User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Aug 29 2014 13:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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NASA satellite low on fuel to fall soon 26.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 26 : A NASA satellite launched in 1997 to measure precipitation over the tropics will fall down soon.
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Mystery tide floods Sagar Island 26.8.2014 TOI: Calcutta Times
Are climate change fears coming true in the Sunderbans? An unexpected high tide has left a major portion of Sagar Island flooded, leaving environmentalists worried about its ...
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Banished by climate 25.8.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Climate crisis is forcing people to migrate, leave their homes and occupation. It's being observed in Africa and in the Pacific island states. In a report headlined "Climate change migration on the increase," The Zimbabwean reported on July 2, 2014: "Makuleke village is a melting pot for illegal migrants from Zimbabwe and Mozambique searching for greener pastures in their wealthy southern neighbour. It is located on South Africa 's eastern border area with Mozambique on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park ." The report cites case of a farmer from Zimbabwe: "Timothy Murombedzi, 30, from Buhera district in Zimbabwe , is one of many people living in South Africa illegally. "I was a farmer in Zimbabwe, but the climate conditions have become unpredictable. It is now difficult to have a good rain-fed cropping season. I used to have more than 20 head of cattle but lost 15 beasts due to drought. I came here in 2010 and am doing menial jobs on the local farms. It is better than watching my cattle dying back ...
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Reset the monsoon calendar 25.8.2014 HBL: Home
A new kharif sowing pattern may benefit farmers
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Thoughts and Ideas from England 25.8.2014 Kangla Online
Thoughts and Ideas from England
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Green check-ups on the card for Gulf of Kutch 24.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Green check-ups on the card for Gulf of Kutch
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Experts Call for Shift in Biodiversity Conservation Focus 24.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change 23.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change
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‘Climate change is real and happening in India’ 23.8.2014 TOI: India
Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the ...
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‘Protecting tiger means protecting water security’ 23.8.2014 TOI: Goa
“That tigers are there in the forests of Goa has been proved beyond doubt repeatedly. We should not forget that by protecting the tiger and it’s natural habitat, we are safeguarding water security of Goa,” said Bittu Sahgal, well-known wildlife activist and editor of ‘The Sanctuary Asia’ ...
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Pakistan varsity honours Swaminathan 22.8.2014 Hindu: News
The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (Pakistan) has conferred an honorary degree of the Doctor of Science on renowned agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan for his “contribution to farm re...
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‘Tibet plateau getting hotter, polluted’ 21.8.2014 Hindu: S & T
A fresh environmental assessment of the Tibetan Plateau has found that the region is getting hotter, wetter and more polluted, threatening its fragile eco-systems and those who rely on them. ...
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Vijayawada to get hotter, warns UNDP 21.8.2014 TOI: Cities
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has warned of an increase in average temperature in Vijayawada if urgent environmental steps such as massive tree plantation are not taken up ...
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Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires 20.8.2014 Sify News
Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.
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Climate change to cut South Asia’s growth 9 percent by 2100 – ADB 20.8.2014 FirstPost: World

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday. The region is home to a fifth of the world's population and is already vulnerable to climate extremes: seasonal floods, cyclones and droughts that ravage vast swathes of agricultural land and displace hundreds of thousands of people every year

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Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems 20.8.2014 FirstPost: World

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment. But from the start, the $1.5 billion barrier north of the city was beset with significant engineering problems, now made worse after it became the centre of a battle between Islamist insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces.

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Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 per cent by 2100: Asian Development Bank 19.8.2014 ET: Indicators
India, one of the world's largest agrarian economies, is badly at risk, the report said, and may see GDP losses of up to 8.7 percent by 2100.
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Floods in India and Nepal will only become more common 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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Floods in India and Nepal are harbinger of climate future 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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Climate change, a big threat to Indian economy 19.8.2014 Rediff: Business
A global failure to respond to climate changes could result in about 8.7 per cent economic loss in India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2100, Asian Development Bank said.
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