User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: May 24 2017 05:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Urban flood and effective management strategies 15.5.2017 Kangla Online
Urban flood and effective management strategies
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Take preventive steps before disaster: Rajnath Singh 15.5.2017 Zee News : India National
Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government had almost doubled the State Disaster Relief Fund component to more than Rs 61,000 crore for 2015-20.
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Compelling reasons why India needs agricultural biotechnology 14.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Food security has improved around the globe over the past five years, but hunger and food insecurity still persist. On its part, India continues to battle huge challenges with regards to its agriculture output. Despite the country's 'Jai-Kisaan' clarion call since the 1960s, Indian farmers have had to surmount huge odds in their bid to eke out a respectable livelihood and feed the nation. And this is reflected in the 2016 Global Food Security Index that is not very flattering to India. Of the 113 countries surveyed and ranked, India ranks a lowly 75th on three important parameters — affordability, availability and quality and safety. China is ranked 42nd while Sri Lanka comes in at 65th. Those below India include Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, and a host of sub-Saharan countries. The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 113 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from ...
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Satellites find "hidden forests" helping fight against global warming 12.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Umberto Bacchi MILAN, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vast tracts of land previously considered barren are actually covered by forests "hiding in plain sight", scientists said on Friday, a discovery that could help the fight against climate change and desertification.
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Call for agriculture sensitive to nutrition 12.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Scientists discuss climate change
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Drought forces animals to come out of forests 11.5.2017 Hindu: National
Tiger caught on CCTV camera trap on pilgrims’ path at Pampa
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Drought forces animalsto come out of forests 10.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Tiger caught on CCTV camera trap on pilgrims’ path at Pampa
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Extreme weather just might encourage us to work together on global warming 10.5.2017 Latest News
Across the planet, climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme weather
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Warming climate threatens stability of Tibetan grasslands 10.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in the Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, warned a team of researchers from the US and China.
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Obama calls for efforts to prevent climate change 10.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday said the climate change clock is ticking and world leaders must work together to remedy the situation before it's too late.
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Global warming could accelerate towards 1.5 degree if Pacific gets cranky 9.5.2017 News
The Paris deal calls for governments to pursue the aim of keeping global warming below 1.5 degree
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Climate change is making algal blooms worse 8.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Researchers have long suggested that climate change could mean more damage from algal blooms — runaway growths of algae that can strangle marine ecosystems and devastate coastal economies. Now, a study has examined how warming ocean temperatures have already driven an intensification of blooms around North America — the first time this link has been established at an oceanic scale. Harmful algal blooms can occur when changes in water conditions lead to a huge growth in the number of a particular species of algae. The blooms can produce toxins, become so large that they kill marine life and even turn water a different colour. Research has established that one factor that helps blooms spread is a sudden increase in nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus — often from agricultural fertilisers — and it has also linked warming temperatures to individual events. But the broader influence of climate change on these outbreaks is less well-quantified. Longer seasons Christopher Gobler, ...
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Donald Trump anti-climate ghost hangs over UN meeting 6.5.2017 Zee News : World
Donald Trump had called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China, and promised to "cancel" the deal as president.
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Let's accept climate uncertainties and start planning for them with honesty 3.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
A column on the climate set off yet another dangerous tempest of exaggeration and simplification
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Water shortage: Crop loss pegged at Rs 724.5 cr 2.5.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Refuge from the sinking islands 2.5.2017 Hindu: Opinion
We need an international forum to help small island nations threatened by rising sea levels
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From Infosys to Baahubali, here are top stories for May 2 2.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Here are the stories you should check out today
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