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Minamata Convention on Mercury in News

The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified...

International Partnership to Protect Ocean Resources

The World Economic Forum and the Marine Science Institute of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have announced a partnership to improve the health...

Algal bloom and Indian Coastal Zone

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by...

Bumble Bee in Endangered Species List

The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental US to gain federal protection when recently it was added to...

Delhi Metro Solar Project Listed With UN

The Delhi Metro’s solar rooftop plants has become the first of its kind green project to be registered with United Nations on climate change...

Satellite Tracking of Vultures Started

In the first-ever release of endangered species of vultures eight vultures from the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre in Panchkula, Haryana was released into the...

New Species of South American Rabbit Found

A Portland State University researcher discovered that a rabbit known for centuries to exist in South America is different enough from its cousins to...

Cyclone ‘Maarutha’ in News

The 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season is a current event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. On April 13, an area of...

WMO Launched ‘Year of Polar Prediction’

The United Nations weather agency World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has kicked off of a two-year international effort to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity...

Narmada Seva Yatra in News

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the temple at Narmada Udgam Sthal - the origin of the River Narmada. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Migratory Seabird Deaths Due to Hurricanes

According to latest study, stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, an iconic species of migratory seabird...

New Species of Snow Leopard Found

Three sub-species of snow leopard differentiated by geographical location: 1. the Northern group, Panthera uncia irbis, found in the Altai region, 2. the Central group, Panthera uncia...

New Butterfly Species Discovered in Israel

Israel, one of the most densely populated countries on Earth, turns out to have been harboring an unknown species of butterfly. Vladimir Lukhtanov, entomologist and...

Official Data on Forest Cover of India

India has an area of 79.4 million hectares designated as forests. This is about 19.32 % of the country. The Forest Policy of the year...