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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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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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Climate Change Impact? USGS Says Permafrost in Central Alaska Thawing Faster Than Believed

One-fourth of the permafrost underneath Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists after using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data. The survey projected that the near-surface permafrost that currently underlies 38% of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16% to 24% by 2100. Permafrost declines are more likely in ...

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Climate Change? Coastal Marshes Have Self-Rising Mechanism to Resist Sea-Level Rise: Study

Amid heated debate on climte change, global warming that may push sea levels to rise affecting the coastal areas and small island nations across globe, here is a news that should soothen the environmental critics. The coastal marshes are more resilient than previously believed to the sea-level rising, says a new Duke University study. The research shows that there is ...

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NASA Data Shows Chennai Floods Rare in Last 115 Years (Video)

NASA Earth Observatory map by Joshua Stevens, using IMERG data provided courtesy of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Science Team’s Precipitation Processing System (PPS). Caption by Mike Carlowicz. NASA Earth Observatory data shows that rains in Chennai in 24 hours on December 1 and 2 surpass all the records in 115 years, say from 1901, authenticating the worst-ever floods in ...

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Paris Climate Change Talks: India Should Focus on Agriculture Fund

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Team India should focus on agriculture fund among other major issues at the Climate Change Conference (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015, while solar and wind energies may naturally figure prominently in their agenda of green house gas (GHG) emissions, said experts. India’s stand on climate change responsibility has been "Equity and Common ...

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PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

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