User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Hawaii faces more flooding with possible record high tides 23.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Hawaii will likely suffer more coastal flooding this week driven by record high tides, a symptom of global warming that could become routine within decades, scientists said Monday.
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Chinese funded North Indus river cascade a Himalayan blunder for Pakistan 22.5.2017 News
Dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream in Pakistan
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Indus cascade a Himalayan blunder - for Pakistan 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The five dams forming the North Indus River Cascade that China has just promised to finance and build in Pakistan -- including Pakistan-administered Kashmir -- has the potential to generate over 22,000 MW in an energy-starved country. But the dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream. In non-monsoon months from October to June, they may also reduce the flow of water down the Indus to Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces.
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It's high time we take politics out of 'climate change' debates: Here's why 22.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In climate-controlled place, weather is a reminder of one's privilege, luck or hardship
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Time to ditch the polar bears? Climate change looks for a new image 22.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Laurie Goering LONDON, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - What does climate change look like?
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Delhi can become a desert if green cover goes: HC 21.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The national capital can turn into a desert if the green cover and forest land fall prey to illegal construction and encroachment, the Delhi High Court has observed. It said this environmental issue was a matter of concern and needed to be addressed on a war footing in view of the adverse impact due to global warming. "The city is facing (the threat) of advent of a desert. It is the biggest threat the city is facing as green cover goes away," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar observed while hearing a PIL against alleged encroachment on forest land near Neb Sarai village in south Delhi. The petition has sought blocking of a road constructed in the forest to provide access for emergency vehicles to reach Indira Enclave, an unauthorised colony, close to the posh Sainik Farms area which too has been in the news over alleged illegal constructions there. The court did not approve of the road being built through the forest, which is in the ridge area of the city, saying, ...
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How melting ice sheets in Antarctica could wreak havoc around world 20.5.2017 TOI: Home
Recent computer forecasts suggest that if greenhouse emissions continue at a high level, parts of Antarctica could break up rapidly, causing the sea to rise 6 feet or more by the end of this century.
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Chitale Committee suggests measures for de-silting Ganga 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Chitale Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has recommended creation of sand registry for de-silting of the Ganga, an official said on Friday.
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Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga 19.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Chitale committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which include study of reach wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting activities,
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Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change: study 19.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, according to a new study that found a sharp increase in biological activity on the continent in the last 50 years.
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Climate Council: Climate, health and economics are against Carmichael mine 19.5.2017 All International Stories
The Great Barrier Reef has suffered consecutive mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017
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Researchers warn against betting on deployment of carbon removal technologies 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Two researchers from the Stanford University on Friday warned against betting the future of the planet on massive-scale deployment of carbon removal technologies.
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Pests and pathogens could cost agriculture billions: report 18.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to a report published on Thursday.
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Coffee Board to seek higher subsidy for growers 17.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Coffee Board would soon urge the Centre to increase subsidy on drip-irrigation equipment to 80%, from 25% for small growers to harvest water for plantations, the newly appointed Chairman of Coffee Board M S Boje Gowda said. Talking to DH after assuming charge, here on Wednesday, he said the reconstituted board will soon meet in Bengaluru to finalise its recommendations to the government. "The 32-member Board will soon meet and finalise recommendations to the government. Our main is concern is that the plantations are suffering from lack of water. We need to address this issue urgently," Boje Gowda said. Currently, horticulture and agriculture farmers are getting 80% subsidy on drip irrigation equipment and the government will be urged to extend the same to coffee planters, he said. Gowda, 67, a veteran coffee grower from Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka's Malnad region, about 250 km from Bengaluru, is the first non-executive chairman of the Coffee Board under the Ministry of Commerce. As coffee ...
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Minister paints a grim picture of State’s water security 17.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
State considering setting up desalination plants along coastline
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Coffee Board to seek higher subsidy for growers 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Coffee Board will soon urge the central government to increase subsidy on lift-irrigation equipment to 80 per cent from 25 per cent for growers to harvest water for plantations, said the board's chairman.
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Why giant hands are emerging from the water in Venice 17.5.2017 Rediff: News
Support, a temporary artwork by artist Lorenzo Quinn, sees two large hands emerge from Venice's Grand Canal to protect, and as the name suggests, support the historic Ca' Sagredo Hotel.
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INTERVIEW-Insurance know-how can help cities cut disaster risk - UN expert 16.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Astrid Zweynert LONDON, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When torrential rain inundated Copenhagen in 2011, within a few hours city officials realised they needed to be better prepared for the next once-in-a-century downpour, to prevent a steep rise in damage claims and insurance payouts.
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Putting a global price on carbon 16.5.2017 Hindu: Home
A carbon tax is less likely to face political opposition while creating avenues for businesses and growth
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Grain output up five times despite climate change: ICAR 16.5.2017 Hindu: Home
‘India exporting rice worth ₹40,000 crore annually due to scientific application’
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