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Temperature drop led to mass extinction 35 million years ago 24.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers from Australian National University (ANU) detected the mass extinction of pygopodoid geckos by using molecular evolutionary methods to examine fossil records.
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Uncharted waters for hydropower's RE status 23.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The government's proposal to classify all hydro power projects under the category of renewable energy (RE) would help the country meet its targets under the Paris Climate Change Summit. However, it poses other questions for the sector. At present, hydro power projects below 25 Mw are considered as RE and come under administrative purview of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). Large hydro is with the ministry of power and so is the largest hydro power company, NHPC.With the move, the government intends to meet its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) targets, as committed in the Paris Climate Change Summit-2016, said officials. The Indian government had committed to 40 per cent of its total energy generation from renewable sources. Solar and wind power cumulatively contribute 15 per cent to the energy mix. Adding hydro would take the total close to 30 per cent. The current generation capacity of hydro is 44,189 Mw out of the total installed capacity of ...
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Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
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China's coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, spelling disaster 23.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The report by China`s State Oceanic Administration showed that average coastal sea levels in 2016 were up 38 millimetres compared to the previous year, and saw record-breaking highs in the months of April, September, November and December. 
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World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings 23.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The theme for this year's World Meteorological Day is 'understanding clouds', which highlights the enourmous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.
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'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortage 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortage
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FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
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Prepare Sunderbans CRZ map in three mnths: NGT 23.3.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
While the Sunderbans came under the CRZ in 1999, no map has been prepared for its management as yet.For years now, the state government and Centre have been blaming each other for the delay.
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Watery woes! 22.3.2017 Hindu: Home
March 22 is World Water Day. While there’s so much talk on water being limited, let’s also see what we can do to optimally utilise this.
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FEATURE-Honduran farmers prize rainwater as most precious harvest 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor", the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater.
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Project to tackle ‘Climate change’ 22.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Drought-hit Mahabubnagar district and its environs could see more dry conditions in the years ahead because of the impact of climate change. To help the farmers tackle the crises with a multi-fold sci...
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Half of people facing water scarcity live in India, China 22.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
 Half of the world's two-third population that live in areas that experience water scarcity at least one month a year are from India and China, a UN report said on Wednesday.
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One in four children will live with water shortages by 2040: Unicef 22.3.2017 All International Stories
More than 36 countries are currently enduring extreme water stress, the report said
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1 in 4 children will live with water shortages by 2040: UNICEF 22.3.2017 DNA: Health
In research released on World Water Day, the UN children's agency warned that in just over two decades nearly 600 million children will be living in areas with severely limited safe water sources, as population growth and surging demand for water clash with the effects of climate change.
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Arctic ice sets new record low for winter - scientists 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.
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One in four children may face severe water shortages by 2040 - UNICEF 22.3.2017 DNA: Health
By J. D. Capelouto LONDON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four children - 600 million in total - may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, putting them at risk of deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhoea, the U. N. children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.
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Environment Ministry celebrates World Water Day 2017 22.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) celebrated the World Water Day 2017 here today. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. The theme of World Water Day 2017 is "Wastewater”.
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Despite global warming, these underwater species still serve as source of food 22.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Despite global warming, these underwater species still serve as source of food
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FEATURE-Solar boreholes, irrigated crops throw lifeline to Kenyan herders 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Anthony Lang'at GARISSA, Kenya, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the only borehole with water for miles around, the troughs are under siege in Saretho village as hundreds of camels, cattle, sheep and goats await their turn.
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Decision on imposing import duty on wheat under final stages of consideration: Agriculture secretary 22.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Decision on imposing import duty on wheat under final stages of consideration: Agriculture secretary
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