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Seven new Peacock Spiders discovered 

A young 22-year-old Australian spider enthusiast has identified and named seven new species of extraordinary Peacock Spider in the Maratus genus. Famed for their colourful schemes and funky courtship dances, they’re a visual feast for arachnophiles and arachnophobes alike. Peacock spiders are tiny and harmless, measuring about 5 mm (1/5th of an inch) long. To […]

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And the award for the best tree goes to… 

It may sound weird but there’s a contest for the best tree in Europe.  A pine tree in the Czech Republic, known as the “Guardian of the Flooded Village”, has won the European Tree of the Year contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage people to appreciate and protect trees. Every year since […]

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Ozone layer is healing, and air is getting cleaner 

The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is continuing to recover and it is leading to changes in atmospheric circulation – the flow of air over Earth’s surface that causes winds. Its healing is largely thanks to the Montreal Protocol agreed internationally in 1987, which banned the production of ozone-depleting substances. Before 2000, a […]

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Plastic Lego to go green 

Plastic is one of the biggest threats to our environment. But there are few things we love too much to give up, like our Legos. But wait, you can play with Legos and not harm nature too! Lego has vowed that its iconic bricks will be 100 percent sustainable by 2030. With pieces that are […]

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Sikkim’s bamboo bottles are true plastic alternatives 

In a bid to combat plastic pollution, Lachen, a town in Sikkim has introduced bamboo water bottles for tourists as a replacement for plastic water bottles.  With this, Lachen becomes the first town in our country to completely get rid of packaged drinking water bottles. It has been more than eight years that Lachen became […]

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French ski resort gets snow from mountain top

The world had another jolt of reality when a ski resort had to transport snow for its revellers.  A French ski resort used a helicopter to move snow from higher up the mountains after exceptionally mild weather left its slopes bare. This also raised concerns about the ecological and natural changes on earth.  The helicopter […]

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Antarctica is hotter than Shimla! 

If you want to go somewhere cold, Antarctica wouldn’t be your first choice. Not because it’s far off, but because places in India are colder than this continent. It recorded its highest temperature at 18.3°C last week. Actually, it’s warmer than many places on the earth with rising temperatures. Last time such temperatures were recorded […]

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This ink is made from air pollution 

We complain about it everyday, but hardly do anything about it. Air pollution harms us in more ways we can imagine. But there’s someone who found a way to use air pollution for good.  Anirudh Sharma, while on a visit to India, saw black soot coming out of a car. Instead of getting worried about […]

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Warm water found under glaciers 

Global warming is real, and we need to accept it. Nature keeps giving signs time and again about the amount of deterioration we are doing to our environment. Sea levels keep rising due to melting glaciers, coastal areas witness unusual phenomenon, weather has become more truant… Now it has come to notice that for the […]

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Greta scolds world leaders, again 

A year after she asked the world leaders to wake up to the dangers of climate change, Greta Thunberg told them that they were not doing enough for the nature. The Swedish activist was at the World Economic Forum to talk about climate change. She said the increase in global temperature could not be kept […]