#Environment

.Grenoble, France
Biagio di Maio, researcher at CNR (National Research Council) takes samples of pink colored snow on July 4, 2020 on the top of the Presena glacier near Pellizzano. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Scarlet streaks that look like blood have appeared on the French Alps glaciers
  • Experts are calling it a symptom of the escalating climate disaster
  • The phenomenon known as "glacier blood" is formed by snow-borne microalgae

Guwahati, Jun 15 (PTI) Assam Forest and Environment minister Parimal Suklabaidya has directed officials of the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park to explore every possible avenue to build ...

.Beijing, China
China has 47 nuclear plants. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • A French nuclear firm Framatome, last month, sought US' support to asses a report of leak at a nuclear plant in China
  • The firm said China was raising acceptable limits for radiation outside the facility in order to avoid having to shut it down
  • China has denied the claim and US also believes there is no crisis yet

.Cornwall, NY, USA
The scripture was created by sculpture Joe Rush. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@joerushlondon)

  • A Mount Rushmore-like scripture has been erected using electronic waste in America's Cornwell
  • The e-waste mountain has been named Mount Recyclemore
  • The purpose is to higlight ill-effects of e-waste 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
World Oceans Day highlights the need to protect oceans from further deterioration. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 every year
  • One of the biggest threats to ocean health is overfishing
  • Reducing your carbon footprint, using re-usable bags are some of the ways you can help to save the ocean

World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8, every year. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The ocean covers 70% of the planet and is our primary source of life
  • The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen
  • The name "Pacific Ocean" is derived from the Latin name Tepre Pacificum

World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Brazil. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • This year's theme for World Oceans Day is "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods"
  • As the ocean covers over 70% of the planet, it is our primary source of life and sustenance
  • The ocean is also responsible for at least 50% of the planet's oxygen

.Hawaii, USA
The CO2 concentration is the highest since measurements began. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Measurements for May 2021 averaged 419 parts per million (ppm), up from 417 ppm in May 2020
  • Carbon dioxide is the most abundant human-created greenhouse gas
  • The May 2020 to May 2021 increase of 1.8 ppm was slightly less than previous years

This omnipresent anti-environment element, plastic, is dominating our life. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Earth’s surface is covered with nearly 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic
  • Plastic bottle can release antimony and bisphenol A (the dreaded BPA)
  • Conventional disposable sanitary napkins are 90% plastic

.Marmara Ereğlisi/Tekirdağ, Turkey
The 'Sea snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara.(Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Turkey President has promised to rescue the Marmara sea from sea snot
  • A huge mass of marine mucilage has bloomed in Turkey's Marmara sea
  • Sea snots have spread to the Black and Aegean Sea in Greece