State of Global Climate Report 2021.

28 May 2022. Introduction: The State of the Global Climate Report 2021 has been released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to the report, four key climate change indicators which are sea-level rise, greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean acidification, and ocean heat set new records in 2021. This shows that human activities are causing planetary […]

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Europe’s Record Dam Removal.

26 May 2022. Introduction: According to the 2021 Dam Removal Progress report, around 239 dams were removed from rivers across 17 European countries. This is a 137% increase from the previous year. Till now 4,984 dams have been removed. Highlights of Findings: It is a report prepared by Dam Removal Europe (DRE), an organization working […]

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WEF’s Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders- India.

25 May 2022. Introduction: The India chapter of the Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders has been launched on the 23rd of May 2022 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to boost India’s decarbonization and climate action efforts. Highlights: This alliance has brought together CEOs from the leading businesses of India.  This alliance is a part […]

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Iraq Dust Storms.

26 May 2022. Introduction: In the last six weeks, around eight dust storms hit Iraq. NASA’s satellites captured the images of skies turning orange. These dust storms reduce visibility, increase the risk of accidents, give rise to respiratory problems, and severely disrupt lives. Highlights: The dust storms are driven by northwesterly winds, also known as […]

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

23May 2022. Introduction: Lungs and respiratory infections are caused due to the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is so common that most children by the age of 2 have been infected with this virus. Also, adults can get infected by this virus. In healthy children, and adults the symptoms of the RSV are mild […]

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Amendment in Biofuels Policy.

22 May 2022 Introduction: The Union Cabinet recently made amendments to the National Biofuel Policy 2018. Highlights of the amendments: The target for achieving 20% ethanol blending in petrol is advanced by five years. Thus, the new target is 2025-26 instead of 2030. Other amendments to the biofuel policy are: Allowing more feedstock for the […]

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Nanjarayan Tank’ – Tamil Nadu’s New Bird Sanctuary.

21 May 2022 Introduction: The Nanjarayan Tank is recently declared the 17th bird sanctuary of Tamil Nadu. About the Nanjarayan Tank : Nanjarayan Tank is located on the outskirts of Tirupur city around 60 kilometers from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It was built by King Nanjarayan as a source for irrigation. It is also known as […]

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Key Findings of ‘Drought in Numbers, 2022’ report.

21 May 2022. Introduction: “Drought in Numbers, 2022” report was presented recently by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The report involves the collection of data on the effects of droughts globally and how droughts can be mitigated.  Report say about India: According to the report, many regions in India are vulnerable to […]

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Seoul Forest Declaration.

13 May 2022. Introduction: On the 13th of May 2022, the 15th World Forestry Congress concluded in Seoul and the Seoul Forest Declaration was adopted. The 15th edition of this event was hosted by the South Korean government in Seoul. About  World Forestry Congress: The World Forestry Congress is held for five days and is hosted by […]

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