Causes of Biodiversity Loss IN India

Cause  1. Habitat Fragmentation: Large areas rich in biodiversity have been reduced to small pockets. This is fragmentation which has occurred as agricultural fields, roads, and housing, industrial hydro-electric and other projects have come up in biodiversity-rich forested areas. Fragmentation of forests, for example, has severely affected the elephant population in India. This is one reason […]

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Glacier burst reported in Sumna, Neeti Valley.

24April 2021. Introduction: On April 23, 2021, a Glacier burst occurred in Sumna, Neeti Valley located in Chamoli district in India-China border. A Border Road Organisation Camp came under the avalanche. The Indian Army has so far rescued 291 persons. In February 2021, flash floods occurred in Chamoli district due to Glacial burst and killed […]

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Second World Ocean Assessment.

23 April 2021. Introduction: The United Nations recently released the Second World Ocean Assessment report. It is the work of hundreds of scientists appointed by the members of United Nations from all over the world. It follows the initial report, “World Ocean Assessment I” published in 2015. The number of dead zones in the oceans […]

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Earth Day Summit.

23 April 2021. Introduction: On March 22, 2021, US President Joe Biden at the onset of a two-day Earth Day Summit, pledged to halve the US emissions by the end of the decade. Highlights The United States and the other countries increased their targets of slashing the Greenhouse gas emissions. The US President Joe Biden […]

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What is Potamophylax coronavirus?

21April 2021. Introduction: Kosovar Biologist Halil Ibrahimi has named a newly discovered insect after COVID-19 virus. About the insect Ibrahimi spent years working on a different type of Caddisfly species. The species was found in Accursed Mountains (Kosovo’s Western Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park). It has now been named as “Potamophylax coronavirus”. The species is […]

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Blue Nature Alliance- Global Marine Initiative.

21 April 2021. Introduction: The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership of five core partners and few other Non-Profit Organisations. The core partners are Conservation International  The Global Environment Facility.  The Pew Charitable Trusts.  Minderoo Foundation.  Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. The Blue Alliance was launched on April 20, 2021. Highlights of the Alliance: […]

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Cabinet approves Subsidy for Urea produced via Coal Gasification.

21 April 2021. Introduction: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved subsidy for Urea that are to be produced by TFL. TFL is a state-run fertilizer plant. It is Talcher Fertilizer Plant. About TFL: The TFL is to commission a new fertilizer plant in Odisha. This plant will produce urea through coal gasification. The […]

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State of the Global Climate 2020 Report.

20 April 2021. Introduction: “State of the Global Climate 2020” report has been recently released by The World Meteorological Organisation. Highlights of the Report 2011-2020 was the warmest decade in record. COVID-19 and extreme weather events were double blow to millions in the world. The Cyclone Amphan is the costliest tropical cyclone on record in […]

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VIIRS-Visible Infraed Imaging Radiometer Suite alert.

20 April 2021. Introduction:  India recorded 82,170 forest fire alerts between April 1, 2021 and April 14, 2021.-report by The Global Forest Watch. This is nearly double the number reported during the same period in 2020. The alert was based on the data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). Highlights: VIIRS VIIRS is […]

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What is Deepwater Horizon Disaster?

20 April 2021. Introduction: Now it has been eleven years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The explosion that occurred in the rig on April 20, 2010, killed eleven people. Highlights of Deep water Horizon Disater: After two days of the explosion, oil continued to spill from the pipe […]

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