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Environment | Ecology

Landslides struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Landslides struck in Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan. It happened in city's Asaminami and Asakita wards.

Halong typhoon stuck south-west Japan

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Powerful Typhoon Halong smashed large parts of south-west Japan and killed at least 10 people. It also forced evacuation of millions from their homes.

China decided to ban use of Coal in Beijing By 2020

Published on: 06-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced the plans to ban coal use in Beijing by the end of 2020

Italian researchers decoded the language of African Penguins for the first time

Published on: 05-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Team of researchers led by Dr Livio Favaro in Italy decoded the language of African penguins (jackass penguin) make six distinct calls to communicate.

China took strict measures to Regulate GM Crops

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

China’s Ministry of decided to regulate sales and growth of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the country.

Scientists identified new species of Australian humpback dolphin Sousa Sahulensis

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Scientists identified a new species of Australian humpback dolphin with the scientific name Sousa Sahulensis.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck southwest Yunnan province of China

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale jolted southwest Yunnan province of China. This was the strongest earthquake to hit the province in 14years.

Monsoon deficit dipped to 22 percent, monsoon 90 percent of the normal in July 2014

Published on: 01-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Monsoon deficit for the month of July 2014 dipped to 22% according to the data released by the Indian Meteorological Department on 31 July 2014.

Sneha, a White tigress, gave birth to a black cub

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

White tigress gave birth to a melanistic (dark skinned) cub in Nandankanan Biological Park in Captivity.

3rd Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.

SC permitted UP government to cut 697 trees of protected forests in the Taj Trapezium zone

Published on: 24-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ

Typhoon Matmo struck east of Taiwan

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Typhoon Matmo struck east of Taiwan on 22 July 2014. Matmo, with a wind gust of 173 kilometres per hour.....

Nagoya Protocol on Biodiversity Received Necessary Ratifications

Published on: 21-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 120 people agreed

Nagoya Protocol, in the third week of July 2014, received the 50th instrument of ratification.

Australia’s Senate voted to repeal Carbon tax

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Australia's Senate on 17 July 2014 voted to repeal the carbon tax. The Australian Senate voted by 39 to 32 votes to repeal the tax.

Typhoon Rammasun struck large parts of the Philippines

Published on: 16-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Typhoon Rammasun smashed Philippines on 15 July 2014 and killed at least five people.

Hurricane Arthur hit the coast of North Carolina

Published on: 05-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Meteorologists of the US has upgraded Storm Arthur to a hurricane as it churn off the North Carolina coast on the eve of Independence Day.

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary of Maharashtra to be the country's 47th Tiger Reserve

Published on: 02-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

MoEF has approved proposal of Maharashtra Government to notify Bor Wildlife Sanctuary as 47th Tiger Reserve of India and sixth of the state.

UNEP released a report titled The Environment Crime Crisis

Published on: 25-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 24 June 2014 released a report titled The Environment Crime Crisis

Tsunami warning issued after quake measuring 8 on Richter scale hits off coast of Alaska

Published on: 24-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Tsunami warning was issued in Alaska after an earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale struck off coast Alaska.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area inscribed in World Heritage List

Published on: 24-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

GHNPCA inscribed in the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee in Doha.

367 exotic new species discovered in greater Mekong region in S-E Asia

Published on: 19-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

367 exotic new species were discovered in the greater Mekong region

US President Barack Obama announced to create the world’s biggest MPA in Pacific

Published on: 18-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed


Barack Obama on 17 June 2014 announced the plans of creating the world’s biggest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Pacific Ocean.

Japan killed 30 Minke whales in hunt since the ICJ ruling in March 2014

Published on: 17-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Japan killed 30 Minke whales during April-June 2014 whaling season as part of its research hunts in the north-west Pacific Ocean.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released

Published on: 13-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 139 people agreed

The International Union for Conservation of Nature released the Red List of Threatened Species

Tropical cyclone Nanauk emerged in Arabian Sea

Published on: 12-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Tropical cyclone Nanauk emerged in east-central Arabian Sea on 11 June 2014.

Union Ministry of Environment and Forest launched online Environment clearance

Published on: 06-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Union Ministry of Environment and Forest launched the online environment clearances for industrial and infrastructure projects.

US President Barack Obama announced new rules to cut carbon pollution by 30% by 2030

Published on: 06-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

US President Barack Obama on 2 June 2014 announced new rules to cut carbon pollution from existing Power plants by 30% till 2030.

TERI Environment Survey 2014 claimed worsening of Environment

Published on: 04-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

TERI Environmental Survey 2014 claimed for maximum urban population climate has worsened.

RhODIS, a DNA-based system, to be used to investigate poaching of Rhinos in Assam

Published on: 29-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

Rhino Indexing System, a DNA-based forensic tool named RhODIS to be used by Assam government to investigate and prosecute suspects of rhino poaching.

Oxfam released the report titled Standing on the Sidelines

Published on: 28-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Oxfam released the report titled Standing on the Sidelines on 20 May 2014.

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