KERALA FORESTS HOME TO NEW SPIDER SPECIES

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-04-06 KERALA FORESTS HOME TO NEW SPIDER SPECIES Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Wildlife Related Issues Habrocestum longispinum A group of jumping spiders that mostly occur in Eurasia and Africa, has been spotted for the first time in Ernakulam’s Illithodu forests by arachnologists from Kochi’s Sacred Heart…

‘AIR POLLUTION SHORTENED LIFESPAN BY 30 MONTHS’

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-04-05 ‘AIR POLLUTION SHORTENED LIFESPAN BY 30 MONTHS’ Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Environmental Pollution – Air, Water, Soil & E-waste The current high level of air pollution has shortened the average lifespan of a South Asian child by two-and-a- half years while globally the reduction stands at 20 months,…

FOR A HEALTHY PLANET

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-21 FOR A HEALTHY PLANET Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Environmental Degradation – GHGs, Ozone Depletion and Climate Change Last week in Nairobi, governments welcomed the Global Environment Outlook 6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People (GEO-6) report. GEO-6 argues that in a business-as-usual scenario, the world will exhaust its energy-related carbon…

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DISASTER RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE TO BEGIN TOMORROW

Source : www.pib.nic.in Date : 2019-03-19 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DISASTER RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE TO BEGIN TOMORROW Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Disaster and disaster management Ministry of Home Affairs International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure to begin tomorrow Posted On: 18 MAR 2019 10:51AM by PIB Delhi An International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) will…

FUTURE-PROOFING CITIES

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-19 FUTURE-PROOFING CITIES Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Environmental Degradation – GHGs, Ozone Depletion and Climate Change The stark statistics jump out at anyone trying to understand why resilient infrastructure is so important in a world that is urbanising at an unprecedented pace, not least here in India. Already around…

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS HAVE NO NATIONAL SOLUTIONS

Source : www.hindustantimes.com Date : 2019-03-19 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS HAVE NO NATIONAL SOLUTIONS Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development, and EIA Last week, the United Nations released a landmark report, The Global Environment Outlook (GEO), which made two important points that all national governments need to take seriously: One, environment damage (deadly…

A GREENER WAY

Source : www.indianexpress.com Date : 2019-03-18 A GREENER WAY Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development, and EIA In 2014, 193 countries asked the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to analyse how environmental degradation affects the social and economic well-being of people. In response, the UN’s environment body roped in 250 scientists and experts…