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India's weather forecast computing capacity gets better
India today took a major step ahead in upgrading computing capacity in the area of weather forecasting and climate monitoring.
arathi  posted 7 months 6 days ago
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Too close for comfort
Ashok Kumar Dolai can hardly control his tears whenever he sees the river flowing near his house and a narrow red earth road snaking beside it. 
arathi  posted 7 months 1 week ago
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Dam spells doom for villagers
Located at Shamakhunta block of Mayurbhanj district, around 28 kilometers from Baripada town in Odisha, Baldiha dam was constructed during the rule of Maharaja Shri Ramchandra Bhanjdeo in 1912.
arathi  posted 7 months 1 week ago
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How rural women cope with climate risks
Climate change impacts are being felt in many parts of the country, as manifested in erratic rainfall, extreme weather events and changes in cropping patterns. Adapting to these changes at farm and household levels is critical. A new study says women, particularly in marginalised communities, possess necessary knowledge to cope with climate risks.
arathi  posted 7 months 1 week ago
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Looking for water source
It rains about 900 mm during a normal monsoon year over India and if we assume that about 80 percent of India is covered by this rain, then the estimated volume of water is well over 200 lakh crore buckets. It comes to two lakh buckets per person. Where does all this water come from? 
arathi  posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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Plastic waste to decontaminate water
Recycling is the only option to handle plastic waste at present. Now Indian scientists have found a new use for plastic waste--for decontamination of water.
arathi  posted 8 months 1 day ago
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Old is gold for Naga rice farmers
Rising temperature, erratic rainfall and occurrence of moderate drought are beginning to impact food production in Nagaland. In order to meet the challenge of climate change, the state is now turning to its forgotten resource--traditional food crops which can withstand higher temperatures and water-stressed conditions.
arathi  posted 8 months 3 days ago
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Why fishermen fear Netravati river diversion
Rathnakar Salian is a traditional catamaran fisherman from Sasihitlu village in Mangaluru district of Karnataka. He learned how to throw the net, how to pull it out, and how to look for fish in the sea from his father and uncles.
arathi  posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Climate changes Himachal farmers’ game
With apple production greatly affected due to changing climate in Himachal Pradesh, apple farmers are taking to cultivation of vegetables and ‘low chill’ fruits like pomegranate and kiwi.
arathi  posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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Large earthquakes imminent in the Himalayas
A new study has reconfirmed the possibility that large earthquakes could be imminent in the Himalayas. While high levels of strain are getting constantly accumulated along the Main Himalayan Thrust region, only a fraction of it is getting released through small earthquakes of magnitudes less than five on the Richter scale.
arathi  posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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Decoding Indian monsoon
Changes in weather are best reflected in the annual season of monsoons. Now a team of Indian researchers has recreated a continuous history of the Indian monsoon, providing new insights into forces governing it.
arathi  posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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Practice briefs from TNUSSP to showcase learnings
The Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) has published three practice briefs that present the research findings as well as learning from the various components of TNUSSP. These briefs are targeted mainly at FSM practitioners, researchers and academic institutions. The practice briefs are:
arathi  posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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Saving glacial lakes by mapping them
Bursting of glacial lakes is a major cause of concern in the context of climate change. The retreat of glaciers is expected to increase the number of glacial lakes and also expand the size of existing ones, posing threats for catastrophic floods.
arathi  posted 9 months 1 hour ago
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Can Bundelkhand farmers weather the drought?
On October 22, 35-year-old Lallu Yadav was celebrating Govardhan Pooja, a Hindu festival celebrated after Diwali, in Panchkurha village, almost 22 kms from the district headquarters of Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh.
arathi  posted 9 months 23 hours ago
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New flood warning system for Chennai
Chennai, which, of late has been experiencing urban flooding often, is all set to get a comprehensive flood warning system being developed by several national agencies and institutions.
arathi  posted 9 months 1 week ago
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New tool to know tsunami better
Disaster management authorities are all set to get a new tool to handle tsunamis. They will be able to know how far the waves will move into the land at different places along the Indian coast.
arathi  posted 9 months 1 week ago
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Floods can pollute groundwater
In December of 2015, when Chennai was flooded and people were marooned, a team of scientists from Anna University was collecting groundwater samples along the Adyar river to investigate if the groundwater in this region was fit for human consumption. 
arathi  posted 9 months 1 week ago
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Marta’s toilets relieve villagers of OD shame
“Earlier, I'd wait till sunset to answer nature's call. In the morning, I'd wait for others to return from the fields so I could go. Quite often, I had to miss school for this very reason. And I'm grown up now; so having a toilet in the house has become a must," says class IX student Jyoti Gaud, a resident of Tiktha Mussallepur village in Jagatpur.
arathi  posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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Alaknanda leaves Uttarakhand villages high and dry
The river Alaknanda holds a special, sacred place for Indians. One of the two headstreams of the holiest river Ganga, Alaknanda originates from glaciers at the head of the Alaknanda valley in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.
arathi  posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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WASH with nutrition for better health
It’s complicated! That should pretty much sum up the relationship between WASH strategies and nutrition outcomes. Obviously, when there are unsafe water, pitiable and inadequate sanitation conditions with woeful hygiene practices, it will inadvertently lead to public health implications.
arathi  posted 10 months 4 days ago

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