What Is Beema Bamboo?

Beema Bamboo: The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has designed an ‘oxygen park’ within its premises at Coimbatore with Beema Bamboo. Beema or Bheema Bamboo is a superior clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, a higher biomass yielding bamboo species. This bamboo clone has been developed by the conventional breeding method. This species is considered to […]

Global Methane Assessment : Mitigating Methane Emissions

Global Methane Assessment: Benefits And Costs Of Mitigating Methane Emissions: A report, titled Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions suggested that the world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid the worst of climate change. The report was released by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the United Nations […]

Eco Sensitive Zone Around The Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary Maharashtra

Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) Around The Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary (TCFS, Maharashtra): The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified an Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary (TCFS, Maharashtra). The ESZ is meant to act as a buffer for protected areas and reduces developmental pressures around a wildlife […]

Asiatic Lions Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Asiatic lions: Recently, eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad’s Nehru Zoological Park have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. It is the first known case of the human infecting the felines and making them sick in India. Earlier in 2020, Tiger being infected with Covid-19 was reported in New York (Bronx Zoo). The Asiatic Lion (also […]

Xylophis Deepaki: Found in Tamil Nadu

Xylophis deepaki: A tiny snake “Xylophis deepaki” has been named in honour of Indian herpetologist Deepak Veerappan for his contribution in erecting a new subfamily Xylophiinae to accommodate wood snakes. The common name suggested for the species is ‘Deepak’s wood snake’. Xylophis deepaki is a tiny snake of just 20 cm in length with iridescent […]

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF): First Instalment

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF):: The Centre has released the first installment of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to States, in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 that has claimed thousands of lives since April 2021. Normally, the first instalment is released in June as per the recommendations of the Finance Commission. […]

Net Zero Producers Forum 2021

Net Zero Producers’ Forum: Qatar, the US, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Norway have come together to form a cooperative forum that will develop pragmatic net zero-emission strategies. These countries are collectively responsible for 40% of global oil and gas production. The Net Zero Producers’ Forum will consider strategies and technologies which include “methane abatement, advancing […]