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What is the “Pineapple Express” Phenomenon?

Over the past two weeks, California and other parts of the West Coast have been hit with a series of what meteorologists call atmospheric rivers. Forecasters have said that the rain arriving in California on January 12 is being caused by a “true Pineapple Express” – a specific example of a common atmospheric phenomenon that ..

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Har Ghar Gangajal Scheme

The Bihar Government is set to launch the Har Ghar Gangajal project to deliver water from Ganga river to the dry areas in the state that do not lie along the course of the river. What is Har Ghar Gangajal scheme? Under the Har Ghar Gangajal scheme, the surplus water from the Ganga river will ..

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Assam-UNICEF Online Flood Reporting System

The Assam State Disaster Management Agency and the UNICEF has jointly developed an Online Flood Reporting System. With this, Assam becomes the first state to adopt digital reporting system to find out impact indicators during floods. About the System The new system will report flood levels in Assam on a daily basis. Earlier, the flood ..

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World Wide Fund Water Risk Filter Report: 30 Indian cities to face water risks

The World Wide Fund Water Risk Filter Report says that nearly 30 Indian cities are likely to face acute water risks. This includes Jaipur, Amritsar, Indore, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam and Kozhikode. Of these cities Jaipur topped the list. It was followed by Indore, Thane, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. The report defines “water risk” ..

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Thailand’s Anti-Flood Park

An architectural model from Thailand is being suggested as a possible solution for Mumbai’s flood problem in light of rising sea levels. Kotchakorn Voraakhom: Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a Thai architect who is credited for coming up with the anti-flooding architectural model. She and her firm Landprocess is known for promoting ‘mindful development over mindless construction’. ..

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India at risk of food shortage due to climate change: Study    

According to recently published global study, India is among countries which are at greatest risk of food insecurity due to weather extremes caused by climate change. The study had examined how climate change could affect vulnerability of different countries mainly 122 developing and least-developed countries (mostly in Asia, Africa and South America) to food insecurity ..

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