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JNNSM All Set to Establish India As Biggest Solar Power Hub: World Bank

New Delhi(ABC Live) 12 December, 2013 – Launched in 2010, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase 1 (JNNSM) is well-poised to make India a global leader in the development of solar power. In a span of three years, India has taken a significant step forward in implementing its green growth agenda by increasing its installed capacity of solar power …

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India Temperature Rises by 0.5 Degree Since 1902

New Delhi (ABC Live): India Temperature  ,Spatial pattern of trend in mean annual temperature anomalies, for the period 1902-2012, suggests significant positive (increasing) trend (0.50C in general with few pockets of 1.00C) over most parts of the country except some parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar, where significant negative (decreasing) trend was observed.  No significant long-term trends are reported in the frequencies …

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India Monitors Ny-Ålesund Fjord to Understand Its Response to Changing Climate

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Ministry of Earth Sciences has a long-term program of monitoring one of the major fjords at Ny-Ålesund (1200km to the south of the North Pole) on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region to understand how it may respond to changing climate. Main objective of the project is to establish a long-term comprehensive physical, chemical, biological and …

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Ocean Absorbs 24 Million Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Per Day:Ocean Acidification

New Delhi (ABC Live): Often called “the other CO2 problem”, 24 million tonnes of CO2 are absorbed by the oceans each day, or about a quarter of all CO2 emissions. In ocean water, CO2 is transformed into carbonic acid making the ocean’s chemistry less hospitable for many forms of marine life. The challenges this new threat presents were discussed during the United Nations Climate Change …

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2 Degrees C World Target Requires Coal Usage Mandatory Check

London (ABC Live): The consumption of coal in getting our energy needs is one of the main sources of global carbon emissions.It’s time to start moving away from unabated coal use—and start transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Encouragingly, renewable energy generation is already rapidly increasing around the world, driven by declining costs and progressive government policies that make clean energy cost-competitive with …

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Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Reports IAEA on Fukushima Nuclear Power Station

Geneva (ABC Live): The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan provided the IAEA an update on radioactivity in seawater at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). This update states that the concentrations of Cs-134, Cs-137, total Beta and H-3 were relatively stable from 18 to 24 November 2013 at the nuclear power station. In addition, the NRA provided an update on …

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NHRC Recognizes Right to Safe and Clean Environment As An Crucial Human Right

Varanasi, 27th November, 2013(ABC Live):  The National Human Rights Commission on Friday has considered Right to Safe and Clean Environment is one of the most important human right when it has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report raising the issue of continued pollution in the Ganges. The National Human Rights Commission The report states about unabated pollution in …

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Japan Houses World Largest Operational Solar Power Plant

Tokyo (ABC Live): The Japan has privilege to have world largest megawatt-solar power plant, located in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan and started production of clean energy of 70 megawatt on November 1, 2013. The Kyocera Corporation which has installed the solar energy plant has announced that the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant was installed with investment of 27 billion …

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UNFCCC: Coal Industry Only to Get Capital Investment Compatible with 2 Degree Celsius Limit

Warsaw (ABC Live):– Speaking to the International Coal and Climate Summit, organized by the Polish government and the World Coal Association, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres said the coal industry can and must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Directly addressing the CEOs of major coal companies she said: “Let …

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WMO Attends IAEA’s Atomic Bomb Explosion Exercise Bab Al Maghrib

Geneva (ABC Live):Meteorological observers assisted in a successful two-day emergency exercise involving 58 states and 10 international organizations  20-21 November 2013 to test the national and international preparedness to respond to a simulated dirty bomb explosion. The exercise, codenamed “Bab Al Maghrib” was held in Morocco and organized by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). It marked the first time …

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