Ecology & Environment

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Disaster Management, Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment

PIB News: February 20, 2021

Dr. Harsh Vardhan Addresses ‘Population Versus Planet’ Conference Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on February 20 participated and expressed his views in WION and Zee Media’s ‘Population versus Planet’ Conference which is a part of its year-long campaign called ‘Mission Sustainability: Population Vs Planet‘. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “More people …

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

The southern India received unusually heavy rainfall from January 1 to January 17. Tamil Nadu received almost 10 times the rainfall that it receives in this period. Sixteen of the districts received 10 times (or more) the normal rainfall. Same thing happened in Kerala and Karnataka with 19 and 12 times the normal rainfall for …

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CRISPR & cas9

Everything You Wanted To Know About CRISPR/Cas9 Genetic Scissors

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on CRISPR, a method of genome editing. A genome is the full set of genetic “instructions” that determine how an organism will develop. Charpentier and Doudna started their study on CRISPR–Cas9 system in 2011. Since then, …

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reverse global wildlife declines

How To Reverse Global Wildlife Declines By 2050?

According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund, Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. The report has revealed that Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years. Reversing global wildlife declines has become one of the most important challenges for the policy makers across the world. …

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PM Announces Plans For Environment – Project Lion, Project Dolphin, Carbon Neutral Ladakh

From saving Gangetic dolphins and Asiatic lions along the lines of Project Tiger to making Ladakh carbon neutral and reducing pollution in 100 cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 August, 2020 announced a series of plans to protect the country’s environment and biodiversity. Addressing the nation on Independence Day, the prime minister also spoke …

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Deep Sea Mining Could Destroy Undiscovered Species: Ocean Panel

Deep Sea Mining should not begin before a full assessment of likely environmental impacts can be made, a report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) has said today.The International Seabed Authority (ISA), a U.N. body headquartered in Jamaica, has drawn up regulations on exploration, but has yet to …

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Climate & Health: WHO Manifesto For A Healthy Recovery From COVID-19

WHO’s prescriptions for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19: The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. “The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. Any efforts to make our world safer are doomed to fail unless they address the …

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Styrene Gas

Styrene Gas: What Is It? How Does It Affect Human, Animals And Environment?

Environmentalists have advised that there must be immediate evacuation of everyone from areas in proximity to the factory in Vishakhapatnam where a styrene gas leak took place as the chemical is highly toxic and causes severe health impact both in the short and long terms. Sunita Narain, director general at the Centre for Science, said …

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Mangrove cover in India

UNDP Teams Up With India To Boost Coastal Resilience

India is one of 27 countries that will be worst affected by rising sea levels due to global warming and the 60 million plus people living on the country’s coasts will bear the brunt, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The UN body which works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable …

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As People Stay Home, Earth Turns Wilder And Cleaner

Coronavirus Lockdown and pollution Level: As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Air Pollution Falls In …

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