The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea — Antinuclear

One of them is the K-27, once known as the “golden fish” because of its high cost. The 360ft-long (118m) attack submarine (a submarine designed to hunt other submarines) was plagued with problems since its 1962 launch with its experimental liquid-metal-cooled reactors, one of which ruptured six years later and exposed nine sailors to fatal doses […]

The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea  — Antinuclear

ENVIRONMENT LAWS IN INDIA — Aishwarya Sandeep

The need for protection and conservation of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources is reflected in the constitutional framework of India and also in the international commitments of India. The Constitution under Part IVA (Art 51A-Fundamental Duties) casts a duty on every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including […]

ENVIRONMENT LAWS IN INDIA — Aishwarya Sandeep

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Activities of humans are now having an impact on our environment and our global ecosystem. In the long run, it is a necessary condition for human survivability. Because biodiversity is an integral aspect of life on our planet, it is our moral responsibility to maintain this natural heritage. The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the […]

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing […]

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports Over 10% Of Florida’s Total Manatee Population Has Died So Far This Year In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of […]

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports Firefighters are swaddling giant sequoias in a flame-retardant foil in an effort to protect the ancient trees from wildfires that are raging through national parks in California, officials said. Three wildfires, named Colony, Paradise and Windy, were ignited by lightning on Sept. 9. Since then, they have scorched thousands of acres of […]

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires  — Natural History Wanderings

Light pollution from street lamps linked to insect loss — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports Scientists say light pollution may be contributing to “worrying” declines in insects seen in recent decades. In a UK study, artificial street lights were found to disrupt the behaviour of nocturnal moths, reducing caterpillars numbers by half. Modern LED streetlights appeared to have the biggest impact. There is growing evidence that insect […]

Light pollution from street lamps linked to insect loss — Natural History Wanderings

Halting the spread of Himalayan balsam: a CABI interview — Invasive Species Blog

With its bright pink flowers and fairly common appearance in Europe, and North America, when Himalayan balsam blossoms it can grow up to two metres tall with rough, reddish stems and shiny oval-shaped leaves. As alluring as it sounds, this plant, frequently found along waterways or damp areas, is highly invasive and causes a number……

Halting the spread of Himalayan balsam: a CABI interview — Invasive Species Blog

Green-backed Camaroptera — de Wets Wild

Camaroptera brachyura The Green-backed Camaroptera, also called the Bleating Camaroptera for its easily recognizable call, is found widely over sub-Saharan Africa in dense vegetation ranging from thickets in savannas to forests, where they feed almost exclusively on insects and other invertebrates caught in the undergrowth. In South Africa they’re found in the Lowveld and escarpment […]

Green-backed Camaroptera — de Wets Wild

Raccoon dogs threaten Scandinavian ground-nesting duck populations — Invasive Species Blog

Ground-nesting waterbirds such as ducks have been declining across Denmark and Finland in recent decades, with breeding pair numbers falling since the 1980s. Predators of duck eggs have become more abundant during this time, including invasive species such as American mink, raccoons and raccoon dogs. Invasive predators Invasive predators are generally thought to have a……

Raccoon dogs threaten Scandinavian ground-nesting duck populations — Invasive Species Blog