User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
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Extreme rainfall & erosion 25.5.2016 FrontLine: Home
IT seems intuitive that the force of an intense rainfall would lead to massive erosion of a riverbed. But that intuition is incorrect according to research conducted by Douglas J. Jerolmack, a prof...
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Science is back on track; innovation is key to progress: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 24.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan today asserted that the Government has successfully
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When meteorites hit Mars 23.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
When meteorites hit Mars
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Ancient Mars was once washed over by mega-tsunamis 21.5.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
Billions of years ago, mega-tsunamis scarred the Martian landscape, yielding evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, according to a recent study.
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Ancient Mars was once washed over by mega-tsunamis 20.5.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Washington D.C, May 20 : Billions of years ago, mega-tsunamis scarred the Martian landscape, yielding evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, according to a recent study.
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Two mega tsunamis on Mars reveal perfect conditions for life 20.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 20 : Two large meteorites hit the Red Planet millions of years apart, triggering a pair of mega-tsunamis that forever scarred the Martian landscape and yielded evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, reveal scientists.
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Earth's health declining 'faster than thought' but action by governments can reverse trend - UN 20.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet's health.
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We cannot keep jumping from crisis to crisis, IFAD's Chief Strategist to tell world leaders in Istanbul 19.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Rome, May 19 : With more than 60 million people across the world reeling from the drought caused by El Nino, Josefina Stubbs from the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has a strong message for leaders gathering at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week.
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Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters 17.5.2016 Zee News : World
The global institution predicted that by 2050, worsening rivers and coastal floods alone would affect 1.3 billion people.
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Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds 17.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tropical regions likely to suffer biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather because of climate change, say scientists

New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase markedly as global warming takes hold.

It has long been expected that poor people would bear the brunt of climate change, largely because so many more of the world’s poorest live in tropical latitudes whereas, wealthier people tend to live in more temperate regions.

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The mystery of Nor'wester decline 16.5.2016 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
Eastern India has had fewer of its trademark pre-monsoon thunderstorms called Nor'westers over the past three years, but weather scientists say they are unsure whether this decline just reflects natural fluctuations or indicates a long-term trend.
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UN Economic and Social Council President urges coherent global action to address El Nino 14.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 14 : On the heels of a United Nations special meeting on El Nino, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has emphasized the need to reduce the impact of the phenomenon by implementing agreed-upon international frameworks in a coherent manner and increasing resilience-building efforts for the development of holistic disaster risk management worldwide.
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New UN-backed report cites climate change among factors fuelling internal displacement 13.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 13 : Disasters associated with slow processes of environmental change - drought, sea level rise and desertification - demonstrate again the growing importance of climate change as a driver of disaster risk, as senior United Nations official said on Thursday on the heels of the release of a global report which revealed that more than 19 million people in 2015 were forced from their homes by natural hazards
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See Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2C rise - graphic 10.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Climate Central: A new graphic shows Earth’s temperatures spiralling toward the 2C global warming limit

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.

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My family fell victim to a warming world. Now we need to build for this new reality | Vicki Arroyo 8.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Louisiana’s sinking Isle de Jean Charles shows the urgent need for radical measures to combat climate change As seas rise, as floods and droughts become more extreme, as crops fail and as storms intensify, the world will increasingly face a new challenge – climate refugees. In the US, witness the recent plan by the federal government to resettle a Native American tribe before their Isle de Jean Charles home in Louisiana vanishes underwater – an example that hits close to home. I have deep family roots in south Louisiana: my mother, sister and brother-in-law, aunt and uncle were refugees from a weather disaster exacerbated by climate change, losing their homes in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 . A year before, a heart condition killed my father in the aftermath of a stressful evacuation from Hurricane ...
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Climate change makes the going tough for Assam tea sector 7.5.2016 Latest News
Crop loss due to extreme weather conditions has become a normal feature
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Philippines investigates Shell and Exxon over climate change 7.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

A legal case will consider if the emissions of 50 fossil fuel companies violate the human rights of those hit by extreme weather

Can Chevron, ExxonMobil and BP be held accountable for the vulnerable communities most affected by climate change? It’s a question a legal case in the Philippines could answer.

Last month, lawyers for the petitioners met with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), a constitutional body tasked with investigating human rights violations. Their goal was to identify expert witnesses for a hearing into the liability of 50 of the biggest fossil fuel companies for violating the human rights of Filipinos as a result of catastrophic climate change.

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'El Nino is not a one-off event,' UN says, calling for action to address phenomenon's impacts 7.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 7 : The international community must boost efforts to build the capacity for disaster risk management and readiness to prevent El Nino weather extremes from causing humanitarian crises in affected countries and impeding their development, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Friday.
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Climate change making the going tough for Assam tea industry 6.5.2016 News
Tea crop loss for a short duration every year due to extreme weather conditions has become a norm for the industry of late
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Pollution risk from over 1,000 old UK landfill sites due to coastal erosion 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Storms and rising sea levels could break up old rubbish dumps in England and Wales releasing potentially toxic waste, study shows

Over 1,000 old landfill sites on the coasts of England and Wales are at increasing risk of being breached by erosion, according to a new study, posing a serious pollution danger to wildlife and bathing waters.

Landfill sites before the mid-1990s had few or no restrictions about what rubbish could be dumped in them and little is known about what they contain. But many were on the coast and some were used to raise land levels and even as part of flood defences. Climate change is bringing higher sea levels and stronger storms, putting the old dumps at greater risk of being broken up.

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