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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 ..

Peatlands in Himalayan Region

The recently released UN report on the peatland systems, called for urgent steps to conserve such regions. It highlighted the importance of mapping and monitoring. Peatlands Distribution in India Peatlands in India have been recorded in Arunachal Pradesh, northern parts of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. Parts of the Western Ghats range are also reported ..

Peatland Degradation

The United Nations recently released a report on the peatland systems and the danger of carbon emission due to their degradation. Peatlands Peatland systems are formed when partially degraded plant material accumulate in water-logged conditions over thousands of years. Peatlands constitute 3% of the earth’s surface but store about 30% of the soil carbon in ..

Honey Production

Recent reports show that the honey production in Bihar has declined by 40% in 2020. Erratic weather is being blamed for the drastic fall. Honey Production in India India is an exporter of natural honey. In 2018-19, India exported over 61,000 tonnes of natural honey (worth about 732 crore INR) to various countries like USA, ..

Saimaa Seals

The winter of 2019-20 was the warmest for Finland. This is posing a threat to the Saimaa Ringed Seal population. Lake Saimaa Lake Saimaa is a freshwater lake located in south-east Finland. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe. The Vuoksi River flows from this lake. It is the home to several ..