Ecology

ZSL and IUCN released data of hundred species fearing extinction

100 different species first in line for extinction from 48 different countries announced during the World Conservation Congress held in Republic of Korea on 11 September 2012


Massive Greenland surface ice cover melt picked up by satellites

An estimated 97 per cent of the ice sheet surface thawed at some point in mid July


MoEF issued Advisory to reduce the Impact of Communication towers

Recommendations made by an expert panel


Parliamentary Panel on Agriculture recommended to ban GM Food Crops

caught amidst bitter controversies ranging from its environmental impacts to ethical concerns such as corporate control of the food supply and intellectual property rights


A new oxidant in the atmosphere identified

The new oxidant is capable of oxidizing suphur dioxide


Earth might face More Heat Waves

Scientists revealed that over the past 30 years the northern hemisphere has witnessed more "hot" (orange), "very hot" (red) and "extremely hot" (brown) summers.


World Environment Day Challenge

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) had come out with the innovative competition on World Environment Day 2012.


World Bank approved 1100 Crore Rupees Loan for Himachal Pradesh

To promote green initiatives and sustainable development in the state


Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions increased by Three Percent in 2011

The three percent increase in CO2 took the total amount of CO2 in air at an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes


Glaciers in the Himalayas are shrinking rapidly, says study

The annual rate of shrinkage is 48.2 metres in terms of length and 0.57 % in terms of area


Karakoram Glaciers remained Impervious of Global Warming

The study found that the glacier saw an increase in ice thickness of 0.11 (plus or minus 0.22) metres of water equivalent per year between 1999 and 2008


UNESCO inscribes Western Ghats Mountain Chain on the List of World Heritage Sites

The Western Ghats are also considered to be one of the world's eight hottest hotspots of biological diversity.


Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development concluded in Rio de Janeiro

eight core issues in the course of summit, which comprises decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.


CO-4 grass used as fodder increases milk yield considerably

Feeding one bundle (15Kg) of CO4 grass has been found to increase milk yield by almost 200 ml per cow


IUCN released Red List of Threatened Species for Year 2012

Euphorbia mayuranthanii of Kerala were listed in the extinct in the wild category, while a leaf frog species and six plants were reported to be extinct.


Nepal launches drones to combat poachers

Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers


Most Environmentally Sustainable States

ESI had referred to 41 key environmental indicators which were classified into nine thematic sub indices with respect to policy formulation


Earthquake observatory in Koyna-Warna area

Project to measure physical and mechanical properties of rocks before, during and after a quake by drilling a 7 km hole into the crust.


World Environment Day 2012 observed across the World

Theme: Green Economy: Does it include you? The host was the Federative Republic of Brazil.


Climate Change triggered the Collapse of Harappan Civilization

decline in monsoon rains led to weakened river dynamics, and played a critical role both in the development and the fall of the Harappan culture