Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC): Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count

Source: The post is based on the article “Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count” published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022. What is the News? Nagaland is undertaking the first avian documentation exercise called Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC). This exercise aims to go beyond the documentation of Amur falcons, the migratory… Continue reading Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC): Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count

Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life

Source: The post is based on the article “Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life” published in The Hindu on 3rd November 2022. What is the News? Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and the Panamaram grama panchayat have joined hands to plant bamboo and vetiver saplings to stop the sandbank erosion around… Continue reading Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life

Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

Source: The post is based on the article “Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report” published in Business Standard on 4th November 2022. What is the News? The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Adaptation Gap Report 2022 titled “Too Little, Too Slow: Climate adaptation failure puts world at risk”. Note:… Continue reading Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

HARIT Aaykar initiative by Income Tax Department for increasing greenery and creating micro forests

Source: The post is based on the article “HARIT Aaykar initiative by Income Tax Department for increasing greenery and creating micro forests” published in PIB on 1st November 2022. What is the News? The Income Tax Department has launched the HARIT Aaykar (Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax) Initiative on the occasion of National Unity… Continue reading HARIT Aaykar initiative by Income Tax Department for increasing greenery and creating micro forests

Senna spectabilis: Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Source: The post is based on the article “Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve” published in The Hindu on 2nd November 2022. What is the News? Senna spectabilis, an invasive tree, has taken over between 800 and 1,200 hectares of the buffer zones of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve(MTR) in the picturesque Nilgiris hill district.… Continue reading Senna spectabilis: Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat

Source: The post is based on the article “PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat” published in PIB on 30th October 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has inaugurated Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat. These are now new attractions at the Statue of Unity. What… Continue reading PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat

Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

Source: The post is based on the article “Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels” published in Indian Express on 28th October 2022 What is the News? The ‘Emissions Gap Report 2022’ has been released. What is the Emissions Gap Report 2022? Released by: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)  This is the 13th edition… Continue reading Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

Source: The post is based on the article “In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet” published in The Hindu on 25th October 2022 What is the News? A report has been released titled “The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: health at… Continue reading In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever — and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Source: The post is based on the article “Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever — and 2022 was their worst summer yet” published in Down To Earth on 26th October 2022 What is the News? In 2022, glaciers in the Swiss Alps melted more than any other year on record.  About the… Continue reading Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever — and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Bats evicted from prehistoric Manipur cave for tourism: Study

Source: The post is based on the article “Bats evicted from prehistoric Manipur cave for tourism: Study” published in The Hindu on 27th October 2022 What is the News? According to a study by researchers, a colony of bats were evicted from Khangkhui cave in Manipur to make it tourist-friendly. About Khangkhui Cave Khangkhui is… Continue reading Bats evicted from prehistoric Manipur cave for tourism: Study

Two more Indian Beaches enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches

Source: The post is based on the article “Two more Indian Beaches enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches” published in PIB on 26th October 2022 What is the News? Blue Flag Certification has been accorded to two new Indian beaches – Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach- both in Lakshadweep. This takes the number… Continue reading Two more Indian Beaches enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches

Allmania multiflora: Plant spotted in Palakkad is second species of the genus Allmania, say researchers

Source: The post is based on the article “Plant spotted in Palakkad is second species of the genus Allmania, say researchers” published in The Hindu on 25th October 2022 What is the News? A new species of the plant named Allmania multiflora has been identified in Palakkad, Kerala. What is Allmania multiflora? Allmania multiflora is… Continue reading Allmania multiflora: Plant spotted in Palakkad is second species of the genus Allmania, say researchers

October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit

Source: The post is based on the article “October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The first tropical cyclone of the post-monsoon season of 2022 is likely to form in the Bay of Bengal… Continue reading October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit

This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Source: The post is based on the article “This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in its latest report have said that September was the fifth warmest in 143 years. What are the… Continue reading This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Are critically endangered Great Indian Bustards now migrating to Pakistan?

Source: The post is based on the article “Are critically endangered Great Indian Bustards now migrating to Pakistan?” published in The Hindu on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The recent sighting of three Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) deep in Pakistan’s Cholistan desert has given rise to speculation that the GIB might have flown… Continue reading Are critically endangered Great Indian Bustards now migrating to Pakistan?

Solution for stubble burning

Source: The post is based on the article “Solution for stubble burning” published in Business Standard on 22nd October 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment  Relevance: measures to tackle stubble burning  News: The problem of stubble burning is prevailing for many years. The farmers clear the stubble from the previous crop by putting it on fire because it is quick… Continue reading Solution for stubble burning

Explained | Saving the vultures of Tamil Nadu

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | Saving the vultures of Tamil Nadu” published in The Hindu on 21st October 2022. What is the News? The Tamil Nadu government has formed a committee to set up an institutional framework for the effective conservation of vultures. It has also banned the use of… Continue reading Explained | Saving the vultures of Tamil Nadu

Forest Conservation Rules infringe upon land rights of tribes people: ST panel chief

Source: The post is based on the article “Forest Conservation Rules infringe upon land rights of tribes people: ST panel chief” published in The Hindu on 21st October 2022. What is the News? The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) to put on hold the… Continue reading Forest Conservation Rules infringe upon land rights of tribes people: ST panel chief

PM launches Mission LiFE in the presence of U.N. Secretary General

Source: The post is based on the following articles a. “PM launches Mission LiFE in the presence of U.N. Secretary General” published in The Hindu on 20th October 2022. b. “PM launches Mission LiFE at Statue of Unity in Ekta Nagar, Kevadia, Gujarat” published in PIB on 20th October 2022. What is the News? The… Continue reading PM launches Mission LiFE in the presence of U.N. Secretary General

Giraffes brought to India 150 years ago from Africa may be a critically endangered species

Source: The post is based on the article “Giraffes brought to India 150 years ago from Africa may be a critically endangered species” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2022. What is the News? According to a study, the Giraffes brought to India by Britishers may be a critically endangered species. About the study… Continue reading Giraffes brought to India 150 years ago from Africa may be a critically endangered species

Grazing animals key to long-term soil carbon stability: IISc study

Source: The post is based on the article “Grazing animals key to long-term soil carbon stability: IISc study” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2022. What is the News? A study carried out by researchers at the Center for Ecological Sciences(CES) and Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC), IISc has revealed that grazing animals… Continue reading Grazing animals key to long-term soil carbon stability: IISc study

Six new spider species discovered from across the country

Source: The post is based on the article “Six new spider species discovered from across the country” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2022. What is the News? Arachnologists from the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology(CATE) have discovered six new species of spiders from across the country. What are the new spider species… Continue reading Six new spider species discovered from across the country

SECURE Himalaya project: Unique model to tie snow leopard tourism with habitat protection

Source: The post is based on the article “Unique model to tie snow leopard tourism with habitat protection” published in TOI on 18th October 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing a unique model in Ladakh to… Continue reading SECURE Himalaya project: Unique model to tie snow leopard tourism with habitat protection

Indian Bison: As wildlife diplomacy takes wing, government considers Sri Lankan proposal for translocating gaurs

Source: The post is based on the article “As wildlife diplomacy takes wing, government considers Sri Lankan proposal for translocating gaurs” published in The Hindu on 17th October 2022. What is the News? Sri Lanka has asked India to translocate 6 Indian Bisons (Gaurs) to reintroduce them in the island from where they became extinct… Continue reading Indian Bison: As wildlife diplomacy takes wing, government considers Sri Lankan proposal for translocating gaurs

Why countries like Bolivia and New Zealand have awarded legal rights to non-humans

Source: The post is based on the article “Why countries like Bolivia and New Zealand have awarded legal rights to non-humans” published in Indian Express on 17th October 2022. What is the News? A report titled ‘Law in the Emerging Bio Age’ has proposed giving legal rights to plants, animals and non-living entities for building… Continue reading Why countries like Bolivia and New Zealand have awarded legal rights to non-humans

Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?

Source: The post is based on the article “Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?” published in Down To Earth on 17th October 2022. What is the News? According to a study, Cold ocean currents have sheltered the Galápagos Islands from global warming. About Galapagos Island The Galapagos Islands… Continue reading Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?

Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

Source: The post is based on the article “Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022. What is the News? Recently, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the Living Planet Report. About the Living Planet Report It is a biennial report produced… Continue reading Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

Sloth Bear: A day to explore bear necessities

Source: The post is based on the article “A day to explore bear necessities” published in The Hindu on 13th October 2022. What is the News? The first World Sloth Bear Day was observed recently to generate awareness and strengthen conservation efforts around the unique bear species endemic to the Indian subcontinent. About Sloth Bear The… Continue reading Sloth Bear: A day to explore bear necessities

Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first slender loris sanctuary

Source: The post is based on the article “Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first slender loris sanctuary” published in The Hindu on 13th October 2022. What is the News? In a first in the country, the Tamil Nadu government has notified the Kaduvur slender loris sanctuary. The sanctuary will cover 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts.… Continue reading Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first slender loris sanctuary

Vultures mostly forage outside protected areas; conservation efforts should be focused there, urges study

Source: The post is based on the article “Vultures mostly forage outside protected areas; conservation efforts should be focused there, urges study” published in the Down To Earth on 8th October 2022. What is the News? A recent study on Vulture conservation has found that vultures mostly forage outside Protected Areas (PAs). So, to control the decline… Continue reading Vultures mostly forage outside protected areas; conservation efforts should be focused there, urges study

Climate tipping points could lock in unstoppable changes to the planet — how close are they?

Source: The post is based on the article “Climate tipping points could lock in unstoppable changes to the planet — how close are they?” published in the Down To Earth on 8th October 2022. What is the News? Continued greenhouse gas emissions risk triggering climate tipping points. According to a major study, the climate crisis has… Continue reading Climate tipping points could lock in unstoppable changes to the planet — how close are they?

The action plan against Delhi’s air pollution

Source: The post is based on the article “The action plan against Delhi’s air pollution” published in The Hindu on 10th October 2022. What is the News? A revised action plan to fight the serious challenge of air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has come into force after a sudden dip in… Continue reading The action plan against Delhi’s air pollution

Carbon dots: A futuristic solution for sustainably managing aquatic environment?

Source: The post is based on the article “Carbon dots: A futuristic solution for sustainably managing aquatic environment?” published in DTE on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? According to scientists, modern technology like nanomaterials or carbon dots (CD) might be the solution to environmental issues like water pollution. About carbon dots (CD) CDs are… Continue reading Carbon dots: A futuristic solution for sustainably managing aquatic environment?

National Clean Air Programme: Centre aims at 40% reduction in particulate matter by 2026

Source: The post is based on the article “National Clean Air Programme: Centre aims at 40% reduction in particulate matter by 2026” published in The Hindu on 1st October 2022. What is the News? The Government of India has set a new target of a 40% reduction in particulate matter concentration in cities covered under… Continue reading National Clean Air Programme: Centre aims at 40% reduction in particulate matter by 2026

Uttar Pradesh plans its 4th tiger reserve in Bundelkhand

Source: The post is based on the article “Uttar Pradesh plans its 4th tiger reserve in Bundelkhand” published in Indian Express on 1st October 2022. What is the News? Uttar Pradesh(UP) has approved the notification of the state’s fourth tiger reserve in the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary(RWS) in Chitrakoot district. This will be the 54th Tiger… Continue reading Uttar Pradesh plans its 4th tiger reserve in Bundelkhand

How climate change is threatening Himalayan hydropower projects

Source: The post is based on the article “How climate change is threatening Himalayan hydropower projects” published in TOI on 30th September 2022. What is the News? According to a study, more than 650 hydropower projects planned or under construction in the Himalayan region are at risk from hazards related to melting glaciers. About the… Continue reading How climate change is threatening Himalayan hydropower projects

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) unravels remarkable Archaeological remains in Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve

Source: The post is based on the article “Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) unravels remarkable Archaeological remains in Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve” published in The Hindu on 28th September 2022 What is the News? Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) has discovered remarkable archaeological remains in Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve. What has been discovered by ASI at… Continue reading Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) unravels remarkable Archaeological remains in Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve

How pollution, insects are threatening Taj Mahal, and what Supreme Court has said

Source: The post is based on the article “How pollution, insects are threatening Taj Mahal, and what Supreme Court has said” published in Indian Express on 29th September 2022. What is the News? The Supreme Court has directed the Agra Development Authority to stop all commercial activities within a 500-meter radius of the Taj Mahal,… Continue reading How pollution, insects are threatening Taj Mahal, and what Supreme Court has said

Ancient plant silphion known for curing many diseases probably still around: Expert

Source: The post is based on the article “Ancient plant silphion known for curing many diseases probably still around: Expert” published in Down To Earth on 29th September 2022. What is the News? According to a recent study, a Mediterranean medicinal plant named Silphion which mysteriously vanished 2,000 years ago may still be around.  What is… Continue reading Ancient plant silphion known for curing many diseases probably still around: Expert

Tourists witness the remarkable blooming of Neelakurinji flowers in Chikmagalur that happens once in 12 years

Source: The post is based on the article “Tourists witness the remarkable blooming of Neelakurinji flowers in Chikmagalur that happens once in 12 years” published in Indian Express on 29th September 2022 What is the News? The Neelakurinji flowers that blossom once in many years have turned the green patches of hill stations in Chikkamagaluru purple-blue.… Continue reading Tourists witness the remarkable blooming of Neelakurinji flowers in Chikmagalur that happens once in 12 years

White fly attack, untimely rains and drought; Rajasthan farmers stare at losses

Source: The post is based on the article “White fly attack, untimely rains and drought; Rajasthan farmers stare at losses” published in Down To Earth on 26th September 2022 What is the News? The number of white fly attack on cotton has been increasing in states like Punjab and Rajasthan. What is White Fly? Whitefly… Continue reading White fly attack, untimely rains and drought; Rajasthan farmers stare at losses

Why the famous Gir lion is hanging out by the beach

Source: The post is based on the article “Why the famous Gir lion is hanging out by the beach” published in TOI on 28th September 2022 What is the News? The coastal population of Asiatic lions in Gir, Gujarat has increased by 395% in 10 years. Asiatic Lion Population in Gujarat According to the 2020… Continue reading Why the famous Gir lion is hanging out by the beach

Broad-billed sandpiper spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary

Source: The post is based on the article “Broad-billed sandpiper spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary” published in The Hindu on 25th September 2022. What is the News? Broad-billed sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) has been spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. What is a Broad-billed… Continue reading Broad-billed sandpiper spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary

The tomistoma does not usually attack humans but that is happening now; here is why

Source: The post is based on the article “The tomistoma does not usually attack humans but that is happening now; here is why” published in Down To Earth on 23rd September 2022 What is the News? Increasing human intrusion into the habitat of Tomistoma (a crocodile species) may be causing it to attack people in… Continue reading The tomistoma does not usually attack humans but that is happening now; here is why

The tiniest specks of plastic can enter the human food chain, finds study

Source: The post is based on the article “The tiniest specks of plastic can enter the human food chain, finds study” published in Indian Express on 22nd September 2022 What is the News? Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have found that small pieces of plastic called nanoplastics can travel up the human food… Continue reading The tiniest specks of plastic can enter the human food chain, finds study

CSE releases roadmap for legacy waste management, dumpsite remediation

Source: The post is based on the article “CSE releases roadmap for legacy waste management, dumpsite remediation” published in The Print on 15th September 2022. What is the News? The Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) has released a roadmap for legacy waste management in a bid to support India’s garbage-free cities agenda. What is Legacy… Continue reading CSE releases roadmap for legacy waste management, dumpsite remediation

First public global database of fossil fuels launches

Source: The post is based on the article “First public global database of fossil fuels launches” published in Indian Express on 17th September 2022. What is the News? The World’s first Global Registry of Fossil Fuels has been launched. What is the Global Registry of Fossil Fuels? Launched by: Carbon Tracker and the Global Energy… Continue reading First public global database of fossil fuels launches

The ‘triple dip’ La Niña, and its likely impact in India

Source: The post is based on the article “The ‘triple dip’ La Niña, and its likely impact in India” published in Indian Express on 21st September 2022. What is the News? The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) is predicting that the current La Niña phase will likely continue for the next six months, making it a Triple… Continue reading The ‘triple dip’ La Niña, and its likely impact in India

Caracal: As the cheetah returns to India, researchers map out most suitable areas for its coursing counterpart

Source: The post is based on the article “Caracal: As the cheetah returns to India, researchers map out most suitable areas for its coursing counterpart” published in Down To Earth on 16th September 2022. What is the News? Caracal species is struggling to survive in India and is on the verge of extinction.A team of… Continue reading Caracal: As the cheetah returns to India, researchers map out most suitable areas for its coursing counterpart

PM releases wild Cheetahs – which had become extinct from India – in Kuno National Park

Source: The post is based on the article “PM releases wild Cheetahs – which had become extinct from India – in Kuno National Park” published in PIB on 18th September 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has released wild Cheetahs – which had become extinct from India – in Kuno National Park as… Continue reading PM releases wild Cheetahs – which had become extinct from India – in Kuno National Park