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Category: Impacts :: Glacier
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‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise 20.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise
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East Antarctica's biggest glacier melting could raise sea levels by at least 6 feet 20.5.2016 DNA: Evolutions
Antarctic's Totten Glacier ice loss may raise sea-level by 3 metres, says a recent study.
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Earth's health declining 'faster than thought' but action by governments can reverse trend - UN 20.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet's health.
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Climate change to cause huge glacial retreat in E Antarctica 19.5.2016 FirstPost: World

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is currently thought to be relatively stable in the face of global warming but Totten Glacier is bucking the trend.

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Climate change to trigger rapid retreat of Antarctic glacier 19.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, May 19 : Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to nearly three metre rise of the sea level, say researchers.
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Climate change to trigger rapid retreat of Antarctic glacier 19.5.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to nearly three metre rise of the sea level, say researchers.
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IISc study unearths secrets of Gangotri 17.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
IISc study unearths secrets of Gangotri
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IISC dives into Gangotri to explore glacial secrets 16.5.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Interlinking: An idea with flaws 7.5.2016 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
The stark differences in water availability in river basins in the country has thrown up the idea of interlinking of rivers, but this project is not fool-proof.
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Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water: World Bank 4.5.2016 Latest News
The West Asia could be hardest hit, with its GDP slipping as much as 14% by 2050.
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Economies Could Shrink by Mid-century Due to Scarce Water - World Bank 4.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Fresh water shortages could take a toll on sectors from agriculture to energy, the World Bank said.
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Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water – World Bank 4.5.2016 FirstPost: Business

Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday.

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Water scarcity could shrink economies across the globe by 2050: World Bank 4.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday. The Middle East could be hardest hit, with its gross domestic product slipping as much as 14% by 2050 unless measures are taken to reallocate water significantly, the Washington-based institution said in a report. Such measures include efficiency efforts and investment in technologies such as desalination and water recycling, it said. Global warming can cause extreme floods and droughts and can mean snowfall is replaced by rain, with higher evaporation rates, experts say. It also can reduce mountain snow pack that provides water, and the melting of inland glaciers can deplete the source of runoff, they say. Also, a rise in sea level can lead to saltwater contaminating groundwater. "When we look at any of the major impacts of climate change, they one way or the other come through water, whether it's drought, floods, storms, sea level ...
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Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water - World Bank 4.5.2016 Sify Finance
By Sebastien Malo
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Uttarakhand fire reaches school in Himachal: Rajnath Singh says no casualties even as death toll reaches 7 3.5.2016 FirstPost: India

Uttarakhand continues to battle its massive forest fire, reached a school in Himachal Pradesh. Reports peg the current death toll of the fire at 7.

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Uttarakhand forest fires: 10 things to know 3.5.2016 TOI: Home
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Bodies of famed U.S. climbers Lowe, Bridges found in Himalayas | Reuters 3.5.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

BOSTON The bodies of renowned U.S. mountaineers Alex Lowe and David Bridges, who died in a 1999 avalanche in the Himalayas, have been found by another pair of climbers, according to a charity founded and run by Lowe's widow

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Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution 1.5.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
Making alcohol from biological material is not new, but till date most of the ethanol is made using sugar cane, corn or some such food material and is called first generation ethanol.
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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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