Pollution: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

CSIRO: 14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an Australian government agency has recently found that the world sea floor is littered with more than 14 million tonnes of microplastics. These microplastics have entered the floor Through The breakdown of masses of rubbish entering the oceans annually. Key findings The Australian National Science agency has ..

Andhra Environment Management Corporation launched

The Andhra Environment Management Corporation has been launched with the aim of collection, segregation and scientific disposal off industrial waste to mark the World Environment Day on June 5. With industrial waste emerging as a potent form of environmental pollution, the state government has pledged that the new corporation will ensure that industries follow all ..

Reintroduction of Burbot

The burbot, a freshwater predatory cod, is to be reintroduced into the freshwater habitats of UK after half a century. Burbot It is the only cod fish that lives in freshwater habitats. It resembles a tadpole and lives at the bottom of rivers. It is also known as the lingcod or the eelpout. Though it ..

Luxembourg abolishes fares for public transport systems

Luxembourg, a small European country has abolished fares for public transport systems including trains, trams and buses. All standard-class journeys on public transport in the country are now available for free of charge. This decision has been taken to tackle road congestion and pollution, and also to support low earners of the country. This will ..

Pollution in India: Short Essay

The problem of pollution has its roots in the problem of overpopulation. Humans have created too much trash and there is too little space on the planet to dump it in. Landfills are filling up faster than ever. Incinerators are creating more air pollution than the trash. With both population and pollution increasing at equal ..