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Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Decreased carbon dioxide formed Antarctic ice sheet? 31.7.2014 New Kerala: Technology
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'RINL divestment will be done this year' 30.7.2014 deccanherald.com
A top official of the Union Steel Ministry on Wednesday said that the proposed 10 per cent disinvestment of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) will be done in the current year. Underlining the need for increasing steel production in the country, Steel Secretary Mohan G Kumar said, "It is necessary to add steel production capacities in the country as the economy is projected to grow at seven to eight per cent over the next decade." Kumar was addressing a seminar on Sinter Heat Recovery power plant (Indo-Japan model project) at RINL, the corporate entity of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant here. However, he said that adding capacity should be done without causing damage to environment. While praising RINL for its performance, Kumar said RINL has faced many adversities as it had no captive iron ore mines. Inspite of this disadvantage, the Vizag plant performed very well for the last several years, he said. The official said that efforts are on to acquire captive iron ore mines for the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant ...
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Steel secretary Mohan G Kumar highlights need to increase production capacity 30.7.2014 ET: Steel
"It is necessary to add steel production capacities in the country as the economy is projected to grow at 7-8% over the next decade."
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Need to increase steel production: Mohan G Kumar 30.7.2014 Latest News
He added it should be done without causing damage to environment
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How much of a climate threat is water vapour? 30.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
How much of a climate threat is water vapour?
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Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says 30.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says
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White House warns climate inaction could cost US billions 30.7.2014 DNA: Bangalore
White House warns climate inaction could cost US billions
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10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful

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Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities 30.7.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Human activities are directly responsible for rising levels of atmospheric water vapour, the most abundant greenhouse gas and a key driver of global warming, scientists say.
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White House warns climate inaction could cost US billions 30.7.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US USD 150 billion per year, the White House warned today in a report on the economic consequences of inaction on climate change.
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So the fracking battle begins, but is it clear whos right? 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
It could reduce our emissions and is less intrusive than wind, yet the nimbys and green groups stand united Here is a troubling truth for environmental groups. The biggest grassroots green campaign in Britain in the past decade has been one they have almost universally opposed: the groundswell of local opposition to onshore wind farms. The likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth may have been right to support wind power as an increasingly cost-effective form of renewable energy. But its large visual imprint is a blot on many landscapes and horrifies countryside lovers. The green groups mostly responded to that nimbyism by holding their noses and muttering against opponents of the monstrous turbines, branding them climate sceptics and worse. That response has been a big cause of the declining influence of environmentalists in Britain. Without nimbys, they dont amount to much. It may also have inadvertently undermined the bigger cause fighting climate change. Green campaigner and television wildlife ...
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Human-induced water vapour next climate threat 29.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Human-induced water vapour next climate threat
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Disaster tourism? Luxury cruise ship offers ‘last chance’ to see ice caps 29.7.2014 TOI: Home
This is a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip to experience the environmental devastation of the Arctic – using a mode of transport that emits three times more CO2 per passenger per mile than a jumbo jet.
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Human-induced water vapour next climate threat 29.7.2014 New Kerala: Technology
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Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

President's council of economic advisers sounds warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in face of industry lobbying

The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price, racking up an additional 40% in economic losses from climate impacts and other costs over the course of 10 years.

White House officials said the stark finding from the president's council of economic advisers underlined the urgency of Barack Obama's efforts to cut carbon pollution.

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Human-induced water vapour next climate threat 29.7.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades, scientists said.
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We're putting a forest on a climate-change fast-track 28.7.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
An ambitious experiment that exposes a natural woodland to rising carbon dioxide levels will tell us what's in store for the world's trees, says Rob ...
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'Lifestyle' babies– A new culprit of climate change 28.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
'Lifestyle' babies– A new culprit of climate change
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Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tons of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef

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Capping coal use to contain climate change 25.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
There is new pressure on the Chinese government from rising domestic anger over smog. Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow coal consumption to grow for years, and policy makers are at odds on how long the nation's emissions will rise. Senior officials are debating these issues as they formulate a new five-year development plan, to be finalized by the end of next year. China emits more carbon dioxide than any other country, so what President Xi Jinping and his colleagues decide will have far-reaching consequences for efforts to contain climate change.China's leaders have not detailed their views on coal or carbon emission limits. But there is robust support among senior policy advisers for a firm national cap on coal starting in 2016, Wang Yi, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing who ...
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