User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Aug 17 2017 21:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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EXPERT VIEWS-How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths? 17.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
LEONE-MUDSLIDE/ (CORRECTED):CORRECTED-EXPERT VIEWS-How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths?
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US budget cuts will reduce aid to developing countries by up to 70%; disaster for world's poor: Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah 17.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the expected gap through private or charitable spending looks unlikely, added Rajiv Shah, who ran the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2009 to 2015. If the 15 largest U.S. foundations, including giants such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, combined their donations, the total would not match the cuts proposed just to USAID funding by President Donald Trump's administration, Shah said. "This is not the kind of problem philanthropy can step in and solve - or should," he said. "These are public-sector responsibilities." But philanthropists can play a key role in restoring badly eroded public faith in aid spending, by tracking results and proving investments work, he said. They can also push money into ventures - such as off-grid solar ...
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Trump's rejection of national climate report worse than exiting Paris deal 17.8.2017 All International Stories
The report reconfirms that it is not too late for Americans to respond to growing climate change
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Linking rivers to tanks and ponds more essential: Water activist 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It is more feasible and cost-affective than linking rivers’
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Sierra Leone mudslide: 600 still missing in Freetown, thousands become homeless 16.8.2017 Zee News : World
Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response.
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
UN says it is evaluating humanitarian needs
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UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 16.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (REPEAT, UPDATE 2):RPT-UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 15.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 15.8.2017 Zee News : World
The country ranked 179th out of 188 countries on the UN Development Programme`s 2016 Human Development Index, a basket of data combining life expectancy, education and income and other factors.
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Climate change means more rain but less water in rural rivers: Study 15.8.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Researchers at Australia`s University of New South Wales (UNSW) found that while hotter weather sparked heavier storms leading to floods in built up areas, it also reduces moisture in the soil, which then quickly absorbs any excess and reduces water flow in rural rivers.
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India's elephant population stable: Census 13.8.2017 TOI: Home
An elephant census released by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change on Saturday revealed an expansion in elephant areas, even while the jumbo population remained "stable" at 27,000.
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Old homes threatened; Jumbos move to new states 12.8.2017 TOI: Home
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Meet the young techie from Niger who is taking on industrial air pollution 12.8.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Barmini says he worked tirelessly for two years, funding his research with his own income
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Humans are to blame for record-breaking temperatures 11.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
It is "extremely unlikely" that 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, says a new study.
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FEATURE-As glaciers melt, "Land of Fire and Ice" watches its history seep away 10.8.2017 DNA: Evolutions
FEATURE-As glaciers melt, "Land of Fire and Ice" watches its history seep away
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The Global Meltdown 10.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Repeat droughts may cause permanent damage to forests - scientists 9.8.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Alex Whiting ROME, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trees and their environment need as long as two years to recover from drought in some places, and if a second dry spell hits before then, it may cause permanent damage to the landscape, researchers said on Wednesday.
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ADB approves USD 200 mn loan for infrastructure in Bangladesh 9.8.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 9 : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will offer the Government of Bangladesh a loan of USD 200 million to strengthen urban infrastructure, service delivery and governance in municipalities.
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US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims 9.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nations struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. It is the latest example of collisions between Trumps environmental policies and the facts presented by his governments experts. Contradicting Trumps claims that climate change is a "hoax," the draft report representing the consensus of 13 federal agencies concludes that the evidence global warming is being driven by human activities is "unambiguous." That directly undercuts statements by Trump and his Cabinet casting doubt on whether the warming observed around the globe is being primarily driven by man-made carbon pollution. "There are no alternative explanations, and no natural cycles are found in the observational record that can explain the observed changes in climate," says the report, citing thousands of peer-reviewed studies. "Evidence for a ...
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A Flood of Stormwater Management Experts to Hit the Shores of Puget Sound to Reassess Stormwater in Response to Climate Change 8.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 8, 2017 : Having recorded only three 100-degree days in over a century—and with just one-third of the metropolitan residences equipped with air-conditioning—Seattle, Washington is currently roasting in a historic heat wave and overpowering sunshine.
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