Daily Archives: July 5, 2024

Archaeologists have discovered a 41,000-year-old ostrich nest in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, which is considered the world’s oldest known ostrich nest. Megafauna: Definition: Megafauna refers to animals weighing over 50 kg. The term was first coined by Alfred Russel Wallace in 1876. Classification: Megafauna are categorized as megaherbivores, megacarnivores, or megaomnivores …

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Global Biodiversity Framework

A report by the IUCN indicates that Eastern and Southern Africa is halfway to meeting the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) Target 3, also known as the 30 x 30 target. 30 x 30 Target: The 30 x 30 target is a global initiative aiming for countries to protect at least …

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Alaskan Glaciers on the Brink

A recent study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the Juneau Icefield, which extends across Alaska and British Columbia, is undergoing rapid glacial retreat. Glacial Retreat: Glacial retreat refers to the shrinking or receding of a glacier over time. This occurs when ice melts or sublimates faster than new …

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Industrial Accidents

An explosion at a chemical reactor in Dombivli, Maharashtra, caused multiple fatalities and injuries. Frequent Industrial Accidents in Maharashtra: Reports indicate that industrial accidents have been alarmingly frequent in the years 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2023. Causes: Lack of Implementation of Relocation Plans: The Maharashtra government has failed to relocate …

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