User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Droughts can kill deep-rooted tree species more 20.1.2018 Hindu: S & T
The deepest water compartments that dried up during the drought took longer to recharge
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2017 sees warmest ocean on record: CAS 19.1.2018 General News
The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, putting the marine ecosystems in jeopardy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Compared to 2015, the extra heat in the upper two kilometres of sea water across the globe in 2017 was 700 times the energy China's electricity used in 2016, the CAS said in a report. The Atlantic and Antarctic oceans warmed up the fastest, as warming has already taken place in most of the other seas, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying. The marine ecosystems remain in jeopardy as a result, with coral reefs and the creatures that live on them threatened, researchers at the institute said. The expansion caused by warming contributes to rising of sea levels, while more sea ice and ice shelves will melt and ocean currents will be affected. The heat content of the ocean is a key indicator of climate change. Due to its high specific heat capacity, sea water contains the main signals, as it stores 90 percent of the
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‘Socialism a necessity for human survival’ 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Politics
Interview with John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.
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Call to protect prime elephant habitats 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
Technical workshop on elephant conservation held
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Mumbai Gets a Flamingo Sanctuary as Trade-Off for Trans-Harbour Sea-Link 16.1.2018 The Wire

When a new highway had to cut through mudflats where flamingos come in, the quid pro quo by the Maharashtra government was to notify a flamingo sanctuary.

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A new weapon in the carbon fight 15.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The ability of soils to sequester carbon as a win-win strategy must be recognised by policymakers
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State lacks inclusive list of flora, fauna: EPTRI 13.1.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Report also blames State’s fossil fuel-based economy for climate change
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Interview: The Fight Against Climate Change Needs More Women 13.1.2018 The Wire

Four Chinese environmentalists talk about joining an all-female expedition to the Antarctic.

The post Interview: The Fight Against Climate Change Needs More Women appeared first on The Wire.

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Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years 12.1.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters, researchers said.
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MPCB receives Rs 3 crore for environment conservation 12.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MPCB receives Rs 3 crore for environment conservation
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Massive tree plantation drive launched in J-K 7.1.2018 General News
In a bid to reduce carbon output and halt global warming as per the Paris Agreement on the climate change, the Jammu and Kashmir government launched a mega-plantation drive in the valley.Taking their first step in this direction, the government planted more than 15000 plants on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Kathua district.The Social Forestry Department oragnised the Mega Plantation drive on National Highway 44, which was inaugurated by Forest, Ecology and Environment Minister Choudhary Lal Singh.More than 15000 plants of various species including flowers, ornamental and fruits were planted with the assistance of thousands of the participants.Singh on the occasion while interacting with media said that they are working to make environment pollution free and to reduce more than 20 percent of carbon emission from the state of Jammu and Kashmir."Our work is to make people aware of the importance of plantation. People across the nation are suffering due to lack of plantation ...
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Now or never: The window for saving the world's coral reefs is rapidly closing 5.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
The window for saving the world's coral reefs from the effects of global warming is rapidly closing, according to a study. For the first time, researchers have measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the past four decades. The study published in the journal Science documents a dramatic shortening of the gap between pairs of bleaching events, threatening the future existence of these iconic ecosystems and the livelihoods of many millions of people.
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World's reefs under siege from global warming: study 5.1.2018 General News
The window for saving the world's coral reefs from the effects of global warming is rapidly closing, according to a study. For the first time, researchers have measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the past four decades. The study published in the journal Science documents a dramatic shortening of the gap between pairs of bleaching events, threatening the future existence of these iconic ecosystems and the livelihoods of many millions of people. "The time between bleaching events at each location has diminished five-fold in the past 3-4 decades, from once every 25-30 years in the early 1980s to an average of just once every six years since 2010," said Terry Hughes, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) in Australia. "Before the 1980s, mass bleaching of corals was unheard of, even during strong El Nino conditions, but now repeated bouts of regional-scale bleaching and mass mortality ..
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Sand extraction in Coastal Regulation Zone continues unabated 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Motorised large boats and earthmovers deployed to extract and load sand
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"The seeds of revolt are present in many places" 3.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
Interview with John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.
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How I can slow down a mass extinction 1.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Becoming aware that large-scale change begins with personal lifestyle choices, we can become more proactive and individualistic about making a difference to global animal conservation.
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Narcondam Hornbills edge back from the brink 30.12.2017 Hindu: S & T
The island habitat of the endangered species was slated to host a defence post, raising ecologists’ concerns
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A year back into nature 23.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The extinction of wildlife would likely be caused not just by the greed of poachers, but equally by the rapacity of developers," writes Prerna Singh Bindra in her book The Vanishing: Indias Wildlife Crisis. The year 2017 has given ample proof of both - the remorseless operations of the merchants of wildlife who will sell anything that is alive and the ambiguous plans of the proponents of development who want us to believe that the cost-benefit calculation of environmental devastation is correct and the need of the hour. The year 2017 began with Indias largest-ever wildlife haul - the seizure of 6,000 turtles from poachers who planned to smuggle them to Southeast Asia. The rescued reptiles weighed 4.4 tonnes in all and were found stuffed in 140 jute bags at a smugglers residence in Gauriganj town of Amethi. The success could have very well set the pace for more such vigilance in the field. Unfortunately, it only turned to be an illustration of the increasingly organised and sophisticated operations of ...
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Nuclear glasnost 21.12.2017 FrontLine: Science & Technology
The “Public dialogue-forum AtomEco 2017”, organised in Moscow on November 21 and 22, discussed the pros and cons of nuclear power generation and its future. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN recently in Moscow
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2017 likely to be among top three hottest years on record: WMO report 20.12.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The year 2017 is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Nino, Xinhua quoted the global weather office as saying.
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