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Lima Call for Climate Action put world on track to New Universal Climate Agreement

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Lima Accord issued at the conclusion of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) put the world on track to new universal climate agreement.

Complex pattern of Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics revealed

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A new study has revealed the Complex pattern of Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics and  provided the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's glaciers have changed over the past decade.

WWF-India launched project Mobile Apps for Climate Change

Published on: 11-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Three mobile apps launched as part of project, Mobile Apps for Climate Change: A Citizen Science Programme for Schools in Metros.

Nine species of bush frogs discovered in Western Ghats

Published on: 11-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Scientists from IISc, Bangalore discovered nine new species of bush frogs in mountainous region of Western Ghats.

UNEP released the First Adaptation Gap Report

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 5 December 2014 released the first Adaptation Gap Report. The Report was released during a crucial round of climate talks in Lima, Peru.

Median time between CO2 emission and the maximum warming caused by it is 10.1 years: Study

Published on: 05-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The median time it takes to cause maximum warming following a Carbon Dioxide emission is 10.1 years. This was revealed by study published in journal Environmental Research Letters on 2 December 2014.

Subramanian Committee on Review of Environmental Laws submitted report to the Union Government

Published on: 05-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The committee recommended formulating a new umbrella law to streamline the process of environment clearances for development projects in the country.

Singapore to adopt Euro VI emission standards for petrol vehicles from 2017

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The announcement is a part of pledge of the nation to cut carbon emissions by 7 per cent to 11 per cent below 2020 business-as-usual (BAU) levels.

Human induced industrial waste causing Ocean acidification

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Over the last 100 years, the rate of deposition of reactive nitrogen from the atmosphere to the open ocean has more than doubled globally.

Global Warming to impact Polar Bear population in Canadian Arctic Archipelago by 2100

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A new study claimed that due to heavy loss of Arctic sea ice, Polar bears may face starvation and reproductive failure by 2100.

First bio-fuel powered bus became operational in UK

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.

Forest Owlet spotted in Western Ghats

Published on: 29-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The critically endangered Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti) spotted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary in Palghar District of Maharashtra.

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

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 15 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: 16 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: 3 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: 7 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: 13 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: 42 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: 23 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: 33 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: 8 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: 8 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: 23 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: 20 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: 68 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: 21 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: 54 people agreed

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

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