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Oil Spill from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship

Indian Coast Guard is on vigilance after oil spill was reported from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship. Key Points Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Colombo notified about mid-sea oil spill about 450 kms South East of Chennai. Portuguese flag Container ship MV Devon developed an underwater crack in fuel tank on passage from Colombo to Haldia, ..

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Climate Change to Increase Sea Level in Lakshadweep: Study

According to a study conducted to project different greenhouse gas scenario, Sea-level will rise around Lakshadweep Islands by 0.4 mm/year to 0.9 mm/year. Key Findings As per the study, worst possible inundation scenarios projected for Lakshadweep Islands are similar under different emission scenarios projected. All the islands in archipelago would be vulnerable to impact of ..

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on June 17, 2021 to raise awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. Theme of the day for year 2021 was ” Restoration, Land, Recovery”. Highlights This day is a unique moment to remind everyone about land degradation neutrality which can be achieved through problem-solving, strong ..

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Hebbal-Nagawara Valley Project

Citizens and Environmentalists are fighting against the proposal to clear over 6,000 trees in Singanayakanahalli to construct a lake under Hebbal-Nagawara Valley Project by Minor Irrigation Department in Karnataka. Key Points Forest Department, in a recent notification, proposed to felled 6,316 trees to develop Singanayakanahalli lake, Yelahanka hobli, because they are coming in way of ..

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Stygarctus keralensis: New Tardigrade species named after Kerala

A new species named “Stygarctus Keralensis” has been identified in Kerala. This tiny & tough species of Tardigrades has been named after Kerala.’’ Tardigrades Tardigrades are small specie which are commonly called as ‘water bears’ and ‘moss piglets’. They are so tiny that require high-end microscopes to study them. They are also the hardiest animals ..

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