User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Agriculture
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 18:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Droughts can kill deep-rooted tree species more 20.1.2018 Hindu: S & T
The deepest water compartments that dried up during the drought took longer to recharge
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Farmers don’t seek free power, but uninterrupted power, says Venkaiah 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
‘Even after 70 years of Independence, nearly 4,000 villages have not been electrified till now’
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Solar powered agriculture 20.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The use of solar pumps for irrigation will undoubtedly help farmers but the reality of depleting ground water resources must not be forgotten (“Towards solar powered agriculture”, January 19). Electri...
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Microwaves emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly 7 million cars: Study 18.1.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Microwaves across the EU consume an estimated 9.4 terawatts per hour (TWh) of electricity every year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity generated by three large gas power plants.
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Study reveals only one in 1,000 Indians lives in area with clean air 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2015, about 75% of deaths attributable to PM 2.5 exposure were in rural India, the study found
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World to be riskier place in 2018: WEF Survey 17.1.2018 General News
The world will see risks related to environment, economy and international relations intensify this year with a majority of stakeholders expecting political or economic confrontations between major powers to worsen, a new survey showed today. Referring to contentious issues between various nations, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in its annual Global Risks Report that China's determination to press territorial and maritime claims and its extension of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have triggered responses among neighbouring powers, with Japan and India exploring more structured forms of strategic cooperation in both economic and military affairs. "This initiative could become more significant if additional partners -- such as Australia, the US, or even European states -- were to take part. However, most of these countries are currently cautious and would be wary of allowing such a hedging policy to cause tensions with China," it said. However, the biggest risks .
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Why India must LISTEN to this man 16.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
'Learning by doing is in our genes.'
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A new weapon in the carbon fight 15.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The ability of soils to sequester carbon as a win-win strategy must be recognised by policymakers
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Rising sea swamps island along Bengal coast 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Mousuni (West Bengal), Jan 15: The living drown and the dead float out of their graves as the rising sea engulfs Baliara village in Mousuni, an island facing the Bay of Bengal. Every third or fourth day, the high tide enters homes and leaves farms a wasteland.
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As forests, wildlife and tribals exist in uneasy equilibrium, could lions be prey to sixth mass extinction? 15.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
We are in the middle of the sixth great mass extinction in Earth's history. To put this in perspective, Earth lost the dinosaurs in the last great mass extinction event, 65 million years ago - so this is kind of a big deal | #FirstCulture
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Why China wants to dominate the world's green energy markets 13.1.2018 Latest News
First, concerns over environmental degradation are very real in China, owing to issues such as air, food and water pollution, and should be acknowledged
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Interview: The Fight Against Climate Change Needs More Women 13.1.2018 The Wire

Four Chinese environmentalists talk about joining an all-female expedition to the Antarctic.

The post Interview: The Fight Against Climate Change Needs More Women appeared first on The Wire.

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Take a grain check: There’s more to the Indian diet than polished rice and wheat 12.1.2018 Hindu: Agriculture
It is now forgotten that before the Green Revolution, millets made up 40% of all cultivated grains
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India and ASEAN countries agree to tackle climate change, price volatility 12.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
India and ASEAN countries on Friday agreed to cooperate in agriculture and forestry to tackle challenges of climate change and price volatility, along with seeking intervention for livelihood opportunities, exchange of farm machinery and development of heterotic rice hybrids.
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Agriculture minister seeks cooperation from ASEAN countries 12.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday said India and ASEAN countries faced similar agrarian challenges and sought their close cooperation to tackle them as a important part of the collaborative agenda.
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ASEAN-India vow to tackle climate change & price volatility 12.1.2018 General News
India and ASEAN nations today agreed to jointly work to mitigate the challenges of climate change, enhance livelihood opportunities through agro- forestry, exchange farm machineries and develop heterotic rice hybrids. They also called for joint efforts towards managing food security and price volatility besides implementing more capacity building programmes in 2018 on empowerment of ASEAN and Indian women through cooperatives. A joint declaration in this regard was made at the fourth ASEAN-India ministerial meeting held here, which was co- chaired by India's Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and his Thailand counterpart Grisada Boonrach. Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei are the members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). "While we may take comfort and satisfaction from the road we have covered so far, the journey ahead offers limitless opportunities," Singh said. He stressed on the .
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Knowledge portal on climate change launched 12.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Developed by EPTRI, it stores and retrieves information
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Climate change has profound effect on human health, says expert 11.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
‘Drought, increase in pests and infectious diseases will be the result’
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Over 8,000 kgs of drugs seized by Delhi Police in 2017 11.1.2018 General News
Over 8,000 kgs of drugs were seized by the Delhi Police last year with poppy head forming a major chunk of the seizure. As many as 362 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) last year as opposed to 289 cases in 2016. According to the Delhi Police's annual report, 491 persons were arrested in 2017 under the NDPS Act in comparison to 370 in 2016. The police seized 5,550.400 kgs of poppy head in 2017 as opposed to 600 kgs in 2016. The year 2017 also saw 51.581 kgs of heroin and 2,415 kgs of ganja being seized. A senior official said the efforts of the Special Cell helped in identification and interception of various trans- national drug cartels and recoveries of narcotic substances in huge quantities. The unit arrested 44 Indian nationals, six Nigerian nationals and a Myanmar national in connection with their alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
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Effects of climate change: If global warming continues, summers in India could last for 8 months by 2070, say researchers 11.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The nature of such heat waves has since changed because of rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions, exacerbating climate change.
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