User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Generic
Last updated: Jul 10 2018 12:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Earth may get twice as hot as predicted 10.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Earth may end up being twice as warm as projected by climate models, even if the world meets the target of limiting global warming to under two degrees Celsius, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, showed that sea levels may rise six metres or more even if Paris climate goals are met. The findings are based on observational evidence from three warm periods over the past 3.5 million years when the world was 0.5-2 degree Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial temperatures of the 19th Century. The research also revealed how large areas of the polar ice caps could collapse and significant changes to ecosystems could see the Sahara Desert become green and the edges of tropical forests turn into fire dominated savanna. "Observations of past warming periods suggest that a number of amplifying mechanisms, which are poorly represented in climate models, increase long-term warming beyond  climate model projections," said Hubertus Fischer from the University of Bern in ...
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Whose cities are these and how smart will they be? 4.7.2018 Citizen Matters
A new report from policy think tank, Housing and Land Rights Network, has strongly criticised the Smart Cities Mission for neglecting the rights and concerns of the poor and marginalised. A look at what the report recommends for truly inclusive cities. »
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Impact of climate change? Black Scorpion sighted at Ukhrul 2.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Impact of climate change? Black Scorpion sighted at Ukhrul
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Climate change could shave off 2.8% of India's GDP in 30 years: World... 29.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Climate change could shave off 2.8% of India's GDP in 30 years: World...
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Can waterways provide the key to developing Kochi? 29.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Upgrading the port city's western waterways and canals can have a positive impact on not just transportation, but also the city's economics and culture, finds new research at ICRIER. But what are the challenges to look out for? »
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Mass felling of Trees: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan hits back at AAP for giving approval 27.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Hitting-out at the AAP for accusing him of 'misguiding' people over the plan to cut down over 16,500 trees, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the permission to fell trees was not given by his ministry, but through approvals by Delhi government authorities. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had on Wednesday accused Vardhan of 'misguiding' people over the plan to cut down the trees in Delhi for redevelopment of seven colonies, claiming that his ministry had given environment clearance to the project. In a statement issued tonight, the Union minister said the Delhi government has neither taken any permission nor does it need to take any such permission from the Environment Ministry. "Harsh Vardhan has said that the permission to fell trees is not granted by the Union Ministry. The Government of NCT of Delhi has neither taken any permission nor does it need to take any such permission from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. "Harsh Vardhan emphasised that all such ...
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Pakistan to launch indigenously developed observatory satellite next month 25.6.2018 Zee News : World
Known as the Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) it can be used to study various features of Earth and determine mineral deposits.
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Strategies needed for future growth of Guwahati 25.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Strategies needed for future growth of Guwahati
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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U.S. lakes see rise in algal blooms 23.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon’s capital city were ominous- “Civil emergency . prepare for action.” Within half an hour, a second offi
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President Kovind Delivers Lecture at Havana University on ‘India and the Global South’; Says We have to Work Together to Push for Greater Space for Developing Nations in Global Governance Structures 23.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, delivered a lecture at Havana University in Cuba yesterday (June 22, 2018) on the subject - “India and the Global South”.     The President said that the subject - “India and the Global South” - he has chosen to speak on happens to be central to both Cuban and Indian foreign policy.
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DNA Jaipur 10th Anniversary: Technological quick-fixes not a solution, says Sunita Narain 23.6.2018 DNA: India
The challenge of environmental management, of water scarcity in a world which is today more and more in an age of climate change is that of an uncertain future of the most vulnerable.  The fact is that on one hand we are building in floodplains, destroying our water bodies and filling up our water channels. On the other hand, climate change is beginning to show its impact on the monsoon. It is leading to more rain in a fewer number of rainy days, as scientists have predicted. We now see more rain and more extreme rain events.  Last year, up to mid-August, data showed that India had 16 extremely heavy rain events, defined as rainfall over 244 mm in a day, and 100 heavy rain events, defined as rainfall between 124 to 244 mm in a day. This means that rain will become a flood. Worse, in Met records, the rain will be shown as normal, not recognising that it did not rain when it was most needed for sowing or that the rain came in just one downpour. It came and went. It brought no benefits. Only grief. This ...
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World’s hungry population on the rise again, says UN report 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Conflicts, climate change are main hurdles in meeting development goals
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‘Climate change increased rains’ 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Monsoon withdrawal delayed over Central India
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Development and environment must foster a complementary and symbiotic relationship: Vice President 16.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that development and environment need not be antithetical to each other, but must foster a complementary and symbiotic relationship. He was interacting with the research scholars, students and faculty of the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh today.
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Shaping a better future together 15.6.2018 Hindu: Health
As communication technology develops, people have access to more information than ever before, literally at their fingertips.But how many of us can sa
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Conrad moves for green business model in Meghalaya 15.6.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, June 15: Batting for a green business model in Meghalaya, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has asked the Meghalaya State Council for Climate Change and Sustainable Development to adopt measures to mitigate climate change and focus on creating opportunities under this model.
Terming that the impact of climate change as serious, Conrad told the council to come up with strategies to sensitize the masses on lifestyle changes to save energy and involve all stakeholders in conservation of natural resources.

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Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study 13.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase four-fold by century's end, warn researchers
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Biren moots land use law for hills 12.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Biren moots land use law for hills
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NE should work out collective plan: Expert 7.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
NE should work out collective plan: Expert
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