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Assam-UNICEF Online Flood Reporting System

The Assam State Disaster Management Agency and the UNICEF has jointly developed an Online Flood Reporting System. With this, Assam becomes the first state to adopt digital reporting system to find out impact indicators during floods. About the System The new system will report flood levels in Assam on a daily basis. Earlier, the flood ..

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EAC allows Great Nicobar Plan to advance

The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) operating under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently recommended for grant of “Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment” studies. Earlier the committee had raised serious concerns against the project. What is the meaning of Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment? It is a document produced ..

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IUCN Report: Conflict and Conservation

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently released a report called the “Nature in a Globalised World: Conflict and Conservation”. The report focuses on complex relationships between nature and armed conflict. The main objective of the report was to bring nature conservation into the mainstream of economic and political decision making. The report has ..

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Area around Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary notified as ESZ

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently notified 48.32 square kilo metres around Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary as the Eco Sensitive Zone. Eco Sensitive Zones act as a buffer zone for protected areas. They reduce development pressures around national park or wildlife sanctuary. Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary It is home to twelve mangrove ..

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Global Methane Assessment launched by UNEP and CCAC

The United Nations recently launched the Global Methane Assessment. It was released by Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme. The Climate Clean Air Coalition is a global partnership of governments and non-state partners. The report says that human caused methane emissions can be reduced by 45% in 2020-30. These ..

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