Tags: Climate

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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Oizom partners with CISCO and MedBus for Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona

Ahmedabad based Oizom is an Environmental IoT company. Offering end-to-end solutions using our environmental data monitoring and Analytics capabilities. Oizom solutions are developed for various Government, Commercial and Industrial applications. Their focus is on applications related to Smart-Infra and Environmental management. In Smart-Infra, the company have solutions for Smart-city, Smart Campus, Airports and Highways. Wherein […]

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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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Air pollution can lead to irreversible blindness

In a recent study it has been found that people residing in places with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were 6 per cent more likely to suffer from glaucoma than those in the least polluted areas. The study was published in the journal, ‘Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 2019.’ Lead author Professor Paul […]

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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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