Environment

Jun 292020
Geo-research scholars came together in a webinar to discuss Geosciences for Society focusing on areas like natural resources, water management, earthquake, monsoon, climate change, natural disaster
The National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research(NCPOR) has found a dramatic decline in the Arctic sea ice due to global warming.The decline of sea ice has led to localized increase in evaporation, air humidity, cloud cover, and rainfall. Arctic sea ice is a sensitive indicator of climate change and has strong retaliatory effects on other components of the climate lsystem.
Temperatures are expected to rise between two and three degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The alert is in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur districts. On Monday too, the temperature in most districts of the state was above normal. Temperatures hovering around 36 degrees Celsius on Monday. The average temperature was above 2.6 degrees Celsius in Kannur and 3.4 degree Celsius in Kozhikode. In view of the hot situation in the state, the Disaster Response Authority has issued precautionary measures.
India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).(HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.
ഇന്നലെ ഞാനൊരു പുതിയ ചായക്കപ്പ്‌ വാങ്ങി‌. പഴയ സിറാമിക്‌ കപ്പ്‌ പത്താം വർഷത്തിലേക്കെത്തിയപ്പോഴാണ്‌ പുതിയതൊരെണ്ണമാവാം എന്നു തോന്നിയതെന്ന് തെറ്റിദ്ധരിക്കരുത്‌,  മാളിലെ ഷോപ്പിലിരിക്കുന്നകണ്ട്‌ മോഹിച്ചെടുത്തതാണ്‌.
Worsening heatwaves are taking a heavier toll on rich as well as poor countries, according to an annual ranking that measures the damage done by extreme weather to human life and economies. The Global Climate Risk Index, published on Wednesday by environmental think-tank Germanwatch, rated Japan as the most-affected country in 2018, while Germany was in the third position. Both of the industrialised nations were hit hard by heatwaves and drought that year, as was India in the fifth position which suffered water shortages, crop failures and worst flooding, Germanwatch said in a report.
Become an eco-warrior and join Thanal’s first Plastic Task Force (PTF) in Kerala with the aim of preventing plastic from accumulating on beaches and in oceans. Two-hundred volunteers from nine coastal districts will educate coastal communities by holding beach clean-ups, plastic litter studies and campaigns.
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water – the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues - in collaboration with governments and partners.  Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.
World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971.
The mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a centrally sponsored scheme is implemented for the holistic development of horticulture sector in the country covering fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo through various interventions.
China has been selected to receive $ 300 million funds to provide clean energy to 1 million homes, as an appreciation for China's commitment to bring drastic control in cutting down high levels of smog, clean the waterways, thereby reducing pollution.  China government has put "Clean Energy" on top priority directing the local government and the other stakeholders to act firm to reach the goal.

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