User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Jul 07 2015 15:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India’s next weapon against climate change? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow | Reuters 30.6.2015 FirstPost: India

THIRUVANANDHAPURAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of India's southern Kerala state to reduce their herds, experts say. "This is nothing less than a catastrophe," said Ananthakrishnan Kannappan, a livestock agent for 30 years in Anantapur.

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Will Filipinos have to abandon Manila to climate change? - video 29.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
When Typhoon Ketsana struck Manila in 2009, causing $1.09bn in damage and 747 deaths, it captured headlines and a flurry of emergency aid. But extreme flooding now appears to be the new normal in the Philippines, which was battered by so many storms last year that they exceeded the letters in the alphabet . Climate change and environmental degradation have increased the frequency of flooding along the Marikina and Nagka rivers, with evacuations disrupting daily life in the capital for months of what's become an annual flood season. As the peak of the rainy season approaches, we spoke with Manuel A Abinales, founder and president of aid organization Buklod Tao, who lives and works in this community, helping to respond quickly when river levels rise. For local residents like Tony Iburan, life has become increasingly difficult and dangerous as the water slowly eats away at the community. Continue ...
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Bangladesh flash floods, landslides kill 23 29.6.2015 DNA: Mumbai
At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people were marooned on higher ground as flood waters submerged areas around Cox's Bazar and the hilly district of Bandarban. Local police official Habibur Rahman confirmed the toll to reporters after four more bodies were recovered from a river on Sunday. Bangladesh - one of the world's most densely populated countries - is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, droughts, floods and earthquakes. India, Bangladesh and China are most at risk from river floods, with an increasing number of people threatened because of climate change and economic growth in low-lying regions, a study said in March.   Report World Reuters Dhaka Bangladesh flash floods death China Monday, 29 June 2015 - 3:19pmMonday, 29 June 2015 - 3:19pm Representational ImageFile ...
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Flash floods, landslides kill 21 in Bangladesh 29.6.2015 Sify News
At least 21 people have died in devastating flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern hilly districts of Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.
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Flash floods, landslides kill 21 in Bangladesh 29.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, June 29 : At least 21 people have died in devastating flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern hilly districts of Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.
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Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in southeastern Bangladesh 28.6.2015 Zee News : South Asia
At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.
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Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in southeastern Bangladesh 28.6.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people were marooned on higher ground as flood waters submerged areas around Cox's Bazar and the hilly district of Bandarban. Local police official Habibur Rahman confirmed the toll to reporters after four more bodies were recovered from a river on Sunday. Bangladesh - one of the world's most densely populated countries - is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, droughts, floods and earthquakes. India, Bangladesh and China are most at risk from river floods, with an increasing number of people threatened because of climate change and economic growth in low-lying regions, a study said in March. ...
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Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in southeastern Bangladesh | Reuters 28.6.2015 FirstPost: World

DHAKA At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people were marooned on higher ground as flood waters submerged areas around Cox's Bazar and the hilly district of Bandarban.

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On climate change, Hispanic Catholics hear pope's message – and it's personal 27.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

Long before Pope Francis called for the faithful to work toward environmental justice, water and drought were natural concerns for many in the western US and willing disciples may galvanize like never before

On a June morning, Father Rob Yaksich, a park ranger until he found his calling in mid-life as a Catholic priest, presided over his first ever Sunday Mass at the historic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That day, he chose the power of spreading the faith as the theme of his sermon.

“Think of the mustard seed,” he told those gathered for the early morning Spanish language mass. “We all carry little mustard seeds of faith in our hearts. This mustard seed grows, and if it is nourished, it grows into a great tree.”

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Char Dham Yatra to continue normally, says Harish Rawat 27.6.2015 Zee News : States
Assuring the safety of the `Char Dham yatris`, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said the yatra will continue normally despite the incessant rains in the state.
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'Char Dham Yatra' to continue normally, says Harish Rawat 27.6.2015 New Kerala: India News
Dehradun, June 27 : Assuring the safety of the 'Char Dham yatris', Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said the yatra will continue normally despite the incessant rains in the state.
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Training programme held 25.6.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
Training programme held
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Dutchurged to cut emissions 25.6.2015 Telegraph: International
A district court ordered the Dutch government today to cut greenhouse gas emissions faster than currently planned in a rare use of the legal system to curb global warming.
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Mocktale: The 'power' of Twitter outrage 24.6.2015 TOI: Home
Over the past few years, micro-blogging website Twitter has gained immense popularity in India.
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Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett 24.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The ‘Claim the Sky’ campaign aims to save lives by protecting the atmosphere as a global asset, with governments taking legal action against those who pollute it How many deaths does climate change have to cause before someone takes responsibility? Our current use of fossil fuels has “potentially catastrophic effects for human health and human survival”, according to a major new report released on Tuesday by medical journal the Lancet and University College London. And it’s not as if we still have time before climate change starts to ...
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Annual rainfall below average, so far 24.6.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
Annual rainfall below average, so far
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Monsoon woes: Antiquated drainage can't handle new pressures 24.6.2015 Rediff: Business
The frequency of very heavy downpours seems to have increased.
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Climate change may offset 50 years of health progress 23.6.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Climate change may offset 50 years of health progress
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Weak sun could offset some global warming in Europe and US – study 23.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

Regional impact of a weaker solar cycle likely to be larger than global effect, with only minimal impact on worldwide temperature rises caused by climate change

Global warming in northern Europe and the eastern US could be partially offset in future winters because of the sun entering a weaker cycle similar to the one which enabled frost fairs to take place on the river Thames in the 17th and 18th century, according to new research.

However, the study said any potential weakening in solar activity would have only a small effect on temperature rises at a worldwide level, delaying the warming caused by emissions from cars, factories and power plants by around two years.

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Climate change a major threat to global health: Report 23.6.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
The threat climate change poses to human health is so great that it could wipe out the gains in global health made over the last 50 years, according to a new report.
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