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…

Google’s New AI Project Could Be a Conservation Game Changer
Conservation

Google’s New AI Project Could Be a Conservation Game Changer

A camera trap captured this jaguar in the Nouragues Natural Reserve, French Guiana.Photo: Emmanuel Rondeau (WWF France)All around the world, conservationists and biologists have hard drives full of millions of camera trap photos. Going through these images can be laborious and time-consuming, but a new program—a partnership between Google and several conservation organizations—simplifies the process…

Metro project impact on Mutha: NGT directs committee to consider issues raised by environmentalist
Environmental News

Metro project impact on Mutha: NGT directs committee to consider issues raised by environmentalist

The river was flooded due to heavy rain in August this year. (File)Citing the flooding of Mutha river during monsoon this year, environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar has once again opposed the construction of a Metro rail route on the riverbed and approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) over the issue. Yadwadkar has claimed that the expert…