Scientist unearthing the fossils

Photo: Pressfrom

Largest Dinosaur Bone Aged 98 Mn Years Discovered In Argentina

Scientists in Argentina have unearthed a titanosaur fossil believed to be of the largest animal that lived on Earth. However, scientists are yet not clear to confirm and classify this as a new dinosaur species. While its earlier remains were discovered in 2012, the fossils age approximately 98 million years and remains to be fully excavated. Moreover, researchers claimed based on excavated bones of Sauropod - long-necked, plant-eating huge… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 05:38 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: dinosaurs, Argentina, Titanosaur dinosaur, Dinosaur fossils

Courtesy: The Print

Plastic Waste

Photo: The Economic Times

SDMC's Initiative 'Garbage Cafe' Provides Free Meals In Exchange Of Plastic Waste

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation is offering free meals to people against plastic waste under a green initiative called as ‘Garbage Cafe’. The civic body is providing free breakfast, lunch or dinner at a restaurant in Vardhman Mall, Dwarka against one kilogram of plastic. Allowing wastes including empty water bottles, plastic canes and cold drink bottles, the initiative aims at making the plastic-free city and provide free meals to poor… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 10:52 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Garbage Cafe, Plastic free India, environment

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Ant

Photo: Newsmeter

Punjab Researchers Discover 2 New Varities Of Ants In TN, KL

In what could be called as a recent discovery, a team of scientists identified two new rare species of ants in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A species named Ooceraea Joshi was found in the Periyar Tiger Reserve and named after renowned biologist Amitabh Joshi. Reportedly, the two new species of the rare class were discovered by the team led by Professor Himender Bharti from Punjabi University.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Ant, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Department of Science and Technology, Ooceraea Joshi

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Snow Leopard

Photo: ScoopWhoop

Himachal Pradesh Houses 73 Snow Leopards, Estimates Survey

Himachal Pradesh houses around 73 snow leopards, estimated a survey by the state. Touted as the first-of-its-kind survey, it was jointly conducted by the state wildlife wing and Nature Conservation Foundation following the Union Environment Ministry’s Snow Leopard Population Assessment protocols. Completed by camera trapping method, the findings suggest scattered presence of leopard and majorly outside the protected areas. The state forest… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 12:02 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Snow leopard, Himachal Pradesh, State Wildlife Wing, Rakesh Pathania

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Representational Image

Photo: Hunt In Africa

Kerala: Forest Officials Book 5 For Killing, Eating Leopard In Idukki

Kerala forest officials on January 22 arrested five people in Idukki for killing a leopard and consuming its meat. The officials also recovered 10 kilogram of uncooked meat and body parts of the leopard from the accused. Shocked over the incident, the forest officials said this was the first case where they busted someone for consuming leopard meat. However, they have called for a further inquiry in killing of the nearly threatened animal.… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 09:31 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Leopard, Kerala, Wildlife , environment, Man Animal conflict, Idukki

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Mount Everest Trash Artwork

Photo: Arab News

Nepal To Turn Everest Trash Into Artwork For Environmental Awareness

In an environmental awareness move, Nepal has planned to turn the trash left by Mt Everest trekkers into artwork. Project coordinator Tommy Gustafsson, founder of Sagarmatha Next Centre, said the move will involve foreign and local artists into this initiative. Reportedly, the artworks will also be sold as souvenirs to tourists and the proceeds will be utilised for conservation. Moreover, under “carry me back” initiative, the visitors'… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 12:37 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: mount everest, Nepal, artwork, environmental clearance, Enviroinment Awareness, artists, trekkers

Courtesy: NDTV

Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Photo: Carbon Brief

UK, Japan Scientists Use Robots To Dismantle Defunct Nuclear Sites

A team of scientists from the UK and Japan using long-reach robotic-arms to dismantle old nuclear facilities like Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi and England’s Sellafield nuclear reactors. The robotic-arms called ‘LongOps’ will help to reduce the risk of spills, seepage, radiation leaks and speed up the dismantling process. Moreover, the Rs 120-crore-project will help to dilute the burden of risk assessment and decommissioning of these sites… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 07:35 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Robots, radioactivity, nuclear plant, Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Japan, UK

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Birds

Photo: The Statesman

Bengal's Mahananda Sanctuary To Organise Bird Festival In February

West Bengal's Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is set to organize first of its kind bird festival from February 20 to 23. The officials stated that the festival would allow the participants to explore the forest and see various avians. The participants can register through their official website before February 2, by paying an entry fee of Rs.5,000. Marked as 'important bird area' the sanctuary is renowned for its rich… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 01:55 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Birds, bird festival, Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, West Bengal

Courtesy: CNBC TV18

CIAL's floating solar panels

Photo: Mercom India

Cochin International Airport Authorizes Floating Solar Power Panels

Kerala's Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), noted for being the world's first solar-powered airport, commissioned two floating solar power plants on January 17. Using French technology, CIAL has presented economical high-density polyethylene floats upon which 1300 photovoltaic panels were installed. Reportedly, the set-up was placed over two artificial lakes located in CIAL's golf course. CIAL founder-managing director VJ Kurian said we… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 02:59 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CIAL, Airport, Solar Energy, Solar Pannels

Courtesy: LiveMint

Ice melting in ocean

Photo: Down To Earth

Oceanic Warmth Rose Despite Dip In Global Carbon Emission: Study

A joint study by China, US and Italy pointed that despite a drop in carbon emissions, the global oceanic temperature in 2020 was recorded as the warmest in history. The report mentioned that the above 2,000 metres of oceans absorbed relatively greater heat than 2019. Moreover, the study chief Cheng Lijing said that due to the delayed response, the climate change might last for long by manifesting typhoons, hurricanes and extreme rainfall.

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Oceans, global warming, carbon emissions, Temperature Rising

Courtesy: Tribune India