24December 2022. Introduction: A new government report has found that the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada has declined by 27 percent in the past 5 years. What are the key findings of the report?
23 December 2022. Introduction: In an effort to conserve one of the largest tortoise species in mainland Asia, ten captive-bred Asian Giant Tortoises (Manouria emys) were recently released into Ntangki National Park in Peren district, India. The rewilding process was carried out with the assistance of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and the Wildlife Conservation […]
23December 2022. Introduction: India-based Kalyani Group has launched India’s first “green” steel brand called Kalyani Ferresta. What is green steel? When steel is manufactured without using fossil fuels, it is known as green steel. It is manufactured using low-carbon energy sources like hydrogen, electricity, or coal gasification instead of the traditional carbon-intensive manufacturing route. Sweden […]
21December 2022. Introduction: The European Union (EU) member states and parliamentarians announced a landmark reform within the bloc’s carbon market on December 18, 2022. This reform serves as the central plank in the EU’s ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and invest in climate-friendly technologies. The deal includes provisions such as accelerated emission cuts, phase-out of […]
21December 2022. Introduction: Scientists, who are working on Great Barrier Reef, have succeeded in testing a new method for freezing and storing coral larvae. About the new method Why does freezing a coral larvae matter? The Great Barrier Reef had experienced 4 bleaching events in the last seven years, including the first-ever bleach during a […]
19 December 2022. Introduction: The World Bank released a report emphasising the importance of coordinated efforts of all South Asian countries to reduce air pollution. What are the key findings of the report?
18 December 2022. Introduction: At the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), the United Nations has recognized ten ground-breaking initiatives from across the world for their role in restoring the natural ecosystems. What are World Restoration Flagships? Which are the 2022 World Restoration Flagships? What is UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration?
10 Dec 2022 Introduction: Three medicinal plant species in the Himalayas have been included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. These are Meizotropis pellita (critically endangered), Fritilloria cirrhosa (vulnerable) and Dactylorhiza hatagirea (endangered). About Meizotropis pellita Meizotropis pellita is commonly known as Patwa. It is a perennial shrub that is found only in […]
9 Dec 2022. Introduction: Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden – India’s largest botanical garden – is currently under threat because of severe land erosion by River Ganga. About Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden Why is the botanical garden under threat?
7Dec2022. Introduction: The State of Finance for Nature report was released by the UNEP along with the Economics of Land Degradation initiative of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UNCCD, and the European Commission. It was released 10 days after the conclusion of the COP27 and a week before the start […]