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Indonesia's Capital, The World's Fastest Sinking City! Here's How To Mitigate Urban Floods

Nov 8, 2021
Jakarta is rapidly sinking. It is the fastest sinking city in the world as of now. The article below explains the major reasons behind the sinking of Indonesia's capital and also discusses the ways to mitigate urban floods

All about Bodhghat Hydro Power Project in Chhattisgarh

Jan 21, 2021
Bodhghat Project is a multipurpose hydro project that had been in the pipeline since last 40 years. The Chattisgarh Govt is all set to initiate the process of the project now- Know why environmentalists are concerned about it. 

Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle: Know all about the endangered species here

Dec 3, 2020
An Indian Peacock soft-shell turtle has been rescued from Silchar's fish market in Assam- Know all the details about the IUCN Red List vulnerable species here. Check out the details on its habitat, the endangered criteria and its significance here

Intergovernmental Panel report on Climate Change

Mar 31, 2011
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body tasked with evaluating the risk of  climate change caused by human activity.

Phytoplankton and ocean plant health

Mar 31, 2011
Phytoplankton are microscopic plant like organisms that live in the ocean. Phytoplankton are found in oceans in abundance throughout the world and they are the foundation of the marine food chain.

The Dead sea may be dead

Mar 31, 2011
The Dead Sea is a salt lake which is situated between Israel, Jordan and the Palestine territory of West Bank. It is lowestpoint on earth, some 420.8 mts. below sea level.

Maldives to become first Zero-carbon nation

Apr 8, 2011
In an unique step, Maldives has decided to give up fossil fuels completely and switch to renewable energy to become first zero-carbon nation in theglobe.

Treaty to control Mercury

Mar 31, 2011
At the 25th session of the  Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, over 120 countries agreed to have legally binding measures to control the pollution by mercury, a neurotoxin. Formal negotiations for the treaty will begin in 2010.  

Emissions trading

Mar 31, 2011
Kyoto provides for a ‘cap and trade’ system which imposes national caps on the emissions of annex I countries. Although these caps are national-level commitments, in practice, most countries are required to devolve their emissions targets to individual industrial entities, such as a power plant.

Water Problem: Real or Imaginary

Mar 31, 2011
It may sound strange to anybody that Madgascar’s president was overthrown due to water crisis in South Korea. But this is absolutely true. A South Korean business house, Daewoo, inked a deal with Madgascar to lease on this country’s half the arable land to grow grain for South Korean as this peninsular country is suffering from water crisis to meet its demand of evergrowing food supplies.

India and Climate Change

Mar 31, 2011
India signed and ratified the protocol in August, 2002. Since India is exempted from the framework of the treaty, it is expected to gain from the protocol in terms of transfer of technology and related foreign investments.

Environmental Issues

Mar 31, 2011
The 2009 United Nations Climate Conference, commonly named as the Copenhagen Summit, was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 7-18 December.

Key coral reefs could disappear

Mar 31, 2011
The world’s most important being wiped out by end of this century unless fast action is taken, according to a new report. The international conservation group WWF warns that 40% of reefs in the Coral Triangle have already been lost.

Kyoto Protocol: An effort towards emission cut

Mar 31, 2011
The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at combating global  warming.The Protocol was initially adopted on 11 December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan and entered into force on 16 February 2005. As of Nov 2009, 187 countries have signed and ratified the protocol.

Global warming

Mar 31, 2011
Global warming is the increase in the average tempreture of the Earth’s near surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global tempreture increased 0.74 plus or minus 0.18o celsius during the last century.

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