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Climate Change - Rising sea levels

Thu, 29/06/2023 - 16:34
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A recent study Nature Communications emphasizes that submarine landslides are significant geohazards capable of triggering tsunamis that can lead to extensive loss of life and infrastructure damage, including damage to subsea cables. #ActOnClimate #ClimateChange 

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Sustainable Transport - Separate lanes for cyclists

Tue, 27/06/2023 - 15:30
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The Smart Urban Roads project is only focused on the demands of motorists, with no aspects of road design to make cyclists safer. There was no mention of any infrastructural development for non-motorised transport users in any of their meetings. When will we begin to consider the requirements of nonmotorized transport users? Let us speak out against these unjust practises.

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Climate Change - Impact on cyclonic storms

Thu, 22/06/2023 - 16:32
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According to a paper in Elsevier Connect, the sea surface temperatures over the Arabian Sea have increased by 1.2°C to 1.4°C in the recent decade due to #ClimateChange causing a 52% increase in the frequency of #Cyclones.

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Sustainable Transport - Pedestrian refugee island

Tue, 20/06/2023 - 15:27
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Imagine yourself or an old person crossing Anna Salai in sweltering heat with no safe place to stand in the middle of the road. Without a functional pedestrian median island, pedestrians are forced to wait in the middle of the road, putting their lives at risk. With the help of the pedestrian refuge island, we can protect pedestrians even at the widest crossing in Chennai.

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2023

Sat, 17/06/2023 - 16:30
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Unequal land ownership hinders women's empowerment, perpetuating poverty & gender-based violence. By securing their land rights, we can pave the way for their economic independence, food security & safety. #GenderEquality #LandRights #EmpowerWomen" #HerLandHerRights 

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Climate Change - Impact on earth system boundaries

Thu, 15/06/2023 - 16:28
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A recent study by The Earth Commission and Nature study reveals that over 52% of the world's land surface has already witnessed the transgression of two or more earth system boundaries (ESBs), impacting 86% of the global population posing a significant threat to the future of humanity. 

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Comments on Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission's drafts amendments

Wed, 14/06/2023 - 10:25
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CAG submitted comments and suggestions to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission on its draft amendments to Distribution Code, Supply Code, Distribution standards of performance, Consumer Grievance Redresal Forum and Electricity Ombudsman regulations.

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Sustainable Transport - No need foot-over bridges

Tue, 13/06/2023 - 15:24
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Chennai's Smart Urban Road Project intends to build several foot-over bridges and pedestrian crossings on several major arterial roads. However, rather than walking longer distances in the hot sun to access an over-bridge, climbing up and down uneven, unclean stairs, and wondering about safety, most people prefer braving the traffic. Foot over-bridges and subways sideline pedestrians; are inaccessible to persons with disabilities; and place an unreasonable burden on pedestrians. Pedestrians have a right to safe, clean, accessible roads too.

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எச்சரிக்கை! உயர் இரத்த அழுத்தம் ஒரு அமைதியான கொலையாளி

Fri, 09/06/2023 - 14:55
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லான்செட் நீரிழிவு மற்றும் எண்டோகிரைனாலஜி இதழில் வெளியிடப்பட்ட சமீபத்திய ஆய்வில், இந்தியாவில் உயர் இரத்த அழுத்தம் 35.5% ஆக அதிகரித்துள்ளது என்று கூறுகிறது. இந்த கண்டுபிடிப்பு நாட்டின் ஆரோக்கியத்தில் கடுமையான தாக்கங்களை ஏற்படுத்துகிறது. 'எச்சரிக்கை! உயர் இரத்த அழுத்தம் ஒரு அமைதியான கொலையாளி' பற்றிய இந்த கையேடு உலக உயர் இரத்த அழுத்த தினத்தை முன்னிட்டு வெளியிடப்பட்டது மற்றும் பதிவிறக்கம் செய்து இலவசமாக விநோயோகிக்கலாம்.

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