User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
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The budget’s ecological bankruptcy 21.7.2014 Hindu: Opinion
The NDA’s first budget has thrown a few sops in the direction of the environment and the millions dependent on it. But much like its predecessors, in painting the big picture it remains embarrassingly devoid of innovative ideas on how to move India towards ecological sustainability and justice
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Google's Street View takes on gas leaks 20.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Google Incs Street View cars have captured the worlds roads, highways and back alleys for years. Now they are being used for something entirely different: detecting the thousands of natural gas leaks blighting major US cities. Google cars fit with air monitors have taken millions of readings along the streets of Boston, New York and Indianapolis over the past two years as part of a program run by the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund to help reduce methane emissions. The results, announced by the fund recently, reveal how common leaks are in highly populated areas that until now have not been quantified. In central Boston, leaks were discovered every few blocks. While the leaks were small and did not appear hazardous, they have prompted concerns about methane whose global warming impact is 20 times greater than carbon dioxide, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. The leaks also raise questions about the safety of old pipelines carrying natural gas in growing volumes across North ...
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Course on converting carbon dioxide into fuel 20.7.2014 Hindu: College & University
National Center for Catalysis Research, IIT Madras (NCCR) is offering an online course on the conversion of carbon dioxide into fuel, along the lines of massive online open course (MOOC) efforts su...
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Kerala MP Writes to Jaitley Seeking a Rubber University 20.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stressing the need for setting up the university in his Lok Sabha constituency of Kottayam, which holds a dominant position in rubber cultivation in the country.
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Map reveals worldwide impacts of climate change 18.7.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Southampton (United Kingdom), July 18 : Scientists from the University of Southampton have helped to create a new map, which shows the impact climate change could have on the whole planet by the end of the century, if carbon emissions continue to increase.
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Australia will pay dearly for repealing its carbon tax 18.7.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Axing Australia's landmark carbon tax will probably lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions, and a loss of confidence in carbon trading schemes ...
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Map to show climate change impact 18.7.2014 New Kerala: India News
London, July 18 : A new map developed by climatologists shows that climate change will impact the whole planet by the end of this century, if carbon emissions continue to increase.
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Map to show climate change impact 18.7.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
A new map developed by climatologists shows that climate change will impact the whole planet by the end of this century, if carbon emissions continue to increase.
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Google's Street View takes on America's gas leaks 18.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Google's Street View takes on America's gas leaks
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Direct Action climate policy way off target, industry groups tell Tony Abbott 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Prime minister is warned by host of experts that Coalition's policy is not enough to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax - Times of India 17.7.2014 google news
Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax Times of India The current administration favours a "direct action" plan that includes financial incentives for polluters to increase their energy efficiency. The Climate Action Tracker, an independent monitor of countries' carbon pledges and actions, has said this ...
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IITs Team up to Develop Eco-friendly Cement 17.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
This new blend substitutes up to half of the usual portland cement with the abundant clay and limestone, which promises to reduce cement-related CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent.
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Australia's carbon tax is gone: a selection of the cheers, jeers and fears 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

On Thursday morning the Australian Senate voted to repeal the countrys environmental carbon pricing scheme. Below are some of the initial reactions to the move

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Australia kills off carbon tax 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Senate makes good prime minister's pledge in blood to axe the tax, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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The carbon tax is dead and there is nothing credible to take its place 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Almost a decade of bruising debate has led to the absence of any serious policy alternative and paralysis over the way forward

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Carbon tax repealed: a short timeline of Australias long debate about emissions trading 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fifteen years of discussion papers, taskforces, reports, wrangling, controversy and parliamentary votes

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Nobel Laureate Pachauri Calls Upon Youth to Save Environment 17.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
Noted environmentalist and Nobel Laureate R K Pachauri today called upon youths to come forward to save the environment.       
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Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri calls upon youth to save environment 16.7.2014 DNA: India
Noted environmentalist and Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri on Wednesday called upon youths to come forward to save the environment. Delivering a lecture on "Climate Change - Impacts and Adaptation" at Himachal Pradesh University here, Pachauri said checking environmental degradation was vital for ecological health of the country. He said there should be a balance between the human being and the nature. Pachauri said "continued emissions of greenhouse gases would cause further warming and changes in the climate system, oceans would continue to warm during the 21st century and it is likely that the Arctic sea ice cover will continue to shrink and Global sea level will continue to rise". He further cautioned that the length, frequency or intensity of warm spells or heat waves will increase over most land areas and a 1-in-20 year hottest day is likely to become a 1-in-2 year event in most regions. "It is also likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation or the proportion of total rainfall from heavy falls ...
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Special campaign to reduce emissions launched in Shimla 16.7.2014 TOI: India
A special folk media campaign “Forest-PLUS” was inaugurated in Shimla on Wednesday that aims to reduce the emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhance sequestration through afforestation, conservation, and sustainable management of ...
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Google Streetview cars sniff out gas leaks in cities 16.7.2014 New Scientist: News
Sensors strapped to the top of Google's cars have mapped hundreds of methane leaks around Boston, Staten Island and ...
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