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Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism: Akbar 15.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Only nationalism and the nation-state can ideologically combat terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said on Friday.
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Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session of Parliament 15.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session of Parliament
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Modi hopes for productive Winter Session of Parliament 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - National
After an acrimonious election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his hope for a productive Winter Session of Parliament that would witness constructive debates and innovative solutions for taking development agenda forward. In brief remarks to the media before the session commenced on Friday, Modi also made a mention of the delayed onset of winter, which he said could be because of global warming and climate change. The prime minister appeared to downplay the controversy over the delayed Winter Session. "The onset of winter happens around Diwali. But the impact of global warming and climate change is such that even now we cannot experience cold weather as is expected. However, our Winter Session is beginning," Modi said. "I am confident that the Winter Session, that is beginning in 2017 and continuing in 2018, will be a productive session. I hope there is good debate, constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nations problems." The prime minister said ...
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The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
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Macron urges financial boost for G5 Sahel military 14.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
French President Emmanuel Macron has sought to bolster financial aid for the France-brokered West African military coalition at a meeting here to win the fight against terrorism.
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GAIL plays the clean energy card 13.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
By backing short films on climate change the public sector major hopes to change brand image and customer behaviour, follows the example set by global energy giants
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Meet on fishers’ perception of vulnerability to climate change 13.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Tuticorin Research Centre (TRC) of Central Marine Fisheries and Research Institute (CMFRI) organised an interactive meet on “Fishers perception of vulnerability to climate change and its adaptation s...
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'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet 13.12.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The region around the north pole "shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region it was decades ago," the report said.
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EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance 12.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals.
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International terror experts gather in Melbourne for conference 11.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Counter terrorism experts from around the world gathered here on Monday to discuss means to combat global extremism, as Australian police warned of increased possibilities of attacks ahead of the holiday season.
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This heart-wrenching video of starving polar bear will make you teary-eyed - Watch 9.12.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The video shows a bony, emaciated polar bear trying to cling on to his life as he hunts for a morsel of food. 
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Climate change is a reality: Dia Mirza 8.12.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Actress Dia Mirza, who has been appointed UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador for India, says climate change is a reality and the time to act on it is now.
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Humans may have plateaued out limits for lifespan: Study 7.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Environmental changes, including climate, may have caused human beings to reach their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, researchers have found.
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Scientists say there's a limit to the human lifespan – and we’ve already hit it 7.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, according to a first-of-its-kind research that looked at 120 years worth of historical information. Scientists suggest that humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these limits. Despite stories that with each generation we will live longer and longer, this review suggests there may be a maximum threshold to our biological limits that we cannot exceed. Researchers studied trends emerging from historical records, concluding that there appears to be a plateau in the maximum biological limits for humans' height, age and physical abilities. "These traits no longer increase, despite further continuous nutritional, medical, and scientific progress. This suggests that modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits. We are the first generation to become aware of this," said Jean-Francois Toussaint ...
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Thalassery-Mysuru railway project faces green hurdles 7.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Clearance has to be obtained from multiple agencies
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Experts renew call for collective, inclusive action in HKH 6.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A four-day discussion on resilience issues in the Hindu Kush Himalaya ended here on Wednesday with experts renewing the call for collective and inclusive action in the region.
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Toxic air may impact 8 million Indian kids: Unicef official 6.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As many as 10 Indian cities have figured in the 20 most polluted cities across the world leaving over eight million children in the country exposed to toxic air and potentially putting their brain development at risk, said Yasmin Ali Haque, Unicef Representative in India.
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Need large-scale action to protect Hindu Kush Himalaya from climate impact: Experts 6.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Scientists, policymakers and experts have urged the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region to take action without further delay to protect the region from the increasing impact of climate change.
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“Scientific facts Indicate Pollution Impacts Human Health and well being”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 5.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Stating that scientific facts clearly indicate that pollution has an impact on human health, well-being and has long-term implications on Sustainable Development Goals, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that a healthy environment is necessary for eradicating poverty.
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Global warming to claim 33% of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert 4.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Global warming is not only posing serious threat to glaciers, it will also result in a loss of 33 per cent of total ice volume in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region by the end of the century, leading dire consequences for people living there.
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