Fani 6.6.2019
Mangroves are incredibly productive coastal ecosystems found in the tropics and subtropics. These dense green forests are known for their bizarre-looking roots that poke up into the air from shallow water. Among the meshed webs of roots are fish nurseries, enabling humans to make a living from the marine life in and around the mangroves. Mangroves also play another important role for humans, protecting communities from major storms. Climate change is more than rising temperatures, and the increased frequency and intensity of cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons are apparent. Cyclone Fani for example, which recently struck the Bay of Bengal, was one of the strongest to devastate India in the past 20 years. Mangrove roots can break up the force of a storm surge, soaking up some of its energy and protecting people living on coasts from cyclone damage. Yet it is a challenge to effectively value and protect individual mangrove ecosystems. And we just don"t have the people or funds to deliver detailed ...
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India, China, Russia have no sense of pollution; US 'cleanest': Trump 6.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Trump blamed India and other countries while withdrawing from the Paris climate accord in 2017, and reiterated the contention since.
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Rahul calls for making environmental degradation a political issue 6.6.2019 PTI: All news
Rahul calls for making environmental degradation a political issue
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Water crisis in state puzzles ‘water man’ 6.6.2019 The Shillong Times
LYNGKYRDEM: India’s ‘water man’ Rajendra Singh has expressed surprise that a state, which boasts of the world’s wettest place on earth (Sohra), also faces water crisis and suggested that people plant trees while Chief Minister Conrad Sangma announced that the government will come out with a water policy within a month. In an interaction with […]
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Feat achieved: 1.5 million saplings planted across state 6.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday claimed that the state has achieved the feat of planting of 1.5 million trees. Sharing on his Twitter account, he said, “I extend my appreciation and congratulations to the people of the State for the record success of Meghalaya #OneCitizenOneTree campaign. We achieved the feat to plant 1.5 […]
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Environmental issues need to made political concern : Rahul Gandhi 5.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said until made a political issue, the environmental problems will not get the importance they deserve. In a Facebook post, Mr Gandhi said,”Mankind’s insatiable lust for power and wealth has speeded up the pace of environmental destruction, like never before in the history of our planet. […]
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One million trees and more… 3.6.2019 The Shillong Times
By H H Mohrmen The state government deserves a pat on the back for its move to plant more than one million tree saplings on World Environment Day (June 5), but some are questioning the sincerity of the MDA in the entire act. There are people who are of the opinion that the government’s call […]
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There’s need for integrated approach 2.6.2019 The Shillong Times
High Climate Variability across the globe has replicating effect seen through global warming; raising water foot print, haphazard urbanisation have created increasing water scarcity. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report 2018 reveals that human-induced activities have caused average global warming of 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Meghalaya is also influenced by changes brought about ...
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Teenagers to hold rally on climate change in Shillong on May 24 20.5.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As an initiative for raising climate change awareness, a rally by teenagers under the banner of Friday for Future, will be held on May 24. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Joel Blah Kyndiah said, “It is all about youth to push for political action. Climate change is an issue but it is not significantly addressed.” […]
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