Environmental Studies

Microplastics – a scourge stalks the sea

Sometime in 2009, Bindu Sulochanan, a marine ecologist at Mangalore’s Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), was dissecting sardines in her laboratory. Scientists at the CMFRI have been doing this for decades, to study the feeding behaviour of various ocean-dwelling fish. As Dr. Sulochanan peered at the contents of the …

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‘Gaja’ wreaks havoc in T.N.

Cyclonic storm kills at least 13 in seven districts81,000 people take shelter in 471 relief camps Another low pressure area may form on Sunday At least 13 persons died and public infrastructure and private properties in seven districts were damaged as cyclone ‘Gaja’ wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu on Friday. …

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Manipuri man on cycle tour to save deer

Sangai, a brow antlered deer endemic to State, is under threat from poachers With an aim to spread awareness about the importance of protecting ‘Sangai’, a brow antlered deer endemic to Manipur, a local cyclist on Monday embarked on a State-wide bicycle tour. There are less than 260 deer in …

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ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus

Seeks experiment ideas from space agencies, universities and researchers An 18-month-old pitch for what could be the first Indian orbiter mission to Venus has just been refreshed and relaunched, opening it up now for international experiments. Tentatively marking the yet to be named ‘Mission Venus’ for mid-2023, the Indian Space …

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