User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: May 22 2015 16:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Agriculture Dept Roots for Crop Insurance 15.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
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NASA finds Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration 15.5.2015 DNA: Money
The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to a NASA study released on Thursday. The research focused on a remnant of the so-called Larsen B Ice Shelf, which has existed for at least 10,000 years but partially collapsed in 2002. What is left covers about 625 square miles (1,600 square km), about half the size of Rhode Island. Antarctica has dozens of ice shelves - massive, glacier-fed floating platforms of ice that hang over the sea at the edge of the continent's coast line. The largest is roughly the size of France. Larsen B is located in the Antarctic Peninsula, which extends toward the southern tip of South America and is one of two principal areas of the continent where scientists have documented the thining of such ice formations. "This study of the Antarctic Peninsula glaciers provides insights about how ice shelves farther south, which hold ...
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Agri Dept Roots for Crop Insurance 15.5.2015 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
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Green drive in Guwahati 15.5.2015 The Telegraph : North East
The Assam government today embarked on a mission to make Guwahati and its periphery green.
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Charlize Theron: Mad Max landscape awaits unless we tackle climate change 14.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The star of the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road, has spoken of the film as a cautionary tale which offers a premonition of a world ravaged by drought and hardship unless global warming is addressed

The actor Charlize Theron, who takes a leading role in the new Mad Max movie as a one-armed warrior driving five sex slaves to safety, has expressed her fears that a bleak future awaits the planet unless global warming is addressed.

Related: Mad Max: Fury Road review – Tom Hardy is a macho Mr Bean in brilliantly pimped reboot

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Recharge pools could help quench future California droughts 14.5.2015 New Scientist: News
California could solve its water problems, and cope with climate change, by actively refilling its overdrawn ...
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CUSB to study climatic change effect on water resources 14.5.2015 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
The Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) has undertaken a research project on the impact of climatic change on availability of water resources and resulting droughts in the eastern Gangetic ...
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New climate deal seen aiding GDP, lacking sanctions – U.N. chief | Reuters 14.5.2015 FirstPost: World

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New climate deal seen aiding GDP, lacking sanctions: UN chief 14.5.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
A U.N. deal to combat global warming due in December will seek to lift world economic growth and be based more on encouragement than threats of punishment for non-compliance, the U.N.`s climate chief said on Wednesday.
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Patna round-up 14.5.2015 The Telegraph : Bihar
Book release
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Mission Mangroves in Sri Lanka 13.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Mission Mangroves in Sri Lanka
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Watermelon thrives at Kakching Khunou 13.5.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
Watermelon thrives at Kakching Khunou
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April rain that destroyed crops was a blessing for Tamil Nadu farmers 13.5.2015 ET: Agriculture
In Tamil Nadu though, while some banana plantations and crops of turmeric and pulses were affected, it actually aided farmers in the sowing season.
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Mission Mangroves in Sri Lanka 13.5.2015 Hindu: News
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century, but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented o...
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G7 energy ministers upbeat on Paris climate deal | Reuters 13.5.2015 FirstPost: World

HAMBURG/BERLIN Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations said on Tuesday there was unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change, markedly improving prospects for a U.N. climate deal in Paris later this year

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Do you know how much Mother Earth is worth? 12.5.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Pricing can help prioritise the best use of conservation efforts and funding
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Environment and development should go hand in hand, says Jairam Ramesh on China-India partnership 12.5.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh.Ramesh said, "I also think the dialogue between the two countries at the higher level and at the working level has increased."
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Chennai to be Pleasant for Couple of Days 12.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Apparent slowing of sea level rise is artefact of satellite data 12.5.2015 New Scientist: Focus on America
An apparent slowdown in sea level rise over the past decade that has baffled scientists is explained away as an error – sea levels are, in fact, rising ...
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Indian agriculture at cross roads: M.S. Swaminathan 11.5.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Indian agriculture at cross roads: M.S. Swaminathan' at newkerala.com.
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