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Last updated: May 24 2018 19:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change: lawyers 24.5.2018 General News
Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said today. The 30-odd plaintiffs before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg insist the bloc must do more to limit climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and point to drought, glacier melt, sea level rise and flooding that will worsen as temperatures rise.
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Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change 24.5.2018 General News
Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said today. They insist the bloc must do more to limit climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and point to drought, glacier melt, sea level rise and flooding that will worsen as temperatures rise. The plaintiffs before the European Court of Justice are "families living near the coast, families owning forests in Portugal, families in the mountains that see the glaciers melting, families in the north that are affected by permafrost melting," their lawer Roda Verheyen told AFP. They "are already being impacted by climate change, already incurring damage... and they are saying: 'EU, you have to do what you can to protect us because otherwise our damage will be catastrophical'," Verheyen said. The claim, nicknamed the "People's Climate Case", is the first of its kind brought against the EU, the group's lawyers ...
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Earth may become 4 degrees warmer by 2084: Study 24.5.2018 General News
The Earth's average temperature may increase by four degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels, before the end of 21st century, a study claims. This increase translates to more annual and seasonal warming over land than over the ocean, with significant warming in the Arctic, researchers said. "A great many record-breaking heat events, heavy floods, and extreme droughts would occur if global warming crosses the four degrees celsius level, with respect to the preindustrial period," said Dabang Jiang, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. "The temperature increase would cause severe threats to ecosystems, human systems, and associated societies and economies," Jiang said. In the study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, researchers used the parameters of scenario in which there was no mitigation of rising greenhouse gas emissions. They compared 39 coordinated climate model experiments from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model ...
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UAE marks International Day for Biological Diversity 22.5.2018 General News
Dubai, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the world in celebrating World Biodiversity Day on Tuesday.
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'Climate change is real,' carmakers write in a letter to White House 22.5.2018 Latest News
The letter came roughly a week before President Donald Trump signaled he was open to talks with California on mileage standards
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Exclusive: BP back on its feet but CEO senses no respite 21.5.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - After the near collapse of his company following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster and a three-year slump in oil prices, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley is hardly relaxed.
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Transition to green economy will create more jobs 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Despite misconceptions, sustainable practices and economic development go hand in hand, says ILO report
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient: lawmakers 16.5.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday.
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient, say lawmakers 16.5.2018 DNA: Money
The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday. The strategy, launched last year, outlines investment in research and innovation to help reduce emissions which lead to global warming. Britain has committed to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels and must produce proposals on how to reach its climate targets as part of carbon budgets set every five years. Although the amount of electricity generated from low-carbon energy doubled to a record 50 percent last year from 2009, there are signs that investment might have stalled in the past two years, the Environmental Audit Committee said in a report. Annual clean energy investment in Britain is now at its lowest level since 2008, threatening the country's ability to meet its carbon budgets from 2023. The report also said that changes to low-carbon energy policies in 2015 has ...
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New phase of globalisation could worsen CO2 pollution: study 15.5.2018 General News
The shift of low-value, energy-hungry manufacturing from China and India to coal-powered economies with even lower wages could be bad news for the fight against climate change, researchers cautioned Monday. As Asia's giants move up the globalisation food chain, many of the industries that helped propel their phenomenal growth -- textiles, apparel, basic electronics -- are moving to Vietnam, Indonesia and other nations investing heavily in a coal-powered future. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, global warming has been caused mainly by burning oil, gas and especially carbon-rich coal. "This trend may seriously undermine international efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions," said Dabo Guan, a professor of climate change economics at the University of East Anglia in Britain and co-author of a study in Nature Communications. "The carbon intensity of the next phase of global economic development will determine whether ambitious climate targets such as stabilising at .
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The human price of climate change 14.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India?Can they be solved?
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Trump targets Nasa yet again, cancels greenhouse gas monitoring system 11.5.2018 Latest News
Scrapping the system was "disappointing", said Stephen Hagen, a senior scientist at Applied GeoSolutions in New Hampshire
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NASA program to track greenhouse gas is canceled 11.5.2018 Hindu: Science
A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled
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Trump cancels NASA system to monitor greenhouse gas cuts 11.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
At a time when the world is struggling to fight climate change, US President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed a NASA system to monitor the flow of greenhouse gas, the media reported.
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UN chief announces climate summit for September 2019 9.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced here on Tuesday a climate summit set to take place in September 2019 in New York to review the Paris Agreement commitments.
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Tourism behind 8% of CO2 emissions 8.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The world’s domestic and international tourism industry contributes to 8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions — about four times greater than previ
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World tourism behind 8 per cent of global CO2 emissions 8.5.2018 General News
The world's domestic and international tourism industry contributes to eight per cent of the global greenhouse gas emissions - about four times greater than previously estimated - scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found. Small islands attract a disproportionate share of carbon emissions, considering their small populations, through international arrivals, while the US is responsible for the majority of tourism-generated emissions overall, the study found. The team led by researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia found the global comprehensive tourism footprint of tourism-related greenhouse gas emissions is about four times greater than previous estimates, is growing faster than international trade and is already responsible for almost a tenth of global GHGs. The researchers recommend financial and technical assistance could help share burdens such as global warming on winter sports, sea-level rise on low-lying islands and pollution impacts on exotic and ...
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The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought) 8.5.2018 Latest News
US is responsible for the majority of tourism-related emissions, followed by China,Germany and India
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Tourism nearly a tenth of global CO2 emissions 7.5.2018 General News
Domestic and international tourism account for eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously estimated, according to a study published today. The multi-trillion dollar industry's carbon footprint is expanding rapidly, driven in large part by demand for energy-intensive air travel, researchers reported in the journal Nature Climate Change. "Tourism is set to grow faster than many other economic sectors," with revenue projected to swell by four per cent annually through 2025, noted lead-author Arunima Malik, a researcher at The University of Sydney's business school. Holding the sector's carbon pollution in check will likely require carbon taxes or CO2 trading schemes for aviation, the researchers concluded. As in decades past, the United States is the single largest emitter of tourism-related carbon emissions, with other wealthy nations -- Germany, Canada and Britain -- also in the top ten. But emerging economies with burgeoning middle classes have moved ..
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