User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Climate change scepticism could take over govt websites under Trump 5.1.2017 Latest News
A reworking of language on climate change on a Wisconsin govt site could foretell things to come
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Rapid warming results in formation of 99 new lakes in 40 years across Tibet Plateau 4.1.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
As per climate change researchers, besides the north and south poles, the Qinghai-Tibet and Mongolian plateaus are the most sensitive regions to climate change
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India needs to prepare itself to face 2017 environment disasters 4.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While environment diplomacy at the UN climate change conference in Marrakech last November became uncertain after Donald Trump, a climate change sceptic, won the US presidential elections, experts have suggested that India must tread its own path ...
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2016 December second hottest in 10 years 3.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
The year 2016 saw the second hottest December in the last 10 years in Coimbatore. The data available with the Agro Climatic Research Centre says that the maximum temperature in December 2016 was 29.9 ...
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Once sceptical of executive power, Obama has come to embrace it 2.1.2017 Latest News
Barack Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations
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Obama on climate change: The trends are 'terrifying' 2.1.2017 Latest News
Obama has said he planned to stay active in fighting climate change in his post-presidential life
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Sriganganagar was once well fed with rain, excavations reveal 2.1.2017 TOI: Jaipur
Once upon a time, Sriganganagar area in arid state of Rajasthan was well fed with rain and witnessed several floods.
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From Delhi's odd-even to COP 22, major environment issues of 2016 31.12.2016 Latest News
COP 22 failed and odd-even's success is debatable
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Long-term steps to boost agriculture growth 30.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB Features
Long-term steps to boost agriculture growth
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MP to allocate Rs 150 cr yearly for developing 'climate-smart' villages 30.12.2016 News
The aim is to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity in 1100 villages
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Madhya Pradesh plans to develop 1,100 'climate-smart' villages 30.12.2016 Zee News : States
 Madhya Pradesh has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop 1,100 'climate-smart' villages with an aim to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity.
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Floods in southwest Congo kill at least 50 | Reuters 28.12.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

KINSHASA Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless, authorities told Reuters on Wednesday.Torrential rain on Monday night caused the Kalamu River to overflow, flooding two districts of the southwestern city, said Therese-Louise Mambu, health minister for Kongo Central province."The damage is very serious," she said. "We continue to look for other bodies."Resident Jeanne Nzita told Reuters: "Everything was taken away – the windows and the doors

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Poaching at all-time high, but tiger numbers still rose (2016 In retrospect) 28.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Its not been a great year for wildlife. More tigers and leopards were poached in 2016 than in any year of the previous decade, pangolins were killed in the hundreds while thousands of marine animals perished -- this, due to the debiliating effect of ...
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NASA climate scientist and astronaut Sellers dies at 61 24.12.2016 DNA: Evolutions
The celebrated astronaut died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
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NASA climate scientist and astronaut Sellers dies at 61 24.12.2016 deccanherald.com
Piers Sellers, a climate scientist and former astronaut who gained fame late in life for his eloquent commentary about the earths fragility and his own cancer diagnosis, has died. He was 61. Sellers died Friday morning in Houston of pancreatic cancer, NASA said in a statement. Sellers shared his astronauts perspective on climate change in Leonardo DiCaprios documentary, "Before the Flood," released this fall. He told DiCaprio that seeing the earths atmosphere as a "tiny little onion skin" from space helped him gain a fuller understanding of the planets delicacy. He also wrote a New York Times op-ed about grappling with the meaning of his lifes work after learning he had terminal cancer. In both the film and the op-ed, he was optimistic, arguing that he expected human ingenuity to rescue the planet from a dire future of runaway global warming. "Piers devoted his life to saving the planet," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. "His legacy will be one not only of urgency that the climate ...
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NASA astronaut and climate scientist, Piers Sellers passed away at 61 24.12.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
Climate scientist  and former astronaut Piers Sellers passed away on Friday at the age of 61. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
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Piers Sellers: Climate scientist, Nasa astronaut dies at 61 24.12.2016 New Kerala: Health News
Piers Sellers: Climate scientist, Nasa astronaut dies at 61
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Piers Sellers: Climate scientist, Nasa astronaut dies at 61 24.12.2016 Hindu: News
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said.Sellers, a climate scientist and former astronaut gained fame late in life for his eloquent commentary about...
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Piers Sellers: Climate scientist, Nasa astronaut dies at 61 24.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said.
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Five good news stories you might have missed in 2016 | Reuters 23.12.2016 FirstPost: World
By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As 2016 draws to a close with news dominated by bloodshed, disasters and disease from the Middle East to Africa and Latin America, it may seem there wasn't much to be happy about this year.Despite continued violence in Syria and Yemen, severe drought in Africa and the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America, there have been events worth celebrating in 2016.Here are five of them that you might have missed in the last 12 months:1. PEACE COMES TO COLOMBIA In November, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono signed a modified peace deal, cobbled together after the first version was rejected in a public vote in October, to end 52 years of war.For his efforts to end Latin America's longest-running conflict, Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.The conflict killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions more in the Andean nation.2. CLIMATE ACTION A landmark global accord to combat climate change ...
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