As of today, India entered the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People. It is a collaboration of more than 70 member countries pushing for the adoption of a goal to protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and ocean by the year 2030. The MoEFCC Secretary, Rameshwar Prasad Gupta forwarded the agreement to French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain.
According to a new report published in the Advances in Atmospheric Sciences journal, the global temperature level of the oceans touched its maximum mark in the year 2021.
A report published by the UNEP highlighted an alarming possibility that the number of global wildfires is expected to rise by 50% by the end of 2050. The report said that the current rate is expected to grow by 20% by 2030 and about 30% by the end of 2050.
Researchers at Shiv Nadar university in Delhi-NCR have developed a new high performance, organic field-effect transistor (OEFT). They claim the transistor to be a revolution in the field of agriculture, with a touch of sustainability. India is a largely agricultural nation, and this biocompatible technology can be a great asset to the farming industry.
Melting of glaciers, rising sea levels, and declining forests cover are some of the consequences resulting from the ongoing human-induced activities that are meddling with the balance of the ecosystem. These development projects have led to a major biodiversity loss and disrupted the wildlife habitat and posed a serious risk to many wildlife species across the planet. The topic of extinction has been a major discussion point in the climate action agendas for the past decade and there has been an unfortunate loss of several species over the past decade or so. In the present scenario, as reported by the WWF many wildlife species such as tigers, Arctic polar bears, and marine turtles population are on the endangered list.
Indonesia has had a slew of illegal fishing activity on its waters. Its strategic geographical location in the most economically viable regions of the Pacific Ocean and weak maritime security conditions has enabled many environmental crimes. The country’s fisheries ministry made a press release about a Constitutional Court decision that allows civil servants to probe certain criminal acts.
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.
Delegates from 196 nations, including India, have assembled in Canada for a two-week summit that is expected to produce a major deal to prevent and reverse environmental degradation by 2030.
If the gamble to translocate the cheetah succeeds, India could become a global conservation success story. But if it does not succeed, India will have to face monumental criticism for its daring experiment.
Animal agriculture, the practice of raising animals for the purpose of producing food, fibre, and other products, includes the production of meat, dairy products, eggs, leather, and wool, among other things. Animal agriculture can take many forms, including factory farming, free-range farming, and small-scale family farming.
A groundbreaking study by researchers from the University of Bristol has uncovered that Heliconius butterflies possess spatial learning capabilities, marking the first experimental evidence of such skills in any butterfly or moth species. Published in Current Biology, the findings indicate that these butterflies can remember the locations of food sources across substantial distances, challenging previous assumptions about insect cognition.