Of all the trends that we see come and go in the modern age, Greenism is one that has been a long time coming. Not enough can be said about the need for preserving the environment, especially at this point in the history of the Earth. We have an ongoing pandemic, natural disasters that are wrecking homes and lives, the extinction of many animals and the constant drain on the ecosystem. … [Read more...] about What is Greenism? Pros and cons of the Green Movement
“Monsoon was in its vigorous phase in association with the development of a low- pressure area. Southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea were very strong. I cannot comment on each station but overall studies have shown that incidence of extremely heavy rain is increasing due to the impact of global warming,” said Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director-general (D-G), IMD. … [Read more...] about India’s west coast reports exceptionally heavy rain
Scientists plan to sail the ship into the Arctic Ocean, anchor it to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them, effectively trapping themselves in the vast sheet of white that forms over the North Pole each winter. The organizers say that the project is unprecedented in scale and ambition. … [Read more...] about Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate
He said now that locusts have come and are not showing any signs of abating despite several measures for the past four months, the government should strengthen its coordination with states and neighbouring countries, so that control measures can be taken on time. … [Read more...] about What are locusts? And why are they such a big menace?
Who keeps an eye on the locusts?As a result of the 1926-1931/1932 locust plague, India, under the British Raj at the time, began research into the desert locust, beginning in 1931. It then led to the establishment, in 1939, of a permanent Locust Warning Organization (LWO), with a station in Karachi (undivided India). Its main job was to keep out an eye for a specific sub-species of the insect, the desert locust, that sprang into the region from the Thar desert. There is a wealth of scientific and newspaper reports that point to locust attacks being a major scourge to the colonial administration and hence the references to it as a “plague” which is how they continue to be recorded to the present. There were serious outbreaks in 1812, 1821, 1843-44, 1863-67, 1869-73, 1876-81, 1889-98, 1900-1907, 1912-1920. A particularly bad season in 1926-1931 prompted the imperial administration to establish the Karachi warning centre and after Independence, India established its own centre … [Read more...] about The Hindu Explains | Why is the locust surge posing a threat to agriculture in India?