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Greens condemn plans to revive multipurpose scheme
Pending with the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests all these years, the ₹550-crore project is expected to ensure safe drinking water for the entire taluk apart from irrigating 29,000 acres and generating 198 million units of power a year. However, greens say that the project, on implementati
How West Coast winemakers are adapting to climate change
It isn’t obvious, standing by the stainless steel tanks where wines are supposed to ferment, that Tom Eddy’s winery was at the epicenter of the Tubbs Fire, which last year burned about 20 miles from north of Calistoga in Napa Valley to Santa Rosa. In fact, on October 8th last year, the winery was at
Britain to tackle 'Wild West' internet with new laws
Britain's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, appears on the BBC's Marr Show in London, Britain, May 20, 2018. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS
A condiment sold at Walmart and Publix has been recalled after salmonella was found
Nine lots of Ziyad Tahini have been recalled after random testing of a sample found salmonella, Ziyad Brothers Importing announced.Though final testing results haven't come back from the Michigan Departmernt of Agriculture, the company said in a press release, it's pulling the trigger on a recall.As
Bengaluru citizens, environmentalists join hands to protest illegal tree chopping
The protest was organised on Outer Ring Road in Bellandur on Saturday. The protesters were irked by recent incidents of illegal tree chopping, with the most recent being on May 9 when 25 trees were felled overnight allegedly to make space for a hoarding,
The Budget reply speech Bill Shorten should have given
In hisBudget reply speech, Opposition LeaderBill Shortenmentioned tax 39 times and climate change twice, while hospitals were mentioned 12 times.
The Public Pulse: A voice in climate change discussion
Recently we have seen young-adult activism push Congress to make changes and discuss bipartisan legislation. We can see this through the rallies and marches involving women’s and civil rights, immigration and gun reform. This same energy from young adults is still needed to continue discussions abou
FEATURE-From camels to catfish, Algeria boosts fish farming in the...
TOUGGOURT, Algeria, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture - a pond full of catfish that could herald a new future for farmers like him on the Sahara desert.
Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature
A 3.2 degree Celsius increase in the Earth'stemperaturecould see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate and 16 per cent of plant species lose at least half of their geographic ranges, an expert on global change has said.
Pakistan's heatwave woes to worsen further as summer temperatures spike steadily
ISLAMABAD - Deadly heatwaves are going to be a country’s much bigger socio-economic and health problem in the coming decades, particularly in densely populated urban areas of the country, as these global warming-induced extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and occurring over a much grea
Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exclusive wedding reception
The bride and groom decided to go with an up-beat ’80s hit, “I Want to Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, for their first dance.
That hotel pool may be full of parasites and bacteria, CDC warns
Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreation
All care, no policy: Liberal party pretenders exposed | Greg Jericho
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Brexit could wreck green agenda, says UN
In a stern intervention, Erik Solheim, executive director of the UN’s environment programme, called on the environment secretaryMichael Goveto honour his promise to deliver a “green Brexit”, ensuring the environment would not suffer from Britain’s EU departure.
BREAKING: Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Jaw-Dropping Wedding Dress!
Meghan Markle is just full of surprises! The newlywedDuchess of Sussexshocked the world this morning when she debuted awedding gownfrom a totally unexpected designer in Claire Waight Keller for Givenchy. Now, she’s pulled another name out of her bag of tricks for her reception dinner, and it’s onewe
Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A prominent American economist says getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord.Columbia University Professor
Trump administration plans solar farm near Joshua Tree in California
The Interior Department said Thursday it plans to approve the Palen solar farm, which would be built on public lands just south of Joshua Tree National Park, in the open desert east of California's Coachella Valley. The 3,100-acre, 500-megawatt power plant would be one of the country's largest solar
Township of Langley preps for road closures as Fraser River creeps higher
By 10 a.m. Saturday, the river had reached 5.94 metres at the key Mission Gauge measuring point. Beyond six metres, the river is considered beyond full bank conditions, and flooding is possible in low lying areas not protected by dikes.
Taking a road trip? B.C. wants you to check for hitchhiking bats
“Little brown bats, and other bat species, sometimes hide in nooks and crannies of trailers, campers, umbrellas, trucks and other vehicles, and inadvertently take a ride hundreds or thousands of kilometres from home,” reads a media release from the ministry.
Why the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak may remain a mystery | CBC News
On Wednesdaythe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saidit was "examining all possibilities, including that contamination may have occurred at any point along the growing, harvesting, packaging and distribution chain before reaching consumers."