User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
Last updated: Aug 13 2017 07:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 2,358    
Elephant population study: 27,312 elephants across 23 states 13.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
There are 27,312 elephants across 23 states in the country, a preliminary assessment of the first-ever All India Synchronised Asian Elephant Population Estimation revealed. The elephant population is concentrated largely in the Southern region and Northeast region, making up for over 22,000 elephants. Karnataka alone is home to 6,049 pachyderms, the highest in any state. Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan released the preliminary results on Saturday, World Elephant Day. The first cut estimate of elephant population is based only on direct count method, which involves direct sighting and counting of elephants in sample grid blocks, officials associated with the exercise said. Finer details on densities in specific habitats and regions are awaited in the final report. Though the estimation exercise is to undergo complete analysis of statistics, the preliminary numbers are lesser by 3,000 compared to the 2012 estimation. The 2012 estimation had found out that there were a ...
Also found in: [+]
‘Tiger Bearing Forests Play a Mitigative Role in Combating Climate Change’: Dr Harsh Vardhan 29.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that Tiger-bearing forests play a mitigative role in combating Climate Change, besides the value of ecosystem services
Also found in: [+]
WE CAN AND WILL SAVE THE TIGER 29.7.2017 TOI: India
Where the tiger thrives, we know that nature is alive and well. If our current politicians lack the wisdom and foresight to know the value of this animal and its deep connection to our own future, then we must replace them with younger politicians who do
Also found in: [+]
Fossil site shows impact of early Jurassic's low oxygen oceans 16.7.2017 DNA: Money
Scientists, using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, have found that a period of low ocean-oxygen globally caused the Early Jurassic marine ecosystem to collapse, shrinking diversity to just a few species. The study, led by Rowan Martindale from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, zeroes in on a recently discovered fossil site in Canada located at Ya Ha Tinda Ranch near Banff National Park in southwest Alberta. The site records fossils of organisms that lived about 183 million years ago during the Early Jurassic in a shallow sea that once covered the region. The fossil site broadens the scientific record of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, a period of low oxygen in shallow ocean waters which is hypothesised to be triggered by massive volcanic eruptions. The Oceanic Anoxic Event was identified at this site by the geochemical record preserved in the rocks. The oxygen level of the surrounding environment during the Early Jurassic influences the type and amount of carbon preserved in ...
Also found in: [+]
Environment Minister to Dedicate NCSCM to the Nation Tomorrow 14.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is embarking on a new National Coastal Mission. With this objective in view, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will dedicate the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) to the nation at Chennai, tomorrow
Also found in: [+]
Governor’s call to celebrate Van Mahotsava 1.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Governor’s call to celebrate Van Mahotsava
Also found in: [+]
Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals 30.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
“It is time for India to capitalize now on our unique strengths and overcome any hurdles to ensure success in the bio-pharmaceutical market.” This was stated by the Union Minister for Science& Technology and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan while addressing the media in New Delhi today
Also found in: [+]
Launch of National Biopharma Mission 28.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The first ever Industry-Academia mission to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India will be formally launched by the Cabinet Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on 30th June 2017.
Also found in: [+]
‘Undertake One Small Environment-Friendly Act Every Day’: Environment Minister 15.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Exhorting the people to undertake one small environment-friendly act every day, Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has invited people to share any environment-friendly act with the Ministry on the website. Addressing a large gathering at the concluding
Also found in: [+]
Family trees: One man’s quest to save the earth 5.6.2017 DNA: India
As the world debates the issues related to climate change, there are some for whom the environment is a personal concern. That too in the dry, hot deserts of Western Rajasthan where the might and fury of nature are witnessed in dust storms and rampant drought. In the midst of these extreme climes and scanty vegetation one man dreamt of trees in every village and then spent close to a lifetime in trying to make his dreams a reality by traveling from village to village and encouraging lakhs of households to nurture these trees. In the very heart of the Thar desert this Sociology HOD from Bikaner’s Dungar College conceptualised the theme of Familial Forestry in 2006 which has at its central theme linking each family to the care of one tree. What started in 2006 with one village has become a life mission for Shyam Sunder Jyani. This mission has reached across 2,500 villages in Bikaner Division and connects 1.5 lakh families through a process of environmental education and the care of over 6 lakh trees ...
Also found in: [+]
How IIT-Delhi is coming up with eco-friendly technologies to boost a sustainable environment 4.6.2017 ET: Education
On the eve of World Environment Day, here’s a peek into some of the eco-friendly experiments underway in the labs of the institute:
Also found in: [+]
Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be good thing 30.5.2017 Sify Finance
Also found in: [+]
Dr. Harsh Vardhan assumes charge as Environment Minister, says complex issues will need collective, concerted efforts 22.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, assumed charge at the IP Bhavan here today
Also found in: [+]
Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga 19.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Chitale committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which include study of reach wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting activities,
Also found in: [+]
It's getting hotter: New study shows massive increase in moss growth in Antarctic Peninsula 19.5.2017 DNA: Top News
For the naysayers who don’t believe climate change exists, here’s a reality check: Antarctica’s landscape is transforming from white to green, as plant life on the continent grows like never before. As reported by AFP, scientists, who published a paper in Current Biology, have said they have found a sharp increase in plant growth in the past 50 years. Currently, plant life is 0.3% in what used to be a state dominated by ice.    “Temperature increases over roughly the past half century on the Antarctic Peninsula have had a dramatic effect on moss banks growing in the region,” said co-author Matt Amesbury, of the University of Exeter, adding that if this trend continued, then the peninsula would be a much greener place than it is today. Five moss cores — or column-like samples drilled from the Earth — showed evidence of what scientists called “changepoints,” or points in time after which biological activity clearly increased. Areas sampled included three Antarctic islands — Elephant Island, Ardley Island, ...
Also found in: [+]
Speech of the President on the occasion of Annual Convocation of IGNFA 5.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
It is indeed a great pleasure to be present amidst you on the occasion of the convocation of the Indian Forest Service Officers
Also found in: [+]
Are Adivasis being driven out to save the tiger? 21.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Why do you want the tribal communities to come out of the jungles?''For development?''Why cannot their development take place over there?''The Modi government is diluting the Forest Rights Act in the name of industrialisation and Project Tiger.'
Also found in: [+]
‘Bio-resources vanishing due to people’s ignorance’ 11.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
‘Bio-resources vanishing due to people’s ignorance’
Also found in: [+]
Shri Rajnath Singh addresses at World Environment Conference 26.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of speech by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at the ‘World Environment Conference’, organized by the National Green Tribunal here today:
Also found in: [+]
Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 2,358