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Last updated: Jun 20 2017 17:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Lightning kills 22 in Bangladesh 20.6.2017 TOI: Home
Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country. Hundreds of people die every year from lightning strikes in Bangladesh and experts say climate change is to be blamed.
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The Universe in One Tangerine: A Politics of Inter-being 17.6.2017 DNA: India
I have always been a fan of salted cashewnuts—a very expensive treat anywhere in the world. When I was a child, the canteen of Metro Cinema in Bombay had them and if we were very good and very lucky, we might get to eat them during the interval. Those were the only salted cashews I had ever eaten. As an adult, it felt luxurious finding them readily in American supermarkets and of course, on the road in Sri Lanka—still an expensive treat, but available! Like others, I eat cashew nuts quickly and thoughtlessly, as if to catch them before they disappear.   Recently, I got to meet people who work in this sector. They do not like to eat cashew nuts. Perhaps this is because they cannot forget the work that goes into making the nuts look and taste as we like them. They are peeled by hand, stinging and staining the hand. Processing them is laborious. It is not as if cashews grow on trees all the time! It is a short season, and the trees take a long time to get to the point where they yield fruit. Into that long ...
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JSW-The Times of India 8th edition calls out green warriors to apply for Earth Care Awards 16.6.2017 TOI: India
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Munnar cloud observatory to predict lightning 11.6.2017 TOI: Home
It is expected that the observatory, located at 1820 metres above sea level, would ultimately help the scientists in mapping the impact of climate change on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, biodiversity and forestry sectors in the long run.
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Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change effects 9.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Some researchers have argued that as much as 30 per cent of the ocean should be set aside as reserves to safeguard marine ecosystems in the long-term.
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Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change effects 9.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An international research team has evaluated 145 peer-reviewed studies and concluded that "highly protected" marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change.
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India-UN Fund launched to aid least developed nations 9.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The India-UN Development Partnership Fund has been launched here to help the poorest countries achieve the world organisation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reduce poverty and raise the quality of life in order "to meet the challenges of our times".
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Marine reserves may mitigate climate change impact 6.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The study showed that reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to key impacts of climate change such as ocean acidification, sea-level rise, increased intensity of storms, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability.
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Marine reserves may mitigate climate change impact 6.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate sea-level rise, ocean acidification and other major impacts of climate change, scientists say.
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Myanmar working on national climate change policy 6.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Myanmar government is working towards the adoption of a national climate change policy, the launch of which it expects to announce soon, a media report said on Tuesday.
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2016-17 winter warmest ever 6.6.2017 DNA: Top News
Indicating the alarming impact of climate change on warming in the country, annual mean temperature has been found to have increased by 1.2 degree Celsius since 1901, a new study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) showed. The study also showed that the annual mean temperature rise has been especially rapid from 1995 onward, when the anomaly crossed the two degree mark and that the winter of 2017 was the warmest on record in the country. At this rate, CSE said, temperatures would breach the 1.5 degree Celsius mark, the benchmark under Paris climate accord to limit temperature rise, in the next two decades. The non-profit organization analysed Met department's temperature data set from 1901 onward, the year Met observations began. The period between 1901 and 1930 was selected for baseline data to analyse the anomalies in temperatures. The analysis looked at the annual and seasonal trends of mean, maximum and minimum temperatures. A look at the details of seasonal anomalies in temperatures is even ...
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India saw warmest winter this year, says study 5.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The winter in January-February this year in India was the hottest in history, with 2.95 degrees Celsius more than the baseline, said a CSE study on Monday.
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India saw warmest winter this year, says study 5.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The analysis, based on temperature trends from 1901 till recent years, finds that India has been getting warmer continuously, consistently and rapidly.
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‘Mission Clean Dzuko’ flagged off 5.6.2017 Kangla Online
‘Mission Clean Dzuko’ flagged off
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Integrating weather reporting in India: The big challenge 5.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As the advent of the 2017 summer monsoon over mainland South Asia showed once again, Indian meteorologists have become highly accurate in their forecasts. Gone are those Jerome K. Jerome days when you left your umbrella at home if the Meteorological Department predicted rain. Now the weather office can even anticipate a relatively unpredictable phenomenon such as a dust storm in the north Indian summer. It may not be as good for forecasts more than a week in advance, but it's far better than before.
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'Mission Clean Dzuko' flagged off 5.6.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
'Mission Clean Dzuko' flagged off
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Family trees: One man’s quest to save the earth 5.6.2017 DNA: India
As the world debates the issues related to climate change, there are some for whom the environment is a personal concern. That too in the dry, hot deserts of Western Rajasthan where the might and fury of nature are witnessed in dust storms and rampant drought. In the midst of these extreme climes and scanty vegetation one man dreamt of trees in every village and then spent close to a lifetime in trying to make his dreams a reality by traveling from village to village and encouraging lakhs of households to nurture these trees. In the very heart of the Thar desert this Sociology HOD from Bikaner’s Dungar College conceptualised the theme of Familial Forestry in 2006 which has at its central theme linking each family to the care of one tree. What started in 2006 with one village has become a life mission for Shyam Sunder Jyani. This mission has reached across 2,500 villages in Bikaner Division and connects 1.5 lakh families through a process of environmental education and the care of over 6 lakh trees ...
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Rs 400-cr mission to give more precise weather information: Minister 3.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Weather forecast systems under the National Monsoon Mission (NMM) will be extended up to the block level across the country by 2019, Union Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan said here.
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Paris accord undermines US: Donald Trump abandons global climate pact 2.6.2017 Latest News
"We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more" Trump said.
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Trump's stupid and reckless climate decision 2.6.2017 Latest News
After 200 yrs of scientific inquiry and 20 yrs of diplomacy, Trump went to reveal, count us out
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