Ecology

Newly Discovered Colourful Species of Fish Named After US President Obama

The species of fish was named so because of Obama’s global vision towards environment conservation as well as protection.


Arctic Sea Ice Melting Area Larger Than the Area of US

WMO has the concern that the rate at which ice is melting is alarming and the changes are evident in turn on the oceans and biosphere of Earth


Ocean Acidification Dissolving Shells of Sea Creatures Causing Disaster in Food Chain

Scientists predicted that average acidity of these oceans will be triple all over the world and this will be the first time in around 20 million years.


Report Suggested That Developed Nations Deprived Poor Countries of 30 Billion US Dollar Climate Fund

1/3rd of total amount till now is the new money and just 24 percent of this amount was in addition to the existing commitments of aid.


Change in Climate Can Increase the Size of Sweet Potatoes

In earlier studies, it was found that the protein content of wheat, barley, rice and potatoes dipped down by 15 percent if they were grown under the level of carbon dioxide double that of present scenario.


Australia approved the plan to save the Murray-Darling Basin

Murray-Darling Basin river system is vital to the Australia’s food bowl.


Tongariro Volcano erupted in the North Island region of New Zealand

The Tongariro National Park is a dual World Heritage site and first park to win the recognition of National Park in New Zealand, because of its natural beauty, peaks like peaks of Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.


Greenland Continuously Lost 200 Million Tonnes Ice Every Year Since 2003

Scientists analysed the data which is being used in the recent studies from the GRACE that detects major changes on Earth’s surface


Greenhouse Gases Level Reached Record High in 2011: WMO Survey Revealed

There had been an increase on an average by 2 ppm for last decade. The oceans are already becoming acidic because of uptake of carbon dioxide.


Tripura Government Decided to Set up Two Elephant Reserves for Preservation of Species

With losing their habitat the elephants started migrating from Gomati reserve forest area to the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh


Largest Crabs of the World Tracked With GPS Technology

Primarily, the crabs move between the inland rainforest as well as the coast of the island. These crabs prefer saltwater than the freshwater


Australia Created World’s Largest Marine Reserve to Protect Ocean Environment

The Marine reserve created is going to expand the protection of creatures such as the blue whale, green turtle and the critically endangered populations of grey nurse sharks, and dugongs.


Bombay Natural History Society released a Report indicating Growth in Vulture Population

The Study also issued a warning that the stabilization on the number of this bird is encouraged but this increase in number and stabilization is yet a weak figure.


DDA announced its Plans of Creating Four Diversity Parks

Creation of such parks would be helpful in recharging the ground water level, purification of water, holding and controlling the situations of floods to a greater extent, controlling the mask of pollutant cover in the environment and lowering down the shield of growing temperature.


Supreme Court of India Expressed its Concern over the Growing Smog Cover on New Delhi

The growth in the number of diesel operated vehicles like SUV’s and sedans in the city is the main cause of growing on-road pollution


World Rarest Whale Species found in Pacific Ocean

A DNA typing was done on them and with further investigation a report on 6 November 2012 was published in the journal Current Biology.


Cyclone Nilam hits Tamilnadu Coast


Uttarakhand Named best Performing States in terms of Environmental standards

Uttarakhand is followed by Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Sikkim, and Andhra Pradesh


Forty Whales Died in Mass Stranding on Andaman and Nicobar Islands

It is a natural phenomenon that occurs when whales get disoriented and are unable to swim back into deep water.


Frightening Level of Mercury Content in the Environment of Sonbhdra District: CSE

Mercury in blood samples available was 84 percent, which is six times of the level that it should be in the body and 58 percent concentration of mercury was found in the hair