effects of climate change

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu


August 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change, add to these the latest risk, increased ... Read more...

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Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts


June 28th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha takes up drought situation


May 8th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday took up the issue of drought-like situation in several parts of the country, with opposition members demanding immediate action as ... Read more...

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Technology too inadequate to mitigate climate change effect


March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Scientists and planners taking the help of technology to mitigate the effects of climate change may find it too inadequate to help, warns an expert.Richard York, ... Read more...

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Sunderbans poster boy of climate change’s ill effects: Study


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) The Sunderbans, a world heritage site, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and government policies must take into account present and future climate impact to ... Read more...

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Land acquisition hampering embankment building in Sunderbans


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The building of embankments in the Sunderbans areas devastated by the 2009 cyclone Aila has been hampered due to land acquisition problems, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

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World’s biggest trees face dire future


February 9th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) The world's biggest and most magnificent trees face a dire future - thanks to logging, deforestation, pest invasions and effects of climate change.William Laurance, professor at ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals


February 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says."We have found that sea cucumbers play a vital ... Read more...

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India fights pressure from rich nations at climate talks


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 2 (IANS) Emerging economies, especially India and China, came under renewed pressure from rich nations Friday to make a legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ... Read more...

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Tibet vulnerable to climate change, says Karmapa


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 24 (IANS) Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and what happens there matters greatly to the rest of mainland Asia, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who ... Read more...

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ICTs can help Kerala adapt to climate change


November 19th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Kerala is vulnerable to long-term effects of climate change and increased use of ICTs will help in formulating a strategy to monitor, mitigate and adapt climate ... Read more...

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Delhi to have world-class climate institute


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The national capital will soon have a world-class training institute to tackle global climate change with experts helping to chalk out strategy to curb the ... Read more...

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Delhi sanctuary to get 1 lakh saplings


August 18th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday inaugurated a plantation drive under which one lakh saplings will be grown at a sanctuary in south Delhi.The Asola ... Read more...

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Sensors help track bird calls to monitor climate change


July 26th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Automated acoustic sensors are helping dramatically slash the time and cost of following bird calls to monitor the effects of climate change. Until recently, ecologists wanting ... Read more...

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Drought in Horn of Africa affects 1.8mn children: UN


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) Over 1.8 million children aged below five seek humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported UNICEF as stating Thursday.The Horn of Africa includes ... Read more...

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Trees more sensitive to climate change than previously thought: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Tree growth and fecundity - the ability to produce viable seeds - are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought, according to an 18-year US study of ... Read more...

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Pak capital Islamabad observes Earth Hour


March 28th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad joined hands with the global community to observe Earth Hour-2011, for promotion of sustainable environment, conservation of energy and to mitigate ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan pledges support for Earth Hour 2011


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has urged Indians not just to switch off lights during WWF's Earth Hour 2011 campaign, but to go beyond the hour ... Read more...

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Climate change affecting safety of world’s food supplies: Study


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A Michigan State University professor has said that climate change is already having an effect on the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken ... Read more...

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Most college students lack scientific literacy: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study from Michigan State University has pointed out that most college students don't have the basic scientific literary skills to understand the causes and effects of ... Read more...

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ESA’s latest map of world’s land cover unveiled


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): ESA's 2009 global land cover map has been unveiled and is available on the 'GlobCover' website.The map was produced using 12 months of data from Envisat's Medium Resolution ... Read more...

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Delayed, longer weaning ‘could have led to woolly mammoths’ extinction’


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers believe that the weaning pattern of woolly mammoths could have contributed to the extinction of the giant animals.University of Western Ontario investigators found that the mammoths began ... Read more...

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Tiny protozoa may help detect toxins in water sources


December 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Biologists have developed a sensor that employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biologist Scott Gallager's revolutionary Swimming Behavioral Spectrophotometer ... Read more...

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Expert issues stark warning on climate change


December 9th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A climate change expert has warned that if humans don't moderate their use of fossil fuels, there is a real possibility that we will face the environmental, societal ... Read more...

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Old quarrels threaten new gains in climate change fight


December 6th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 6 (IANS) Old arguments between industrialised and developing countries threaten to derail new gains in the attempt to tackle global warming as the annual UN climate conference ... Read more...

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India, US to work for Evergreen Revolution: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that as India's farmers and rural areas face the effects of climate change and drought, both countries will work together ... Read more...

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Climate change treaty must address health issues: WHO


October 19th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said next month's climate change conference in Mexico must address health concerns in any legally-binding agreement on mitigating the impacts of ... Read more...

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Turtle, Dugongs ‘at risk due to climate change’


October 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, is under immense pressure due to climate change from human actions such as fishing, ... Read more...

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Has TV adventurer discovered Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition?


September 19th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): TV adventurer Bear Grylls may have solved a long standing puzzle - Admiral Sir John Franklin's legendary but failed 1845 expedition to find the North-west Passage - when ... Read more...

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Rich countries may pay $10 bn this year: UN climate chief


September 8th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Rich countries are likely to live up to their commitment to pay $10 billion this year to combat climate change, the UN's new climate panel chief said ... Read more...

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Irrigation may offset climate change effects in some regions: Study


September 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Expanded irrigation might mitigate the effects of climate change in some areas, a new study has revealed.But some major groundwater aquifers, a source of irrigation water, are projected ... Read more...

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Toll in Guatemala rains rises to 45


September 8th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Another body was found Monday among the tonnes of mud and rocks that fell Saturday on a highway in western Guatemala, bringing to 45 the number of ... Read more...

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High profile climate change skeptic acknowledges global warming in new book


August 31st, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by BNO News
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (BNO NEWS) – Bjørn Lomborg, a high-profile global warming skeptic is expected to announce in a new book that will be published next month that global warming is, in fact, ... Read more...

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Climate change likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Climate change is likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests by 2100 and less than one in five of the plants and animals which inhabit these ... Read more...

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