User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Global mass extinction date predicted! 21.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
While many scientists argue that the sixth mass extinction has already begun, the total number of species that have disappeared from the planet comes nowhere near the most apocalyptic events of the past and the rate of species loss is comparable.
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Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 mn environmental grants 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause.
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River Brahmaputra to have India's first floating lab on boat by December 20.9.2017 TOI: India
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Attaining New Heights in Biotechnology 20.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science & Technology, has taken many steps to brings about a paradigm shift in biotechnology in the country’s North-East Region (NER). Eyeing an inclusive growth, DBT has announced a series of new programs and missions to turn this into a reality. DBT has established a dedicated
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Impacts of glacier mass loss 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Tuesday
RAPID SHRINKAGE Researchers have warned of an urgent worldwide need to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems. In their paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors synthesised currently available evidence and documented the profound impact on freshwater and near-shore marine systems. Glaciers cover close to 10% of the Earth's land surface but are shrinking rapidly across most parts of the world. Glacier shrinkage will alter sediment transport, and biogeochemical and contaminant fluxes from rivers to oceans. An unexpected impact of glacier shrinkage is the liberation of contaminants including emission products from industrial activity such as black carbon and associated compounds, mercury, pesticides, and other persistent organic pollutants. Though there is uncertainty in the release of these legacy contaminants from glacierised areas, their transport to downstream systems by meltwater will eventually reduce as glacial ...
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Snieppets, Environment 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
RAPID SHRINKAGE Impacts of glacier mass loss Researchers have warned of an urgent worldwide need to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems. In their paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors synthesised currently available evidence and documented the profound impact on freshwater and near-shore marine systems. Glaciers cover close to 10% of the Earth's land surface but are shrinking rapidly across most parts of the world. Glacier shrinkage will alter sediment transport, and biogeochemical and contaminant fluxes from rivers to oceans. An unexpected impact of glacier shrinkage is the liberation of contaminants including emission products from industrial activity such as black carbon and associated compounds, mercury, pesticides, and other persistent organic pollutants. Though there is uncertainty in the release of these legacy contaminants from glacierised areas, their transport to downstream systems by meltwater will ...
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Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study 19.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Large vertebrates – or animals with a backbone – are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch.
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New hope for Great Barrier Reef: Scientists say rare giant sea snail can get rid of threat 18.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Scientists including those from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, are investigating the potential of natural predators of COTS to curb populations.
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Agra environment fest addresses climate-related issues 16.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Society for Preservation of Healthy Environment and Ecology and Heritage of Agra (SPHEEHA) and the Centre for Environment Communication (CEC) joined hands to organise a "Climate Connect Festival 2017" here on Saturday.
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State's only vulture sanctuary is now an eco-sensitive zone 15.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified an area of 7.08 sq km as the eco-sensitive zone for South India's only vulture habitat at Ramadevara Betta in Ramanagaram district. Because of the vulture's vulnerability to the medicine Diclofenac, the ministry has prohibited the veterinary use of the drug in the ESZ, reaffirming an existing rule. Nearly 50 km southwest of Bengaluru, the sanctuary, spread over 346 hectares, is the only place in South India where Indian White Backed Vulture (Gyps Bengalensis) and Long Billed Vulture (Gyps Indicus) are found naturally breeding. A part of the Mysore Elephant Reserve, the protected forest also has sloth bears in large numbers, making it an important area to conserve the two species. The ministry issued the draft notification in June 2016 and took more than a year to finalise the contours of the ESZ on September 11. The final notification bans a range of commercial and development activities inside the ESZ, which includes six villages and a ...
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A fragile ark that shelters 2,626 creatures 12.9.2017 Hindu: News
Zoological Survey of India produces first exhaustive compendium of animal diversity in the Sundarban islands and the threats they face
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Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Conference on Sustainable Landscapes and Forest Ecosystems: Theory to Practice 12.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sept 12: Emphasising the need to create an enabling environment through small steps such as planting more trees, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that new and innovative ways must be thought of, to bring more areas under forest and tree cover.
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Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Conference on “Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems: Theory to Practice” 12.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the need to create an enabling environment through small steps such as planting more trees, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that new and innovative ways must be thought of, to bring more areas under forest and tree cover.
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Hot spots in a frigid ocean 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Climate change will dramatically alter life in the oceans, scientists say, but there is so much still to learn about marine ecosystems that it is hard to know exactly how. Recently, researchers with the British Antarctic Survey offered a glimpse of that future with the results of an unusual study years in the making. The study was published in the journal Current Biology. The cold, dry ecosystems on Antarctica itself cannot support anything bigger than an insect. But the Antarctic Ocean swirling around the continent paradoxically teems with life. Climate change is a big concern here, because heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide are having their biggest effects near the poles. Computer models predict that in 50 years the Antarctic Ocean will warm by about 1.8°F, and by 3.6°F within a century. "We're going to start to see changes there first," said Gail V Ashton, an author of the study and a marine ecologist now at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre, USA. Trying to predict those ...
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NTCA opposes plan to subsume under bigger wildlife body 11.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has strongly opposed a proposal to subsume itself and its flagship Project Tiger scheme under the ambit of an overarching National Wildlife Conservation Authority (NWCA) aimed at conservation of the habitats of all animals. An evaluation committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) had recommended the idea of NWCA last year in a report on the performance of 12 Plan schemes. Following NTCA's opposition to the proposal, the ministry has currently shelved the plan, top officials said. Following a review of NTCA's fund allocation, habitat and conservation issues, the ministry's evaluation committee, headed by senior economic adviser Anandi Subramanian, had recommended that NTCA should be renamed NWCA to widen its scope and include all wildlife and habitat conservation schemes under it. "Such convergence will avoid pitfalls associated with the current delineation of activities under each scheme," the evaluation committee had ...
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A forest policy on today’s terms 11.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The National Forest Policy must be refreshed as it contains concepts that have been long discarded
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Third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070: Study 8.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The diverse group of organisms includes tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice, fleas and other pests - most of which are best known for causing disease in humans, livestock and other animals.
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By 2070, a third of animal parasites may be extinct: Study 7.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
One in three animal parasites, one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth, may face extinction by 2070, as a result of global climate change, a study has warned.
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Mizoram villagers catch ‘rogue’ clouded leopard 6.9.2017 Guwahati - City - The Times of India
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Carbon Sequestration Vs Agroforestry trees 5.9.2017 Kangla Online
Carbon Sequestration Vs Agroforestry trees
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