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Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future - The Diplomat

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:20

The Diplomat

Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future
The Diplomat
“When tunnels are constructed, water gushes out through the rocks and that leads to an increase in land subsidence,” explains Shekhar, adding that the increased deforestation in the hills is another factor that led loose rubble from the glacial retreat ...

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From traffic jams to floods, can Indonesia's “Big Durian” be fixed? - TODAYonline

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:50

TODAYonline

From traffic jams to floods, can Indonesia's “Big Durian” be fixed?
TODAYonline
JAKARTA — Ms Aida Widyawati boards a commuter train each day to travel from her home in South Tangerang, west of Jakarta, to her job as an office manager in the centre of Indonesia's capital. The 120km round trip takes three and a half hours on a good ...

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From traffic jams to floods, can Indonesia's "Big Durian" be fixed? - Daily Mail

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:05

From traffic jams to floods, can Indonesia's "Big Durian" be fixed?
Daily Mail
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aida Widyawati boards a commuter train each day to travel from her home in South Tangerang, west of Jakarta, to her job as an office manager in the centre of Indonesia's capital. The 120-km ...

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Rehab plan on fast track - The Telegraph

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:27

Rehab plan on fast track
The Telegraph
Dhanbad: The rehabilitation of the residents of the underground fire affected sites of Jharia is set to gather pace following the acceleration of the allotment of around 700 quarters on priority basis by the Jharia Rehabilitation and Development ...

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Research on oyster habitats continues debate over possible damage from river diversions - The Advocate

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:17

The Advocate

Research on oyster habitats continues debate over possible damage from river diversions
The Advocate
Coastal communities that are home to oyster farmers face the double whammy of rising sea levels due to global warming and land subsidence. The state's 50-year plan to save those communities — those that can be saved — relies heavily on freshwater ...

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Traffic panel talks stop signs on 11th - The Daily Times

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:10

Traffic panel talks stop signs on 11th
The Daily Times
Two stop signs were placed on Weir Avenue one year ago, as a result of a land subsidence on Pennsylvania Avenue which forced the area to be used as a detour, increasing the amount of traffic. In recent months, city resident Robert Pendergrass has ...

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Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia's 'ecological disaster' - Asia Pacific Report

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:07

Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia's 'ecological disaster'
Asia Pacific Report
Drone views of the village of Timbulsloko showing the scale of coastal erosion and sinking flatlands in an area that once used to to be rice fields on the edge of the Central Java city of Semarang. Source: CoREM. Video: David Robie's Café Pacific. By ...

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Water in an Uncertain Future: Planning the New Normal - Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:27

Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Water in an Uncertain Future: Planning the New Normal
Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
After a four-year drought from 2013 to 2016 and an unprecedented rainy winter in 2017, I'm hoping for a normal winter and not another year of water rationing, land subsidence, dead or dying forests, flooding, infrastructure failures, or transportation ...

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