EQ: Environment Fatalities, Ridley Turtles, Alien Species and More
EQ: Read About All Things Green, Build Your Environment Quotient
• India suffers high environment-related fatalities:
A new report has indicated that environment-related causes like pollution and climate change could be responsible for a shocking 2.9 million deaths in India.
• Mass nesting of Ridley turtles delayed:
Climate related conditions are being blamed for the delayed arrival of Ridley turtles on Odisha’s Rushikulya beach. The turtles usually arrive between late February and early March but have not yet arrived this year.
• Watch this video of a flock of 70,000 starlings perform a murmuration or a “ballet of the skies” here:
• How do natural reserve managers cope with alien species?
A new report examines how scientists and authorities at the stunning Seychelles Nature Reserve are trying to ensure a pristine ecosystem.
• What’s the real solar story?
A new report argues for a reality check on India’s ambitious solar plans and urges more efforts towards ensuring a smooth transition to a clean energy-fuelled India.
• “We are making it more convenient for companies to donate than to waste”:
An increasing European movement to reduce food waste has inspired Italy to change its laws to make it easier for supermarkets give unsold food to charities.
• Delhi may pay environment compensation fee:
Further to a Supreme Court order, all Delhiites may have to pay a fee for water used from the Yamuna and for sewage discharged into the river. The Delhi government had indicated last year that this fee would be based on a “polluter pays” principle.
• No more hiking on iconic NZ glaciers:
Two popular glaciers in New Zealand have been melting at such a rapid rate that authorities have stopped a 100 year old tradition of hiking on these glaciers.
• Where in India would you find dugongs?
(a) Gulf of Mannar
(b) Chilika Lake
(c) Godavari river
(d) Wular lake
(Shalini Iyengar is a lawyer and Research Associate at the International University College of Turin.)
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