climate change

Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

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China adds 60 million hectares of forest


June 5th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China, in moves to fight climate change, has increased the total forest area to 195 million hectares from 134 million hectares in 1992 -- a net ... Read more...

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Innovations needed for sustainable farming, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian agriculture sector is currently facing a number of challenges and needs to adopt innovative technologies to achieve sustainability, said experts at a conference ... Read more...

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Britain shows interest in tying up with Kerala B-school


May 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Britain is keen to forge ties with the city-based Asian School of Business (ASB) for conducting collaborative studies in areas like climate change, agriculture and energy, ... Read more...

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Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

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10,000 solar water systems in Maoist-affected areas: Ramesh


May 14th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The government will install 10,000 solar-based water systems to supply drinking water to the rural communities in 78 Maoist-affected districts in the country, Rural Development ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific must respond to climate change to survive: UNDP


May 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region must continue to grow economically to lift millions of people out of poverty, but it must also respond to climate change to survive, ... Read more...

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Awareness campaign on marine biodiversity in Kerala May 22


May 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will organise an awareness campaign on marine life in the nine coastal districts of the state May 22, on the ... Read more...

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‘Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic food webs’


May 8th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are seriously threatening marine plankton, vital for survival of aquatic food webs, whose disappearance could have far-reaching impact, a ... Read more...

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Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue


April 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.The mosquito, ... Read more...

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‘Himalayan Meltdown’ wins at Worldfest film festival


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) "Himalayan Meltdown", a documentary on the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and their effects on the lives and livelihoods of Asians, has been honoured with ... Read more...

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South Asia can become energy surplus: Bhutan PM


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) Cooperation among countries can help transform South Asia from an energy constraint to an energy surplus region, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley has said."Shared vision ... Read more...

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World media looks at Indian missile through China prism


April 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The successful launch of India's long-range nuclear-capable missile was given prominent display in dailies across the world, including the US, Britain and South Asia, with most ... Read more...

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We have no hand in selecting Dow: UK minister


April 20th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A British minister Friday said his country's government had no hand in selecting Dow Chemical Co. as a sponsor of the London Olympic Games."Selecting the ... Read more...

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Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists


April 17th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive ... Read more...

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Failure to tackle green issues could hurt growth: Ecologists


April 17th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government's failure to formulate effective policies to address environmental issues would risk causing economic growth to lag, warn environmentalists. The world over, problems like ... Read more...

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Slashing meat intake vital for curbing emissions


April 16th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Per capita meat consumption need to be halved by 2050 in the developed world if the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the most important ... Read more...

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Warming threatens Southeast Asia’s cassava industry


April 15th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small ... Read more...

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First ever wedding held at North Pole


April 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland and his bride Helge became the first couple ever to get married at the North Pole.According to Russian expedition Barneo-2012, the ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

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Warmer waters prime fish species for more sperm


April 11th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Warmer waters can spike the reproductive capacity of the 'pest' fish known as gambusia and also invest them with faster swimming speeds, says a new study ... Read more...

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Evidence confirms CO2 spikes ended ice age


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Harvard scientists are helping show the fullest picture of how global spikes in carbon dioxide (CO2) combined to finish off the last ice age 20,000 to ... Read more...

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Space dust changing weather conditions?


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this ... Read more...

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Hu wants plantation drives to support scientific development


April 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) President Hu Jintao has called for more efforts to promote voluntary tree-planting to provide ecological support to China's scientific development.Introduced in 1981, the campaign remains effective ... Read more...

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World Bank needs reform: Colombian candidate


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The World Bank needs to be reformed to reflect the rising of emerging countries and to serve for their needs, said Jose Antonio Ocampo, one ... Read more...

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CPI-M will brood over setbacks at 20th congress


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 2 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will hold its 20th party congress here starting Wednesday to discuss its recent electoral setbacks and the way ahead ... Read more...

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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems


April 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 1 (IANS) Hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent with global warming, threatening species especially in bio-diverse ecosystems and tropical rainforests.Flora and fauna will become extinct ... Read more...

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Bangalore blinks for hour to save earth


April 1st, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) India's tech hub late Saturday partly plunged into darkness for an hour, as public and private organisations, companies, malls and shops joined thousands of greens to ... Read more...

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Delhi switches the lights off for 4th Earth Hour (Lead) (with Image)


March 31st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The orange glow of lamps at the India Gate blinked off, letting stars shimmer down as the lights at the monument were switched off ... Read more...

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B-town celebs urge people to support Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities, who always support noble causes, have once again come together for the Earth Hour and urge everyone to switch the lights off Saturday ... Read more...

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UN to observe Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN will observe Earth Hour Saturday by turning off the lights for one hour at its facilities around the world.The world body, headquartered in ... Read more...

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Italy at risk of drought


March 31st, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy is at risk of a drought due to scanty rainfall and may have to ration water this summer, experts said.The country has seen very few ... Read more...

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BRICS’ solidarity good news for world : Chinese media


March 30th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) The 4th BRICS summit sent positive signals to the outside world that global stability, security and prosperity could be achieved if everyone pulled together, the Chinese ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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