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Surat to house first centre on climate change indicators
By Himansshu Bhatt, TNN
Times of India , Friday, January 11, 2013

SURAT: Proper understanding of climate change indicators can help in taking preventive measures on outbreak of disease and improve urban health scenario. With an aim to co-relate climate change and he ...More


Invest to stop global warming, reduce poverty and induce structural change
Economic Times , Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In the shadow of the euro crisis and US' fiscal cliff, it is easy to ignore the global economy's long-term problems . But, while we focus on immediate concerns, they continue to fester, and we overloo ...More


Extremes more common' with climate change
SMALL rises in the average temperature can mean a big rise in the number of scorching hot days.
The Australian , Wednesday, January 09, 2013

At first glance, that might not seem logical. Shouldn't small changes in the temperature mean small changes in the frequency of scorchers? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Take Tasmania, for exampl ...More


Global warming has stalled since 1998: UK Met Office
Business Lines , Tuesday, January 08, 2013

London, Jan 9: Global warming has stalled since 1998, and in the next few years Earth’s temperature will not rise as rapidly as feared, UK Met officials have claimed. Over the next five years tem ...More


Biofuel production threatens air quality and crop yields, study finds
Reuters
The Guardian , Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fighting climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, according to a new study ...More


‘Climate change solutions must be locally relevant’
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Business Line , Monday, January 07, 2013

Kolkata, Jan 6 : Climate change issues can be addressed effectively through policy responses that have locally relevant solutions. According to Arabinda Mishra, Adviser and Head, International C ...More


Rise in sea level threatening Sundarbans, says Pachauri
Business Line , Monday, January 07, 2013

Dykes, an answer to protecting the ecology Kolkata, Jan 6: The rise in sea levels around the Sundarbans delta – the world’s largest mangrove forest spread across India and Bangladesh — is a cause ...More


Op-ed: Climate change poses a public-health threat
By Howard Frumkin
The Seattle Times , Monday, January 07, 2013

HERE’S a riddle: What do the Oklahoma dust bowl, smoke in Wenatchee, mold on Long Island and Washington’s oyster industry have in common? And why would a doctor, like me, care? The common link is ...More


Biologists peep into life-sustaining microbial underworld
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The Sentinel , Monday, January 07, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan 6: Researchers have unlocked the “black box” to the underground world, home to billions of microscopic organisms, unravelling why they make all life sustainable. ”The organisms that l ...More


Why 2012 was a year of pollution extremes for Delhi
Indian Express , Monday, January 07, 2013

Three extreme polluting events made 2012 one of Delhi’s worst years, according to scientists with the System for Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) project under the Ministry of Earth Scie ...More


Winter damper & hilsa hope for Calcutta Pollutants robbing weather of chill
JAYANTA BASU
The Telegraph(culcutta,india) , Monday, January 07, 2013

Calcutta, Jan. 6: The high concentration of fine particulate pollutants in Calcutta’s air and the fumes from diesel-run vehicles may be helping warm the city’s winters and disturb its normal monsoon t ...More


Climate change solutions must be locally relevant’
Our Bureau
Business Lines , Monday, January 07, 2013

Climate change issues can be addressed effectively through policy responses that have locally relevant solutions. According to Arabinda Mishra, Adviser and Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral ...More


Handle Sunderbans with care: Nobel laureate Rajendra K Pachauri
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Times of India , Monday, January 07, 2013

KOLKATA: The fragile ecosystem of the Sunderbans needs to be handled with care, said Nobel laureate Rajendra K Pachauri at the 100th Indian Science Congress on Sunday. The water level at the mangrov ...More


Govt prepares Draft Action plan on on Climate Change
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Kashmir Times , Saturday, January 05, 2013

JAMMU, Jan 4: Jammu and Kashmir government has formulated a draft Action Plan on Climate Change as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change. The draft of State Action Plan has been prepa ...More


An undervalued sector for climate mitigation
Ashwini K Swain & Olivier Charnoz
The Financial Express , Friday, January 04, 2013

Globally agriculture is a major source of GHG, accounting for about 14% of emissions. If we combine the emissions caused by deforestation for farming, fertiliser manufacturing and agricultural energy ...More


Doha climate talks not a failure
N.R. KRISHNAN
Business Line , Thursday, January 03, 2013

The prospect of having no regime of emission cuts till the next accord is worked out, has been averted. “…frustration is a renewable resource, but frustration does not reduce emissions”, remarked a w ...More


A blind eye towards the changing climate
Submitted by Deepika Nayyar
Assam Times , Thursday, January 03, 2013

“We have cut down our forests, that is why it does not rain, and ultimately there will be drought…” Kashi Bai of Barua Sagar village in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, reasons for climate va ...More


Biodiversity congress seeks ban on field trials of GM crops
Special Correspondent
The Hindu , Thursday, January 03, 2013

‘Bring regulation of biotechnological processes under the Biodiversity Act’ The second Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2012) held at Bangalore earlier this month has called for a ban on field trial ...More


The witches of warming
Financial Post , Wednesday, January 02, 2013

“Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for days or even weeks. Our thoug ...More


Action on climate change? Not in my backyard
The Canberra Times , Wednesday, January 02, 2013

In 2012 governments turned their backs on the living planet, demonstrating that no chronic problem, however grave, will take priority over an immediate concern, however trivial. I believe there has be ...More


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