User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
Last updated: Oct 15 2018 10:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Payeng inaugurates Clean & Green Village mission in NL 15.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Payeng inaugurates Clean & Green Village mission in NL
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Jadav Payeng urges Dhemaji villagers to embark on greening drive 13.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Jadav Payeng urges Dhemaji villagers to embark on greening drive
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Could 3D printing help replace coral reef habitats lost to climate change? 12.10.2018 Scroll.in
It may sound fantastical, but scientists are working on it.
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Stable policy regime for e-mobility soon: Modi 7.9.2018 Sify Finance
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“Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency can provide solutions to challenges of reconciling Economic Growth with Environmental Sustainability”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 6.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that circular economy and resource efficiency can provide solutions to the challenges posed in the process of reconciling economic growth with environmental sustainability, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has pointed to the need for corporate participation in building resource efficiency and a circular economy.
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Aaranyak-IITG MoU on common interests 6.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Aaranyak-IITG MoU on common interests
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Microsoft 'AI for Earth' programme selects 7 grantees from India 4.9.2018 Sify Finance
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“Government committed to implement people-centric initiatives”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 31.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the Government’s commitment to implement people-centric initiatives, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has said that the Ministry has prepared an Eco-tourism policy that will provide livelihood opportunities for the local communities, as well as educate visitors and enhance their understanding of nature.
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“Release of compensatory afforestation fund to states will help in meeting Nation’s INDCs”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Underlining that the CAF Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha in the year 2008, but the same could not be passed in Rajya Sabha , Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Now, after coming to power in 2014, our Government again took up the initiative and introduced CAF Bill in 2015 and after a lot of debate in Parliament, the Bill was passed in 2016 and the CAF Act was published on August 3, 2016”.
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“Need to Address Root Cause Behind Man-Animal Conflict”: Suresh Prabhu 12.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Strongly emphasizing the need to address the root cause behind the man-animal conflict, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Mr. Suresh Prabhu pointed out that the man-animal conflict is an existential crisis not for the animals, but for human beings.
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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Becomes 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be Included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves 8.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).  The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO held at Palembang, Indonesia, from July 23-27, 2018.
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Scientists should come up with path-breaking innovations: Vice President 5.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that scientific institutions to nurture talent and foster path-breaking innovations to transform the socio-economic landscape of the country.
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“Tiger numbers increasing, need to build a social movement for Tiger Conservation: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 27.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Pointing to the possibility of an increase in the number of tigers according to the preliminary indications from the on-going countrywide Tiger estimation/Census, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has reiterated the need to build a social movement for tiger conservation.
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Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist 23.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist
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Rise in Sea Level 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“According to the fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global mean rate of sea level rise was 1.7 mm per year between 1901 and 2010. As per the studies carried out by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the sea levels are changing at different rates along the Indian coast.
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Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: Study 20.7.2018 DNA: Money
Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday. Worldwide, coral reefs in shallow waters are among ecosystems most threatened by climate change. The Great Barrier Reef off Australia suffered severe bleaching, a whitening driven by warm waters that can kill corals, in 2016 and 2017. A U.S.-led team of divers who studied little-known reefs in the West Atlantic and Pacific Oceans between 30 and 150 metres (100-500 ft) deep where sunlight fades, found most species of corals and fish were unlike those closer to the surface. "We were surprised to find little overlap," lead author Luiz Rocha of the California Academy of Sciences told Reuters of the findings published in the journal science. Less than five percent of fish and corals were found in both shallow and deep waters against the scientists' previous estimate of 60-75 ...
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“Average annual temperature over the country for the last ten years was 26 degrees”:  Dr. Harsh Vardhan 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The average annual temperature, over the country as a whole, was 26.200C for the last ten years (2008 to 2017). The latest IPCC report (2014) highlights that mean surface temperature of the globe has risen by 0.850C ± 0.180C.
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Earth may get twice as hot as predicted 10.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Earth may end up being twice as warm as projected by climate models, even if the world meets the target of limiting global warming to under two degrees Celsius, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, showed that sea levels may rise six metres or more even if Paris climate goals are met. The findings are based on observational evidence from three warm periods over the past 3.5 million years when the world was 0.5-2 degree Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial temperatures of the 19th Century. The research also revealed how large areas of the polar ice caps could collapse and significant changes to ecosystems could see the Sahara Desert become green and the edges of tropical forests turn into fire dominated savanna. "Observations of past warming periods suggest that a number of amplifying mechanisms, which are poorly represented in climate models, increase long-term warming beyond  climate model projections," said Hubertus Fischer from the University of Bern in ...
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Can waterways provide the key to developing Kochi? 29.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Upgrading the port city's western waterways and canals can have a positive impact on not just transportation, but also the city's economics and culture, finds new research at ICRIER. But what are the challenges to look out for? »
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State govt yet to comply with recommendations 23.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
State govt yet to comply with recommendations
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