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[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:54
The adverse effects of climate change are being felt on more than a fourth of India’s landmass over the last four decades. While some parts of the country have turned arid, others have witnessed more rainfall. A study by the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) at Hyderabad has revealed that about 27% of the country’s geographical area has been directly impacted by climate... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:48
Officials of the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) in Kozhikode have decided to hold a meeting with those who have been protesting against the multi-crore sewage project in the city corporation limit. Stiff public resistance has created a hurdle in commencing works of a 530-metre approach road to the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Karimbanapalam. The project is part of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:34
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday began the training of 80 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the agency on disaster prevention. The NEMA Director-General, Alhaji Mohammad Sidi Sani, said in Abuja that the training was aimed at teaching the corps members basic mobilisation and sensitisation skills. Represented by Mr Daniel Gambo, the agency's Director... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:25
The Chairperson of the Coalition of NGO’s in Water and Sanitation, Farouk Braimah says the introduction of pre-paid water meters by the Ghana Water Company (GWC) will only deprive the poor and vulnerable Ghanians of water.  The GWC has announced plans to introduce prepaid meters services for water by the end of the year. According to the GWC, the metering service would first be piloted in some... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:18
The Maine Department of Transportation has announced a $2 billion, three-year plan to improve roads, bridges, airports and other key infrastructure across the state. The plan announced Tuesday will use $100 million in state transportation bonds approved last November by voters and federal highway funds to pay for more than 1,600 projects. The Portland Press Herald ( reports... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:14
The producers of a new television series about global warming are using celebrities and Republicans to help spread the stories beyond people who already believe it's an important issue. The Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously begins in the US on April 13. Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who was in Pasadena to promote the series, is among the celebrities who... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:10
The United Nations reported on Thursday that by 2030, fighting against climate change may cost about 4 percent of the world's GDP. Bob Ward, policy director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics said, "This report shows that 2 degrees is still technically possible and ought to remain the primary policy target," reports... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:06
Guwahati: Inaugurating the three-day Griha Summit 2014 in New Delhi, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that climate change is becoming complex and challenging with each passing day and that concerted efforts from both the private and public sectors and other stakeholders are a must to minimize the impacts of climate changes. He also expressed concerns at the flood and erosion taken place in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:01
India's first climate change theatre was opened at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, to educate people on one of the most pressing developmental issue in the world. According to Science City authorities while this theatre is India's first it is second in the world as only Canada has one such theatre. The 18 meter diameter theatre, inaugurated by Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral, has been... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 07:49
Climate change will decrease California's ability to make electricity while creating heavier demands for it, and the state needs to ramp up planning now, energy leaders warned yesterday. As temperatures increase, there's likely to be growing demand for electricity to run air conditioners. At the same time, changes in rainfall could affect the ability to use hydropower. And the risk of wildfires... Read more