Down To Earth recaps the primary environment, health and developmental news from the week just gone by
It was an action-packed week as far as environmental news was concerned. From climate change to agriculture to health to wildlife and biodiversity, developments happened at breakneck speed, both in India and the world. Here are Down To Earth’s top 10 green stories on the week that was:
Action on key agendas like carbon capture and climate change, fund flow as well as village relocation are the weakest performing area for Indian tiger reserves according to a new government report.
The India Meteorological Department predicted that the monsoon would be weak in the month of August even as India’s first real-time drought-monitoring platform run by IIT-Gandhinagar’s Water and Climate Lab noted that at least 25.1 per cent of India is facing drought-like conditions.
India is among the 12 countries which are responsible for 52 per cent of the world’s mismanaged plastic waste, according to Swiss-based research consultancy Earth Action.
The Netherlands and Mauritius have now joined Brazil and Turkey in implementing all the recommended measures to reduce tobacco smoking globally, United Nations’ health agency the World Health Organization said on July 31, 2023.
Experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have stated in a new report that the Italian city of Venice should be added to a list of world heritage sites in danger as corrective measures proposed by the Italian government are still insufficient and need to be further developed.
The government of Andalusia in southern Spain stated that the Iberian wolf, the species of gray wolf native to the Iberian Peninsula comprising Spain and Portugal, has been extinct since 2020.
A ninth cheetah, a female named Dhatri (Tiblisi), was found dead on the morning of August 2, 2023, at Kuno National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh, according to park officials.
The contentious Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2023 was passed by the Rajya Sabha August 2, 2023 after a brief debate on concerns and questions on the Bill by members of the Parliament.
Around 6.5 billion people, or 81 per cent of the global population, experienced at least one day of high temperatures made at least three times more likely by climate change in July 2023, according to a report released by nonprofit Climate Central.
Northwest India could face deadly levels of heat stress under a high emission scenario through 2100, according to a new study.
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