User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Storm
Last updated: Sep 09 2019 15:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Time has come for the world to say good-bye to single use plastic,’ says Narendra Modi 9.9.2019 Scroll.in
Modi also said the central government had released funds worth nearly $6 billion to state governments in India for the purpose of development of forest lands.
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India isn’t getting more rainfall, but it is experiencing more floods 8.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Factors such as greenhouse gases, aerosol emissions and extensive changes in land-use have led to extreme weather events, affecting lives and livelihoods.
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How to correctly calculate the cost of climate change-fuelled disasters such as Hurricane Dorian 5.9.2019 Scroll.in
Damage estimates must capture the cost of lost investments – the money for which had to be diverted into disaster recovery efforts, impacting the country's GDP.
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As India hosts a global desertification convention, a third of its land is facing severe degradation 3.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Caused by salinity, extreme weather events and human activities, the damage has cost India Rs 72,000 crore – 24% more than last year’s agricultural budget.
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How catastrophic will climate change in the Himalayas be for the rest of India (and the world)? 22.8.2019 Scroll.in
‘Wild Himalaya’ is Stephen Alter’s monumental history of mountain range explores its present and its future as well as its past.
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While Adani gets set for Carmichael project, Australian insurers are refusing to touch coal mines 14.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
As communities and governments hold fossil fuel companies responsible for climate-related damage, coal insurers increasingly face the risk of litigation.
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Despite being hit hardest by natural disasters, landless Dalits are the last to get relief 14.8.2019 Scroll.in
While Cyclone Fani caused widespread destruction, not everyone experienced the same level of vulnerability and not all had the same access to relief measures.
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If not for the pollution, India could have been even hotter 13.8.2019 Scroll.in
Sixty-five per cent of India’s population was exposed to temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius between May and June, the worst in four years.
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Both Kodagu and Kerala are fighting off an invasion of giant snails – but only one has found success 4.8.2019 Scroll.in
The foreign pest, which is thought to have arrived in India through trade routes, devours tender leaves and stems, completely destroying plants.
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Human body can’t cope infinitely with rising temperatures – and in India, it is close to its limits 27.7.2019 Scroll.in
At a certain temperature, sweat stops evaporating – shutting down the body's cooling mechanism, causing death. Parts of the world are already there.
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Govt committed to combat climate change at highest level: Environment ministry 26.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha on India's preparedness to tackle climate change, minister of state for environment Babul Supriyo said several schemes have been initiated by the government to fight the global issue, including the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
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‘Despite second wave of flood, monsoon rainfall was not excessive’ 26.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
‘Despite second wave of flood, monsoon rainfall was not excessive’
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Another monsoon, another deluge: Why Mumbai gets inundated nearly every year 10.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
An outdated drainage system and the depletion of mangroves have severely crippled the city’s natural defences against floods.
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Deficient rains in Chennai are linked to climate change: MSSRF scientist 3.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
If the inordinately long dry spells in the city are indeed an effect of climate change, what are the larger implications for the coastal areas in the city? Dr V Selvam, former Executive Director of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, shares his insights.
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The Daily Fix: Intense rain in short bursts is the new normal – Mumbai’s rulers must deal with it 3.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
City authorities must build infrastructure that is appropriate for the new realities of climate change.
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Resilience, diversity in focus as Bhubaneswar tries to restore trees lost to Fani 3.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Government, civil society and corporate bodies have joined hands to regreen cyclone-ravaged Bhubaneswar, but what is needed is not just replantation but also proper urban forest planning.
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Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study 18.6.2019 Sify Finance
Diversifying the crops in India can be an effective way to adapt its food-production systems to the growing influence of extreme climate change, said US researchers including Indian-origin.
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‘My book is not an apocalyptic book at all. I guess I’m leaving hope as a possibility’: Amitav Ghosh 17.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The author of ‘Gun Island’ on the role of fiction, his relationship with the Sunderbans, and why pre-modern texts might hold answers to today’s problems.
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The Daily Fix: If India is to tackle disastrous heat wave, it must first recognise scale of problem 13.6.2019 Scroll.in
The country routinely underestimates the toll, as the most vulnerable groups are left to the mercy of the elements.
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New mangrove study shows exactly how coastal forests protect economic activity during cyclones 9.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Satellite imagery data showed that communities with greater mangrove cover were more resilient.
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