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Peru's glaciers shrank 40% in 4 decades from climate change 16.10.2014 DNA: Popular News
Climate change has shrunk Peruvian glaciers by 40% in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1,000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government said on Wednesday. Nearly 90% of Peruvian glaciers are smaller than 1-square-kilometer, putting them at greater risk of disappearing in coming years, Peru's water authority said in an update of its glacier inventory from the 1970s. Peru's 2,679 glaciers, spread over 19 snow-capped mountain ranges, are the source of the vast majority of the country's drinking water. Climate change is expected to diminish fresh water supplies in fast-growing Peru, though glacial melt-off could boost availability in some watersheds in the short-term. In 1970, at least 20,000 Peruvians were killed after an earthquake sent a glacier sliding into the highland town of Yungay. Peru's water authority said that 996 lakes have emerged in the Andes since 1980, when it last conducted a count, bringing the new total to 8,355. Peru is home to 70% of the world's ...
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Chinese scientist proposes 6 new satellites to monitor earth 15.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
A Chinese scientist has proposed six new satellites to monitor "global change" or planetary scale changes concerning the Earth as well as human activity.
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This glacier doesn’t melt 15.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
This glacier doesn’t melt
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Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking 15.10.2014 DNA: Evolutions
Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking
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Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking 14.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region have revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing.
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New study show why Karakoram glaciers aren’t melting despite global warming 14.10.2014 FirstPost: Life

These glaciers have exhibited mass stability or even expansion in the Karakoram region contrasting with the glacial mass loss across the nearby Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.

The post New study show why Karakoram glaciers aren’t melting despite global warming appeared first on Firstpost.

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Climate change `immediate` national security risk: Pentagon 14.10.2014 Zee News : World
Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday.
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Mystery behind the stable Karakoram glaciers unveiled 13.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
After years of remaining a subject of mystery the reason behind the Kararoram glaciers' stability has finally been revealed.
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Why the Karakoram glaciers are not melting 13.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Even as the climate continues to grow warmer and melt glaciers around the world, the stable glaciers of the Himalaya's Karakoram region, a picturesque chain of snowy peaks spanning the borders between Pakistan, India and China, has long been a ...
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Gauri & Nainika’s ode to nature; Malini’s feminine warrior 10.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Gauri & Nainika’s ode to nature; Malini’s feminine warrior
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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week: Gauri and Nainika use fashion to raise awareness on global ... 10.10.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Gauri & Nainika raised awareness on global warming through their Spring-Summer 2015 creation. Gauri & Nainika proved that fashion can also be a powerful tool to raise awareness on issues which the world se
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Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming? 9.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

While Arctic sea ice continues to decline, Antarctic levels are confounding the worlds most trusted climate models with record highs for the third year running. Karl Mathiesen investigates.

Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@guardian.co.uk or tweet @karlmathiesen

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US tidal floods will be `chronic` in 15 yrs: Study 8.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday.
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Changing Antarctic waters may lead to abrupt rise in global sea level 5.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.
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Changing Antarctic waters may lead to abrupt rise in global sea level 4.10.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Melbourne, Oct 04 : A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.
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Changing Antarctic waters may lead to abrupt rise in global sea level 4.10.2014 Sify News
A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.
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Violence of volcanoes is helping scientists monitor Earths sensitive side 4.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Tiny changes in the planets rotation, climate change and ice melt could all be contributing factors to surges of volcanic activity Continue reading...
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Tibetan plateau becomes focus of intense climate study 1.10.2014 Hindu: Home
The Tibetan plateau has become the focus of intense meteorological study in a never-before attempt to understand its effect on climate locally as well as globally, notes Nature News. ...
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Climate Change: There is No Plan B, Because There is No Planet B 27.9.2014 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Date:  Friday, September 26, 2014 Article written by Javiera Espinoza, a Chilean geographer and environmental advocate with Fundación Terram . This article originally appeared in Spanish in El Dinamo . Translated from Spanish by Futaleufú Riverkeeper . Last Sunday, September 21st, more than 600,000 people through nearly 2,800 events in 166 countries took to the streets to promote actions to stop the effects of climate change. The “People’s Climate March” aimed to get the attention of governments and demand they take decisive and drastic action on climate issues, making it the largest march to combat climate change in history. Without looking further afield, more than 310,000 people marched just in New York, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon himself, as well as former United States Vice President Al Gore. It is precisely in this city where the United Nations General Assembly is meeting this week, during which Ban Ki-moon convened a “Climate Summit” on September 23rd. The purpose of the Climate ...
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A Himalayan disaster awaits India 22.9.2014 TOI: Calcutta Times
Many of the 200-odd glacial lakes in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan are unstable and, in the event of an earthquake in the Himalayas, could burst and cause catastrophe in northern and eastern ...
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