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Radio Serial Launched to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Radio Serial Launched to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

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Vigyan Prasar Director Dr. Nakul Parasar, Deputy Director General of AIR Delhi Ms. M. Shailaja Suman and other dignitaries during the launch of Radio Serial on the theme Climate Change and Global Warming in New Delhi on 29 March, 2019. To create awareness on the issue of global warming and climate change, Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and All India Radio have jointly launched a radio-serial. The transcripts of the radio serial can be read by clicking here.
Atlantic Ocean Observing System to be Reviewed by Scientific Community

Atlantic Ocean Observing System to be Reviewed by Scientific Community

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The next decade, 2021-2030, has been marked as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Wastewater, plastic and over-fishing, are some of the many issues threatening the world's oceans. This despite the fact that the role of oceans in climate regulation is vital and nearly three billion people depend directly on it for their livelihoods. A better understanding of ocean ecosystems and their impact on humans and climate is therefore essential and requires a coordinated, integrated and continuous global observing system. This was the motivation behind setting up the AtlantOS, an in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observation System for better management and sustainable exploitation of its maritime resources. With an estimated budget of € 20.65m for 4 years (April 2015 – Jun
Young Champions of the Earth Prize Announced by UNEP

Young Champions of the Earth Prize Announced by UNEP

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The United Nations Environment Program invites applications for its Young Champions of the Earth Prize 2019. The Young Champions of the Earth is a Prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Managed by UN Environment in partnership with Covestro, Young Champions is inspired by the long-running Champions of the Earth Award, which remains the UN's highest environmental honour. It aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 with outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. About the Young Champions of the Earth Prize Global warming is forcing our societies, our economies and our world to change. Our way of doing business; our careers and job opportunities need to change too. With this change comes unpr...
Watch this Smart Food Reality Show and Learn to Eat for a Cause

Watch this Smart Food Reality Show and Learn to Eat for a Cause

Green Living
Fourteen young chefs from across India are firing up their burners to compete for becoming India's Star Smart Food Student-chef. After reaching the final round and Paired as seven teams, they will take on the challenge of pleasing the palate of celebrity judges at the Grand Finale of India's first Smart Food Culinary Challenge during taking place in Bengaluru. Smart Food Culinary Challenge The Smart Food Culinary Challenge is India's first-ever culinary Reality Show for a Cause. An underlying focus of this challenge is to boost and promote millets among the culinary community. The Grand Finale will be held live as part of the Organics & Millets International Trade Fair 2019 which will take place at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on 19 January 2019. The Organics & Millets ...
Bluewater Hails Katowice Climate Package

Bluewater Hails Katowice Climate Package

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Bluewater, a world leader in developing innovative water purification technology and solutions, has called the UN Climate Change Agreement in Katowice, Poland, a landmark that will benefit planetary and human health. "The Katowice agreement provides a solid roadmap with a set of rules for the international community to address the environmental challenges contributing to issues such as water scarcity and single-use plastic pollution," said Bluewater founder and CEO Bengt Rittri. The Bluewater top executive said the Katowice Conference sent a loud and inspirational signal on climate action, although gaps on issues such as cutting carbon pollution deeper remain as the world further mobilises to battle to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Rittri said the latest climate science leaves
Finnish Startup Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

Finnish Startup Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

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A pioneering Finnish nano satellite has now reached space equipped with the world's smallest infrared hyper-spectral camera. The photos with infrared data taken from the satellite provide new solutions for monitoring and managing the effects of climate change. The hyperspectral camera is a trailblazing innovation from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The Reaktor Hello World nano satellite was launched into space on 29 November 2018 by the Finnish space technology startup Reaktor Space Lab. In the past, hyper-spectral imaging - the simultaneous collection of the optical spectrum at each point in an image - was feasible only with larger, exorbitantly priced satellites. The larger satellites also came with significant restrictions: a single satellite provides new data only whe...
Will COP 24 Be Able to Prevent the Global Meltdown?

Will COP 24 Be Able to Prevent the Global Meltdown?

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The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place between 2 and 14 December 2018. COP 24 recently concluded in Katowice, Poland. Leaders from member nations continue to discuss and are yet to come to an agreement. The proposal to strengthen the previous Paris Climate Agreement has been proposed by the Conference President. Only time will tell if the leaders of the member nations can come to an agreement and if COP 24 can actually help prevent the imminent global meltdown, already taking place. Image © cop24.gov.pl
UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

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Glacial melt-water is a critical resource for millions of people around the world. It is equally important in Northern India as it is in many other parts of the world. One place which relies heavily on the glacial melt-water is the Andean highlands of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Glacial melt-water comprises about 61% of water supply in La Paz (Bolivia) and 67% in Huaraz (Peru). During a drought year, this proportion can reach 85% in La Paz and 91% in Huaraz. If current trends continue, some of the lower-altitude glaciers of the tropical Andes could lose between 78 and 97% of their volume by the end of the century, reducing the region's available freshwater resources. This alarming analysis is from the Andean Glacier and Water Atlas that has been launched by UNESCO and the Norwegian GRI...
Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

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Climate change can be defined and understood as significant changes in the global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns and other measures of climate that occur over more than three decades. The world is witnessing increasingly severe impacts of climate change since almost the last two hundred years. Climate change has some obvious impacts on the agriculture sector, and therefore on global food security. According to the Government of India, while evidence of change in weather pattern over the country seems to be lacking, there have been large-scale reporting of extreme weather events in the recent past. These include extended dry periods, floods, hailstorms, cyclonic rains and winds etc. Most of these extreme weather events have caused damage to standing crops and and have ul...
One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a  critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you   that India is truly committed to winning this battle.  I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid

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