User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Feb 25 2017 02:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Karnataka govt launches project to preserve indigenous cattle 7.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Karnataka govt launches project to preserve indigenous cattle
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Extremely 'dangerous' fire weather on rise in Australia: Study 7.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Extremely dangerous fire weather will become increasingly prominent in Australia and the Mediterranean, a study has found.
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New mercury threat to oceans from climate change 6.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers. They've discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in sea creatures. In experiments, they found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material flowing into the seas. This alters the food chain, adding another layer of complex organisms which boosts the concentrations of mercury up the line. The study has been published in the journal, Science Advances. Toxic form Mercury is one of the world's most toxic metals, and according to the World Health Organisation, is one of the top 10 threats to public health. The substance at high levels has been linked to damage to the nervous system, paralysis and mental impairment in children. The most common form of exposure to mercury is by eating fish containing methylmercury, an organic form of the chemical which forms when bacteria react with mercury in water, soil or plants. Levels of mercury in the world's ...
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Will Budget help double farmers’ income? 5.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a slew of measures in the Union Budget 2017 to boost the agriculture sector. Higher agricultural credit, higher allocation for irrigation projects, a crop insur...
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Will Budget help double farmer’s income? 5.2.2017 Hindu: Economy
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a slew of measures in the Union Budget 2017 to boost the agriculture sector. Higher agricultural credit, higher allocation for irrigation projects, a crop insur...
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Wetlands: Why we need to take care of them, what can we do? 3.2.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Wetlands are also vital for plants and animals to survive. In fact they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world that give innumerable services to mankind and countless species of plants and animals.
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Drought-resistant crop varieties need of the hour 2.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
With many parts of the country, including Kerala, under a drought spell, applied research to develop water-efficient and high-yielding crop varieties is the need of the hour, said M Radhakrishna Pillai, Director, RGCB.
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World Wetlands Day 2017: Why we need to take care of wetlands, what can we do 2.2.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Wetlands are also vital for plants and animals to survive. In fact they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world that give innumerable services to mankind and countless species of plants and animals.
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No unique schemes for farm sector 1.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Budget has failed to focus on the farm activities on the fringes of urban areas, an important strategy in taming food inflation, renowned agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan has said. "Reform is needed in peri-urban agriculture since it can solve problems in containing the prices of tomato and onion," Swaminathan told DH, pointing out that the crucial farm strategy has been conspicuously missing from the attention of successive finance ministers. The agricultural scientist said Jaitley has also failed to consider the impact of climate change on farming. "A lot of problems in the agriculture sector are due to floods and droughts caused by climate change," Swaminathan said, adding focus should also be on providing convenient loans to women farmers to encourage participation. Right to Food campaigner Dipa Sinha dubbed the Budget a "continuation of disappointments", especially for women and child welfare. "There is focus on maternity benefit, which is good, but the funds allocated for it will not be ...
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Water resources in 4 major river basins under stress, says study 31.1.2017 Hindu: News
Climate change and human interventions have triggered hydrological changes in four major river basins in Kerala, indicating a potential risk for water resources, a study conducted by K.Sreelash, scie...
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Modern civilisation root cause of challenges today, says Buddhist scholar 31.1.2017 Hindu: Chennai
The 3rd S.V. Narasimhan Memorial Oration organised by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in memory of former Chairman of the Chennai Kendra of the Bhavan, a renowned philanthropist, patron of the arts and in...
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Here's how climate change impacts women the most 30.1.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Not only has there been a rise in trafficking of women, but a World Bank study has also found that 14 per cent households in India are now women-headed, mainly because of male migration, creating an additional burden on them.
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Climate change affects all, but women are facing new, more severe challenges 30.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Men migrating to bigger towns in search of employment, to support their families back home in the villages, is not uncommon. Climate change, which has caused a spike in natural disasters, has upped this "push" factor, adding to others like poverty and unemployment.
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'Walls only lead to fall of civilisations, empires' 24.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
US President Donald Trump has called for a strong barrier on the country's southern border, the British government wants a "hard Brexit" with full immigration control, but history teaches us that civilisations only flourish with free movement of people and walls eventually lead to the downfall of even powerful empires, says a British academician.
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What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change 23.1.2017 Hindu: News
Researchers assert that bit of history gives clues about what food security could be like in a world that is fast accepting the reality of global warming
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As cyclone dust settles, Chennai seeks to gain from Dubai meet 23.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Initiatives to reduce climate change risks can be expected to be taken in Chennai, as officials led by Chennai Corporation Commissioner D.Karthikeyan will attend C40 Dubai Adaptation Conference betwe...
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Indian model to predict impact of climate change 23.1.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Indigenous assessment to be presented to IPCC to report on effect on ocean temperatures, weather patterns
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‘Reckless development will lead to environmental issues’ 22.1.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
H.C. Sharatchandra, environmentalist and former Chairman of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), said on Saturday that promoting reckless development in eco-sensitive coastal Karnataka wi...
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Digging up the Eurasian connection to human civilisations's development 21.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Climate change is a fact and accounts for Eurasia, stretching from what is now Central Europe to China, becoming the centre of the world from the earliest times to the 13th century and guiding the course of human civilisation till now, says a distinguished British archaeologist.
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Living in a hotter world 20.1.2017 Hindu: Editorial
The world has turned the page on 2016 with the worrying revelation that it was the warmest year on the instrumental record since the late 19th century, and the hottest of three record-breaking years i...
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