Tag Archives: ecology

Human Race on Brink of Extinction? Yes, Says New Study

If the rate at which deforestation is happening doesn’t stop, then mankind too will become defunct, warns a new environment study on deforestation. Agriculture, commercial business, setting up of factories or towering buildings – all such activities have contributed immensely to deforestation that we humans would be the targets of destruction too in the future, says the study . A research team ...

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Old sewage disposal threatens Shimla’s environs, Himalayan ecology

By Vishal Gulati Old-style and unscientific disposal of sewage and solid waste is threatening the pristine environment and water sources of Shimla, known as the Queen of Hills during the British colonial period. Shimla also forms part of the Himalayan ecology. Its wooded deodars, Raj-style structures and chuckling peaks on the horizon may lure you, but it’s not an easygoing ...

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Warning! Nitrogen Pollution a Great Threat to Ocean

A study warns that the industrial and agricultural processes done by human beings can have significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle. Human-induced changes to Earth’s carbon cycle – for example, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification – have been observed for decades. To dig further, David Karl, professor of oceanography at the University of Hawaii teamed up ...

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India State of Forest Report 2011: AP registers 281 sqkm decline

Twelve states/UTs have shown decrease in the forest cover to the extent of 867sqkm while AP’s decline of 281 sqkm is mainly attributed to harvesting of mature plantation of Eucalyptus and other species and in the norhte-east, it was mainly due to prevailing practice of shifting cultivation, said the India State of Forest Report 2011, released on Tuesday. Published biannually ...

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