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Climate Change Threatens to Wipeout Valuable Mangrove Ecosystems Entirely by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 11, 2020

Over the next 30 years, mangrove forests face the threat of disappearing off the face of the Earth due to climate change—particularly rising sea levels—a new study has revealed. Mangroves are said to be highly resilient ecosystems that form at the edge of land and sea as they...

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UNDP teams up with Indian government to boost coastal resilience

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2020

India is one of 27 countries that will be worst affected by rising sea levels due to global warming and the 60 million-plus people living on the country’s coasts will bear the brunt, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The UN body which works to...

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Climate change study: ‘3 million living within a km from Mumbai’s coast at risk from floods’

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Almost three million people living within a kilometre from the city’s coastline (high-tide line) are under “severe” threat from flooding, storm surges and rise in sea level, according to an analysis released on Thursday. The high-tide line is the corresponding point on land...

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‘Think of social objectives for smart cities’

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2019

There’s no harm in going ahead with urban interventions but we need to consider social objectives that are the key to sustainability in the context of smart cities, said Krishna Kumar Dhote,...

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