Tag Archives: climate change

Antarctica Turning Green, Why Should We Worry?

If other regions go green it’s time to rejoice but not when Antarctica, an icy edge on the other side of the earth goes green, repleting its ice. Scientists cry foul as it indicates climate change, significantly global warming that is melting down the ice and giving scope to green algae now. A team of scientists from the University of ...

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Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Global Warming Levels: Report

The latest evaluation of the Arctic sea reveals the ice melted by half in the last three decades and it would be almost free of sea ice by 2040, and no ice by 2070, rising the sea level and submerging many island regions on Earth. Satellite data collected by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme found that projections for the ...

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Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals: Study

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in two ways–by cutting our emissions, or by removing it from the atmosphere, for example through plants, the ocean, and soil. The historic Paris Agreement set a target of limiting future global average temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to even further limit the ...

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Coldest Decade of Millennium 1430s Saw Famine, Disease and More

While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed something odd. “I realised that there was something extraordinary going on regarding the climate during the 1430s,” says the historian from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Compared with other decades of the ...

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India Welcomes Landmark Carbon Pact by 200 Nations at Kigali

India welcomed the Hydroflurocarbon (HFC) Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, agreed to at the 28th Meeting of Parties at Kigali, Rwanda in a move to make climate change talks more effective and fruitful in the future. The Agreement will lead to a reduction of 0.5 degree in global temp by the end of the century and enable India to achieve the ...

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August 2016 Turns Out Hottest Month Ever in 136 Years: NASA

Amid global clamour over climate change or global warming, NASA has come out with another indicator in the direction saying August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years. A monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York revealed that the seasonal temperature cycle typically peaks in July, and August ...

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TATA Projects to Execute the Rejuvenation of Dravyawati River

A Consortium of TATA Projects Limited and Shanghai Urban Construction Group received the multi-crore rupees project from Government of Rajasthan, the first river rejuvenation project in the country on a dry and arid landscape. TATA Projects Limited said the execution of rejuvenation of Dravyawati River worth Rs.1,676 crore will be taken up on 47-km long river in Jaisalya village, which ...

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Antarctica Penguins to Disappear by 2100: Study

A NASA-funded study by University of Delaware projected that Adelie penguins across Antarctica will disappear by the end of this century owing to melting caused by climate change. They said approximately 30 percent of current Adélie colonies may decline by 2060, and approximately 60 percent of the present population might be dwindling by 2099. However, the penguins at more southerly ...

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‘Missing Middle’ in Indus Civilization is Not Climate But Script

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Indian archaeologists have pre-dated Indus and Harappa Civilization by 2,500 years making it older than globally renowned ancient Egyptian (7000BC to 3000BC) and the Mesopotamian (6500BC to 3100BC) civilizations but leaving the mysterious cause for its sudden disappearance wide open and speculative as their script is still not deciphered. Using a technique called optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) on potteries of ...

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Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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Heat Prevents Annual Beach Visit by Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Every year by March, lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles make a beeline near Sangameswaram beach to lay eggs but not this time around despite several artifical nests made for the visiting species from the far off seas. Wildlife authorities of Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) have attributed the decline in the number of turtles this time to climate change, especially the ...

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India to ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22: Prakash Javadekar

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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6 Indian-Origin US Scientists to be Honoured by Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has named six Indian-origin among 106 young researchers for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest such honour for early career achievers. They will receive the awards later at a ceremony in the White House. “We congratulate these accomplished individuals and encourage them to continue to serve as an example of ...

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2015 Exited as Hottest Global Year, 3rd Hottest Year in India Since 1901

2015, the year gone by has set its own record as the third hottest year in India since 1901, especially the last quarter sweeping the country with warmest temperatures ever recorded, said Indian Meteorological department (IMO) and at global level the year 2015 remains the hottest year, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). India’s annual mean temperature remained at 0.67 ...

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Centre Rings Alarm Bells on Air Pollution in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan

The Centre as sent alarming bells to Delhi state government nad neighbouring three states — Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — to bring down air pollution from “Visibly pollluting vehicles” which are licensed for purchase without concern for climate change. Some of the steps the Centre has advised the states include action against “visibly polluting vehicles”, mechanised sweeping of roads, ...

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Cabinet approves Rs.5000 crore for Solar Rooftops

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the scaling up of budget from Rs, 600 crore to Rs. 5,000 crore for implementation of Grid Connected Rooftops systems over a period of five years upto 2019-20 under National Solar Mission (NSM). This will support Installation of 4,200 MW Solar Rooftop systems in the country ...

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