3rd National Biodiversity Congress 2017 held in Kerala

The National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The event is hosted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board. NBC is one of the significant biodiversity mega events of the country. It aims to identify practical, evidence-based case studies at the regional level to support the plan of action. Key Highlights of the … Continue reading 3rd National Biodiversity Congress 2017 held in Kerala

New Continent ‘Zealandia’ Discovered Underwater

Zealandia has recently been given the status of a continent by several geologists who say that the long lost continent is submerged under water. While there is no formal recognition of the same by the New Zealand government, which is the major habitable administration on Zealandia; there is, however, wide interest in the media about … Continue reading New Continent ‘Zealandia’ Discovered Underwater

‘Bombogenesis’, biggest storm in years hits California

California gets hit by strongest storms in years dubbed "weather bomb"; kills at least four people and bringing torrential rain and floods; Power cuts hit 150,000 households; storm disrupts more than 300 flights. One of California's strongest storms in years - dubbed as "bombogenesis" or "weather bomb" - has hit the state, killing at least … Continue reading ‘Bombogenesis’, biggest storm in years hits California

New birds species discovered in Nepal

A new species of birds has been discovered in the high mountainous region of Nepal, bringing the total number of avian species in the Himalayan country to 866. A Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxitilis), considered an autumn passage migrant bird species in Pakistan and India, was first seen and photographed by an expedition last year … Continue reading New birds species discovered in Nepal

Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines

President Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment on Tuesday as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked, and set in motion a plan to curb regulations that slow other building projects. In his latest moves to dismantle the legacy of his predecessor, Mr. Trump resurrected … Continue reading Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines

Primates facing extinction crisis: Study

A new international study warns that about 60 per cent of more than 500 primate species are threatened with extinction. It also claimed that three out of four primate species have shrinking populations. The study was recently published in the journal Science Advances. Key highlights of the study The decline in the population of the primate … Continue reading Primates facing extinction crisis: Study

Negotiation Committee Constituted on Mahanadi and its Tributaries

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted a negotiations committee on Mahanadi and its tributaries with an objective to assess availability and utilisation of waters of Mahanadi and its tributaries. It will also examine existing water sharing agreements on river Mahanadi and will consider claims of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and … Continue reading Negotiation Committee Constituted on Mahanadi and its Tributaries