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Melting glaciers, changing climate

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2014

At dawn, Mohd Soheb begins an arduous trek to the high camp at Chhota Shigri glacier in the Pir Panjal range in Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh. From the PWD guesthouse at Chota Dara, he walks down to the Chandra river where he travels across in a small iron crate using an...

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Climate change: EU eyes new green energy targets

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2014

An EU summit has begun in Brussels aiming for agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
The European Commission has proposed a 40% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030.
The EU also aims to boost the use of renewable...

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A Major Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2014

With every year that passes, we're getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That's the key message in this year's "Low Carbon Economy Index," a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The report highlights an "...

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Brace for more extreme weather events in Himalayas, warn experts

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2014

Floods in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed scores of lives and caused widespread damage may not be a one off event. Such extreme events in the Himalayan region are bound to increase because of global warming, warn experts.
"The whole Himalayan range is vulnerable because...

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This business of climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 8, 2014

Paris 2015 is the buzzword among the global climate change community today, when the countries would negotiate a long-term agreement on climate change.
The road to Paris is also dotted with two events this year — the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in New York in...

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India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition: ADB

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2014

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Wednesday. 

He further said that the situation in India is challenging in the light of growing...

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Climate critical to farm policy decisions”

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 8, 2012

The impact of climate change needs to be factored in development programmes so as to tackle the long-term requirement of mitigation and adaptation. This was highlighted at an international conference on Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Public Leadership here...

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