Arctic: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

What are “Zombie Fires” that are burning the Arctics?

The Zombie Fires in the Arctic region are becoming frequent. This says that the fire regimes in the Arctic are changing rapidly. These regions were once-frozen Tundra. What are Zombie Fires? A Zombie fire is a fire from a previous growing season. It can smolder (burn slowly with smoke and no flame) under the ground ..

Polar bears could go extinct by 2100

According to a study published by the University of Toronto has claimed that if arctic ice continues to melt at its projected rate, polar bears will go extinct by the end of the century. This is the first-ever such prediction in the world. Reason for Such Prediction The polar bears could reach extinction in less ..

Gold Nanoparticles from Antarctic Bacteria helps in Clinical trials

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research and the Goa University have synthesized gold nano particles. They have synthesized the particles using psychrotolerant Antarctic bacteria. Highlights The scientists have adopted a non-toxic, eco-friendly and low-cost method to synthesize the gold nano particles. These nano particles are to be used in anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-viral ..

Baffin Island

Scientists discovered a previously unknown fragment of an ancient continent in the Chidliak Kimberlite Province in southern parts of Baffin Island. Baffin Island Baffin Island is a part of Canada’s territory in the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest island in Canada and the 5th largest island in the world. The island is separated from ..

World Meteorological Organisation report

In light of the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain, the World Meteorological Organisation has released its annual report predicting a grim outlook for the global climate change. Some of the reports highlights are as follows: Marine heat-waves are to become more common. The average temperatures of both 10 year and ..