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Trump authorises construction of controversial Keystone Pipeline 24.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
US President Donald Trump on Friday authorised the construction of controversial Keystone XL pipeline across the US border, reversing one of the most controversial environmental policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, officials said.
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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Hindu: S & T
TransCanada, the Calgary-based company that first applied for a presidential permit in 2008, called the decision a “significant milestone.”
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Temperature drop led to mass extinction 35 million years ago 24.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers from Australian National University (ANU) detected the mass extinction of pygopodoid geckos by using molecular evolutionary methods to examine fossil records.
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Govt leniency to help projects without green clearance 24.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Projects to pay for clean up if environmental damage is found
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Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel 24.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel
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Climate change: At 37 degrees, March 23 hottest day in seven years in Delhi 24.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
This year's March 23 has broken the last six years' hottest day record. We noted 30 degrees temperature in 2016, 32 in 2015, 2014 and 2013, 27 in 2012 and 34 in 2011, an official of the IMD said. 
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Faced with 'clear science, real threats' countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal - UN 24.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Faced with 'clear science, real threats' countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal - UN
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Flyover stretch gets green nod 24.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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Halve carbon emissions each decade to combat warming: study 23.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Scientists proposed on Thursday a legislative and economic framework to halve the world's carbon dioxide emissions every decade from 2020 and combat climate change, by issuing hefty penalties on carbon emitters.
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Uncharted waters for hydropower's RE status 23.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The government's proposal to classify all hydro power projects under the category of renewable energy (RE) would help the country meet its targets under the Paris Climate Change Summit. However, it poses other questions for the sector. At present, hydro power projects below 25 Mw are considered as RE and come under administrative purview of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). Large hydro is with the ministry of power and so is the largest hydro power company, NHPC.With the move, the government intends to meet its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) targets, as committed in the Paris Climate Change Summit-2016, said officials. The Indian government had committed to 40 per cent of its total energy generation from renewable sources. Solar and wind power cumulatively contribute 15 per cent to the energy mix. Adding hydro would take the total close to 30 per cent. The current generation capacity of hydro is 44,189 Mw out of the total installed capacity of ...
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Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
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China's coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, spelling disaster 23.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The report by China`s State Oceanic Administration showed that average coastal sea levels in 2016 were up 38 millimetres compared to the previous year, and saw record-breaking highs in the months of April, September, November and December. 
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World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings 23.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The theme for this year's World Meteorological Day is 'understanding clouds', which highlights the enourmous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.
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India's UN connect: A treasured tome 23.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
This one surely is for posterity, perhaps the first exhaustive and definitive work on the India-UN connect over the past seven decades, presented in 70 theme-based chapters spread over three sections.
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'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortage 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortage
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FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
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More extreme and unusual weather in 2017: WMO 23.3.2017 Hindu: International
Each of the year since 2001 has seen at least 0.4 degree—Celsius above the long-term average for the 1961—1990 base period, used by the UN agency as a reference for climate change monitoring.
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Prepare Sunderbans CRZ map in three mnths: NGT 23.3.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
While the Sunderbans came under the CRZ in 1999, no map has been prepared for its management as yet.For years now, the state government and Centre have been blaming each other for the delay.
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Watery woes! 22.3.2017 Hindu: Home
March 22 is World Water Day. While there’s so much talk on water being limited, let’s also see what we can do to optimally utilise this.
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FEATURE-Honduran farmers prize rainwater as most precious harvest 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor", the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater.
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