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Category: Impacts :: Glacier
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Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought 25.4.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
The findings showed “the glaciers in Greenland are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.
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175 countries sign Paris Climate Agreement 23.4.2016 Hindu: S & T
Those that haven’t indicated they will sign include some of the world’s largest oil producers Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Nigeria and Kazakhstan.
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Ten years after 'hug a husky', what is David Cameron's green legacy? 20.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

A decade ago today, the Conservative leader visited the Arctic to witness the effects of climate change. But since coming to power, his government has dropped or watered down a succession of green policies

It is one of the most successful political reinventions ever. In just a few years as its new leader, David Cameron turned around the Tories’ toxic “nasty party” image - at least with enough voters to form a coalition government.

One of the most eye-catching moments came 10 years ago today with his “hug a husky” trip to the Arctic to highlight the impact of climate change. It was followed by Cameron’s commitment to lead the “greenest government ever”.

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'Indians are inheritors of a glorious maritime heritage': PM Modi 14.4.2016 New Kerala: India News
Mumbai, Apr.14 : Stressing on the importance of maritime transport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday insisted that everyone should make sure that our lifestyle, transport systems and trading behaviour do not spoil the ecology of the oceans.
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Efforts on for Rejuvenation of Ganga 14.4.2016 Oneindia.in: News
Fresh water resources likes lakes and rivers are exposed to various forms of degradation due to high rise in population, increasing standards of living and unplanned industrialisation and urbanisation. River Ganga is also experiencing similar deterioration in water quality. This has
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Sea level rise cannot be pumped away 13.4.2016 FrontLine: Home
BURNING fossil fuels leads to greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The consequent thermal expansion of ocean water and the melting of glaciers and ice sheets raise sea levels, which...
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Siachen: The glacial battleground of water-deficient India and Pakistan (India Water Week is currently being observed) 9.4.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, April 9 : At an elevation of over 5,000 metres and at temperature that can dip to minus-50 degrees Celsius, Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, is a tough terrain. It is also one of the largest fresh water reserves in the Indian subcontinent.
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Siachen: The glacial battleground of water-deficient India and Pakistan 9.4.2016 Latest News
India occupies most of the glacier, Pakistan being only on the western side of the Saltoro ridge. Both armies have lost more soldiers to climate than to bullets
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Arjun all set to scale Mt Makalu again 7.4.2016 Noida - City - The Times of India
Hoping to strike gold in his fourth attempt, city mountaineer Arjun Vajpai will leave on Thursday to climb Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, on April 7.
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India, Iceland agree to facilitate trade and economic partnership 5.4.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, April 5 : India and Iceland on Tuesday agreed that a trade and economic partnership agreement between India and the EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) would facilitate more economic relations between the two countries.
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India, Iceland agree to facilitate trade and economic partnership 5.4.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
India and Iceland on Tuesday agreed that a trade and economic partnership agreement between India and the EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) would facilitate more economic relations between the two ...
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Scientists fly glacial ice to south pole to unlock secrets of global warming 27.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
High on Mont Blanc, huge ice cores are being extracted to help researchers study the alarming rate of glacial melt In a few weeks, researchers will begin work on a remarkable scientific project. They will drill deep into the Col du Dôme glacier on Mont Blanc and remove a 130 metre core of ice. Then they will fly it, in sections, by helicopter to a laboratory in Grenoble before shipping it to Antarctica. There the ice core will be placed in a specially constructed vault at the French-Italian Concordia research base, 1,000 miles from the south pole. The Col du Dôme ice will become the first of several dozen other cores, extracted from glaciers around the world, that will be added to the repository over the next few years. The idea of importing ice to the south pole may seem odd – the polar equivalent of taking coals to Newcastle – but the project has a very serious aim, researchers ...
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Studying our planet’s future 26.3.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Studying our planet’s future
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For a Polar Bear hug 24.3.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
For a Polar Bear hug
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For a Polar Bear hug 23.3.2016 Hindu: News
Dr. K.P. Krishnan who heads the Indian Arctic programme on the crisis facing Polar bears and the immediacy of climate change
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Bacteria could be speeding up the darkening of Greenland's ice 23.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Greenland’s ice is melting, and scientists have discovered a photosynthesising microbe they believe to be responsible for accelerating the process

A single species of bacteria could be about to accelerate the melting of Greenland. A photosynthesising microbe from a genus called Phormidesmis has been identified as the guilty party behind the darkening of Greenland.

It glues soot and dust together to form a grainy substance known as cryoconite. As the surface darkens, the Greenland ice becomes less reflective, more likely to absorb summer sunlight and more likely to melt.

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For a Polar Bear hug 23.3.2016 Hindu: Metroplus
Dr. K.P. Krishnan who heads the Indian Arctic programme on the crisis facing Polar bears and the immediacy of climate change
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Army now battles a new enemy: freak weather 22.3.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Army now battles a new enemy: freak weather
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Army battles a new enemy: freak weather 21.3.2016 Hindu: National
869 personnel have died at Siachen glacier between 1984 and December 2015
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Rapid melt of New Zealand glaciers ends hikes on them 19.3.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Rapid melt of New Zealand glaciers ends hikes on them
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