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Mountain Agro-Ecosystem: Traditional Science to Cost Effective Solution

May 14th, 2013 | By
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Shalini Dhyani: Writes about hill agriculture, agro-forest and such ecosystem practices from Indian Himalayan region. She emphasizes on improving the socio-economic condition of mountain people by adopting a range of animal husbandry, agro-forestry and traditional agriculture practices through better scientific and technical inputs. Entire Himalayan ecosystem is undergoing rapid land-use and climatic changes in last

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Green Ilam Gets Greener

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
Nepal Ilam




Nepal Times: Eastern Nepal’s model township is on its way to becoming the country’s first Green City. Nepal’s easternmost district of Ilam is known for its diligent citizens and scenic tea gardens, but it is also showing the way about how towns can be cleaner and greener with community participation and competent leadership. The main

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Himalaya – Interactive Web Maps By SERVIR

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
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The SERVIR Web Mapper allows you to access and display data or functionality from several external sources to create a new service. Using the Web Mapper interface, you can choose specific data sets and information products by type and date, display them on a base map, and further manipulate them for analysis. If a layer

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SMS alert of Climate Variation on Crops

Nov 18th, 2011 | By
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Hindustan Times: Real-time SMS alert for farmers on impact of climate variation on crops. Farmers now get an alert on their mobile phones of sudden climate variations that can harm their crops. This is one of the innovative projects taken up by the central government to help farmers adapt to climate change in the country’s

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Connecting from Space to Village

Nov 12th, 2011 | By
HKH Region-ICIMOD




Coinciding with Bhutan’s ‘Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas’, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan, will hold a series of events to draw the attention of policy makers, government agencies, development agencies, community workers, youth and children to the potential for using remote

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Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
China's population are set to become the world's biggest per capita polluters Photo: Global Warming Images / Alamy




Zee News: The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world’s efforts are at slowing man-made global warming. The new figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined

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300 Hands-On Field Activities for Community Based Adaptation Projects

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
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CSDi is presenting a compilation of Community Based Adaptation Field Activities—complete with links to source materials and technical information. The content of field activities is given broadly in following heads: 1. Agriculture a. Soil and water conservation for agriculture. b. Developing water for agriculture. c. Agriculture in flood-prone or waterlogged areas. d. CBA techniques for agriculture.

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Why I Remain a Global-Warming Skeptic

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
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Searching for scientific truth in the realm of climate. Last month the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project released the findings of its extensive study on global land temperatures over the past century. Physics professor Richard Muller, who led the study, heralded the findings with a number of controversial statements in the press, including an op-ed

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Role of ICTs for community based adaptations to climate change

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
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E Agriculture: In her paper, “The role of ICTs for community-based adaptations to climate change” Simone Sala studied the potential impact of ICTs in Climate Change and development. It Explains that ICTs can be a more than valuable asset if integrated intelligently in the information and communication flow. She underlines that “ A systematic approach

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Beyond climategate: keeping politics and climate science separate

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
Any inaccuracies are likely to undermine many people’s faith in climate science Photo Credit: The Ecologist




The Ecologist: Beyond climategate-can we keep the politics and science of climate forecasting separate? The pressure is on climate forecasters to give us more accurate predictions of impacts, such as rising sea levels, but ahead of the Durban climate summit scientists say we still have much to learn When it comes to the environment, how

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Stop Climate Change: Together We Can!

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By
Nepali Chulha




Amrit Banstola: The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that ―warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from scientific observations of increases in global average temperature, melting of snow and ice, and rising of global average sea level. And from various evidences from recent studies, the climate change

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Energy run, quiz, singing contest mark renewal energy day in Nagaland

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By




Morung Express: Nagaland along with the rest of the country today observed Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas- National Renewable Energy Day which is celebrated in commemoration of the birth anniversary of the then Prime Minister of India Lt. Rajiv Gandhi. The main objective of this event is to create awareness and sensitize the masses on

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For greener pastures

Aug 19th, 2011 | By




The Pioneer: Increase in global warming has encouraged the need for not just environment-friendly practices, but also green jobs. SANGEETA YADAV tells you more Climate change and global warming have become a challenge. With the increasing demand for environment-friendly practices, green jobs or green collar jobs have been billed by experts as an answer to

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Energy crisis-A serious security threat?

Aug 5th, 2011 | By




The NEWS: Pakistan’s energy sector crisis is posing challenges to the country’s national security now. Around six to eight hours of daily loadshedding in the urban areas and a twelve to eighteen hours in rural areas, coupled with unemployment also caused by energy shortage in the industrial sector, has led to significant vulnerabilities that are

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Interactive renewable energy toolkit – iRET

Aug 4th, 2011 | By




Practical Action: Practical Action Consulting has put together a new interactive Renewable Energy Toolkit, produced for Oxfam and Christian Aid to assist them in building the skills and knowledge of their staff and partners to deliver energy access projects for poverty reduction worldwide.  We hope that the iRET will also be useful to other development

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