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Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change | Reuters

Jul 27, 2016

Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research Programme said. The earth is on track for its hottest year on record with June marking the 14th straight month of record heat, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said last week. Temperatures recorded mainly in the northern hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with an early and fast Arctic sea ice melt and "new highs" in heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels, point to quickening climate change, it said. #United States #Environment #science #United Kingdom #Weather #article
Rahul Gandhi will launch campaign on importance of Forest Rights Act: Jairam Ramesh

Jul 24, 2016

Rahul Gandhi will launch campaign on importance of Forest Rights Act: Jairam Ramesh

Rahul Gandhi will launch a nationwide campaign next month to highlight the significance of proper implementation of Forest Rights Act. #Politics #India #Congress #Environment #Jairam Ramesh #Rahul Gandhi #TheySaidIt #Forest Rights Act
Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles | Reuters

Jul 24, 2016

Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles | Reuters

LOS ANGELES A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foothills northwest of Los Angeles had blackened some 20,000 acres by Saturday evening and was threatening homes, fire officials said. The so-called Sand Fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. #United States #Business #Environment #Technology #science #markets #Argentina
African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership | Reuters

Jul 22, 2016

African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership | Reuters

OSLO A small African bird that guides people to bees' nests hoping to share honey and wax responds to hunters' special calls in a rare example of a partnership between wild animals and humans, scientists said on Thursday. Cooperation between the greater honeyguide bird and hunters was first written about by a Portuguese missionary in 1588, but was widely dismissed as pure hearsay. #Business #Environment #Technology #science #Entertainment
Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up | Reuters

Jul 21, 2016

Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up | Reuters

GENEVA The earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the northern hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with an early and fast Arctic sea ice melt and "new highs" in heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels, point to quickening climate change, it said #India #Environment #Russia #Europe #United Kingdom #Floods #article
First half of 2016 was planet's warmest half-year on record: Nasa

Jul 20, 2016

First half of 2016 was planet's warmest half-year on record: Nasa

The six-month period from January to June was the planet's warmest half-year on record, and also had the lowest Arctic sea ice extent. #World #Life #Environment #climate change #NewsTracker #Nasa #Global warming #Pollution #Arctic sea ice #Shareworthy
NGT directs Delhi RTO to de-register diesel vehicles over 10 years old

Jul 18, 2016

NGT directs Delhi RTO to de-register diesel vehicles over 10 years old

NGT directed the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Delhi to de-register with immediate effect all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old. #India #Environment #Delhi #NewsTracker #traffic #Pollution #National Green Tribunal #NGT #diesel vehicles #Delhi RTO
Odd-even scheme may return to Delhi during the winter: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Jul 17, 2016

Odd-even scheme may return to Delhi during the winter: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The odd-even scheme may return during the winter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday. #India #Environment #TheySaidIt #Arvind Kejriwal #Cars #Pollution #Delhi CM #odd-even scheme #Talk to AK
China vows to protect South China Sea sovereignty, Manila upbeat | Reuters

Jul 13, 2016

China vows to protect South China Sea sovereignty, Manila upbeat | Reuters

BEIJING/MANILA China vowed to take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty over the South China Sea and said it had the right to set up an air defence zone, after rejecting an international tribunal's ruling denying its claims to the energy-rich waters. Chinese state media called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague a "puppet" of external forces after it ruled that China had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights by endangering its ships and fishing and oil projects. Beijing has repeatedly blamed the United States for stirring up trouble in the South China Sea, where its territorial claims overlap in parts with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan #India #Environment #Europe #Vietnam #North Korea #Netherlands #article