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WTI campagins to protect Whale Shark.

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with Lakshadweep Environment and Forests Department has launched a campaign to raise awareness about protecting Whale shark, the largest species of fish on earth. Earlier WTI has run a similar campaign along Malabar Coast, Kerela. The campaign to save the fish species began in year 2004 and since ..

Ganga Amantran Abhiyan

Union cabinet Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched a rafting and kayaking expedition that will spread awareness about the threats being faced by river Ganga .This expedition will be kicked off at Devprayag and concluded at Ganga Sagar covering entire length of the river. It will continue for a month, beginning on 10th October till 11th ..

Plastic Pollution In India

A Plastic is any material which consists of any of the several synthetic/semi-synthetic organic compounds which are linked together and form a malleable surface which can then be molded into solid objects. About plastics Due to the low cost, the comparative ease with which plastics can be manufactured and their versatility, plastics have found usage ..

India to work towards the restoration of degraded land by 2030

In a press conference addressed by the Union Minister of Environment & Forests, Prakash Javadekar has declared that India aims to restore over 50 lakh hectares of degraded land by the year 2030. What has happened? Union Minister of Environment & Forests Prakash Javadekar has said that over 29% of the total geographical area in ..

Microplastics

Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic which are one of the most common pollutants in the environment. As per the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), microplastics are not some unique kind of plastic but any type of plastic fragments which are less than 5 mm in length. These include microfibers from clothing, microbeads, ..

Environmental Performance Index

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a method which involves the quantification and numerical modeling of the environmental performance of a countries’ policies.? Who frames the EPI? The EPI index is developed by the Yale University and Columbia University in the collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European ..

Akademik Lomonosov Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear power is one of the cleanest and least carbon-intensive fuels in the world. A nuclear plant generates just 12 grams of Carbon dioxide (equal to that packed in 3 soda bottles) to generate the same amount which a coal-fired plant would generate by releasing 900 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2). What is a nuclear ..

Forest Fires in The Amazon Rainforests

The rapidly changing climate has led to a rise in global temperatures worldwide. The change in climate can be attributed with doubt to human activities like burning fossil fuels and deforestation. However, there are a few bulwarks before runaway climate change. One of the main bulwarks against climate change are the rainforests of Amazon. However, ..

India is the world’s largest emitter of Sulphur dioxide, says Greenpeace

As per the data released by Greenpeace, India is the world’s largest emitter of SO2 in the world. As per the study, India emits over 15% of all the anthropogenic sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the world. As per the OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite, India has several sulfur dioxide hotspots in the world. Why is ..

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant

One of the projects inaugurated during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan was the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant which has been built on the Mangdechhu river in the Trongsa Dzongkhag district of Bhutan. What is the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant project? The Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant project is Rs 4500 crore hydroelectric power plant which ..