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A forest filled with butterflies News: Recently, butterfly survey was organised in Parambikulam. Important Facts: This is the fourth consecutive year that the butterfly survey is being organised in Parambikulam. The survey is initiated jointly by the Department of Forest and Wildlife, Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation, and the Wayanad-based Ferns Naturalists Society. About Parambikulam Tiger… Continue reading A forest filled with butterflies
Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat News: The article discusses about the man-animal conflict in light of recent instances of killing and casualties attributed to tigers. Important Facts: Background: Since 2016, 13 people have died in the Pandharkawda divisional forest of Maharashtra which has been attributed to tigers and at least five of them to Avni,… Continue reading Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat
Report sees climate risk from rise in Indian AC units News: According to the report Solving the Global Cooling Challenge, by 2022, India is expected to have a fourth of the world’s air conditioning units. Important facts About the Report: The report was released by environment minister of India at the Global Cooling Innovation Summit… Continue reading Report sees climate risk from rise in Indian AC units
Protect the little helpers Article: The article discusses the growing concern over declining population of different species of pollinators Important analysis Importance of pollinators: In 2015, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) established that pollinators lead to huge agricultural economic gains. According to the report, estimated pollinator contribution in India to… Continue reading Protect the little helpers
Oceans heating faster: study News: According to a new study published in journal ‘Nature’, the scientists have noted that the global oceans may be absorbing up to 60 percent more heat since the 1990s than older estimates had found. Important Facts: New novel method in the study: Unlike earlier studies, which relied on tallying the… Continue reading Oceans heating faster: study
Moths are key to pollination in Himalayan ecosystem News: A study was conducted recently by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) to reveal the moths as pollinators in the ecosystem. Important Facts: 2. Under the project titled “Assessment of Moths (Lepidoptera) As Significant Pollinators in the Himalayan Ecosystem of North Eastern India”, scientists collected moth… Continue reading Moths are key to pollination in Himalayan ecosystem
Climate fund allots $1bn for poor nations News: United Nation’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved more than $1 billion in new investments to tackle climate change after a four-day meeting in Bahrain. Important Facts: About UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF): The GCF was established at the Sixteenth Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention… Continue reading Climate fund allots $1bn for poor nations
China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries News: Baishui No. 1 Glacier in China has lost 60% of its mass and shrunk 250 m since 1982, according to a 2018 report in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Important Facts: As an impact of climate change, the glacier has lost 60 percent of its mass… Continue reading China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries
Migratory birds start arriving at Chilika, numbers are down News: Migratory birds arriving in Chilika lake this year winters have declined than their usual numbers. Important Facts: 2. About Chilika lake: Chilika Lake, Odisha is one of the largest wintering grounds in Asia, where close to one million birds congregate on the mudflats of the… Continue reading Migratory birds start arriving at Chilika, numbers are down
Our time begins now News: The article discusses about India’s vulnerability to climate change and a road map to transit quickly to a near-zero carbon economy. Important Facts: 2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently released a report in Seoul highlighting the impacts that developing countries like India would face if global warming touches… Continue reading Our time begins now
Aim, shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals News: Scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore have come up with a new citizen-science repository on Indian mammals, called Mammals of India (MaOI). Important Facts: 2. About Mammals of India (MaO): It is an online, peer- reviewed, freely-accessible portal which aims to… Continue reading Aim, shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals
SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020 News: The Supreme Court has ordered a ban on sales of vehicles compliant with BS-IV emission norms in India starting 1st April 2020. Important Facts: Background: The BS-IV norms have been enforced across the country since April 2017. In 2016, the Centre had announced the country would… Continue reading SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020
Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts News: According to experts from CARE (The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment), unsafe environment poses greater risk to health than climate change. Important Facts: Extent of the problem Globally, there are an estimated five million potentially- contaminated sites that threaten… Continue reading Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts
Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution News: A research paper highlighted the worsening water quality of Ganga river after the Ganga Sagar Mela celebrated on Sagar Islands (West Bengal) Important Facts: A paper titled ‘Pollution and its consequences at Ganga Sagar mass bathing in India’, was published recently in the journal Environment, Development and… Continue reading Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution