User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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The Government of Canada invests USD 25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program 24.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
WINNIPEG, July 24, 2017 : Canada is committed to providing strong support for the restoration and improvement of valuable freshwater resources in Lake Winnipeg and its basin.
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Govt moves to develop coastal plan 23.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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Tiger reserves: Economic and environmental win-win 22.7.2017 Hindu: Home
The headline in a recent PTI report “Saving 2 tigers gives more value than Mangalyaan”’ was intriguing, since it said that saving two tigers yields a capital benefit of Rs 520 crores, while Mangalyaan...
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'Paying people to conserve trees could cut carbon emissions' 21.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emission and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change, scientists say. The study, led by Seema Jayachandran, associate professor at Northwestern University in the US, sought to evaluate how effective "Payments for Ecosystems" (PES) is at reducing deforestation. PES is a programme in which people are given financial rewards for pro-environment behaviours. In the study, people who owned forest in 60 villages in western Uganda were given cash rewards if they kept their forest intact and refrained from deforesting it. Forest owners in another 61 villages in western Uganda received no monetary incentives. "We found that the programme had very large impacts on forest cover. In the villages without the programme, 9 per cent of the tree cover that was in place at the start of the study was gone by the end of it, two years later," said Jayachandran. "In the villages with the PES ...
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Production of enough plastic to cover Argentina causes havoc - study 19.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Chris Arsenault TORONTO, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than nine billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950 with most of it discarded in landfills or the environment, hurting ecosystems and human health, according to the first major global analysis of mass-produced plastics.
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Fossil site shows impact of early Jurassic's low oxygen oceans 16.7.2017 DNA: Money
Scientists, using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, have found that a period of low ocean-oxygen globally caused the Early Jurassic marine ecosystem to collapse, shrinking diversity to just a few species. The study, led by Rowan Martindale from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, zeroes in on a recently discovered fossil site in Canada located at Ya Ha Tinda Ranch near Banff National Park in southwest Alberta. The site records fossils of organisms that lived about 183 million years ago during the Early Jurassic in a shallow sea that once covered the region. The fossil site broadens the scientific record of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, a period of low oxygen in shallow ocean waters which is hypothesised to be triggered by massive volcanic eruptions. The Oceanic Anoxic Event was identified at this site by the geochemical record preserved in the rocks. The oxygen level of the surrounding environment during the Early Jurassic influences the type and amount of carbon preserved in ...
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Low oxygen caused early Jurassic's marine ecosystem to shrink 16.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The study, led by Rowan Martindale from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, zeroes in on a recently discovered fossil site in Canada located at Ya Ha Tinda Ranch near Banff National Park in southwest Alberta.
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Fossil site shows impact of Jurassic's low oxygen oceans 16.7.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The study was co-authored by Martin Aberhan, a curator at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany.
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Fossil site shows impact of Jurassic's low oxygen oceans 16.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Scientists have tracked how a period of globally low ocean-oxygen turned an Early Jurassic marine ecosystem into a stressed community inhabited by only a few species, a new study revealed.
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Media Advisory - Science Minister Duncan to meet with climate change researchers in the High Arctic  15.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
OTTAWA, July 14, 2017: The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be the first Minister of Science to meet with scientists who are actively monitoring the impacts of climate change in Canada's most northern regions such as Resolute, Nunavut.
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Adrift at sea 14.7.2017 Hindu: Editorial
The separation of a massive iceberg shows how precarious the Antarctic ecosystem is
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Environment Minister to Dedicate NCSCM to the Nation Tomorrow 14.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, July 14: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is embarking on a new National Coastal Mission.
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Science Minister Duncan to meet with climate change researchers in the High Arctic 14.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
OTTAWA, July 14, 2017: The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be the first Minister of Science to meet with scientists who are actively monitoring the impacts of climate change in Canada's most northern regions such as Resolute, Nunavut.
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Environment Minister to Dedicate NCSCM to the Nation Tomorrow 14.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is embarking on a new National Coastal Mission. With this objective in view, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will dedicate the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) to the nation at Chennai, tomorrow
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Present flood situation in Manipur 14.7.2017 Kangla Online
Present flood situation in Manipur
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SC fines Secretary of MoEF for unsatisfactory reply on wetland protection case 13.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , July 13 : The Supreme Court on Thursday slapped a fine of Rs. 50, 000 on Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for his unsatisfactory reply in the wetland protection case.
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Cooum restoration: Will Chennai soon see the river restored to its pristine glory? 13.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
Experts, who have been involved in mapping the historical significance of Cooum, feel that there are several issues that need to be addressed to ensure that the new Cooum restoration project doesn’t fail like the other similar attempts in the past
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'Earth heading for mass extinction' of life' 12.7.2017 TOI: Home
A new paper describes the threatened mass extinction of thousands of animal species around the globe. The authors say that human activities are in large part to blame.
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Era of 'Biological Annihilation' is underway, scientists warn 12.7.2017 Latest News
Scientists estimate that 200 species have gone extinct in the past 100 years
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UN warming to idea of protecting World Heritage sites from climate change 12.7.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Urged 193 nations to take action to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius
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