Environment - Current Affairs for August, 2015

Environment Current Affairs for August, 2015

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▼ Tropical storm Erika hits Cuba after devastating Haiti and Dominican Republic   [08-2-15]

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that while the storm has weakened, it could rebuild as it passes over the Gulf of Mexico. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on 28th Aug’15.

▼ UK to fund programme for making Kolkata top carbon city   [08-1-15]

To cleanse the environment with low carbon emission and help to decrease the effect of climate change, Kolkata mayor and UK Minister have join hands to take an initiative.

▼ Goni typhoon hits Japanese island Kyushu   [08-1-15]

People in Japan's southern main island of Kyushu are facing strong winds and heavy rains as Typhoon Goni rips through the region. The storm is causing gusts of nearly 200 kilometers per hour.

▼ NGT asks Delhi Government to stop illegal sand mining on Yamuna   [08-31-15]

The tribunal came down heavily on the Delhi government for permitting sand mining in the name of dredging and directed the concerned authorities to stop illegal mining on the Yamuna river bed and its surrounding areas.

▼ Bangladesh becomes first country to receive funding for home solar systems from UN   [08-31-15]

The UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) issued 395286 carbon credits worth 3.56 million US Dollar to two Bangladeshi organisations.

▼ Bharat Stage IV compliant four wheelers to operate from April 2017   [08-31-15]

The sale and registration of vehicles not meeting the new emission norms won't be allowed in the country from April 2017 and only Bharat Stage compliant four-wheeler vehicles will be manufactured. BS-IV norm was first introduced in the country in April 2010.

▼ Demarcation of eco sensitive zone completed in Okhla Bird Sanctuary   [08-31-15]

The announcement will come as a major relief to the people who have booked their flats in the area and invested huge amounts of their hard earned money. Earlier in the day, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Ministry to issue the final notification on Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the sanctuary within three weeks Once the notification is issued, the government will allow the home buyers outside the ESZ to get occupancy certificates of their flats, which had been pending for quite some time.

▼ State of emergency declared in Ecuador due to Catopaxi volcano eruption   [08-28-15]

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital Quito. Cotopaxi is among the world's most dangerous volcanoes and is prone to fast-moving rock and mud flows. Cotopaxi last had a major eruption in 1877.

▼ NABARD wins status as organisation for implementing climate change programmes   [08-28-15]

NABARD is the only NIE in the country, at present, for undertaking climate change projects. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010 to help developing countries finance clean energy, other mitigation efforts and adaptation to climate change.

▼ 41 tigers lost between January and August- NCTA in association with Traffic India   [08-28-15]

The States that have reported the maximum number of tiger deaths include Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

▼ Mount Kinabalu sealed off after earthquake   [08-28-15]

The park is expected to open from September 1st, but visitors will be able to climb up to only Laban Rata because trails to the summit, which were damaged by the earthquake, have not been repaired. Laban Rata is the last stop for climbers heading to the summit.

▼ Amitabh Bachchan appointed Maharashtra's tiger ambassador   [08-28-15]

On 10 Aug’15, Amitabh Bachchan accepted the proposal of Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to be the Maharashtra’s Tiger Ambassador of the state.

▼ Mysuru tops Swachch Bharat rankings   [08-28-15]

The top 10 ranked cities in the city are Mysuru, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala), Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru (Karnataka), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Halisahar (West Bengal) and Gangtok (Sikkim).

▼ Stanley Reservoir for irrigation opened in TN   [08-28-15]

It is the major dam in the state and its sluice gates are normally opened every year on June 12. However, during deficient storage years, the date of release used to be deferred. The release on 9th Aug’15 would help to irrigate over 12-lakh acres of land in the Cauvery Delta districts for Samba Crop.

▼ Biggest typhoon of the year makes landfall in China   [08-28-15]

After pounding Taiwan, Soudelor made a landfall in Fujian Province and moved from there to neighbouring Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces and has weakened.

▼ Indian forest cover at 21.23%: State of Forest Report 2013   [08-27-15]

There is a net increase of 5871 square kilometers in the forest cover of the country as compared with India State of Forest Report – 2011. As per India State of Forest Report – 2013, the total forest cover in the country is 697,898 square kilometers which is 21.23% of the total geographical area of the country.

▼ Panama Canal authorities to limit size of ships on water because of drought   [08-27-15]

The Panama Canal Authority has said that from next month it would temporarily limit the size of ships using the waterway, because of the effects of drought. It says the water levels of two lakes through which the route passes have fallen significantly as a result of dry conditions caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.