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'Climate change is real,' carmakers write in a letter to White House 22.5.2018 Latest News
The letter came roughly a week before President Donald Trump signaled he was open to talks with California on mileage standards
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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ONGC operations in Nagayalanka from today 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The crude oil drilling operation by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will begin in the Nagayalanka block in Krishna district on Tuesday.ONG
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Not everyone is staying cool, as things hot up 21.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
More people means more air conditioners. More units means more energy. More energy … well, it's a vicious circle in the battle with climate change
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Punjab government patronising environmental massacre: Sukhbir 21.5.2018 General News
In the wake of death of a large number of fish in the Beas river, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday accused the Punjab government of "patronising an environmental massacre by turning a blind eye to massive and manmade ecological disaster" caused by industries.
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Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C can save world's species 21.5.2018 General News
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could save the vast majority of the world's plant and animal species from climate change, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Science, shows that limiting warming to the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would avoid half the risks associated with warming of two degrees Celsius for plants and animals, and two thirds of the risks for insects. Species across the globe would benefit, but particularly those in Southern Africa, the Amazon, Europe and Australia, according researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK. Reducing the risk to insects is particularly important, the team say, because they are so vital for 'ecosystem services' such as pollinating crops and flowers, and being part of the food chain for other birds and animals. Previous research focused on quantifying the benefits of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times - the upper limit for temperature as set out in the ...
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan to lead the Indian delegation in the Mission Innovation Ministerial 21.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be leading an Indian delegation for participation in the Mission Innovation Ministerial being held at Malmo-Sweden during 22-23 May, 2018.
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Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview) 21.5.2018 General News
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
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Exclusive: BP back on its feet but CEO senses no respite 21.5.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - After the near collapse of his company following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster and a three-year slump in oil prices, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley is hardly relaxed.
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Transition to green economy will create more jobs 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Despite misconceptions, sustainable practices and economic development go hand in hand, says ILO report
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Response of developed nations to tackle climate change 'not adequate': Harsh Vardhan 20.5.2018 General News
Noting that the world is at a critical stage in combatting climate change, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said today that the response of the developed nations to tackle the issue is still "not adequate". He said this in his intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban. The grouping is a bloc of four countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - formed by an agreement on November 28, 2009. "We are at a very critical stage, both in our efforts to combat climate change and in negotiations. There is an evident need for greater action and we find that the response of the developed countries is still not adequate," Vardhan said. He stressed that developed nations take the lead in terms of mitigation and providing means of implementation to developing countries. "While we talk about our actions, it is equally important to emphasise that the ambition of the developing countries needs to be supported and sustained, predictable and adequate ...
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“Response of Developed Nations in Combating Climate Change Inadequate”: Dr Harsh Vardhan 20.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has said that the response of developed nations for greater action in combating climate change is inadequate. Makingan intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change.
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Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates 20.5.2018 General News
Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday.
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Prez asks scientists to find solutions for challenges like climate change, water scarcity 20.5.2018 General News
President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted scientists and students to work towards finding solutions to challenges such as climate change and water scarcity, while underscoring that science and technology must continue to play a role in nation building. Kovind, who was addressing the 7th convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here, also encouraged students, who graduated today, to become entrepreneurs and asked them to give back to society, especially to the less privileged. "The purpose of scientific research is threefold. First, science and technology must continue to play a role in nation building. As our nation evolves and our society changes, are needs too are transformed. Yet, science and technology will always be required to find answers to developmental questions," he said. "Today, the questions before us range from battling climate change to providing low-cost, but effective, healthcare solutions. And, from helping our farmers overcome ...
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Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature 20.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A 3.2 degree Celsius increase in the Earth's temperature could see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate and 16 per cent of plant species lose at least half of their geographic ranges, an expert on global change has said.
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Automatic weather system comes as a boon for Maha farmers 20.5.2018 General News
Farmers, who are often at the receiving end of unpredictable weather, will now get detailed information about the climatic conditions in their area, thus allowing them better crop management and damage prevention. This is going to be possible as the Maharashtra government has commissioned 2,060 automatic weather stations (AWS) in as many revenue circles, to provide real time weather-related information to farmers up to the village level. "The idea was to create a decentralised system that would provide accurate weather related information right up to the village level," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told PTI. As the current weather systems provide a consolidated information on weather of a whole region, one cannot exactly predict the climate change at a local level, he said. For instance, at times there is rain in one village and the adjoining village is dry, he said. "In the AWS, we will get exact information right up to the village level. Based on the information, ...
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Venkaiah Naidu calls for increased investments in agriculture 19.5.2018 General News
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said the country's farmers should be provided with knowledge and essential resources to make farming viable and attractive. He was interacting with scientists, faculty members and research fellows at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) here, an official release said. The Vice President said there was a need to make agriculture sustainable, viable and attractive by creating required infrastructure, providing timely credit and value addition to farm produce. The central government's e-NAM project is the way forward for proper marketing. "Agrarian distress is mainly due to high costs of inputs, small and tenant farmers, production loss, instability in yields, low prices, climate change, droughts, rain-fed cultivation, poor irrigation and debts...." "In order to address these key areas, I think that the most critical need is to establish a dialogue with farmers and provide them with knowledge and material
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Vice President calls for increased investments in agriculture 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested to the Central and various State Governments to increase investments in agriculture and allied sectors to make farming viable and attractive.
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Minister Harsh Vardhan's 'Green Good Deeds' gets global recognition 19.5.2018 General News
Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.Dr Harsh Vardan at the ongoing 4th BRICS Environment Ministerial in Durban, South Africa had urged the BRICS nations to jointly help in development of a social movement to fight for the protection and conservation of environment.The next BRICS Ministerial on Environment has agreed to include "Green Good Deeds" in its official agenda in the next Ministerial in Brazil and another meeting in Russia said Dr Harsh Vardhan.Earlier in his opening remarks at the Ministerial, Dr Harsh Vardhan had urged the grouping to jointly work for developing a movement around Green Good Deeds."I urge upon the BRICS countries to jointly help in development of a social movement which could be emulated by the rest of the world," Dr Harsh Vardhan told the ministerial delegations from the 5-nation ...
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Dr Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ gets global recognition 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.
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