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Marine species increasingly can’t live at equator due to global heating
The Guardian

Global heating has made the ocean around the equator less rich in wildlife, with conditions likely already too hot for some species to survive, according to a new study. Analysis of the changing locations of almost 50,000 marine species between 1955 and 2015 found a predicted impact of global heating – species moving away from the equator – can more....

In 1st week of April, U'khand lost over 800 ha of forest cover in 557 wildfires
The Times of India

Dehradun: Uttarakhand forest department has already lost a staggering 814.72 hectares of forest land in 557 cases of wildfires in the first week of April. The maximum incidents were recorded in Garhwal region (371 cases where 405.25 ha gutted) followed by Kumaon (153 cases, 118.39 ha gutted) and wildlife areas (29 incidents, 26.45 ha lost). In bar more....

In Manipur, the endangered sangai deer’s habitat is facing threat from climate change
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The suitable habitat of the threatened sangai or brow-antlered deer (Rucervus eldii eldii) found only in Manipur’s Keibul Lamjao National Park is likely to narrow down and become limited by 2,050-2,070 due to climate change, according to new research. The study published in the journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment has revealed that th more....

2 held for selling endangered species of 7 turtles in Bagru
The Times of India

Jaipur: Acting on a tip-off of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), state forest department rescued 7 Indian softshell turtles, a threatened species, from Bagru on Wednesday. The team is now investigating with the smugglers as to from where they brought these threatened species of turtles. The arrested traders have been identified as Kajod Pra more....

H5N8 strain confirmed in migratory birds at Pong
The Tribune

The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, has confirmed the highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) virus strain outbreak in the Pong Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary where, after one- and-a-half month, dead migratory birds were recovered. The state wildlife authorities had initially sent samples of dead birds to the Regi more....

First wildlife census in Delhi's Asola Bhatti Sanctuary in July; leopards focal point: Officials
The Tribune

The Delhi forest department will conduct the first-ever wildlife census in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in the national capital this year, and one of its “focal points will be leopards”, according to officials. The census is scheduled to start in July and will take at least three months to complete, they said. “It is one of the priorit more....

How India soared high in the Great Backyard Bird Count
Live Mint

The Common Myna continues to be the most commonly spotted bird in India (except for the western region), with the Red-vented Bulbul upending the House Crow to move to second position in the list of common birds sighted in India. The presence of the Rose-ringed Parakeet has also increased, with the species being reported across the country now, inst more....

Next pandemic after Covid will be due to air pollution: Doctors
The Times of India

Nagpur: The next major pandemic after Covid-19 will be due to air pollution, warn medical experts, highlighting that it kills around seven million people worldwide annually. Senior medical practitioners from Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune and other cities participated in an online convention organized by Mumbai’s Waatavaran Foundation on World Health Day on more....

Warning over dolphins at risk of disturbance as people head to UK coast
The Guardian

Dolphins face an increasing risk of disturbance from people taking to the sea on boats, jetskis, paddleboards and kayaks as lockdown eases, campaigners have warned. Many people were not aware of the laws against disturbing dolphins, whales and porpoises – or that they risked fines for breaking them, said Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and more....

Yamuna pollution: 13 CETPs issued showcause notice for not adhering to prescribed standards
The Pioneer

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued show cause notice to all 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) in the national Capital after officials found them "non-operational" or not adhering to prescribed effluent standards as a result of which the Yamuna is getting massively polluted. According to a DPCC order an environmenta more....

Env ministry’s new deadlines for thermal plants will give them license to pollute indefinitely: CSE

New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Wednesday said the environment ministry''s decision to "extend" deadlines for thermal power plants (TPPs) to comply with new emission norms “will give them a license to pollute indefinitely”. Norms to limit pollutants from TPPs were announced in 2015 and were expected to be ado more....

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high
The Guardian

Concentrations of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have hit record highs, despite a dip in emissions during the Covid pandemic, scientists have said. The latest measurements from the long-running recording station at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, show global levels of carbon dioxide are 50% above what they were when the Industri more....


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