Impact of climate change on Antarctica

GS 3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Source : The Print dated 24/05/2021 https://theprint.in/opinion/antarctica-is-headed-for-a-climate-tipping-point-by-2060-with-catastrophic-melting/663245/ Context : Recently a new study showed  that if emissions are not cut quickly, by about 2060, the Antarctic ice sheet will lead to a sea level rise that is not reversible on human timescales.It holds enoughContinue reading “Impact of climate change on Antarctica”

DON’T DILUTE GREEN SAFEGUARDS

GS 3 – Environment Impact Assessment Source: The Hindustan Times dated 11/05/2021 https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/dont-dilute-green-safeguards-101620745349910.html Context : Last week, the environment ministry allowed companies in several industries to expand capacity, based on a self-certification that their operations will not increase the pollution load. This along with several other changes made in the Draft EIA notification 2020 givesContinue reading “DON’T DILUTE GREEN SAFEGUARDS”

Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2021

GS 2 : Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors andIssues arising out of their Design and Implementation GS 3 : Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental ImpactAssessment Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/rajya-sabha-passes-mines-and-mineral-amendment-bill/article34134612.ece Reference : https://prsindia.org/billtrack/the-mines-and-minerals-development-and-regulation-amendment-bill-2021http://www.arthapedia.in/index.php?title=Minor_Minerals#ref1 Context: The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Amendment Bill, 2021. TheContinue reading “Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2021”

Hazardous ideas for the Himalayas

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction               The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.               The range has many of Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest, at the border between Nepal and China. Current Scenario:Continue reading “Hazardous ideas for the Himalayas”

Net Zero Target

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction            Climate Ambition Summit, co-hosted by the UK, France, and the UN, on the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement has brought back the debate on the fairness issues regarding the Net Zero targets and the pathways regarding greenhouse gas emission reduction. StatusContinue reading “Net Zero Target”

Progress on Paris Climate Change Agreement

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction          As the Kyoto Protocol ultimately failed to induce significant emission reductions on a global scale, the Paris Agreement was adopted at the COP21 held in Paris.        It aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change and specifies long-term goals regarding:Continue reading “Progress on Paris Climate Change Agreement”

Sale and use of firecrackers – NGT ban

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction        Firecrackers can cause severe effects in the health of people like heart diseases, respiratory or nervous system disorders. Recent News: In the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it should surprise no one that the National Green Tribunal has prohibited the sale and useContinue reading “Sale and use of firecrackers – NGT ban”

Urban wetlands

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction          Wetlands serve a function by developing greater biodiversity and natural and pleasant recreation areas for city dwellers.          Urban wetlands should be designed in such a way that they allow for the possibility that the water running into them from the urban surroundingsContinue reading “Urban wetlands”

Delhi Air Pollution

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction              Air pollution is the introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulates, or biological materials that cause  discomfort disease or death to humans damage other living organisms damage natural and built environment. Contemporary Issue: With the onset of winters, Delhi Air pollution has startedContinue reading “Delhi Air Pollution”

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