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Sri Lanka to launch green projects to maintain the ecosystem

Sri Lanka’s new interim government will launch green projects in the island country as part of a mega beautification programme to maintain the ecosystem, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said on Thursday. With Sri Lanka being ranked the second-worst country affected by climate change by the Global Climate Risk Index 2019, Namal said that it needed to […]

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UN appoints Mark Carney as Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

Secretary-General has appointed Mark Carney of Canada as his Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance. As Special Envoy, he will focus on ambitious implementation of climate action, with special attention to significantly shifting public and private finance markets and mobilizing private finance to the levels needed to achieve the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.   This will include building […]

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Scientists develops bacteria which consume carbon-di-oxide for energy

Researchers have developed bacteria called Escherichia coli, which consume carbon-di-oxide for energy instead of organic compounds. This creation in synthetic biology highlights the incredible plasticity of bacterial metabolism and could provide the framework for future carbon-neutral bioproduction. The work appeared in the journal — Cell. “Our main aim was to create a convenient scientific platform […]

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India signs MoU with Switzerland on Climate Change

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of India represented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Government of Switzerland represented by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs on Technical Cooperation in the field of Climate Change and Environment was signed recently. This information was provided by Minister of State, […]

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Climate summit host Spain struggles on environment

Spain wanted to make a splash on the international scene by agreeing to host next month’s COP25 climate summit at the last minute after Chile pulled out. But experts say green issues have not been a priority in the country, which has a poor environmental track record. Only 2.3 percent of all Spaniards consider the […]

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You may not find Nemo because of climate change

The long-term survival of clownfish – made famous by the Hollywood movie Finding Nemo – depends more on the sea anemone neighbourhood they live in than on their own genes, according to a first-of-its-kind study which suggests that climate change may make it hard for both the fish and its host to survive. The researchers, […]

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Nine climate tipping points now ‘active,’ warn scientists

More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active”, a group of leading scientists have warned. This threatens the loss of the Amazon rainforest and the great ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, which are currently undergoing measurable and unprecedented changes much earlier than expected. This “cascade” of changes […]

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Cabinet approves negotiating stand of India at COP 25 to UNFCCC

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the negotiating stand of India at the forthcoming 25th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced earlier this month that the meeting known as the 25th Conference […]

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Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high, Next gen to face severe impact

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday. In an appeal to Governments to do more to reverse countries’ reliance on producing energy from fossil fuels, in line with the 2015 […]

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Climate change may propel greenhouse gas emissions from lakes: Study

Climate change may cause the levels of greenhouse gases emitted by freshwater northern lakes to increase by between 1.5 and 2.7 times, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK noted that every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. Small shallow […]

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