International project aims to sequence the ‘DNA’ of the Arctic Ocean
Marine Ecology

International project aims to sequence the ‘DNA’ of the Arctic Ocean

Credit: University of East Anglia The University of East Anglia (UEA) is leading a pioneering international project to sequence the DNA of marine microbes in the Arctic Ocean. The resulting data will be used to develop models to predict how global warming impacts the diversity and activity of microbes—such as viruses, bacteria, microalgae and fungi—thereby…

How international conservation groups are betraying indigenous peoples
Conservation

How international conservation groups are betraying indigenous peoples

Discrimination towards indigenous communities is rife among conservation groups – and sometimes enforced at the barrel of a gun, says Curtis Abraham Environment | Comment 11 December 2019 Josie FordTHE murder of “guardian of the forest” Paulo Paulino Guajajara by armed loggers in the Brazilian Amazon reserve he called home garnered headlines around the world…

Green Energy

International Solar Alliance

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Solar Alliance What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ISA- key facts, significance and India’s solar power potential. Context: Palau has become 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Background: The agreement of the International Solar Alliance was open for signature…