User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
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A flood of lessons 21.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Flash floods, record rains, deaths and miseries unprecedented in scale, Bengalureans have seen them all. A dramatic weather change played havoc on the roads and in their homes alike. Now, when the monsoon fades away, isn't it time to ask what went so horribly wrong. Why, despite warning, the authorities were caught so unprepared. Armed with a hundred telemetric rain gauges spread across the city, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) insists it had delivered regular, location-specific rain alerts through its Whatsapp group 'Be Ready Bengaluru.' That group has BBMP ward-level engineers, corporators, joint commissioners of the Palike, BMTC, BWSSB, traffic police and fire forces. Warnings ignored But, as one looks back, such forecasts made no difference to Bengalureans. Over a dozen people died, hundreds of localities were flooded for days. Roads are in a mess, drains clogged and in total disrepair. The message is clear: Despite giant strides in technology, the country's IT hub has ...
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A flood of lessons 21.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Flash floods, record rains, deaths and miseries unprecedented in scale, Bengalureans have seen them all. A dramatic weather change played havoc on the roads and in their homes alike. Now, when the monsoon fades away, isn't it time to ask what went so horribly wrong. Why, despite warning, the authorities were caught so unprepared. Armed with a hundred telemetric rain gauges spread across the city, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) insists it had delivered regular, location-specific rain alerts through its Whatsapp group 'Be Ready Bengaluru.' That group has BBMP ward-level engineers, corporators, joint commissioners of the Palike, BMTC, BWSSB, traffic police and fire forces. Warnings ignored But, as one looks back, such forecasts made no difference to Bengalureans. Over a dozen people died, hundreds of localities were flooded for days. Roads are in a mess, drains clogged and in total disrepair. The message is clear: Despite giant strides in technology, the country's IT hub has ...
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US home resales post unexpected rise in September 20.10.2017 Latest News
Sales increased in the West by 3.3% and in the Midwest by 1.6%
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Retaining farmers on the farm 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945. The objective is to create awareness leading to food security and to achieve 'Zero Hunger by 2030. This year, the theme is, 'change the future of migration, invest in food security and rural development'. The FAO estimates that about 763 million people move within their own countries due to hunger, poverty and the increase in extreme weather-related events linked to climate change. Almost a third of India's population, over 300 million people, migrate within the country. The FAO calls for creating conditions that allow rural youth to stay on the farm by providing resilient livelihoods to tackle the migration challenge. Creating business opportunities that are non-crop based, in food processing and horticultural enterprises, leading to increased food security. There is an urgent need to build sustainable growth based on long-term recovery of the rural community. This call is totally at ...
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Watching inflation closely but economy is strong, says Janet Yellen 15.10.2017 All International Stories
US central bank voted to hold interest rates steady at its last policy meeting in September
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Italy and allies to press US to rejoin climate pact 14.10.2017 Zee News : World
Italy and allied countries will seek to put pressure on the US to rejoin the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday.
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Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like zika, malaria and dengue fever, says a new study.
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Averting disaster 12.10.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Invest in efforts to adapt to climate change even while reducing disaster risk
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Challenge of retaining farmers on the Farm 12.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
The World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated on October 16 to commemorate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945.
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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma sink US employment in September 6.10.2017 Top Stories
The decline in payrolls was the first since September 2010
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Innovate farming: Minister 6.10.2017 Hindu: National
501 students receive degrees at KAU’s convocation
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Hurricane Harvey, Irma limit US hiring in Sept; services sector resilient 5.10.2017 News
The two storms did cause delays in supply deliveries and a drawdown on inventories
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Ballona Institute: Environmental Leaders Blast State Plans for Los Angeles Coast's Ballona Wetlands 5.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
LOS ANGELES: In response to this week's release of detailed plans for a state of California industrial alteration of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, a 600+ acre coastal oasis in Los Angeles, environmental leaders have blasted the plans for being harmful to wildlife, misusing public funds and contrary to goals to minimize flood/sea-level rise risk, and storm surges expected due to climate change.
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UN chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be 'new normal' 5.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
A warmer climate "turbocharges the intensity of hurricanes," which pick up energy as they move across the ocean, UN chief said.
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Spate of hurricanes reminder of urgent action on climate change: Guterres 5.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The spate of hurricanes that have leveled island nations in the Caribbean and devastated parts of the United States are a reminder of the urgency of climate action, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.
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Hurricanes hit US hiring in September, services sector resilient 4.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
According to ISM, the two storms did cause delays in supply deliveries and a drawdown on inventories
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SOP for management of heavy rain events soon 4.10.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Protocols and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the management of heavy rain events will be drawn up shortly. The Ministry of Earth Sciences is in the process of preparation of these documents t...
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'The problem is that people in our country get used to bad news' 3.10.2017 Rediff: Movies
Kadvi Hawa has some very bad news for us all.
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Climate change responsible for prolonged summer spell 1.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Climate change responsible for prolonged summer spell
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Wall St opens lower after economic data; Accenture slips post results 28.9.2017 Latest News
Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 35.11 points
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