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Last updated: Feb 16 2017 18:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can the United Nations adapt to Donald Trump? 16.2.2017 Latest News
Trump has called the UN an organisation where people just talk and have a good time
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World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists 16.2.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The authors said they needed to conduct more research to determine how much of the oxygen loss was due to global warming and how much was related to natural climate cycles.
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A physicist and possible advisor to Trump describes his love of science 16.2.2017 News
Interview with Dr. Will Happer, Princeton University
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A physicist and possible adviser to Trump describes his love of science 16.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Interview with Dr. Will Happer, Princeton University
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‘Climate change will affect farm productivity’ 14.2.2017 Hindu: News
Geneticist M.S. Swaminathan has said that climate change demands anticipatory action from scientists and policymakers.Mr. Swaminathan was speaking at a consultation on climate change and food securit...
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Agriculture must be at the heart of development, Norwegian minister says 13.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Agriculture must be at the heart of development, Norwegian minister says
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Nature 170 times behind humans in the race to cause climate change, warn researchers! 13.2.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
They have for the first time come up with a mathematical equation - known as the Anthropocene equation - to describe the impact of human activity on the Earth system.
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Introducing the terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene 13.2.2017 All Technology Stories
The Holocene began 11,700 years ago as we emerged from a deep ice age
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'Humans causing climate change 170 times faster than nature' 13.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) examined the Earth system as a single complex system and assessed the impact of human activities on the system's trajectory.
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The environmental costs of Trump's wall 13.2.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Such an obstacle in movement of animals, plants will drive extinctions and emergence of new species
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Green activists rap govt for going easy on polluting car makers 12.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
India's proposed fuel efficiency norms have attracted sharp criticism from environmentalists, who claim the government has given a long rope to car makers at the cost of people who face the dangers of climate change. India is the world's sixth largest producer of passenger cars, and is on way to having the maximum number of cars on the road by 2050. Since the presence of such a large number of vehicles puts a huge pressure on fuel sources and air quality, the government intends to bring in fuel efficiency standards to keep the pollution load under check. India, so far, is the only major vehicle-producing nation in the world that has not implemented fuel efficiency norms for vehicles. However, a complicated formula proposed to calculate these figures raised suspicion among the environmentalists about the government's true intentions. "The devil lies in the way you calculate these norms. In the proposed formula, the manufacturers can get away with minimal effort to improve fuel efficiency," Anumita Roy ...
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Majuli aims to be India's first carbon-neutral district (Environmental Feature) 12.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
It's the world's biggest river island and the first such in India to be declared a district. Now plans are afoot to declare it the country's first carbon-neutral district by 2020.
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Scientists studying the phenomenon of permafrost in Himalayan region 12.2.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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UK grocer first in Europe to use new trucks fuelled by food waste 9.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Umberto Bacchi ROME, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British supermarket has become the first retailer in Europe to use a new type of tank that keeps trucks motoring on fuel made from food waste for 500 miles, almost twice the current average.
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Andhra and Telangana may benefit from EU's expertise on climate change 8.2.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
Amravati, the 'blue and green' capital city planned for Andhra Pradesh, and other tier II cities in AP and Telangana can now join a select group of cities that would benefit from the European Union's (EU) expertise on climate change control as the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCMCE) has decided to expand to India.
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Developing countries need funds to green power sectors: UNFCCC 7.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Developing countries need finance to green their power sectors under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said on Tuesday.
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Increasing water table can reduce UK's greenhouse gas emission 7.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Increasing the level of water table can help in slowing down global warming, boost crop yields and preserve peat soils in the UK, according to a new study.
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Drought-resistant crop varieties need of the hour 2.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
With many parts of the country, including Kerala, under a drought spell, applied research to develop water-efficient and high-yielding crop varieties is the need of the hour, said M Radhakrishna Pillai, Director, RGCB.
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This efficient fertiliser can revolutionise agriculture, say scientists 2.2.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The fast decomposition of urea also limits the amount of nitrogen that can get absorbed by crop roots and currently requires farmers to apply more fertiliser to boost production -- thus adding to the cost.
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'Slow release fertiliser can revolutionise agriculture' 2.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Sri Lankan scientists have developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertiliser that could contribute to a second food revolution, it is claimed.
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