World Heritage coral reefs likely to disappear by 2100 unless CO2 emissions drastically reduce: UNESCO
The UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre on 23 June 2017 released the first global scientific assessment of climate change impacts on World Heritage coral reefs.

As per the assessment, soaring ocean temperatures in the past three years have More..

ONGC and UNESCO join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag
A joint team of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in June 2017 carried out a preliminary survey for the conservation of Chilika Lake.

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Sweden pledges to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045
Sweden in the second week of June 2017 committed to become a net-zero carbon emission emitter by 2045.

On 15 June 2017, Swedish lawmakers bound the country to reach net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2045. Only one out of country’s e More..

Final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam cleared by Narmada Control Authority
Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has cleared the proposal of final raising of the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) in Gujarat by lowering of the gates and impounding of water in the reservoir up to its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of EL 138.68 meters.

New species of flying squirrel named Glaucomys Oregonensis discovered
Scientists have recently discovered a new species of flying squirrel named Glaucomys Oregonensis in North America that had been hiding in plain sight for over hundreds of years. The study was publishe More..

Kerala Government implements 'green protocol' for weddings
The Government of Kerala has implemented a ‘green protocol’ to make auspicious occasions such as weddings more nature-friendly.

With the implementation of the protocol, the use of plastic and other non-degradable articles including dis More..

World Environment Day observed with theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’
5 June: World Environment Day

The World Environment Day (WED) was observed on 5 June 2017 with the year’s theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The day is annually observed with an aim to encourag More..

Australian scientists discover faceless fish in unexplored abyss
A team of Australian scientists in May 2017 discovered a faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures in the deep waters of Australia during their scientific journey to the parts of the ocean never explored before.

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New glass frog species discovered in Ecuador
A group of scientists have discovered a new species of glass frog, of the genus Hyalinobatrachium. The frog’s beating heart can be seen right through its chest.

The new species,  More..

Cyclonic Storm MORA to strike East-Central Bay of Bengal
The cyclonic storm MORA is about to strike East-Central Bay of Bengal, as predicted by India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 29 may 2017.

MORA was observed moving Northward with a speed of 11 kmph over East-Central Bay of Bengal nea More..

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