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What the new Coastal Regulation Zone draft says, how it differs from the earlier version -Sowmiya Ashok

-The Indian Express The new draft if implemented will not only have an effect on how common areas used by fisherfolk are managed, but also bifurcate coastal zones along rural areas based on population density. New Delhi: The draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2018, which was released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) last week, has the potential to change the way coastal stretches in India are governed. India’s...

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Global Warming of 2 degrees may up drought, wildfires

-The Economic Times A rise of just 2 degrees Celsius in Global Warming could make over a quarter of the world's land to become drier and more desert like, increasing the threat of widespread drought and wildfires, new research led by one of Indian origin has found. The study showed that reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere to limit Global Warming under 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius would dramatically reduce the...

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Methane good news -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: An independent academic study has found India's emissions of methane, a major greenhouse gas that drives Global Warming, are consistent with the government's estimates and have shown little growth over the past five years. The study has found that India's average emissions of methane emissions - mainly from paddy fields and cows, among other sources - were about 22 trillion grams per year between 2010 and 2015, consistent...

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A sixth of Indian men smoke, suggests a study by NIN

-The Hindu NIN centenary year fete begins with release of report on urban health Hyderabad: One-sixth of India’s adult male population smokes tobacco while nearly a third consumes alcohol, suggest latest findings from the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). The city-based national-level institute kick-started its centenary year on Tuesday with release of a report on urban health. During Tuesday’s Foundation Day gathering, the institute felicitated its former directors, including some of the first scientists...

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All three extreme events and the cause common

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The bouts of rainfall that battered Houston, Mumbai and Calcutta last week, albeit in vastly different amounts, may earn tags of extreme rain events that weather scientists say are becoming more common under the influence of Global Warming. The tropical storm Harvey set a record for continental US with 132cm rainfall about 45km southeast of Houston on August 29. Mumbai's Santa Cruz weather station documented 31cm rain over...

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