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Is climate change affecting the quality of Darjeeling tea and its production process?

The winter in January-February this year in India was the hottest in history, with 2.95 degrees Celsius more than the baseline, said a CSE study on Monday.

An ecologically and economically disruptive harmful algal bloom (HAB) affected much of the northeast Pacific margin in 2015, during a prolonged oceanic warm anomaly. Caused by diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, this HAB produced the highest particulate concentrations of the biotoxin domoic acid (DA) ever recorded in Monterey Bay, California. Bloom inception followed strong upwelling during the spring transition, which introduced nutrients and eliminated the warm anomaly locally.

Heat waves and drought are often considered the most damaging climatic stressors for wheat. In this study, we characterize and attribute the effects of these climate extremes on wheat yield anomalies (at global and national scales) from 1980 to 2010. Using a combination of up-to-date heat wave and drought indexes (the latter capturing both excessively dry and wet conditions), we have developed a composite indicator that is able to capture the spatio-temporal characteristics of the underlying physical processes in the different agro-climatic regions of the world.

On World Environment Day, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is re-emphasising the crisis that we are faced with today – by releasing the results of a study it has done to find out how India has warmed over the years. The analysis looks at temperature trends in the country – both annual and seasonal – from 1901 till recent years.

On World Environment Day, CSE releases analysis of how India has warmed over the years - from 1901 till 2017. First animated climate spiral showing the warming of India. Annual mean temperature in India has increased by 1.2 degrees C since the beginning of the 20th century. 2016 was second warmest year on record with temperature of 1.26 degrees C higher than. Winters (Jan-Feb) of 2017 was hottest in recorded history with temperature of 2.95 degrees higher than the baseline.

In three out of four seasons, temperature in India has increased by more than 1.5 °C since the beginning of 20th century.

While addressing a press conference, Vardhan said, “India is the most honest in terms of commitment for respected issues related to the environment, fight against pollution, preservation of biodive

Gurgaon: It may be in the news for the wrong reasons, but climate change is a topic whose urgency increases with every passing day, week and month.

WASHINGTON: Indian-origin US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has defended President Donald Trump's controversial decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris accord but underlined that America was comm

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