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India signs up for 70-nation group focused at environmental protection

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.

Ocean temperature levels reached an all-time high in 2021

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.

WIldfires to spike by 50% by 2100 says UNEP report

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.

Environment-safe transistor developed in India

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.

Evolving wildlife species to adapt to climate change

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’s Initiative to Bring Down Illegal Fishing

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 loss poses a serious threat to the balance of ecosystem

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.

COP15 Biodiversity summit begins as delegates from 196 nations reach Canada

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.

In relocating the cheetah, India has taken a conservation gamble

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.

The Role of Animal Agriculture in Climate Change: An Overview

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.

Heliconius Butterflies Demonstrate Remarkable Spatial Learning Abilities

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.

Critically endangered Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

An endangered Sumatran rhinoceros was born in Indonesia last week. The birth of this calf is a sign of hope for this critically endangered species, of which there are only around 80 left in the wild.

Fighting For Their Island Homes: The Inspiring Journey of the Pacific Climate Warriors

The Pacific Island nations are among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, despite contributing less than 0.03% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Rising sea levels, increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters, food and water insecurity, and the loss of land and cultural heritage are some of the challenges faced by these communities.