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Nicky Morgan's statement on Birmingham 'Trojan horse' inquiry: Politics live blog 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including a Commons statement from Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, on the Birmingham "Trojan horse" affair 12.24pm BST And here are more extracts from Peter Clarke's conclusion. I neither specifically looked for nor found evidence of terrorism, radicalisation or violent extremism in the schools of concern in Birmingham. However, by reference to the definition of extremism in the Prevent strand of the Governments counter terrorist strategy, CONTEST, and the spectrum of extremism described by the Prime Minister in his Munich speech in February 2011, I found clear evidence that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of influence in schools and governing bodies, who espouse, endorse or fail to challenge extremist views. It has been suggested to me that the ambition of those involved was only to create high achieving schools reflecting the communities they serve, following the wishes of the ...
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Climate change is far from the only cause of a rapid rise in disasters 21.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

The world's population has nearly doubled in four decades, putting more people and more money in harm's way

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Is global warming causing extreme weather via jet stream waves? 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

A new study investigates how changes to atmospheric winds are making weather more extreme

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Special campaign to reduce emissions launched in Shimla 16.7.2014 TOI: India
A special folk media campaign “Forest-PLUS” was inaugurated in Shimla on Wednesday that aims to reduce the emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhance sequestration through afforestation, conservation, and sustainable management of ...
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Typhoon Rammasun puts Philippine disaster preparedness to the test 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As the fiercest storm since Haiyan nears land, the Philippines is keen to prove it has learned lessons from last year's tragedy

In June 2013, at the beginning of the rainy season, the Philippine interior secretary announced that the government was aiming for a casualty-free typhoon season. Just five months later, the country was devastated by the deadliest storm in its history.

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8 charts that show how climate change is making the world more dangerous 14.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds

Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because of the increasing risks brought by climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation.

The first decade of the 21st century saw 3,496 natural disasters from floods, storms, droughts and heat waves. That was nearly five times as many disasters as the 743 catastrophes reported during the 1970s and all of those weather events are influenced by climate change.

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New Director Posted 14.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
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New Director Posted 12.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan had alleged major corruption in granting environmental clearances to various projects.
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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers Continue reading...
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Three-quarters of UK flood defences inadequately maintained 9.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Governments climate advisers warn budget cuts are putting homes at risk and storing up problems for the future

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Prince Charles returns to Somerset Levels to see flood relief efforts 9.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Six months on, residents call on Environment Agency and government for long-term flood protection plans Last time Prince Charles was here he was ferried in on an emergency boat and bumped along on a tractor trailer as he toured the flood-stricken Somerset Levels. On Tuesday he arrived in sedate fashion in a plushly upholstered Bentley to catch up with the recovery effort six months after much of the area became engulfed during the winter storms . "It was tough back then," said Robin Board, a farmer, as he watched the prince's motorcade arrive in Muchelney, the village that attracted headlines worldwide after being cut off by flooding for weeks. "The feeling of being trapped here was quite strange. It was frustrating only to be able to leave by ...
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Flooding: documents reveal UK governments spin on protection cuts 8.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Leaked draft communications strategy includes comments from the Environment Agency challenging funding claims

The governments drive to spin its cuts to flood protection funding has been revealed in a leaked communications strategy from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), seen by the Guardian.

In comments on the draft document, the Environment Agency (EA), responsible for delivering flood defences, repeatedly challenges funding claims made by Defra and warns of own goals.

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Religious activists have too much say over our right to die 5.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The question of assisted dying needs to be discussed rationally and not held to ransom by minority zealots Following successful complaints, we should soon be hearing much less on the BBC at least from the climate change hobbyist Lord Lawson. An edition of the Today programme that treated the former chancellor's outlandish hunches to the same sober consideration as the evidence-based conclusions of Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, of Imperial College London, has led to an apology and a further reconsideration of editorial balance. Having assessed the Lawson v the Academic Mainstream dialogue, in which the former remarked that 2013 had been "unusually quiet" for tropical storms, the head of the BBC's Complaints Unit said: "Minority opinions and sceptical views should not be treated as if it were on an equal footing with the scientific consensus." But proponents of the slippery slope argument must be asking: where will it all end? Is irrationality itself at risk? If a man of Lord Lawson's stature can be ...
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P Sreekantan Nair Moved to Pollution Control Board 3.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
“When a decision in this regard was made, it was the time of elections.
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Heat influences human migration more than calamities: Study 1.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 1 : Gradual increase in an area's overall temperature actually leads more often to permanent population shifts than do natural calamities, claims a new research.
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Climate change will impact the tropics too: Study 30.6.2014 Oneindia.in: News
London, June 30: Although greenhouse gases cause greater warming at the poles, few places on the earth will be immune to global warming and the tropics too will likely experience associated climate impacts, such as increased storm intensity, says a study.Tropical
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Climate change will impact the tropics too: Study 30.6.2014 New Kerala: Technology
London, June 30 : Although greenhouse gases cause greater warming at the poles, few places on the earth will be immune to global warming and the tropics too will likely experience associated climate impacts, such as increased storm intensity, says a study.
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Climate change will impact the tropics too: Study 30.6.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Although greenhouse gases cause greater warming at the poles, few places on the earth will be immune to global warming and the tropics too will likely experience associated climate impacts, such as increased storm intensity, says a study.
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Steady drop in seasonal rain in India: Stanford study 30.6.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
A recent study by the climate scientists from Stanford University in the Nature Climate Change Journal, claims that difficult times are ahead for Indians with increasing risk of drought and floods. The study has analysed precipitation data of India from 1951 to 2011. After reading the rainfall pattern of the last 16 years, the scientists have come to the conclusion that there has been a consistent drop in the average seasonal rainfall in India during the summer monsoon months of July-August, which is the peak of rainfall in the entire country leading to good agricultural produce. The study warns of extreme weather patterns in future and has found a significant decreasing trend in the mean rainfall during the summer monsoon months. However, in contrast, there has been an increase in the daily rainfall variability during July-August by five per cent, says the study.They evaluated how the characteristics of wet spells, with days of heavy rain, and dry spells have changed between two 30-year periods, 1951 to ...
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Steady drop in seasonal rain in India: Stanford study 30.6.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
A recent study by the climate scientists from Stanford University in the Nature Climate Change Journal, claims that difficult times are ahead for Indians with increasing risk of drought and floods. The study has analysed precipitation data of India from 1951 to 2011. After reading the rainfall pattern of the last 16 years, the scientists have come to the conclusion that there has been a consistent drop in the average seasonal rainfall in India during the summer monsoon months of July-August, which is the peak of rainfall in the entire country leading to good agricultural produce. The study warns of extreme weather patterns in future and has found a significant decreasing trend in the mean rainfall during the summer monsoon months. However, in contrast, there has been an increase in the daily rainfall variability during July-August by five per cent, says the study.They evaluated how the characteristics of wet spells, with days of heavy rain, and dry spells have changed between two 30-year periods, 1951 to ...
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