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EU to provide Rs.200 million for flood relief


October 13th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The European Commission (EU) will provide emergency funding of Rs.200 million for flood victims in India, an official said Thursday.The funding, channelled through the EU's ... Read more...

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CAT insurance could be mandatory: IRDA


August 11th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Wednesday said mandating lenders to take catastrophic (CAT) insurance irrespective of the location of the properties for which they have ... Read more...

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Orissa to build 164 cyclone shelters by March 2011


April 29th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Orissa has decided to built about 164 new cyclone shelters by March next year as a part of its cyclone and flood risk mitigation measures, an official said ... Read more...

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Global warming increasing flood risk in mountain areas


January 25th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that global warming is increasing the risk of flood in mountain areas.The world's mountainous regions are home to ... Read more...

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Planting forests across Britain will reduce CO2 emissions, say scientists


November 25th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, November 25 (ANI): A scientific study for the Forestry Commission, UK, has suggested that the creation of new forests and woodlands across Britain will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 ... Read more...

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Loss of forests spells death of bio-diversity


June 26th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The earth is losing 15 million hectares of tropical forests every year -- something that could sound the death-knell of rich bio-diversity areas and human well-being. The loss ... Read more...

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World is fast losing battle over tropical habitat loss


June 26th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 26 (ANI): A new review by University of Adelaide researchers has shown that the world is losing the battle over tropical habitat loss, with potentially disastrous implications for biodiversity ... Read more...

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Flood risk rises along rivers in quake-hit China


May 15th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 15 (DPA) A south-western Chinese town near the epicentre of Monday's devastating earthquake faced a growing risk of flood Thursday, prompting troops to evacuate as many people as possible while ... Read more...

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Climate change could threaten a third of the world’s wildlife


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
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