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Environmental Issues in 2009

  • Why is Sonam Wangchuk, the inspiration behind 3 Idiots, on a 5-day fast in Ladakh?

    Indian engineer, innovator, and educator Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the famous Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, is on a 5-day fast in Ladakh. Read on to know what drove Sonam Wangchuk to take this extreme step.

  • What Is The Difference Between The Arctic And Antarctic?

    Antarctica and the Arctic both have cold climates; however, they differ in many aspects. So what’s the difference between them? Let’s find out.

  • What Is Stubble Burning And How Does It Impact The Environment?

    Stubble burning is a common farming practice around the world and a major cause of air pollution. Read on to find out what stubble burning means and its impact on the environment.

  • Cyclone Asani: Who Named It, Latest Updates & All You Need To Know

    Asani is a cyclonic storm originating in the Bay of Bengal which would hit the Easter Coastal Plains of India, mainly the regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Check all the latest updates of this storm below. 

    May 9, 2022
  • Indonesia's Capital, The World's Fastest Sinking City! Here's How To Mitigate Urban Floods

    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

    Nov 8, 2021
  • All about Bodhghat Hydro Power Project in Chhattisgarh

    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. 

    Jan 21, 2021
  • Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle: Know all about the endangered species here

    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

    Dec 3, 2020
  • Intergovernmental Panel report on Climate Change

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

    Mar 31, 2011
  • Phytoplankton and ocean plant health

    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.

    Mar 31, 2011
  • The Dead sea may be dead

    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.

    Mar 31, 2011
  • Maldives to become first Zero-carbon nation

    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.

    Apr 8, 2011
  • Treaty to control Mercury

    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.  

    Mar 31, 2011
  • Emissions trading

    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.

    Mar 31, 2011
  • Water Problem: Real or Imaginary

    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.

    Mar 31, 2011
  • India and Climate Change

    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.

    Mar 31, 2011

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