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User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
Last updated: Dec 01 2020 21:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Increased human actions on the Indian side of the Pangong lake are making its water cloudy 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Experts decode change in the lake's ecosystem by studying the composition of bacterial communities in water and sediments near its shore.
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While India’s wildlife is declining, its environment ministry remains in denial 11.11.2020 Scroll.in
India is among nations most threatened by biodiversity loss, yet the Centre obscures data and allows exploitation of environmentally sensitive areas.
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Used plastic masks and gloves are making their way into water bodies across India 2.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Inadequate biomedical waste treatment plants and an ineffective waste disposal system in the country is posing a serious threat to marine species.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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The slow disappearance of a lake in Bihar has pitted two castes against each other 27.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The fishing community, or Sahnis, wants to safeguard the shrinking lake, while the landlords, or Bhumihars, want to use the land it covers for agriculture.
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Climate change is bringing snow leopards and common leopards into conflict 26.10.2020 Scroll.in
The elusive snow leopard has been driven to lower altitudes, where it is meeting the common leopard.
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If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just 24.10.2020 Scroll.in
Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language. This must happen for animal rights too.
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Is India spending enough to tackle the inevitable effects of climate change? 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
India has spent $19 billion on average against the required $170 billion every year to fund climate action.
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This anthology opposes the delusional and self-destructive tyranny of the vampiric global system 5.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ranjit Hoskote’s foreward to a collection of writings from India on climate change.
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Climate change and reduced freshwater supply have put Sundarbans on the ‘endangered’ ecosystem list 23.9.2020 Scroll.in
There are, however, reasons for optimism.
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Global wildlife populations have declined by 68% since 1970, says WWF report 11.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The ‘Living Planet Report 2020’ said that human activity was the major reason for the dip in biodiversity population.
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Anti-jhum policy 11.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Anti-jhum policy
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Depleting fish catch forces Sundarbans fishers to migrate to southern states 3.9.2020 Scroll.in
Some fisherfolk move as far as Kerala and Karnataka to work on trawlers.
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PHOTOS: When wildlife wows us! 3.9.2020 Rediff: News
NHM wildlife
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Mumbai’s Coastal Road: Making land in a drowning city 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Last fortnight, the Supreme Court conceded that the project is not exempt from environmental and wildlife clearances. Nevertheless, reclamation work continues.
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Large-scale solar projects could create more problems in India than they solve 29.8.2020 Scroll.in
While development experts hail the rapid growth of the country’s solar sector, a murmur of disagreement is emerging among climate experts and activists.
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How racism and classism affect the existence of flora and fauna in cities 24.8.2020 Scroll.in
A new paper in ‘Science’ explores environmental injustice in urban areas.
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Tezpur University first institute in NE to install rooftop solar power plant 23.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Tezpur University first institute in NE to install rooftop solar power plant
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Meet Dr Rattan Lal, winner of the World Food Prize 18.8.2020 Rediff: News
'Respect nature, working with (it) rather than against it.'
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Holes bored in the Western Ghats offer clues to climate change in the past 8.8.2020 Scroll.in
According to a study, the Western Ghats has experienced an increase in temperature of about 0.8 degrees Celsius in the past 100 years.
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