Human activity turning wildlife more nocturnal

Study of 62 species tracks change in behaviour Mammals are turning to the darkness of the night for safety, as they try to avoid contact with people. Researchers have concluded that mammals may now be 1.36 times more nocturnal – active during night – on average because of human disturbance, compared to their known behavioural
Complete Reading

Study says particle residue from burning coal could cool the sea surface resulting in lower rainfall Other than being an essential source of water for Indian agriculture, the monsoon plays a critical role in flushing out pollutants over Asia. However, increased pollution — particularly from coal burning — could potentially weaken this ability of the
Complete Reading

No official word from the Seychelles yet, but President Danny Faure had announced cancelling the agreement Nearly two weeks after an official announcement by Seychelles President Danny Faure cancelling the agreement with India for the development of Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean, the government has refused to respond to the move, with Defence sources
Complete Reading

It’s time to modify regulation to accommodate app-based public transport services India has witnessed a rapid growth in the number of motor vehicles, from a mere 5.4 million in 1981 to 210 million in 2015. This furious pace of motorisation has led to severe traffic congestion and air pollution, adversely impacting the well-being of the
Complete Reading

Mandatory segregation and recycling of plastic waste must be implemented before it is eventually phased out Every piece of plastic ever disposed of (this includes the toothbrush your great-grandfather used) is damaging the earth. It’s lying somewhere in the earth, floating in the ocean, or been broken down into microparticles and in the food chain.
Complete Reading

A 500-metre plastic-free zone around the Taj Mahal, extensive drive to clean up the Yamuna and improved waste segregation practices will feature in the Taj Declaration that will be signed on Sunday. Minister of State for Culture and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma will sign the Declaration in Agra along with other stakeholders
Complete Reading

It’s far from fantastic. India’s frameworkon discouraging its use is in disarray As a major producer of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is arguably the best place to host World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will
Complete Reading

Publications from the Zoological and Botanical Surveys of the country record the species discovered in the past year, a big plus for the biodiversity of the country As many as 539 new species of plants and animals were discovered by scientists and taxonomists in the country in 2017, say publications from two major survey organisations:
Complete Reading

Campaign plans to rope in Indian start-ups and Dutch companies to combat air pollution Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte, who is in India on a two-day visit, launched the ‘Clean Air India Initiative’ in the national capital on Thursday. The campaign aims to curb air pollution in Indian cities by promoting partnerships between Indian
Complete Reading

IIT-CEED study in 11 north Indian cities says pollution is a major reason for premature mortality Worsening air quality in the last two decades has emerged as one of the major reasons for high numbers of premature deaths, says a new study conducted in 11 north Indian cities. The findings titled ‘Know what you breathe’,
Complete Reading

Create Account



Log In Your Account