The world's first floating CNG station built in Varanasi remained utterly safe even in floods. GAIL India, who designed this CNG station, also claimed that the world's first floating CNG station will not be affected by floods.
The famous Hanging Glacier of Chile broke down on 13 September 2022. This glacier is located at an altitude of 656 feet above the valley formed between two mountains in Queulat National Park. Some tourists who went to visit the National Park captured a video of the collapsing glacier and shared it on social media which went viral.
High-profile builders, developers, and tech parks are now at the target of the anti-encroachment drive in Bengaluru. These encroachments were believed to be the reason for the recent floods in the city. The Bengaluru administration has already demolished buildings in many places.
California is witnessing a severe wildfire that has increased temperatures in the region as the mercury is hovering between 37 to 47 degrees Celsius. The forest fire has spread across the southern area and has burned about 4500 acres of land to ashes.
The rising global temperature is also affecting the soil temperature, which can put crop yields at risk as it creates a favorable environment for pests that attack crops. As a result, the havoc of insects is increasing in the cold areas of the south as well as the north. A new study by North Carolina State University has shown that in such a situation, soil temperature can prove to be helpful in effectively monitoring and predicting the spread of insects like corn earworm (Helicoverpa gea). Significantly, this insect called the corn earworm targets corn, cotton, soybean, chili, tomato and other vegetable crops.
Delhiites will not be able to burst firecrackers on Diwali this year too, as Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday that the production, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers will be banned in the national capital till January 1. He said the ban is also applicable to the online sales of firecrackers.
Biodiversity plays an important role in balancing the ecosystem and maintaining the continuity of life on earth. Many species of fauna and flora are becoming extinct due to the increasing human population, deforestation, poaching, pollution, and global warming. Therefore, the threat looming over biodiversity is also posing a risk to human existence. According to the report of the IPCC supported by the United Nations, about 25 percent of plant and animal species are facing the threat of extinction. If concerted efforts are not made for the conservation of biodiversity, then in the coming few decades, more than one million species of animals, birds and plants will become extinct.
A study done by the scientists of the Roorkee-based Institute of Hydrology (NIH) on Gangotri Glacier highlighted that global warming is having an adverse effect on glaciers in the form of warm winds.
A recent study published in Nature Geoscience highlighted that melting of Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' could lead to a major rise in the world's sea level. This glacier is named because of its rapid melting, which could lead to a major disaster. Its original name is Thwaites Glacier. Now scientists are concerned that the rate of its melting may be faster than expected, which will lead to a big change in sea level.
A report published in the Communications Earth and Environment Journal highlighted that temperatures can go up to 51 degrees Celsius or even above in UP, Rajasthan, and Gujarat due to rising global warming. These states may face severe summer days for weeks or even months, and humidity levels will skyrocket.