Renewable Energy Ministry issues national wind-solar hybrid policy
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on May 14, 2018 issued the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in New Delhi.

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Trump cuts funding to NASA system that monitors greenhouse gases
US President Donald Trump’s administration has cut off the funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). The move comes at a time when the world is struggling to combat climate change.
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Western Ghats’ forests vital for monsoon rainfall in Tamil Nadu: Study
Researchers have found that dense vegetation in Western Ghats determines amount of rainfall that Tamil Nadu gets during the summer monsoon. The study highlights importance of urgent need to stop deforestation in the Western Ghats.

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India develops model to forecast reach of Tsunami waves
India would soon be to able to forecast the distance of a destructive tsunami wave after it hits the coast.

The prediction could help reduce loss of life and property in the future.

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First organised census of Indus Dolphins begins in Punjab
Punjab government along World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India are conducting first organised census of Indus Dolphins, one of the world’s rarest mammals found only in India and Pakistan. The organised census aims at conservation of the species.

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Global warming driving harmful algae growth: Study
Scientists have found that global warming is driving proliferation of Noctiluca algae (commonly known as sea tinkle), a harmful algae in Arabian Sea responsible for glowing of Mumbai’s beaches in dark. The study was jointly conducted by researchers f More..





Fejervarya goemchi: New frog species named after Goa
Scientists have identified a new species of frog called Fejervarya goemchi in the highland plateaus of the Western Ghats parts of Goa. It has been named after state of Goa where the species is discovered.

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Population of critically endangered river dolphin increases for first time
The population of critically endangered dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that pushed the species almost to the brink of extinction.

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Sunderban Reserve Forest to get Ramsar site status
West Bengal government has given its approval to State Forest Department to apply for coveted Ramsar Site recognition under Ramsar Convention to Sunderban Reserve Forest. Now, State Forest Department through Central Government will apply to Ramsar Co More..





Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years: Study
A new study states that the domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future. 

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