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Mussoorie and Darjeeling are among 13 Himalayan towns facing imminent water crisis

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

Famed mountain retreats such as Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Kathmandu may soon face acute water distress, with a demand-supply gap already as vast as 70% in some towns, new research shows. A series of 10 studies across 13 towns located in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region across...

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Climate change study: ‘3 million living within a km from Mumbai’s coast at risk from floods’

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Almost three million people living within a kilometre from the city’s coastline (high-tide line) are under “severe” threat from flooding, storm surges and rise in sea level, according to an analysis released on Thursday. The high-tide line is the corresponding point on land...

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India ranks 131 on flourishing index: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

No country in the world is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, said a report released by a Commission of World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet on Wednesday. The report, A Future for the World’s Children? Stated that...

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More People Displaced Due to Natural Disasters, Climate Change Than by Conflicts and War in 2018: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

In 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had noted that the single greatest impact of climate change will be on human migration. Three decades later, a study has revealed that in 2018, of the new 28 million internally displaced people in 148 countries, 61...

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Climate change threatens around half of world GDP, says WEF study

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

Flagging huge risks to the economy from dangers of biodiversity loss and climate change, a WEF study on Sunday said businesses are more than dependent on nature with an estimated exposure of $44 trillion or half of the world GDP. Releasing the Nature Risk Rising Report ahead...

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50% Indians feel climate change impacts economy: Survey

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

One in two Indians believes that human-made climate change is the primary cause of increased severe weather events that the world experiences today as compared to 23 per cent of the US general population, an online survey carried out for IBM has shown. The survey was...

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India ranks 5th in Global Climate Risk Index

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change, according to a report released by Environment think tank, Germanwatch. In the Climate Risk Index 2020, India’s rank has worsened from the 14th spot in 2017 to 5th in 2018 in the global vulnerability ladder. India...

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Warm Indo-Pacific pool altering global rainfall patterns, reveals study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

A warm water pool in the Indo-Pacific Ocean that influences rainfall in many parts of the world, including India, is adding a ‘California’ to its size every year. In the process, it is slowly but steadily altering rainfall patterns in many regions, a study led by an Indian...

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Climate change could reverse India’s health progress

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

Climate change is threatening to reverse the progress made by India on tackling maternal and child health issues as well as on containing mosquito-related illnesses such as dengue and malaria, latest research published in medical journal Lancet has warned. The paper warns...

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Rising sea levels pose threat to homes of 300m people – study

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

More than three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed, research suggests. Land that is currently home to 300 million people will flood at least once a year by 2050 unless carbon emissions are cut significantly and coastal defences...

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