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Brazil makes progress on saving Amazon rainforest, Indonesia risks setbacks: Norway aid report 18.8.2014 DNA: Top News
Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday. Norway, rich from offshore oil and gas, paid 10.3 billion crowns ($1.7 billion) to slow tropical deforestation from 2008-13, according to the report by the state-funded Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). "Brazil's deforestation rate and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions have strongly decreased," the report said of progress in protecting the Amazon, the biggest tropical forest. Projects funded by Norwegian cash in Brazil were "paving the way for future reductions", it said. Norway has paid Brazil 4.6 billion crowns ($720 million) to help back up domestic programmes, it said. Norway promised Brazil up to $1.0 billion in 2008 to slow deforestation, depending on its performance. Under a similar deal in 2010, Norway pledged up to $1 billion to Indonesia, which has the ...
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Ecologists cheer Modi's 'zero defect, zero effect' slogan  16.8.2014 TOI: India
Whle exhorting industry to make India the manufacturing hub of the world, Modi said, "I am confident that we would achieve our goals if we carry our dream of manufacturing sector with zero defect and zero ...
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Humans now strongest driver of glaciers melting, study finds 15.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

During the last two decades two thirds of glacial mass loss was due to humans, up from a quarter previously

Melting of glaciers caused by human activity has soared in the past 20 years, a study has shown.

Human influence is now the strongest driver of glacier melting, which has been occurring since the end of the Little Ice Age in the mid-19th century, it is claimed.

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Global cooling: climate scientists keen to meet Tony Abbott's business adviser 15.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Tim Flannery accuses Maurice Newman, who does not have a scientific background, of using his position for personal crusade

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Antarctic ice melt may accelerate sea level rise 14.8.2014 All News-IANS Stories
The ice discharge from Antarctica could become the largest contributor to sea level rise much sooner than previously thought, says a study.
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Antarctic ice melt may accelerate sea level rise 14.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Antarctica ice melt may accelerate sea level rise 14.8.2014 Oneindia.in: News
London, Aug 14: The ice discharge from Antarctica could become the largest contributor to sea level rise much sooner than previously thought, says a study."If greenhouse gases continue to rise, ice discharge from Antarctica could raise the global ocean by an
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Tony Abbott adviser warns of threat of 'global cooling' 14.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Opponents label comments terrifying after Maurice Newman writes opinion piece in the Australian newspaper

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How many deaths will overheating houses cause? 13.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
How many deaths will overheating houses cause?
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Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured 10.8.2014 Sify News
The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.
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Surprise! Keystone XL will make climate change worse 10.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The controversial oil pipeline will boost carbon dioxide emissions by 110 million tonnes per year, far more than the US government ...
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GREEN GUIDE 9.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
GREEN GUIDE
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GREEN GUIDE 9.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
GREEN GUIDE
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GREEN GUIDE 9.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
GREEN GUIDE
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'Farmers must adopt new techniques' 9.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
'Farmers must adopt new techniques'
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India shifts climate focus to First World 9.8.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Aug. 8: Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar today iterated India's long-standing position on climate change, highlighting voluntary actions taken to curb Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions and calling on the developed countries to do more.
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Deaths from overheating houses may triple by 2050 8.8.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
As temperatures rise and the population ages, premature deaths from overheating houses could triple by the 2050s, says a study.
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Deaths from overheating houses may triple by 2050 8.8.2014 New Kerala: Health News
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A long, long time ago... 8.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A long, long time ago...
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Salinity affecting Sunderbans’ mangrove forests 8.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Salinity affecting Sunderbans’ mangrove forests
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