Climate change

Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:10

Dhahanu (Leh), Aug 8, The little-known Brokpa tribals of Ladakh, who claim to have been vegans for some 2,200 years of their existence, are slowly opting for an alternative diet including dairy products, eggs and meat -- thanks to climate change.

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Climate change: Radical changes in consumption the way forward

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:02

Last week Antarctica shed a trillion-ton iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf that had been tethered precariously at the edge for years. The chunk of ice is approximately four times the height of Qutab Minar and has an area one-and-a-half-times that of Goa, making it the largest iceberg ever seen in recorded history.

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'Beef ban can mitigate climate change'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:44

Bengaluru, May 25, Banning cow slaughter has become a major political and social issue in India but a study published by US researchers suggests this may indeed help mitigate global warming.

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Obama calls for efforts to prevent climate change

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 06:00

Rome, May 10, Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday said the climate change clock is ticking and world leaders must work together to remedy the situation before it's too late.

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Obama in Italy to give climate change speech

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 22:42

Milan (Italy), May 8, Former United States President Barack Obama arrived in Milan on Monday for a two-day visit during which he will give a talk on climate change and receive the freedom of the city.

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Climate crisis helps foster terrorism: Report

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:04

New Delhi, April 20, Climate change helps to create an environment in which terrorists can thrive, a report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday.

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New Zealand, China meet to discuss climate change

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:58

Wellington, Feb 17 (IANS) Ministers from China and New Zealand met here on Friday to discuss climate change, and experience and expertise in the field, a media report said.

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Climate change affects all, but women are facing new, more severe challenges

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:02

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Men migrating to bigger towns in search of employment, to support their families back home in the villages, is not uncommon. Climate change, which has caused a spike in natural disasters, has upped this "push" factor, adding to others like poverty and unemployment.

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Trump to eliminate Obama's Climate Action Plan: White House website

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 02:44

Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Shortly after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centrepiece of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy that aims to cut carbon emissions from power plants.

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Not easy to make films about climate change: Filmmaker Shyam Benegal

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:06

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Climate change and environmental degradation may have emerged as the most debated issues in contemporary times but veteran film director Shyam Bengeal rues that Indians are not taking these seriously because "it is not in our consciousness".

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'Act now for improved air quality in 15-20 years'

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:40

Delhi's smog made headlines in early November 2016 -- when air-quality levels exceeded by 40 times safe limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pallavi Aiyer, a journalist who's lived and reported from some of the most polluted cities in the world, and author of aChoked', a new book that investigates Delhi and India's air-pollution crisis, argues that many countries have been in this situation, and we must learn from their experiences. Excerpts from the interview:

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