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Climate change threatens parasites 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Animals around the world are on the move. So are their parasites. Recently, scientists carried out the first large-scale study of what climate change may do to the world's much-loathed parasites. The team came to a startling conclusion: As many as one in three parasite species may face extinction in the next century. As global warming raises the planet's temperature, the researchers found, many species will lose territory in which to survive. Some of their hosts will be lost, too. "It still absolutely blows me away," said Colin J Carlson, lead author of the study and a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He knows many people may react to the news with a round of applause. "Parasites are obviously a hard sell," Colin said. But as much as a tapeworm or a blood fluke may disgust us, parasites are crucial to the world's ecosystems. Their extinction could effect entire food webs, perhaps even harming human health. Parasites deserve some of the respect that top predators have ...
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CropIn Technologies' product gains validation from World Bank 25.9.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi , Sep 25 : CropIn Technologies are the chosen technology partners in a public private partnership project of the Government of India and World Bank for Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaption to Climate Change (SLACC) Project.
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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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Incredible progress has been made to alleviate poverty, but a lot to be done: Bill Gates 13.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Great progress has been made since 1990 in alleviating global poverty, but much remains to be done, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a report out today. The foundation set up by the billionaire Microsoft co- founder plans to issue annual reports monitoring progress toward reaching a series of global sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015. These goals, to be reached by 2030, include eliminating poverty and hunger, providing clean water and affordable energy, and fighting gender inequalities and climate change. The first Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report appears as the UN General Assembly prepares to meet in New York this month. The Gates report focused on 18 of the development indicators set by the United Nations. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas," Bill Gates said in a statement. Childhood mortality under the age of five has dropped considerably, from ...
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Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030 13.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, which impact public health. 
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WHO air-quality norms can help Indians live 4 yrs, Delhiites 9 yrs, more 12.9.2017 Latest News
However, govt denied links between air pollution and premature deaths
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Environment Minister inaugurates training workshop on capacity building of Indian Zoo Veterinarians on Animal Health Management in Captivity 11.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Appreciating the difficulties faced by the Zoo Veterinarians in the diagnosis of diseases and treatment of the wild animals kept in captivity, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that advancements such as C.A.T scan and M.R.I must be used for the benefit of animals.
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Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action 9.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
COLOMBIA-CLIMATECHANGE/CARTAGENA (FEATURE):FEATURE-Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action
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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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WHO meet begins in Maldives; health burden due to climate change on agenda 6.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Building health systems against disease burden caused by climate change, improving access of generic medicines for all and intensifying efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are the major areas of discussion at the 70th Session of Regional Committee for WHO's South East Asia Region that began here on Wednesday.
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BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration: Full text 4.9.2017 TOI: India
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WHO meet: South Asian Health Ministers to discuss medicine for all 31.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Health Ministers from South-East Asian countries will attend WHO's 70th Regional Committee Session to discuss climate change and improving access to essential medicines for all, an official said on Thursday.
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Smart Agriculture Conclave on 30th-31st August, 2017 30.8.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi, Aug 29: Keeping in line with the vision of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India for "the need for effective decision making in agriculture that integrates science, technology, innovation and the farm ecosystem by asking for an 'Evergreen Revolution' the need is to modernise all aspects of agriculture to this purpose by bringing to bear quality analysis of the ecosystem, well-thought decisions and an efficient use of cutting-edge science technology to the very complex Indian farm environment", Department of Bio-Technology(DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, is holding a 'Smart Agriculture Conclave' on 30th - 31st August, 2017.
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Climate change hits Wayanad farm output 27.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Rising uncertainties in monsoon rainfall and rise in maximum temperature have cast a shadow over agricultural activities in Wayanad, the hub of coffee and spices cultivation in Kerala. Most of the te...
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Big B praises short films with vital messages 23.8.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised actor Jackky Bhagnani's short film "Carbon" on the need for saving the environment, and another movie "Karta Tu Dharta Tu" which pays tribute to Mumbai Police.
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Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains 22.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-DROUGHT/FARMING (FEATURE, PIX):FEATURE-Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains
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Centre tells SC no proof of bad air killing people 18.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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US budget cuts will reduce aid to developing countries by up to 70%; disaster for world's poor: Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah 17.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the expected gap through private or charitable spending looks unlikely, added Rajiv Shah, who ran the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2009 to 2015. If the 15 largest U.S. foundations, including giants such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, combined their donations, the total would not match the cuts proposed just to USAID funding by President Donald Trump's administration, Shah said. "This is not the kind of problem philanthropy can step in and solve - or should," he said. "These are public-sector responsibilities." But philanthropists can play a key role in restoring badly eroded public faith in aid spending, by tracking results and proving investments work, he said. They can also push money into ventures - such as off-grid solar ...
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
UN says it is evaluating humanitarian needs
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 15.8.2017 Zee News : World
The country ranked 179th out of 188 countries on the UN Development Programme`s 2016 Human Development Index, a basket of data combining life expectancy, education and income and other factors.
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