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According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the U.S., Arctic Ocean may be ice-free for part of year starting sometimes between 2044 and 2067. Satellite observations show that since 1979, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic in September has declined ..
On 14 Nov, two studies published in the journal Cell found that the diversity of microscopic organisms habiting the Earth’s oceans are the least at the higher latitudes nearer to the poles and increase in a gradient towards the equator. The two studies analysed the diversity of these organisms in samples collected from ocean water ..
On 18th August 2019, visitors to the Injambakkam beach in Chennai and Besant Nagar’s Eliot’s Beach noticed a blue shimmer on the waves i.e. Popularly known as ‘Sea Tinkle’. According to marine experts, the Noctiluca algae were behind this blue glow phenomenon. The algae exhibit the phenomenon of bioluminescence (or biologically produce light when disturbed). ..
In New Delhi, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the 5th edition of the annual cleanliness survey – Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020) – with theme “Cleanliness is Our Right’’. The survey will be conducted in January 2020. On this occasion, the MoHUA also launched Swachh Nagar app for waste ..
Topics: Aquatic ecology • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs • Public health • sanitation • Sewerage • Swachh Survekshan • Waste • Wastewater • Water • Water pollution • Water supply and sanitation in India
Gujarat government launches ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ to reduce state’s dependence on fresh water
The Gujarat government has launched its ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ in Gandhinagar, which aims to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water sources like the Narmada river. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in all major towns and cities ..
Topics: Aquatic ecology • Chennai MetroWater Supply and Sewage Board • Environmental engineering • Euthenics • Public health • sanitation • Sewage treatment • Sewerage • Wastewater • Wastewater treatment • Water • Water pollution