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ENVIRONMENT

The Silent Threat: Ocean Acidification and its Urgency

Why is Ocean Acidification in the News? Our oceans, vast and seemingly boundless, are facing a silent, insidious threat: acidification. While news headlines often focus on visible environmental challenges like deforestation or plastic pollution, ocean acidification remains a less-understood, yet equally grave danger to the world’s marine ecosystems and, consequently, to the planet itself. Recent …

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ACID RAIN

Introduction of Acid Rain: Rain or any other type of precipitation with an extremely high concentration of hydrogen ions (low pH) refers to as acid rain. The neutral pH of most water, including drinking water, is between 6.5 and 8.5; acid rain, on the other hand, typically has a pH between 4-5. The pH of …

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EUTROPHICATION

Introduction to Eutrophication: Eutrophos, which means “well-nourished” in Greek, is where the word “eutrophication” originates. Extremely low-nutrient water bodies refers to as oligotrophic, and moderate-nutrient water bodies calls mesotrophic. Dystrophic and hypertrophic conditions other names for advance eutrophication. Both freshwater and saltwater systems are susceptible to eutrophication. Excess phosphorus is nearly invariably the culprit in …

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CLIMATE ENGINEERING

Why in the News Climate Engineering? UNESCO released its first ever report on the ethics of climate engineering. What is Climate Engineering? Climate engineering, or geoengineering, refers to intentional alterations made to the Earth’s natural systems with the aim of mitigating the effects of climate change. This encompasses methods such as Carbon Dioxide Removal (the …

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WHAT IS ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA)?

Introduction to Environment Impact Assessment: It is the assessment of the environmental consequences of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. In this context, the term “Environment Impact Assessment” usually use when applying to actual projects by individuals or companies and the term “Strategic Environmental Assessment” …

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National Efficient Cooking Program (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Program (EEFP)

Why in the news National Efficient Cooking Program? Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Power, launched its groundbreaking National Efficient Cooking Program (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Program (EEFP). These initiatives aims at revolutionizing cooking practices in India and emphasizing on the importance and urgency of …

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BIOSPHERE RESERVE (BR)

Introduction to Biosphere Reserve The international Co-ordinating council (ICC) of UNESCO, in 1971 introduced the designation ‘Biosphere reserve’ for natural areas. The concept of bio-sphere reserves refine by task force of UN-ESCO’s MAB program in 1974, and BR network formally launch in 1976. Biosphere reserves sites establish by countries and recognize under UNESCO’s man and …

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