Mains-83: Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added another 1,840 species to its updated “Red List of Threatened Species”. This brings the total number of threatened and endangered species to over 30,000. What is the IUCN Red List? The IUCN Red List is the most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status ..
The Global Climate Index 2020 has been released by the international environmental thinktank ‘Germanwatch’. This is an annually published risk index that analyses the extent of loss suffered by countries due to weather-related events like storms, floods, heatwaves, etc. Germanwatch is based out of Bonn and Berlin in Germany and is an independent organization that ..
To supplement the efforts of the Jal Shakti Ministry, NITI Aayog prepares the Composite Water Management Index. NITI Aayog first launched and conceptualized the Composite Water Management Index in 2018 as a tool to instill a sense of cooperative and competitive federalism among the states. This was a first-ever attempt at creating a pan-India set ..
Stubble burning has become a major bane of the winter season in Northern India. This winter Delhi was subsumed in toxic pollution due to stubble burning practices across Haryana and other Northern states. To prevent a repeat of such a calamity, India is now testing the Swedish technology known as “Torrefaction” that converts rice stubble ..
Every year 2 lac Indians due to inadequate access to safe water while 600 million face extreme water stress. With the rise in climatic changes, this issue is likely to get complicated in the coming future. The monsoon Rains have become more erratic and droughts becoming common thereby threatening harvest of farmers. It can cripple ..