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It was a massive citizen involvement, as more than 1.5 million people from all walks of life, ranging from students and housewives to government officials,  chipped in to plant the 66,750,000 tree saplings in just 12 hours. About 1.5 million people were involved in the huge plantation campaign, in which saplings were placed along the Narmada river in the central state of...
With increase in the earth's temperature, all that one faces is hot year with a little shower. NASA's new study gets rid of this disappointment. The study suggests that the future may be rainier than expected. The new study, published under the title, "Tightening of Tropical Ascent and High Clouds Key to Precipitation Change in a Warmer Climate", in the...
World Environment Day, occurs on 5 June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. World Environment Day is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution,...
New study by three scientists from NASA finds yet another cause of glacier meltdown. The finding suggests that the ice in Rink Glacier, Greenland, didn't just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave. This is similar to a warmed freezer pop sliding out of its plastic casing. The study's initial aim, to precisely track a glacier's loss of...
Summers are notoriously getting hotter and it is time we get cautious about our skin. Thanks to the unhealthy lifestyle we lead, we tend to forget the most basic activity of shielding our skin from the harsh UV rays. Most of us neglect applying a sunscreen but apply moisturiser instead and let our skin get exposed to the harsh...
Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection.The event takes place around the world and it is described as the biggest secular holiday on the planet. More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the day including environmental campaigners Leonardo di Caprio and Emma Watson. Forty-seven years ago, on 22 April 1970,...
At least 254 people have been killed, 400 injured and hundreds of others have been reported missing after torrential rains triggered severe mudslides and flooding in the city of Mocoa, capital of Putumayo, in southern-western Colombia in the early hours of Saturday morning (1 a.m. on Friday), army officials said on Saturday. Heavy overnight rainfall triggered mudslides and an “avalanche”...
Speaking at the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk on Thursday,Russian President Vladimir Putin said that global warming is real,but has been going on long before the "man-made effects" that climate science points to as its primary cause. "What I'm about to say may be unpopular. But we will respect the various agreements and Russia will do just that, just like...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era regulations to curb climate change, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry while calling into question US support for an international deal to fight global warming. A move meant to bolster domestic energy production and create jobs, but environmentalists say the order is dangerous and vow...
‘Heat stress’,the effect on the human body,rises at a faster rate than temperature, partly because warmer air can hold more moisture. Humid air absorbs more liquid at a slower rate so human’s main method of cooling down, sweating, is less effective. Global megacities like Kolkata could face annual deadly heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in...
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