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How will Japan release contaminated Fukushima water into the ocean?

The Japanese Government recently approved a plan to release more than 1 million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. In 2011, there occurred a nuclear disaster in the plant due an earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe Nuclear accident that was classified as Level 7 on the International ..

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Melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier “Doomsday Glacier”

The researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden recently used an uncrewed submarine to go under the Thwaites Glacier to make observations. According to the researchers, the melting of the glacier is worse than previously thought. The Thwaites Glacier is also called “Doomsday Glacier”. It has been a cause of concern for a long time ..

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Endangered Irrawaddy dolphins count increase in Chilika Lake

The Chilika Development Authority and the State Wildlife Wing recently carried out an annual dolphin census in the Chilika lake. According to the report of the census, the overall Irrawaddy dolphin population in the lake has increased from 146 to 162 in 2021. What are the reasons behind the increase in Irrawaddy Dolphins population? The ..

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Many Endemic species may go extinct if GHG emissions rise

A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation says that many animals and plants might face extinction if green house gas emissions continue to rise. Key Findings of the Study All the Endemic species in islands are at high risk of extinction due to climate change. Four out of every five endemic species in ..

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India-US to focus on Climate Finance

The US Climate Envoy John Kerry was on a four-day visit to India. During his visit he met the Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar. During the meet, the leaders discussed several issues including joint research and collaboration and Climate Finance. India’s Emissions According to International Energy Agency, India is ..

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