Migration reduces transmission of pathogens between species: UN Report

The migration behaviours of several species is changing because of man-made factors like climate change and habitat loss   Migration undertaken by migratory species can reduce the spread of zoonotic diseases, said a report jointly released by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) July 6, 2020. Migratory species like Read More …

Ways Businesses Can Become More Sustainable

You’ve probably heard the word “sustainable” many times by now, but you may wonder what it has to do with your business. Sustainable business means that you’ll be you’ll be increasing the odds that you company can continue indefinitely by minimizing social and environmental impacts while ensuring financial stability. Studies have shown that sustainable business Read More …

Climate change can affect diseases transmitted by insects, vectors: UN report

Humans are changing zoonotic disease systems and increasing their impact through habitat encroachment, human population pressure, the report said  “Climate change is a major factor in disease emergence. The survival, reproduction, abundance and distribution of pathogens, vectors and hosts can be influenced by climatic parameters affected by climate change,” the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) Read More …

Visakhapatnam gas leak: LG Polymers neglected safety norms, finds govt probe

The company — owned by South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd — also ignored a warning sign in December last year, the report said A negligence in safety norms led to the leak of toxic styrene gas in the LG Polymers Ltd chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam that killed 12 and hospitalised thousands on May Read More …

Rationale for Biomass Supply Chain

Biomass resources have been in use for a variety of purposes since ages. The multiple uses of biomass includes usage as a livestock or for meeting domestic and industrial thermal requirements or for the generation of power to fulfill any electrical or mechanical needs. One of the major issues, however, associated with the use of Read More …

Shifting seasons on Russian steppe captured by NASA

Significant seasonal changes have been observed in southwestern Russia’s Kulunda steppe — a large area of flat, unforested grassland — by US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Terra and Aqua satellites. The images shared by NASA show the terrain of the land — that looks like a giant claw scraped across its surface — between April Read More …

Lessons from a pandemic: Urgency for climate action

Much like the claimed behaviour of an ostrich burying its head underground in the face of risk, we demonstrate our capacity to ignore risks like the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Scholarly work and viral videos of prophetic philanthropists have warned us of the next pandemic after the Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002. Read More …

Why draft EIA 2020 needs a revaluation

The point of contention in the draft Environment Impact Assessment is post-facto clearance and less public participation with affected communities The new draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 proposed by the Union government is a regressive departure from the 2006 version that it seeks to replace. It is an attempt to weaken environmental regulation and silence Read More …

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