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  • Tiger roar likely to get louder (5/17/2019) - Picture credit to Novojit Dey The finding of the just concluded tiger census indicates that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in West Bengal part of Sundarban is set to increase by “at least 10 per cent” compared to last year. The 2016-17 census found 103 tigers including adults & sub-adults. In Bangladesh part, the Click for more......
  • Salinity affects pregnant women, children (5/17/2019) - Extreme salinity in the coastal area of the Sundarbans is posing serious health hazard to women and children, particularly pregnant women. Saline water is killing trees and sources of other foods including fishes, cows, hens and other resources.Health experts blamed the lack of nutrition for such deaths in the coastal areas. Ayesha Begum, a 19-year-old Click for more......
  • Salinity quickened Sundari decrease (5/17/2019) - Sundari, the iconic mangrove species responsible for naming the entire area as Sundarban, is disappearing fast in both Indian and Bangladesh Sundarban mainly due to climatic impacts and range of anthropogenic reasons. A 2015-16 survey report by Kolkata based nonprofit Nature Environment Wildlife Society (NEWS) has found that the Indian Sundarban has lost 90 per Click for more......
  • Climate ‘fastest growing threat’ for Sundarban (5/17/2019) - An IPCC climate change report, published just before the recently held global climate summit at Katowice; Poland, has made it clear that areas like Sundarban will become extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding in near future due to enhanced sea level rise; if the global temperature increase exceeds 1.5 degree compared to pre industrilised period. Sundarban, Click for more......
  • India climate fight cost: $ 1 trillion (11/30/2017) - India needs over $ 1 trillion to meet its requirements to counter climate change and is pushing for a meaningful resolution of the issue of longterm finance at the global climate negotiations in Bonn. The developed countries are yet to act on their sevenyear- old pledge to provide $ 100bn every year by 2020 to Click for more......
  • Solar power target (11/30/2017) - The International Solar Alliance, an India- led initiative to expand solar energy, plans to produce 1,000 Gigawatts of solar power by 2030, or triple the current installed global capacity, an Indian official has said, without sharing the details on how the target would be reached. The alliance is intended to serve as a " common Click for more......
  • Silence on US at Bonn (11/30/2017) - India has decided not to criticise the US at the COP23 climate summit here for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, marking a toning down of its aggressive policy from its UPA days. Multiple Indian sources told The Telegraph that a decision had been taken at the highest level not to attack the US Click for more......
  • India tops climate toll (11/30/2017) - India lost more people to the impacts of climate change than any other country and suffered the third highest financial losses from extreme weather events during 2016, says a report on global climate vulnerability released on Thursday. The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report has referred to India ' s intense heatwaves, extreme rainfall events Click for more......
  • Study sounds Dhapa alarm (11/30/2017) - Dumping waste at Dhapa should be reduced to the minimum to ensure people living in the area are not at major environmental risk, an international study has claimed.The study, Climate Smart Solid Waste Management for the civic body, by an agency as part of an agreement between the UK and Bengal governments, was submitted to Click for more......
  • Yoga twist to climate talks (11/30/2017) - Climate change talks do often require the negotiators to adopt convoluted if not tortuous positions. It appears apt, therefore, that India's latest contribution to the exercise is — yoga. The India pavilion at the CoP23 climate summit in Bonn is hosting a programme, " yoga every evening from 5 to 6 ", to promote New Click for more......