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What is Smog Tower and how does it work?

Dec 3, 2019
Smog Tower: Clean air is a hot topic throughout the world. India is passing through the climate emergency. India is planning to install the smog tower in National Capital Delhi. Smog tower will be a 40 feet high and 20 feet wide structure to clean 32 million cubic metres of air per day.

What is Air Quality Index and how is it calculated?

Nov 6, 2019
The problem of air pollution has become a new challenge for the world. The air quality deteriorates throughout India in October and November months every year. The air quality is measured by the Air Quality Index. Let’s know what is the Air Quality Index (AQI) in India?

Water Management: Meaning, Statistics and Solutions

Sep 7, 2019
Water management is the management of water resources for the coming generations. Water is one the most crucial natural resource for the existence of the human beings. In India out of our total ground water availability we use 6% for domestic use and another 5% for industrial purpose the remaining 89% goes for Agriculture.

Water Management

Sep 7, 2019
Water management is referred to the planning, developing, distributing and optimum use of water resources under defined water polices and regulations.  The water cycle, through evaporation and precipitation, maintains hydrological systems which form rivers and lakes and support in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. Wetlands are intermediate forms between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and contain species of plants and animals that are highly moisture dependent.

5 Best Books on Wildlife

Aug 21, 2019
Wildlife is animals live in the natural habitat without the interference of humans. It focuses on the animals that live in the wild. There are various books on wildlife. Some popular books on wildlife are mentioned in the article. Let us have a Look!

MOSAiC Mission: Objectives, Features and Benefits of the Mission

Aug 14, 2019
The MOSAiC stands for Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. The prime objective of this MOSAiC mission is to study the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and its impact on the rest of the world. The German research icebreaker RV Polarstern will depart for this mission from Tromsø, Norway in September 2019.

World leaders including PM Narendra Modi with Bear Grylls in Man vs Wild Program at Discovery India

Aug 13, 2019
Edward Michael Grylls OBE popularly known as the Bear Grylls; is a survival instructor.  He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011). In this series he does expedition of the different rivers, mountains, forests and oceans. Recently Bear Grylls featured with PM Narendra Modi ji in his Man vs Wild series.

Jim Corbett National Park the Paradise of Tigers: A Fact File

Aug 13, 2019
The Jim Corbett National Park, a Project Tiger Reserve located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Jim Corbett was named after the Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. It was established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park,so it is the oldest national park in India.

Benefits from Biodiversity

Jun 2, 2019
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries products, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services depend upon the conservation of biological diversity. Food production relies on biodiversity for a variety of food plants, pollination, pest control, nutrient provision, genetic diversity, and disease prevention and control. Both medicinal plants and manufactured pharmaceuticals rely on biodiversity.

“Anthropocene” a new chapter in the Earth’s geological history

May 27, 2019
Human activity has fundamentally changed our planet. Rising global temperatures, sea levels, depleting ozone layer and acidifying oceans are the result of human activity. Scientist’s team have voted to declare “Anthropocene" as a new chapter in the Earth's geological history. They believe that we are living in a new chapter in Earth's story and entered in a new era. Let us read more about Anthropocene, why it matters and what is golden spike.

National Endangered Species Day 2019: Third Friday in May| Significance

May 17, 2019
National Endangered Species Day is observed on third Friday of May every year to spread awareness about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats and to take actions necessary to protect them. What is the history behind this day, when it was first time celebrated? Do you know what are endangered species? Let us see below.

Arsenic-breathing microbes discovered in Pacific Ocean

May 6, 2019
The scientist of the University of Washington discovered arsenic-breathing organisms in the Pacific Ocean on the basis of the sample taken from the low-oxygen parts of the Pacific Ocean or we can say sample were taken from the surface where oxygen is almost absent. In this article, we have explained the concept of arsenic respiration and discussed the basis of the recent discovery of the Arsenic-breathing microbes in the Pacific Ocean.

Soil Colloids- Types, Properties and Importance

May 3, 2019
Soil colloids are the most active constituent of the soil and it determine the physical and chemical properties of the soil. They are important because their surfaces attract soil nutrients dissolved in soil, water as positively charged mineral ions, or cations. In this article, we have explained the concept, types, properties and importance of soil colloids.

Cyclone- Formation, Types and Cyclone prone Area in India

May 3, 2019
The topography and the intensity as well as frequency of cyclones that could strike a coast decide the vulnerability of the place. Every year, nearly 70 to 90 cyclonic systems developers all over the globe. In this article, we have explained the concept, formation, types, and cyclone prone area in India, which will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

What is Climate Change and How does it affect us?

May 3, 2019
The Climate Change is a phenomenon that affects the regional and global climate. The primary factor that causes the climate change is the burning of fossil fuel, which emits carbon dioxide and other greenhouse into the air. In this article, we have discussed about the concept, causes and affects of the climate change.

Earth's Life Support Systems and Nitrogen Crisis

Apr 30, 2019
Nitrogen plays important role in the biological and physical processes. By volume, the earth's atmosphere contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. In this article, we have explained how nitrogen is important for the Earth’s life-support systems.

What causes a Heat Wave?

Apr 29, 2019
The 21st century witnesses the abnormal increase of atmospheric temperature due to the overexploitation of the environment through deforestation, high consumption of fossil fuel etc. The heat wave has great potential and more dangerous as compare to other natural phenomenon like hurricanes, lightning, and tornadoes. In this article, we are given a short note on the concept, definition, causes and impact of heat waves.

Plastic Waste- Types and Impact

Apr 29, 2019
Plastic is a polymeric material whose molecules are very large, often resembling long chains made up of a seemingly endless series of interconnected links. The researchers estimated that more that 300 million tons of plastics are produced every year and 50% are used for single purposes. In this article, we are giving a short on the plastic waste, its types and impact on the environment.

How Arctic warming impacts the global economy?

Apr 26, 2019
Recently, Nature Communication published an article to address the alarming situation of global warming, Arctic warming and its potential economic impact. This article also suggests that if the Paris agreement will not set out with commitment then the entire world will cost 5 percent increment of Arctic Warming. In this article, we have discussed the impact of Arctic warming on the global economy.

Why are Ice Stupas being built?

Apr 25, 2019
Stupas are mound like or dome-shaped or hemispherical structure erected as Buddhist shrine. Similarly, stupa made up of ice and erected like dome is known as Ice Stupa. How Ice Stupa’s are built, what is the significance of Ice Stupa etc. Let us study through this article.

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