Category: Environment & Ecology
Report on Global temperature in January 2018 fifth highest for the month since 1880

Report on Global temperature in January 2018 fifth highest for the month since 1880

Why in news? Global temperature in January 2018 was the fifth highest for the month since 1880, said the latest analysis released by the US government’s National Oceanic and ...

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Submit action plan on use of fly ash, says NGT

Submit action plan on use of fly ash, says NGT

Why in news?  The National Green Tribunal has directed all States and Union Territories to submit an action plan on the usage of fly ash that is generated from thermal power ...

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Report on forest cover in India

Report on forest cover in India

Why in news? India’s forest and tree cover has increased by 8,021 sq. km, up 1% since 2015, to 802,088 sq. km, which is about 24.39% of the total geographical area (GA) of the ...

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Three new eel species found in Bay of Bengal

Three new eel species found in Bay of Bengal

Why in news? Scientists have discovered three new species of eel along the northern Bay of Bengal coast in the past few months. HighlightsDark brown with white dots on ...

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Odisha ready to welcome olive ridleys

Odisha ready to welcome olive ridleys

Why in news?  The forest department has decided to streamline and regulate tourist flow to the nesting coast during the nesting season and fencing along the sea coast to protect ...

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Dust mitigation plan must for firms

Dust mitigation plan must for firms

Why in news? The Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for companies seeking environment clearance to ensure that they put in place a dust mitigation plan. Highlights...

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Microwaves could be as bad for environment as cars

Microwaves could be as bad for environment as cars

In news Microwaves emit 7.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in the EU, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 6.8 million cars.Microwave use across the ...

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Australia to offer thousands of dollers for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia to offer thousands of dollers for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

In news Australia is calling on the world’s top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting ...

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Bomb Cyclone: All you need to Know

Bomb Cyclone: All you need to Know

Why in news? As northern India shivers due to the prevailing cold wave, 8,431 miles away, in the United States of America, a ‘bomb cyclone’ is causing exposed skin to freeze ...

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Water spray cannons latest in pollution fight

Water spray cannons latest in pollution fight

In news To combat pollution in the capital, the Delhi government plans to use a machine that sprays water into the air. Strategy to control air pollutionA constructive ...

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Air pollution causes 30 per cent premature deaths in India: Report 2016

Air pollution causes 30 per cent premature deaths in India: Report 2016

In news Air pollution causes 30 per cent premature deaths in the country, a report released on Monday by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed.It found ...

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Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise In India’s Eastern Coast

Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise In India’s Eastern Coast

In news The Ministry of Home Affairs through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) would be ...

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280 million-year-old fossilized forest found in Antarctica

280 million-year-old fossilized forest found in Antarctica

In news A team of scientists have revealed the lush green past of Antarctica, after discovering various fossilised tree fragments dating back to the Permian Period, a time before ...

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Delhi to get BS-VI fuel two years early to tackle pollution

Delhi to get BS-VI fuel two years early to tackle pollution

In news The world’s cleanest fuel will be introduced in the national capital two years earlier than planned, the Union government said on Wednesday as it seeks to reduce ...

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