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User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: All-Channels :: Climate
Last updated: Dec 03 2020 11:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India accelerates its age of ecological annihilation 3.12.2020 Scroll.in
By destroying its last wild areas, India is endangering the future of its people, forests and water sources to deliver questionable, short-term gains to a few.
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Increased human actions on the Indian side of the Pangong lake are making its water cloudy 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Experts decode change in the lake's ecosystem by studying the composition of bacterial communities in water and sediments near its shore.
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Once a world-leading lentil producer, Nepal is now forced to import dal 28.11.2020 Scroll.in
The country’s farmers are struggling with low productivity due to warmer and weather winters brought by climate change.
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Meet Kavitha Kuruganti, the farmers' champion 27.11.2020 Rediff: News
Kavitha Kuruganti has been fighting for decades to ensure farmers are respected and get their due from the Indian nation. In order to ensure they don't struggle for a living, she works to ensure sustainable farm livelihoods and farmers' rights.
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Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy 24.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy
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Bihar: Nitish Kumar allocates portfolios to Cabinet ministers, retains home department 17.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad will handle finance, commercial tax, environment, forestry and climate change and information technology.
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Nitish retains home; Dy CMs get finance, industry 17.11.2020 Rediff: News
A 14-member council of ministers was sworn in Patna by Governor Phagu Chauhan on Monday and the BJP bagged seven berths.
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Photo essay: The beauty of my cracked, washed-out pages of home 8.11.2020 Scroll.in
An ode to Mumbai, city of intense monsoons and immense possibility.
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Hyderabad floods underline the need for a climate resilience plan for Indian cities 4.11.2020 Scroll.in
Bad urban planning, encroachment of lakes and poor preparedness worsened the deluge, say experts.
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Used plastic masks and gloves are making their way into water bodies across India 2.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Inadequate biomedical waste treatment plants and an ineffective waste disposal system in the country is posing a serious threat to marine species.
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The Arctic freeze is unseasonably late this year. Here’s why it matters 31.10.2020 Scroll.in
This past summer, the region was at its warmest since at least 1979, when satellite measurements started providing data.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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The slow disappearance of a lake in Bihar has pitted two castes against each other 27.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The fishing community, or Sahnis, wants to safeguard the shrinking lake, while the landlords, or Bhumihars, want to use the land it covers for agriculture.
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Climate change is bringing snow leopards and common leopards into conflict 26.10.2020 Scroll.in
The elusive snow leopard has been driven to lower altitudes, where it is meeting the common leopard.
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If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just 24.10.2020 Scroll.in
Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language. This must happen for animal rights too.
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11 common diet mistakes to AVOID 20.10.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
Never skip your meals during a climatic transition, warns Dr Siddhant Bhargava.
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Gamdevi: Lessons from Mumbai’s past that could help it create a better future 18.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A neighbourhood built after the 1896 plague demonstrates that urban resilence is possible. People-centric planning is the key.
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Air pollution in winter could exacerbate the severity and spread of coronavirus in South Asia 14.10.2020 Scroll.in
Long-term exposure to pollutants before the pandemic may be associated with severe symptoms from Covid-19 and a greater risk of death.
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State’s wetlands undergoing rapid degradation: Study 11.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
State’s wetlands undergoing rapid degradation: Study
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Minister Awangbow Newmai inspects ongoing environmental projects 7.10.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Minister Awangbow Newmai inspects ongoing environmental projects
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