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SAARC countries to exchange weather information
Mar 22, 2010 Delegates from the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation nations are meeting in Pune next month to develop a SAARC monsoon model. India has proposed to offer monsoon prediction and climate modelling services to its neighbours, in exchange of valuable data that would strengthen its own in-house modelling capabilities.
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Floods in Sri Lanka render 50,000 families homeless
May 18, 2010 Torrential rains that occurred in several parts of the country have caused massive destruction and displacement during the past three days. Meanwhile the Meteorology Department’s announcement that more rain or thunder showers will continue in the Western, Southern and Central Provinces and will also spread to the eastern province, raises concerns.
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Report highlights climate adaptation in the Himalayas
Dec 11, 2009 For people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, adapting to increased risk of severe floods and droughts are among the new climatic realities. A report released on the sidelines of the Copenhagen climate summit draws attention to climate-induced water constraints and hazards faced by communities in the region.
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Empty wells, Dry lands: Vidarbha faces water crisis
Apr 29, 2010 Two years of drought has started to take its toll on the people of Vidarbha, writes P. Sainath. Across villages almost everyone is seen searching for water and the scarcity is impacting livelihoods as well as the businesses in the region, he adds.
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Climate change can increase frequency of drought: WMO
Aug 22, 2012 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and other UN agencies are stepping up efforts to develop more coordinated and proactive policies for managing drought risk to fill the existing vacuum in virtually every nation.
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World Bank approves $106 million for improving child nutrition in India
Sep 07, 2012 To help India tackle the problem of malnutrition, World Bank today approved the ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP). The project will work in eight states particularly in 162 high malnutrition-burden districts in India.
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‘Pakistan is at the apex of climate vulnerability in Asia’
Jul 05, 2012 Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) promises a ‘green action agenda’ and plans to set up a knowledge management system based on technology and innovation.
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Films are an important tool for social change: Shekhar Kapoor
Jul 30, 2012 Oscar nominated film-maker Shekhar Kapoor, who is presently in Delhi, says that Bollywood movies are not doing enough to highlight social issues but added that films are an important tool of social change and can play a great role in creating awareness.
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Swiss environment minister to visit India
Oct 17, 2012 Swiss Minister for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Doris Leuthard is visiting India to participate in the UN Conference on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad.
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"We have been asked to sign a suicide pact"
Dec 10, 2009 The proposed 2ºC warming that the leaked draft agreement allows means "certain death for Africa," says Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the G77 Sudanese negotiator at the Copenhagen climate talks. In an interview to Mother Jones, he also slams the suggested financial support from rich nations to help poor countries adapt.
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India to launch weather satellite
Jan 02, 2009 The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a satellite to study the tropical atmosphere and its energy and hydrological cycles at the end of 2009. Jointly engineered by the French space agency CNES, the satellite data on weather modulates will be shared by the two countries.
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India to use Chinese technology for weather prediction
Jan 25, 2010 A doppler radar is being set up on the outskirts of India’s national capital that will provide short range accurate weather forecast in a nearly 500 kms radius. The data collected is expected to reach people by the third week of February.
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India may receive below normal monsoon this year
Jun 25, 2009 India’s Meteorological Department has revised its forecast saying that the country is expected to receive below normal monsoon this year. However, scientists and Planning Commission have allayed the fears of adverse impact on agriculture and economy.
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Amazon may turn into major climate tipping point post 2010 drought
Feb 07, 2011 Scientists fear that Amazon maybe on the verge of becoming a climate tipping point after billions of trees died in the record drought of 2010. The region, that soaks-up over a quarter of world’s atmospheric carbon is expected to increase emissions instead of absorbing them, producing disastrous consequences.
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Climate cycles trigger conflict, study shows
Aug 25, 2011 A study has shown that cyclical climate events like the El Niño, which lead to a drop in food production, increase the likelihood of conflict in developing countries.
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Global warming behind Somali drought
Aug 29, 2011 Worsening of El Niño and La Niña weather phenomenon by global warming is responsible for the severe floods in Pakistan, Australia and drought in the Horn of Africa, scientists say.
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Bangladesh urges developing countries to reduce emissions
Dec 08, 2010 Bangladesh junior minister, Hasan Mahmud, urged leading developing countries like India, China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, to adopt mitigation actions against rising carbon emissions. He also supported the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol into its second phase after the first commitment period expires in 2012.
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New coastal regulation evokes doubts in India
Feb 21, 2011 The Coastal Regulation Zone notification 2011 has been lauded for its ability to check hazardous activities along the coastline in India. However, while it grants the fishing community rights to organise their housing, it also lays open coastal lands to other forms of development.
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Pakistan braced for more floods
Aug 18, 2011 With heavy rain forecast in the near future, Pakistani authorities expect more flooding in the worst-hit provinces of Sindh and Punjab. Relief operations are taking place to combat destruction of homes, the spread of disease and food shortages due to destruction of crops.
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Indian activists' anti-coal campaign at World Bank
Sep 21, 2011 At an annual meeting, an Indian delegation of activists urged World Bank and IMF to slash funding for coal mining and burning projects worldwide to save the environment.
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Anti dam protests erupt in Myanmar
Sep 22, 2011 Myanmar’s activists have launched a series of nation wide campaigns to oppose construction of a hydroelectric dam at Ayeyarwady River in Kachin. Dam construction has forcefully displaced over 15,000 people across sixty villages without resettlement plans from the State.
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Indo-French satellite to predict global weather
Oct 18, 2011 Under Global Precipitation Mission, Indian Space Research Organisation and the French National Space Centre have jointly launched a satellite that will help scientists to predict cyclones, snowfalls, floods and monsoon across the world.
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Clean energy for a greener future
Feb 09, 2012 The fifth edition of the 'Cool IT Leaderboard' report, prepared by Greenpeace India, ranks 21 IT companies according to their clean energy leadership potential, willingness to embrace clean energy solutions and potential to influence energy decisions.
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Cloud and wireless to drastically impact on power consumption
Apr 15, 2013 While estimating energy needs, the technology part is often ignored. A new report warns about the impact aspects like cloud computing and wireless services will have on energy patterns in the world.
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Indian metropolitans likely to become disaster ‘hotspots’
Jul 11, 2013 In the wake of the Uttrakhand flood fury, World Bank has warned that Indian cities may face threat of extreme floods, intense cyclones and rising sea levels in near future, writes Rakesh Sood.
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REDD + architecture to help reduce carbon emissions
Oct 15, 2012 Emerging architecture for reducing emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) is also understood to contribute towards community development.
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India to set up real time monitoring stations along Ganga
Dec 18, 2012 These stations for real time water quality monitoring will be set up in the next five years, India’s Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said.
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Severe cold wave continues to sweep North India
Jan 03, 2013 In the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the Mercury fell overnight but it registered an upswing in the day temperature.
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India wakes up to plant pests and diseases
Oct 15, 2012 As the realisation dawns on how outbreaks of diseases in major food crops have reduced food yields and losses in animals, India looks for international collaboration to ward off farm pests and diseases.
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