About Pondicherry shark

About Pondicherry shark Known as ‘Pala Sora’ in the local parlance, the Pondicherry Shark is on the verge of extinction. Scientifically known as Carcharhinus hemiodon, it belongs to the Carcharhinidae family with a growth of 3.3 feet. It is identified by its black tips of dorsal, pectoral and Tai fins. The front teeth are distinctlyContinue reading “About Pondicherry shark”

About Great Indian Bustard

About Great Indian Bustard • The Great Indian Bustard is one of the largest flying birdsin the world. • It is also one of the heaviest flying birds that weigh up to 15 kg. • It is considered to be the flagship grassland speciesbeing endemic to the grasslands of India. • Further the great Indian bustard is classified as “critically endangered” in the IUCN Red List. • Accordingly it a “schedule IContinue reading “About Great Indian Bustard”

About Harrier (Bird)

About Harrier (Bird) Harrier, any of about 11 species of hawks of the subfamily Circinae (family Accipitridae). They are plain-looking, long-legged, and long-tailed birds of slender build that cruise low over meadows and marshes looking for mice, snakes, frogs, small birds, and insects. Harriers are about 50 cm (20 inches) long, have small beaks, andContinue reading “About Harrier (Bird)”

About Bio-plastics

About Bio-plastics Bioplastic are a category of plastics derived from renewable bio-based resources. Conventional plastics are made from petroleum-based raw materials, bioplastics are made from 20 percent or more of renewable materials. Bioplastic can be both biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Bio-plastics can also be non-biobased but biodegradable.       Types of Bioplastics Depending on theContinue reading “About Bio-plastics”

Disease Burden due to Air pollution

Key Findings According to the report every 1 in 8 deaths in India occur due to air pollution. About 1.24 million deaths in India in 2017 occurred due to air pollution. This makes India is the leader in deaths and disease burden due to air pollution with 26% of the global deaths and disease burdenContinue reading “Disease Burden due to Air pollution”

About Indian Himalayan region

About Indian Himalayan region The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is stretched across a length of 2,500 km and width of 250 to 300 km. The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) spans 10 hill States viz., Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and two partial hill States – AssamContinue reading “About Indian Himalayan region”

About Heavy-Metals contamination

About Heavy-Metals contamination Heavy metals are metallic elements with an atomic number greater than 20. They are trace elements having a density at least five times that of water. Some of these elements are necessary for growth, development and functioning of living organisms These include Copper, zinc, chromium, iron etc. Those which are unnecessary includeContinue reading “About Heavy-Metals contamination”

Plastic pollution: A background

Plastic pollution: A background The world has produced over nine billion tons of plastic since the 1950s. 165 million tons have reached the oceans, with almost 9 million more tons being added each year. According to UN Environmental Programme, UNEP, a staggering 6.5 million tonnes of plastic are being dumped alone in our oceans eachContinue reading “Plastic pollution: A background”