In news – Climate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization has…… Read more “Climate Change : CO2 in Atmosphere hits new record despite lockdown”
In the News 📰 The Union Ministry of Environment has launched the Vulture Action Plan 2020-25 for the conservation of vultures in the country. In Focus: Vultures…… Read more “Vulture Action Plan : 2020-25”
In News The central government has notified an Ordinance to constitute the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Adjoining Areas.The Commission…… Read more “New Permanent Body to tackle NCR Air Pollution”
Himalayan brown bear are omnivorous (eat both plants and animals), diurnal (active during the day) and mostly live solitarily.
A study predicts that climate change will result in a significant reduction in suitable habitat, and biological corridors of the Himalayan brown bear.
In News: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched the South Asian Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS). About: Flash Floods Flooding is an overflowing of water onto…… Read more “IMD launches guidance system for South Asia to tackle flash floods”
In News: Rising average temperatures in the Himalayan region have driven several dozen species of butterfly and moth to habitats higher up the mountains, as per a…… Read more “Climate change driving butterflies moths higher up Himalayas: study”
In News: For the first time in 61 years, India recorded back-to-back “above normal” monsoon years. In Focus: Quantification of monsoon rainfallCalculation of the ‘LPA Normal’ To…… Read more “After 61 yrs, India gets back-to-back ‘above normal’ monsoon seasons”
In News: The Union environment ministry has declared monkeys (Rhesus Macaque) as ‘vermin’ in Himachal Pradesh, allowing local authorities to cull this animal in certain identified non-forest…… Read more “Order to cull HP’s ‘vermin’ monkeys draws activists’ ire”
In News: Flood and rain-induced landslips have so far claimed 11 lives in Assam. News Summary Over 26 lakh people in 28 districts of the state have…… Read more “Assam flood toll mounts to 11, more than 26 lakh hit”
Context of the topic: With reports of major cities in India struggling to stave off a water crisis, there’s talk about exploring technologies to harness fresh water.…… Read more “Is seawater the ultimate answer?”