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On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems 27.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 27 : Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the United Nations cultural agency said on Tuesday, calling for greater preservation efforts as the international community marks the first ever International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.
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Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change | Reuters 27.7.2016 FirstPost: World
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research Programme said. The earth is on track for its hottest year on record with June marking the 14th straight month of record heat, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said last week. Temperatures recorded mainly in the northern hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with an early and fast Arctic sea ice melt and "new highs" in heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels, point to quickening climate change, it ...
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Weather disasters raise conflict risk in multi-ethnic nations: study | Reuters 26.7.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

OSLO Multi-ethnic nations are vulnerable to armed conflicts after weather disasters such as heatwaves and droughts in a trend that could worsen with global warming, scientists said on Monday. The outbreak of 23 percent of armed conflicts in ethnically diverse countries, a group that includes Afghanistan and Somalia, since 1980 coincided in the same month with such weather disasters, the study said. By contrast, only 9 percent of all conflicts worldwide in the same period overlapped with such a calamity, it said.

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USD 100 million project to protect the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu 24.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
Ambitious scheme envisages strengthening embankments of six major irrigation channels under Vennar system to make them more resilient to floods
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100million USD project to protect the rice bowl 24.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
Ambitious scheme envisages strengthening embankments of six major irrigation channels under Vennar system to make them more resilient to floods
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Amitav Ghosh: ‘The threat of climate change is real, and it is intensifying’ 23.7.2016 FirstPost: Life

In an interview with Firstpost, Amitav Ghosh discusses his new book on climate change, and why literary fiction needs to be more attentive to the crisis

The post Amitav Ghosh: ‘The threat of climate change is real, and it is intensifying’ appeared first on Firstpost.

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Will Mumbai drown? 23.7.2016 Rediff: News
Mumbai is not prepared for a natural disaster, warns Amitav Ghosh.
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First half of 2016 warmest on record: NASA 20.7.2016 All Current Affairs Stories
The six-month period from January to June was also the planet's warmest half-year on record
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Ban urges burden-sharing, solidarity to combat effects of El Nino and mitigate climate change 20.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 20 : The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.
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‘Chains of causality whose ends we cannot see’ 17.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Chains of causality whose ends we cannot see’
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‘Chains of causality whose ends we cannot see’ 17.7.2016 Hindu: Interview
It’s time we humans shed our hubris to reckon with the forces of nature shaping lives and fates, says Amitav Ghosh
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Earthquake of magnitude nine can hit Bangladesh, India: Scientists 12.7.2016 News
The researchers are not forecasting an imminent great earthquake but said it was an under-appreciated hazard
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UN launches ‘Sendai Seven’ campaign aimed at boosting disaster risk management 11.7.2016 New Kerala: World News

New York, July 11 : The United Nations envoy dealing with disaster risk reduction on Monday launched a new multi-year campaign that aims to reduce disaster losses, improve management of disaster risk, and save lives.
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By 2030, climate shift may kill 250k more per yr 11.7.2016 TOI: Home
Climate change is likely to kill 250,000 more people each year by 2030, latest assessment by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows. Most of these deaths will be caused from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress and malnutrition.
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'Monster' El Nino subsides but impact on children set to worsen as disease, malnutrition spread: UNICEF 8.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 8 : While the 2015-2016 El Nino - one of the strongest on record - has ended, its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the event, a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday.
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Will Kiribati become uninhabitable? 6.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Will Kiribati become uninhabitable?
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UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change, reduce disaster risk 5.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 4 : The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Monday hailed as "a major breakthrough" a recent announcement by Canada, Mexico and the United States that they will take sweeping action to achieve 50 per cent clean power generation by 2025 and cooperate on reducing disaster risk.
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Goa may witness extreme weather: NIO scientist 4.7.2016 TOI: Goa
Goa may witness extreme environmental events like intense heat waves, droughts, and tropical cyclones, given the current pace of climate change, National Institue of Oceanography’s chief scientist Prasanna Kumar told TOI.
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Remote Pacific nation threatened by rising seas 3.7.2016 Hindu: Home
Scientists point to slew of environmental problems linked to climate change for the perilous state.
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Workshop on disaster mitigation 3.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Workshop on disaster mitigation
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