India becomes largest SO2 emitter in the world

India is the world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide, which is produced from coal burning, and greatly contributes to air pollution. According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace. Analysis An analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace on August 19, India has more than 15% of all anthropogenic Sulphur dioxide (SO2) hotspots in the world detected by the OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite. The major SO2 emission hotspots in India…

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Odisha approves conservation plan of lakes “Chilika and Ansupa”

The Odisha Wetland Authority has approved implementation of an integrated management plan of lakesChilika and Ansupa. The Chilika lake is India’s largest brackish water lagoon and Ansupa is the Odisha’s largest freshwater lake. The 5-year management plan of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two water-bodies at an estimated investment of Rs 180 crore. Benefits The plan will tackle the issue of weed management, soil and moisture conservation in both the wetlands. Chilika lake, the lone brackish water lagoon in Asia, is spread…

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Five New Fish Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Fisheries and the aquatic ecology research team from the zoology department of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) have discovered five new species of fish from various districts of the Arunachal pradesh. Newly Discovered Species Mystus prabini (discovered in Sinkin and the Dibang rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district) Exostoma kottelati (discovered in the Ranga river in Lower Subansiri district) Creteuchiloglanis tawangensis (discovered in the Tawangchu river in Tawang district) Garra ranganensis (discovered in the Ranga river) Physoschistura harkishorei (discovered in the Dibang and the Lohit rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district)…

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Two new species of Freshwater Fish found

Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India have discovered two new species of freshwater fish from the north-eastern and northern parts of the country. Both fish, measuring less than 7 cm, are hill stream fauna and are equipped with special morphological features to suit rapid water flow. Discovered Areas Both these species were discovered from remote areas, for instance, Glyptothorax gopii was discovered from Champai district in Mizoram near the India-Myanmar border. Garra simbalbaraensis has been found from Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. Fishes Glyptothorax gopii It is a new…

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