User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Feb 07 2016 18:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengalureans brace up for a scorching summer 2.2.2016 deccanherald.com
February has just begun and mercury is already on the rise. The City recorded a maximum temperature of 32.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. And the bad news is, it could touch 34 degrees Celsius this month. Last year, around this time, the maximum temperature was around 27-28 degrees Celsius. Thus, this year, there is a five-degree rise in the temperatures, compared to last year. According to Geeta Agnihotri, Director of the Indian Meteorological Department, Bengaluru, across the State, the temperatures in February first week is 3 to 4 degrees Celsius higher than the normal temperatures. The State has not experienced winter this year. Summer would be scorching with temperatures crossing 35 degrees Celsius. Reasons can be attributed to rainfall in November, increase in pollution levels, reduction of green cover, increased urbanisation, etc. Prof J Srinivasan, Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc, said the temperatures have been above-normal since January. Apart from urbanisation, Bengaluru ...
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DiCaprio to co-produce 'The Sandcastle Empire' adaptation 2.2.2016 Cinema-Showbiz
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been winning key awards for "The Revenant", will co-produce the movie adaptation of Kayla Olson's book "The Sandcastle Empire".
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DiCaprio to co-produce 'The Sandcastle Empire' adaptation 2.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles, Feb 2 : Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been winning key awards for "The Revenant", will co-produce the movie adaptation of Kayla Olson's book "The Sandcastle Empire".
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Tamil Nadu response to flood was slow, says central report 2.2.2016 TOI: India
An analysis has revealed that floods in the city were because of “poor drainage systems and overflow of dam water, not only because of excessive ...
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Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods: Study 2.2.2016 All International Stories
Has also significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago
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Javadekar emphasises on spread of awareness on World Wetlands Day 1.2.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Feb 1 : In his message for World Wetlands Day, which is observed on Feb 2, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, said it is the day to promote, create awareness and ensure positive and affirmative action for conservation of wetlands.
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Environment Minister’s Message on World Wetlands Day 1.2.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The following is the text of the message of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, being celebrated tomorrow, February 2, 2016:
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Ban urges world to support Ethiopia's efforts to battle worst drought in 30 years 1.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 1 : The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to step up assistance to the drought-hit country, which is battling the effects of one of the most powerful El Niño events in recorded history, made worse by the impact of climate change.
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Kerala State to promote climate-smart farming 31.1.2016 Hindu: National
Kerala is opening up a new battlefront in the war against climate change. The State has secured funding from the Union government for a project to revive 600 hectares of coastal wetlands for climate-...
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State to promote climate-smart farming 31.1.2016 Hindu: Home
: Kerala is opening up a new battlefront in the war against climate change. The State has secured funding from the Union government for a project to revive 600 hectares of coastal wetlands for climate...
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‘Global warming leading to unseasonal rain’ 30.1.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Global warming leading to unseasonal rain’
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‘Media must be prudent while presenting environment issues’ 30.1.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Media must be prudent while presenting environment issues’
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In the eye of El Niño: landslides and flooding in coastal Peru – podcast 30.1.2016 Guardian: Environment

Kary Stewart and Dan Collyns visit shanty towns along the coast of Peru where migrants, driven inland by poverty, are bearing the brunt of climate change

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‘Global warming leading to unseasonal rain’ 30.1.2016 Hindu: Home
Chief Executive Officer of the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA) H. Honne Gowda has said that changes in the climate, due to rapid industrialisation and indiscriminate use of fossil fuel...
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‘Media must be prudent while presenting environment issues’ 30.1.2016 Hindu: Home
Media should be prudent about how climate change and environment issues were presented as the way these issues get reported influenced the response of public and authorities, said Radhika Mittal, a me...
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‘Global warming results in unseasonal rain’ 29.1.2016 Hindu: National
KALABURAGI: Chief Executive Officer of the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA) H. Honne Gowda has said that changes in the climate, due to rapid industrialisation and indiscriminate use of...
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Best defense against climate change is... 29.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C, Jan 29 : Intact nature offers the best defense against the climate change, according to a recent study.
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Storms sweep across Australia, with WA on alert for Cyclone Stan 29.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania all hit Family of four rescued from stranded car in Sydney floods Warnings for more rain in already flooded Victorian catchments Deluge fails to douse Tasmanian bushfires Storms batter almost all states – as it happened A Sydney family of four has been rescued after becoming trapped inside a car overcome by flash floods, on a day when almost every state was battered by storms. Heavy rain and strong winds hit New South Wales towns from the Queensland to the Victorian borders as the storm front swept through on Friday, with the NSW State Emergency Service receiving more than 350 calls for ...
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UAE banks on 'rainmakers' to secure future water supply 29.1.2016 Guardian: Environment
As climate change makes the desert nation hotter and drier and a growing economy uses more water, the United Arab Emirates is giving £5m to international researchers finding ways to wring more moisture out of the clouds On a winter morning in one of the world’s driest and most water-stressed countries, meteorologist Sufian Khaled Farrah watched on the Doppler radar screen as a cold, wet front scudded across the Arabian Gulf - and quickly called air traffic controllers. Over the next 15 hours, six twin-engine planes took off from an airfield in Al Ain, on the eastern edge of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and flew repeatedly into the clouds, firing off 162 flares loaded with tiny particles of potassium chloride and sodium chloride, or table salt. By the end of Farrah’s shift at the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, a light drizzle was falling across much of the UAE. Farrah had made it ...
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UK government not spending enough on flood defences, poll finds 28.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Green groups deliver petition to Downing Street calling for action as poll finds 61% of the British public think more should be spent on flood defences

The government is spending too little on flood defences, according to a large majority of the British public.

A YouGov poll commissioned by Greenpeace found that 61% of people think more should be spent, even if it meant less money for other areas of government, with just 19% saying funding levels were about right.

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