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Climate change havoc: Year 2100 set to make Mumbai hotter! 18.1.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The effects of climate change on hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather have been extensively studied, mild weather has so far been overlooked.
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‘Save earth, adopt primitive way of life’ 18.1.2017 TOI: Jaipur
“Mother Earth is pregnant with problems and only the tribal way of life can save it from decay. Global warming, unpredictable climatic changes, melting of glaciers, tsunamis, famines and floods are the consequences of man’s unthinking mindful interference with nature and if one has to escape them, the only way is to take to the primitive way.”
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1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report 15.1.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
 40 percent of the population fell victim to severe heat wave, with the rest killed by flooding and lightning.
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Extreme weather is biggest risk facing the world in 2017, shows WEF report 12.1.2017 Latest News
Of the top 5 most likely global risks, two are related to environmental concerns
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What's common to Arab Spring, European Summer, American Winter (Comment: Special to IANS) 6.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Mohamed Bouazizi was a Tunisian fruit vendor. Six years ago, in Decemebr 2010, he set himself ablaze at a market in the town of Sid Bouzi. He was protesting because the police authorities confiscated his fruit, and he could not grease their hands to get it released.
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Climate change scepticism could take over govt websites under Trump 5.1.2017 Latest News
A reworking of language on climate change on a Wisconsin govt site could foretell things to come
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Obama on climate change: The trends are 'terrifying' 2.1.2017 Latest News
Obama has said he planned to stay active in fighting climate change in his post-presidential life
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One last look... 31.12.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
As we welcome a new year, let's look back on the year gone by. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, with sensations, surprises and shrill reactions being the norm. We hope that in the new year, these storms, too, shall pass, and more positive things will happen. The Rio Olympics, the US presidential elections, and Pokémon GO, the new real world mobile game, got the whole world, or at least the world of Twitter, most excited in 2016. At Rio Olympics, records were broken and new sport stars emerged. India's women athletes' stellar performances did the country proud. American swimming legend Michael Phelps won his 23rd gold medal and a career total of 28 medals to retire as the world's most decorated Olympian. Ultimate stunner Defying widespread expectations, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. The US saw protests and talks of a rigged election, while several expressed loss of faith in America's political system. ...
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Sonia Mehra Chawla’s Critical Membrane frames mangrove ecosystems as metaphor for science, art 24.12.2016 FirstPost: Life

Sonia Mehra Chawla visited the Sundarbans a long time ago. The massive mangrove ecosystem that is now threatened by extinction, fascinated her, not just as an artist but as a person stoked by scientific curiosity as well.

The post Sonia Mehra Chawla’s Critical Membrane frames mangrove ecosystems as metaphor for science, art appeared first on Firstpost.

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El Nino-linked cyclones to increase in Pacific with global warming: research | Reuters 21.12.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood
By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Small Pacific island states could be hit by more tropical cyclones during future El Nino weather patterns due to climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.El Nino is a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific occurring every two to seven years which can trigger both floods and drought in different parts of the world. Its opposite phase, a cooling of the same waters known as La Nina, is associated with the increased probability of wetter conditions over much of Australia and increased numbers of tropical cyclones. Between 2070 and the end of the century, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and Hawaii could face an increased frequency in powerful storms during El Nino of up to 40 percent, Australian meteorologists said in a ...
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Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now' 20.12.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'
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2015's Godzilla El Nino contributed to Zika outbreak: Study 20.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
2015's Godzilla El Nino contributed to Zika outbreak: Study
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2015's Godzilla El Nino contributed to Zika outbreak: Study 20.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Change in weather patterns, brought on by the 'Godzilla' El Nino of 2015 -- one of the strongest on record, fuelled the Zika outbreak in South America, scientists have claimed.
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The global road-building explosion is shattering nature 20.12.2016 All International Stories
More than 53,000km of "development corridors" being planned in Africa to access minerals will have enormous environmental costs
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Africa at highest risk of major economic blow from future climate threats - global index 19.12.2016 Sify Finance
By Alex Whiting
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Infographic: Climate change and 2015's year of wild weather 18.12.2016 All International Stories
While the majority of studies have been done on the developed world, more analyses of developing countries are included this year than in the past
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Cyclone Vardah: Climate change or not, coastal areas need to be prepared for natural disasters 16.12.2016 FirstPost: Life

The best way to respond to future disasters like Cyclone Vardah would be to build a strong line of defence for immediate disaster relief, evacuation and quick restoration of basic services in indian coastal areas

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Climate scientists adjust as Trump builds team of oil allies | Reuters 15.12.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood
By Peter Henderson | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Climate scientists worried that President-elect Donald Trump will slash their budgets and sideline their research are entering survival mode, trimming the words "climate change" from study proposals, emphasizing business applications of their work, and safeguarding data that shows global warming is real.The early reactions, gathered by Reuters in more than a dozen interviews, may foretell a broader shift in the U.S. climate science community, which had enjoyed solid political and financial support under President Barack Obama but could be isolated under a new administration skeptical of climate change and committed to expanding oil drilling and coal mining."I think it is maybe really necessary to refocus what you are doing and how you are labeling it," said Andreas Prein, a scientist at the federally funded National Center for Atmospheric Research, who previously had changed the term "climate change" in a project for the oil industry and expects such ...
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Blind to the eye of the storm 14.12.2016 Hindu: Home
Our dependence on technology gives us a vain sense of comfort and security. This certitude can be shattered by an extreme natural event that the very same overdependence on technology has precipitated.
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Researchers call for reducing methane from food production 13.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Researchers call for reducing methane from food production
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