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Indian Scientists Use Magnetic Minerals for Climate Change Forecasting

The scientists from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, have related climate change with magnetic minerals. According to them, magnetic mineralogy can be used effectively in this regard because it responds to changes in chemical and physical processes that result in concentration, grain ..

Pink Ice in Italian Alps is due to Algae

Italian scientists have found pink coloured glaciers in the Alps. According to the them, the pink colour is formed due to an algae found in the ice. Highlights The Italian researchers recently observed pink coloured snow on parts of Presena glacier of the Alps. According to them, the colorization is due to algae and is ..

July 4: International Day of cooperatives

Every year, the International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on July 4. The main aim of celebrating the day is to draw the world attention in creating awareness about the concerns in cooperative sector. History The first International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated in 1923. It was established by the International Cooperative Alliance. In 1995, ..

Uganda: First African country to submit REDD++ results

REDD++ is a mechanism of United Nations to reduce emissions from forest degradation and deforestation. REDD++ operates under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Uganda recently submitted its REDD++ results and has become the first African country to submit the results. Significance in terms of Africa Africa has the greatest net forest loss ..

Melting of glaciers in Sikkim

Scientists in Dehradun recently highlighted that the glaciers in Sikkim are melting at a faster rate than in rest of Himalayas. The Study The scientists at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun studied 23 glaciers in Sikkim. They studied the effect of climate change on these glaciers during the period of 1991 to 2015. ..

NICRA

While discussing about the action plan to address the adverse impact of climate change on food crops, in the Rajya Sabha, the NICRA initiative of ICAR was highlighted. About NICRA NICRA or National Initiative in Climate Resilient Agriculture was launched in 2011 by the ICAR. The flagship project was launched with the aim of: Conducting ..

World Meteorological Day observed on 23rd March

World Meteorological Day is celebrated on 23rd March of every year, which commemorates the inception of the Convention which established the World Meteorological Organization on the same day in 1950. Since 1961, the Geneva headquartered World Meteorological Organization has been celebrating World Meteorological Day with a unique theme.  “Climate and Water” is the theme of ..

World Water Day observed on 22 March

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22, across the world since the year 1993. The theme of the World Water Day this year is ‘Water and Climate Change’. In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution by which 22 March of each year was declared World Water Day from 1993.  The Day ..