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Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic hit record lows in November

Warm temperatures have led to record decline in the extent of sea ice in the Arctic and off the coast of Antarctica in November this year, say scientists. The extent of Arctic sea ice averaged 9.08 million sq km for November, 1.95 million sq km below the 1981-2010 long-term average for the month.
Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:43 pm
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World cities seek $375 billion to fight climate change

The mayors were meeting to plot strategy in the face of climate skepticism from US President-elect Donald Trump. They said they planned to make commitments to reduce harmful emissions by promoting cycling in cities and renewable energy, among other measures.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 2:56 pm
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Kolkata receives best cities award for tackling climate change

Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management. Kolkata is the only Indian city to receive the prestigious award.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 11:31 am
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Union Cabinet approves India's Kigali stand on hydrofluorocarbons

For India, the freeze year for phasing down the use of HFCs will be 2028, with a condition that there will be a technology review in 2024/2025 and, if the growth in the sectors using refrigerants is above certain agreed threshold, India can defer its freeze up to 2030.
Posted: December 1, 2016, 8:40 am
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Kerala temperature to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius: Report

Kerala, one of the most abundant rainfall-receiving states of the country, is likely to witness an increase in temperature by 2-3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century due to climate change, according to a recent study.
Posted: November 25, 2016, 3:13 pm
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Made efforts to ensure actions based on equity: India on COP22

India on Sunday said it participated "constructively" in the crucial climate change conference here to ensure that actions are based on the principles of equity and climate justice. Building on the momentum created in the last one year, countries at the Marrakesh climate change summit on Friday agreed to conclude the framing of rules for the imp
Posted: November 20, 2016, 8:58 pm
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No consensus on tricky issues at climate meet

An important marker of progress in climate negotiations post the Paris accord, COP22 at Marrakesh, concluded here early on Saturday morning with negotiators from over 190 countries setting a deadline of 2018 to finalise the rule book, which would turn pledges made in Paris into action.
Posted: November 20, 2016, 2:59 am
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Sea ice at record lows at poles: Report

Sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic are at record lows this time of year, the first time since scientists began keeping track, a report revealed. While record low sea ice is nothing new in the Arctic, this was a surprising turn of events for the Antarctic, the report said.
Posted: November 19, 2016, 9:48 pm
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Countries set a deadline of 2018 to finalise rules for implementing Paris Agreement

The UN climate conference concluded here on early Saturday morning with negotiators from over 190 countries setting a deadline of 2018 to finalise rule book for operationalizing the Paris Agreement.
Posted: November 19, 2016, 10:56 am
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