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User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Nov 28 2020 19:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Once a world-leading lentil producer, Nepal is now forced to import dal 28.11.2020 Scroll.in
The country’s farmers are struggling with low productivity due to warmer and weather winters brought by climate change.
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Meet Kavitha Kuruganti, the farmers' champion 27.11.2020 Rediff: News
Kavitha Kuruganti has been fighting for decades to ensure farmers are respected and get their due from the Indian nation. In order to ensure they don't struggle for a living, she works to ensure sustainable farm livelihoods and farmers' rights.
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Photo essay: The beauty of my cracked, washed-out pages of home 8.11.2020 Scroll.in
An ode to Mumbai, city of intense monsoons and immense possibility.
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Hyderabad floods underline the need for a climate resilience plan for Indian cities 4.11.2020 Scroll.in
Bad urban planning, encroachment of lakes and poor preparedness worsened the deluge, say experts.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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Gamdevi: Lessons from Mumbai’s past that could help it create a better future 18.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A neighbourhood built after the 1896 plague demonstrates that urban resilence is possible. People-centric planning is the key.
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State’s wetlands undergoing rapid degradation: Study 11.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
State’s wetlands undergoing rapid degradation: Study
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Is India spending enough to tackle the inevitable effects of climate change? 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
India has spent $19 billion on average against the required $170 billion every year to fund climate action.
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China steps up after India fails to sign Teesta water-sharing deal with Bangladesh for a decade 29.9.2020 Scroll.in
Dhaka has received support from Beijing to develop a $1 billion engineering scheme on the river.
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Alert: Heavy to very heavy rains in UP, Bihar 24.9.2020 Rediff: News
'Expect very heavy rainfall at some places in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar along with sub-Himalayan West Bengal comprising of Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, including Sikkim, parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and parts of lower Assam, Rangia downward like Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri along with parts of Meghalaya.'
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Climate change and reduced freshwater supply have put Sundarbans on the ‘endangered’ ecosystem list 23.9.2020 Scroll.in
There are, however, reasons for optimism.
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India’s agriculture sector has survived the pandemic. But will it survive climate change? 14.9.2020 Scroll.in
The Reserve Bank of India recently acknowledged the looming danger in its annual report.
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Bare-chested women lock themselves to UK Parliament in climate protest 11.9.2020 DNA
The women carried a large banner reading "Can`t bare the truth?" and had words painted on their chests representing predicted consequences of global warming such as war, drought, starvation, wildfires, violence and famine.
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As parts of Karnataka record drop in rainfall, experts warn that deforestation must be halted 5.9.2020 Scroll.in
The occurrence of extreme weather events has increased both in terms of frequency and intensity across the state.
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India ready to work with FAO to help other nations in tackling locust problem: Agri ministry 4.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
India ready to work with FAO to help other nations in tackling locust problem: Agri ministry
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PHOTOS: When wildlife wows us! 3.9.2020 Rediff: News
NHM wildlife
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Poor planning, civic apathy and huge floods – it’s the same story from Karachi to Kolkata 2.9.2020 Scroll.in
Three days of heavy rainfall in late August led to at least 47 deaths due to drowning in the Pakistan city.
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Mumbai’s Coastal Road: Making land in a drowning city 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Last fortnight, the Supreme Court conceded that the project is not exempt from environmental and wildlife clearances. Nevertheless, reclamation work continues.
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Central team visits flood-hit sites of Lakhimpur 29.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Central team visits flood-hit sites of Lakhimpur
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Indian cities get drowned every monsoon. Here’s what can be done about it 28.8.2020 Scroll.in
Urban areas are expanding and engulfing the open spaces which were major drainage points or forests in the past.
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