User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Nasa map shows how Earth has changed in 20 yrs and impact of climate change 19.11.2017 Latest News
Satellites measured land and ocean life from space as early as the 1970s
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NGT refuses to set aside green clearance for Amaravati capital 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a relief for the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday declined to set aside the environmental clearance (EC) for building of the new capital city Amaravati and allowed the project to go ahead, subject to set of stringent conditions for environment protection. The verdict was passed by a three-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar after hearing a batch of pleas that challenged the project on environmental grounds and the project's EC. The pleas had said the Capital city would harm the fertile agricultural lands in Krishna and Guntur districts and put at peril the floodplain and wetland ecology. The green court refused to set aside the EC after it was convinced that the new Capital would not harm the floodplains and wetlands. The bench also noted that the project had reached a stage of 'fait accompli' and thus demolishing the project would come at a huge financial, environmental and human cost. In the conditions it stipulated, the Tribunal directed the AP ...
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Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience 18.11.2017 Hindu: National
600 hectares of coastal wetlands to be restored for paddy, fish farming
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Plants emit 30% more carbon than thought: Study 18.11.2017 News
Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning of fossil fuels
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Plant emissions higher than believed 18.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
Carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30% higher than previously predicted, a new study claims. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggests that as the mean globa...
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Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions, says study 18.11.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning fossil fuels.   
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Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions than thought 18.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30 per cent higher than previously predicted, a new study claims.
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CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report 14.11.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
 The figures point to China as the main cause of the renewed growth in fossil emissions -- with a projected growth of 3.5 percent.  
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What is Earth’s climate future? 13.11.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
A book on geological history that explains climate change
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Training Women in Agroecology Yields Results in West Africa 12.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The harsh reality is that climate change, combined with strong-rooted traditions regarding gender roles, has resulted in life becoming much harder for rural women across western and central Africa.
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New actions to cut forest use emissions set in place 12.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With forests equal to the size of New Zealand having disappeared last year, new action from countries and corporations to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management featured at the ongoing UN Climate Change negotiations here on Sunday.
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Save our tigers, Cambodia tells India 7.11.2017 DNA: Popular News
With an eye on reviving their extinct tiger population, a high-level delegation of the Cambodian government made a two-day visit to Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, in October end to study its successful tiger reintroduction programme. Cambodia's population of Indochinese tigers has become functionally extinct, with no breeding population left, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had declared in April 2016. The south-east Asian country is currently looking to rope in India as partner to seek technical cooperation in their still nascent project to revive tigers, hence this visit assumes significance. Following the visit, the Cambodian government may soon write to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, seeking technical co-operation. The high-level delegation of 18 comprised among others, Svay Sam Eang, Governor of Mondulkiri province, ministers of tourism and environment, and top forest department officials. The visit came close on the heels of an Indian delegation's visit to Mondulkiri ...
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First black Perigord truffle cultivated in Britain 6.11.2017 Hindu: International
‘Climate change could make it a new British crop’
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Counting the tigers that roam a water world 4.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
Sundarbans proved a challenge for camera traps and GPS collars
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Scholarships for November 6 4.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Shakti-ISB Clean Energy Lab 2018Scholarship for individuals who are stepping into establishing non-profit organisation are supported at all levels by providing them financial support, space, infrastru...
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Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered 3.11.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The researchers say the population is highly vulnerable and its habitat is facing further pressure from development.
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You will soon be able to explore the antarctic life in 360 degree virtual reality 31.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Imagine putting on your virtual reality goggles and diving underneath the Antarctic ice to explore the rich, colourful and unique life on the seafloor. A new research expedition will make it possible. Scientists will for the first time document an entire Antarctic expedition in 360 degree virtual reality (VR) so that the general public can get a glimpse of what life looks like under the ice shelf.  The researchers, including those at the University of Helsinki in Finland, will examine how climate change affects Antarctic coastal ecosystems. The group led by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand will set on an expedition to the coastal area near Scott Base on Ross Island, Antarctica. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean play a powerful role in the interaction between the world's oceans, climate and biodiversity, researchers said.  "The aim is to raise awareness about the unique and fragile Antarctic coastal under-ice ecosystems and the broader effect climate change might have ...
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CO2 concentrations in atmosphere at record high in 2016: WMO report 31.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
This risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable, the report added.
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Threats to our forests 30.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Does it ever surprise you that large forest patches still exist in India alongside our growing populations and ever-increasing expansions? India is host to one of the richest forest habitats in the world. But like all natural ecosystems today, our forests are extremely vulnerable. They are under stress from a host of human-made problems — from encroachment and degradation to climate change. We cannot lose our forests. Even though India has 77.18 million hectares of forests, it is only about 21% of India's total land area, and our forests are rapidly shrinking. The forests are home to a variety of flora and fauna, and indispensable ecological services like clean air and water. Many people directly depend on them for their livelihood and survival even today. It has become paramount that we understand how vulnerable our forests are to be able to implement effective policies in order to protect them. Measuring vulnerability In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), ...
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WATCH: Teaser for a 360 video to explore the unique life underneath Antarctic Ice 30.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Imagine putting on your virtual reality goggles and diving underneath the Antarctic ice to explore the rich, colourful and unique life on the seafloor. A new research expedition will make it possible. Scientists will for the first time document an entire Antarctic expedition in 360 degree virtual reality (VR) so that the general public can get a glimpse of what life looks like under the ice shelf. The researchers, including those at the University of Helsinki in Finland, will examine how climate change affects Antarctic coastal ecosystems. The group led by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand will set on an expedition to the coastal area near Scott Base on Ross Island, Antarctica. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean play a powerful role in the interaction between the world's oceans, climate and biodiversity, researchers said. "The aim is to raise awareness about the unique and fragile Antarctic coastal under-ice ecosystems and the broader effect climate change might have ...
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