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Talking to a rocket man 11.7.2015 Hindustan Times: World
As NASA’s New Horizons craft flies by Pluto for the first time, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses space travel, climate change and the ISRO effort to launch people into orbit.
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‘Pakistan glaciers melting faster than others’ 7.7.2015 Asian Age: International
Pakistan’s 5,000 glaciers are melting faster than in any other part of the world, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey, 2014-15. Pakistan is listed among countries highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change due to its diverse topographic and demographic settings. The country is vulnerable to a host of natural hazards, particularly of hydro-meteorological nature, the frequency and intensity of which has increased due to climate change. The survey notes the recurring extreme events, including flash floods, cyclones, heat waves, droughts, glacial lake outburst floods and intrusion of saline seawater into the Indus River Delta region, that Pakistan has faced in recent years carried large climate change footprints. According to the survey, Pakistan suffered economic losses of more than $15 billion in floods between 2010 and 2012. The unprecedented floods of 2010 were described by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a slow moving Tsunami. More than 20 million people were affected and ...
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‘Pakistan glaciers melting faster than others’ 7.7.2015 Asian Age: International
Pakistan’s 5,000 glaciers are melting faster than in any other part of the world, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey, 2014-15. Pakistan is listed among countries highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change due to its diverse topographic and demographic settings. The country is vulnerable to a host of natural hazards, particularly of hydro-meteorological nature, the frequency and intensity of which has increased due to climate change. The survey notes the recurring extreme events, including flash floods, cyclones, heat waves, droughts, glacial lake outburst floods and intrusion of saline seawater into the Indus River Delta region, that Pakistan has faced in recent years carried large climate change footprints. According to the survey, Pakistan suffered economic losses of more than $15 billion in floods between 2010 and 2012. The unprecedented floods of 2010 were described by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a slow moving Tsunami. More than 20 million people were affected and ...
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Tibet vulnerable to climate change: Karmapa 26.6.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and its preservation is urgently needed, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the third most important Tibetan religious head, said on his 30th birthday on Friday.
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The Hindu Centre, EU holding essay contest on climate change 18.6.2015 HBL: Home
The European Union, in collaboration with the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, has launched an essay competition, #MyClimateMyFuture, on the challenges posed by climate change. The EU...
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The Hindu Centre, EU holding essay contest on climate change 18.6.2015 Hindu: Energy & Environment
The European Union, in collaboration with the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, has launched an essay competition, #MyClimateMyFuture, on the challenges posed by climate change. The EU...
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‘Post-disaster assessment of glacial lakes needed in Nepal’ 16.6.2015 Hindu: Home
Nepal official on Tuesday said the country needs to conduct post-disaster assessment of glacial lakes and mountain rivers in the Himalayan region
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Mining should be banned in Aravali region: Environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt 9.6.2015 TOI: Jaipur
Gandhian leader and noted environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt said mining activities should be banned in the Aravali region in the interest of the state and its ...
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Without a pause 6.6.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Without a pause
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Travel diaries: Five places you must visit before they disappear 5.6.2015 Hindustan Times: Lifestyle
We bring you a list of places you must visit before melting glaciers rising sea or erratic weather get the better of ...
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Are we doing enough for our environment? 5.6.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." - Mahatama Gandhi
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Europe's energy big six say gas must help in the fight against climate change 1.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

BP and Shell involved in rare public intervention by energy giants aimed at influencing UN climate talks

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10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of 1.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better

Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau in south-east Alaska, is surrounded by pristine countryside that includes hiking trails through a landscape populated by bears, porcupines and eagles. Glacier treks (eight-hour trip $230), explore the caverns and crevasses of the ancient ice feature.
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Ashwani Kumar visits Pathankot; assesses environment 30.5.2015 Zee News : India National
The Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Ashwani Kumar today visited Pathankot to review the status of environment in the region and assess various other issues.
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Everest glaciers may disappear by 2100 28.5.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Everest glaciers may disappear by 2100
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Over 70 of glaciers in Everest region could be lost by 2100 28.5.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
nbspGlaciers in the Everest region could disappear this century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise a new scientific study says signalling an ecological shift that could set off massive disasters in the Kosi river basin and devastating floods downstream in ...
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Warming threat to Everest glaciers 28.5.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Glaciers girdling Mount Everest could lose nearly all their ice below altitudes of about 6,500 metres by the end of the century under an average temperature rise of about 3.1°C, a new study has suggested.
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Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study 27.5.2015 New Kerala: Technology
Read Full story of ' Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study ' at newkerala.com.
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Over 70 per cent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study 27.5.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Over 70 per cent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study
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Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study 27.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

About 5,500 glaciers could disappear or drastically retreat by the end of the century with severe impacts on farming and hydropower, say scientists

Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or drastically retreat as temperatures increase with climate change over the next century, according to a group of international researchers.

The estimated 5,500 glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region – site of Mount Everest and many of the world’s tallest peaks – could reduce their volume by 70%-99% by 2100, with dire consequences for farming and hydropower generation downstream, they said.

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