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Carbon Sequestration

Carbon sequestration refers to the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it in a reservoir. In simple language, Carbon Sequestration encompasses all forms of carbon storage such as oceans, plants, soil and underground geologic formations. On this basis, Carbon sequestration is of three types as follows: Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration Indirect sequestration whereby ..

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Chilika Lake Annual survey

The Chilika Development Authority recently held the annual survey at the Chilika lake recently. The survey was all about the flora and fauna in the lake. According to the survey, the lake has more than 33% of sea grass area of the country. Sea grass is under water plants. They live in or close to ..

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India’s State of Forest Report 2021

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the State of Forest Report 2021. It is called the ISFR, 2021. The report says that there has been a continuous growth of forest cover in India. The current forest cover of India is 7,13,789 square kilometres. Increase in Forest Cover In the last two ..

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What is Ocean Rewilding?

Ocean Rewilding is expected to come up in COP26. A network of 68 European organisations are working together to find ways to reinvigorate the marine life of the earth. Rewilding is restoring to its natural uncultivated state. This is done by introducing animal or plant species that have been exterminated (destroyed completely) or driven out ..

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Dr Rattan Lal: Indian born American Scientist wins World Food Prize

On June 11, the Indian American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal has won the World Food Prize for mainstreaming and developing soil centric approach in order to increase food production. Highlights Dr Lal’s strategy of restoring soil health has been adopted by three United Nations Climate Change Conferences. Techniques of Dr Lal Dr Lal has ..

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UNDP Green Climate Fund: India gets 43 million USD to boost climate in 3 coastal states

With the help pf 43 million USD from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India has begun the project that will positively impact over 10 million people living on the coastline. The funds are to be obtained from the Green Climate Fund that was established under United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The objective ..

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Earth's bedrock: New source of global nitrogen discovered

According to recently published study, over quarter of nitrogen on Earth comes from weathering of planet’s bedrock. For centuries, prevailing science indicated that all of nitrogen on Earth available to plants comes from atmosphere. This study could greatly improve climate change projections. Key Facts The study has found that up to 26% of nitrogen in ..

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