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New exotic carnivorous plant Nepenthes zygon discovered at Kew Gardens in London

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

An exotic carnivorous plant species Nepenthes zygon was on 25 November 2014 discovered at the Kew Gardens where it was helping to keep down cockroaches.

New species of bird Muscicapa flycatcher named after Indian ornithologist Navjot Sodhi

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The bird found in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia was named as Muscicapa sodhii.

Pico do Fogo Volcano erupted in Cape Verde archipelago off West Africa coast

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Volcano Pico do Fogo in the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa erupted leading to evacuation of people.

World Bank released report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The World Bank released Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal report focusing on the specific regional impacts of warming.

Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund pledged 9.3 billion US dollars to fight climate change

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The High-level Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund pledged to contribute 9.3 billion US dollars towards the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

10 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of India in serious danger: BNHS study

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

At least 10 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas  are in serious danger, a study released by BNHS.

China and Australia signed a MoU on bilateral Antarctic cooperation

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

China and Australia a MoU on bilateral Antarctic cooperation will exchange data and personnel.

Assam Zoo set to become the first zoo in world to have the critically endangered Pygmy Hog

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Guwahati’s Assam State Zoo is set to become the only zoo of the world to have critically endangered pygmy hog (Porcula salvania).

Council of EU extended ban on deep-sea shark fishing

Published on: 11-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Council of EU extended ban on deep-sea shark fishing for the European fleet for at least another 2 years, with only Spain and Portugal voting against.

To protect declining shark population shipment of shark fins banned by Jet Airways

Published on: 07-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

To protect the sharks and marine ecosystem, Jet Airways Cargo banned shipment of shark fins.

Scientists for the first time tracked the entire route of migratory bird Amur Falcon

Published on: 06-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Scientists for the first time tracked the entire route of migratory bird Amur Falcon.

Union Government re-constituted PM's Council on climate change

Published on: 06-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

PM’s Council on Climate Change re-constituted to monitor formulation of action plans in area of assessment, adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

An endangered species Flying Squirrel captured in Jharkhand

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

An endangered species Flying Squirrel was captured by the forest department officials on 29 October 2014 at Balijharan village in Jagannathpur sub-division of West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.

Union MoEFCC launched the National Air Quality Index

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched the National Air Quality Index.

Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Category 2 Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda with winds of about 185 km/h and lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with torrential rain and howling wind.

Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

A new study of Scientists says that some areas of Himalayan mountain range are melting faster than others, which aren’t melting at all.

Sea levels rose rapidly in past 150 years: study of Australian scientists

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Scientists found that the sea levels have risen more in past century as compared to any century in past 6000 years.

India signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

India on 30 September 2014 signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Powerful typhoon Vongfong struck Japan

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Powerful typhoon Vongfong made its landfall in Makurazaki on Kyushu Island of Japan with winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour.

Cyclone Hudhud struck coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Cyclonic Storm Hudhud made its landfall in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and carried heavy rains and winds with it.

Ocean Health Index for the year 2014 released

Published on: 09-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Ocean Health Index (OHI) 2014 was released by the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara, Califronia

New York Declaration on Forests released at UN Climate Summit

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

New York Declaration on Forests was released at the UN Climate Summit in New York, US on 23 September 2014.

Maryland University Researchers developed a tool to predict how organisms respond to climate change

Published on: 06-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Researchers at Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory developed a tool to predict how organisms may respond to climate change

Aral Sea dried: NASA’s Earth Observatory

Published on: 04-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 99 people agreed

NASA’s Earth Observatory claimed that world’s fourth-largest lake, Aral Sea has dried and is at the verge of vanish.

WWF released Living Planet Report 2014

Published on: 30-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 139 people agreed

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on 30 September 2014 released the Living Planet Report 2014. The theme of the report is Species and Spaces, People and Places.

Volcano Mount Ontake erupted in Japan

Published on: 29-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Volcano Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on 27 September 2014 killing more than 30 people and injuring as many people.

People's Climate March organised worldwide against Climate change

Published on: 23-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

People's Climate March, a campaign to curb on carbon emissions was organsied on 21 September 2014 ahead of the UN climate summit in New York.

BNP Paribas launched equity index linked green bond to mitigate climate change

Published on: 20-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

BNP Paribas on 18 September 2014 launched equity index linked green bond.

Scientists warned Climate change will exacerbate the threat of Megadroughts

Published on: 17-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Scientists warned that Climate change will exacerbate the threat of Megadroughts.

Report titled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014 released by UNEP and WMO

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

A report titled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014 was released.

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