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Climate change likely to impact agricultural productivity in Maha: Report
Business Standard

Climate change is likely to affect agricultural productivity in Maharashtra, especially in four major crops soybean, cotton, wheat and gram, according to a report. Maharashtra faces an increasing risk from climate change that is likely to impact the production of the four crops grown in the state, according to a report by a global not-for-profit more....

Rare venomous snake found in Uttarakhand, first in the state
Hindustan Times

A rare species of snake was spotted in Uttarakhand recently, making it the first in the state. The black-bellied coral snake happens to be of a venomous kind and is extremely rare. The discovery was shared on Twitter by Abhijeet Das, a scientist of Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. “A 'black-bellied coral snake', a rare species of snake dis more....

Over 200 rare marine animals died due to chemical leak from sunk ship, hears Lankan court
The New Indian Express

COLOMBO: Over 200 rare marine animals have died due to the fire aboard a Singapore-flagged container ship that was carrying tonnes of hazardous chemicals and sank off Sri Lanka's coast earlier this month, a court here has heard, days after the carcasses of the sea creatures started to wash ashore. Briefing on the damage to aquatic life in the af more....

Barn owl entangled in kite-flying string rescued in Raipur
The New Indian Express

RAIPUR: City police rescued a barn own that got itself entangled in the sharp kite-flying string (popularly known as manja) at the height of around 60 feet at station road in Narmadapara area. The string was coiled around one of its feathers in the evening hours of Wednesday leaving the bird suspended in air at the edge of a tree branch for near more....

Liquor smugglers carved out dirt track in Asola Wildlife Sanctuary
Hindustan Times

Smugglers have created makeshift dirt tracks cutting through south Delhi’s Asola Wildlife Sanctuary to smuggle large quantities of liquor into Delhi from Haryana, officials in the city’s forest department said. The smugglers, the officials added, have broken down a portion of the sanctuary’s boundary wall, which happens to be right next to a c more....

Ludhiana MC issues 72 challans, confiscates 63 kg of plastic carry bags in two days
Hindustan Times

Struggling to impose a complete ban on the use of plastic carry bags in the city, the municipal corporation (MC) has commenced a drive against the same and issued 72 challans against shopkeepers in the last two days. The civic body issued 20 challans of ₹2,000 each on Tuesday and 50 on Wednesday. The MC teams collected 63 kg of banned carr more....

Climate Change is real: Temperate North America sizzles under ‘heat dome’
Down to Earth

The northwestern part of North America, among the most temperate zones in the world, broke all records on June 27 and 28, 2021 when it sizzled under an unprecedented heat wave, in yet another instance of the global climate crisis. The Canadian province of British Columbia and the states of Oregon and Washington in the United States Pacific North more....

COVID-19 will place India’s biomedical waste management under terrible strain
Down to Earth

With the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prolonging its stay and spread, the face of litter is fast changing in the country. One can easily spot surgical masks, face shields, gloves, shoe covers and personal protective equipment, or PPE, being disposed of as part of household waste or lying discarded by the roadside, behind hospitals, on be more....

AP generated 1,098 tonnes of Covid waste in last four months

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh generated total 1,098 tonnes of biomedical waste during the last four months at government and private hospitals designated as Coronavirus treatment centres in the state. According to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), 9.22 tonnes of average waste had been collected per day from Coronavirus treatment centr more....

Industrial pollution in rural Raigarh: NGT appoints new head to oversight committee
Down to Earth

A five-member principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) — which was hearing the case of industrial pollution in Tamnar and Ghargoda block of Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh — appointed a new head to its oversight committee implementing pollution control regulations in the area June 24,2021. The former judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh, V more....

Air pollution: Study links black carbon with premature deaths
Live Mint

Black carbon has a significant adverse effect on human health and can lead to premature death, according to a new study, which could help improve the estimation of the future air pollution mortality burden. The Indo-Gangetic plain is exposed to black carbon with serious implications on regional climate and human health, but the health effects in more....

Western Ghats record a new-to-science semi slug
The Hindu

Sscientists are enthused by its sensitivity to the slightest of climatic fluctuation The Western Ghats have yielded a genus and species of nocturnal semi slug new to science. The newly described glossy grey or greyish-white Varadia amboliensis with irregular dark mottling measures 6.9 cm long at most, but scientists are enthused by its sensit more....

This is what causes toxic white foam to float on surface of the Yamuna in Delhi
The Print

New Delhi: A layer of toxic foam has been floating on the surface of the Yamuna near Kalindi Kunj in Delhi for the last few days. Following this, the Delhi government Tuesday banned fishing in parts of the Yamuna citing high pollution levels in the river. However, the formation of toxic foam in the Yamuna is not new. Every year, during the Chhat more....


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