Arctic melt: will polar bears vanish by 2100?

Source: This post is based on the article “Arctic melt: will polar bears vanish by 2100?” published in Indian Express on 19th October 2021. What is the News? According to a study published in the journal Earth’s Future, if carbon emissions continue at current levels, then by 2100 Arctic sea ice may disappear during the… Continue reading Arctic melt: will polar bears vanish by 2100?

Development projects threaten Bengal florican habitat in Assam

Source: This post is based on the article “Development projects threaten Bengal florican habitat in Assam” published in Down To Earth on 18th October 2021. What is the News? Bustard Specialist Group (BSG) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has written to the Assam government on the urgent need to prevent land-use changes… Continue reading Development projects threaten Bengal florican habitat in Assam

Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries

Source: This post is based on the article “Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries” published in TOI on 14th October 2021. What is the News? The Climate Transparency Report 2021 has been released. What is the Climate Transparency Report? The Climate Transparency Report is the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 countries’… Continue reading Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries

Delhi company bags ‘Eco Oscar’ for clean-air technology

Source: This post is based on the article “Delhi company bags ‘Eco Oscar’ for clean-air technology” published in TOI on 19th October 2021. What is the News? Delhi-based company Takachar is one among five winners of the first-ever Earth shot Prize, also called “Eco Oscar”. They won the prize in the “Clean Our Air” category… Continue reading Delhi company bags ‘Eco Oscar’ for clean-air technology

Around 1.3 billion people at high risk of conflict and displacement: Report

Source: This post is based on the article “Around 1.3 billion people at high risk of conflict and displacement: Report” published in Down To Earth on 10th October 2021. What is the News? Institute of Economics and Peace(IEP), an international think tank has released a report titled “Ecological Threat Report (ETR) 2021”. About Ecological Threat… Continue reading Around 1.3 billion people at high risk of conflict and displacement: Report

Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event

What is the News? Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has addressed the Ministerial session of the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event. Note: In May 2021, the United Kingdom and India have agreed to jointly launch the Green Grids-One Sun One World One Grid… Continue reading Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event

Fish species found only in the Pacific, discovered in the Bay of Bengal

What is the News? Researchers have discovered a unique, lesser-known fish species named Hoplosebastes Armatus in the Indian Ocean.This fish species was till now thought to be found only in the Pacific Ocean. What is Hoplosebastes Armatus? Hoplosebastes Armatus is also known as the flower scorpionfish. It belongs to the order of ray-finned fish that… Continue reading Fish species found only in the Pacific, discovered in the Bay of Bengal

Global energy transition too slow, needs a ‘low emissions revolution’: IEA

What is the News? The International Energy Agency(IEA) has published its World Energy Outlook 2021 (WEO) report. What is the purpose of the World Energy Outlook report? The goal of the report is to assess progress made by countries on their clean energy transitions ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties meeting in Glasgow next… Continue reading Global energy transition too slow, needs a ‘low emissions revolution’: IEA

Over 100 countries sign Kunming Declaration on biodiversity conservation

What is the news?  The “Kunming Declaration” was adopted by over 100 countries in the ongoing virtual 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD).  The theme of the COP-15 is “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”.  COP15 is being held… Continue reading Over 100 countries sign Kunming Declaration on biodiversity conservation

New cicada species in Nagaland underscores need for conservation

Source: This post is based on the article “New cicada species in Nagaland underscores need for conservation” published in Down to Earth on 12th October 2021. What is the news? Recently a new Cicada species Platyomia kohimaensis was discovered in the Naga Hills. The species was found near the village of Mitelphe within the Kohima district. ​… Continue reading New cicada species in Nagaland underscores need for conservation