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Continent Under the Sea

Continent Under the Sea

Mauritius is part of a lost and underwater continent named Mauritia. Unbelievable but true! Scientists have found evidences of a hollow continent in the Indian Ocean. According to a study published in the Nature Geoscience  the continent “was separated from Madagascar and fragmented into a ribbon-like configuration by a series of mid-ocean […]

 

Floodplain Morphology and Relation to the Spatial Distribution of Arsenic in the Aquifers of Matlab, Southeastern Bangladesh

Abstract Rashid, Nazhat Shirin (KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering) (KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group), Ahmed, K. M., Rahman, M. Z., Hasan, M. A. Bhattacharya, Prosun (KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering) (KTH-International Groundwater […]

 

Antarctic Sea Ice Expanding!

During Southern Hemisphere winters, sea ice in the Antarctic, the floating chunks of frozen ocean water, is actually increasing. In late September, satellite data indicated that Antarctica was surrounded by the greatest area of sea ice ever recorded in the region: 7.51 million square miles (19.44 million square kilometers), the […]

 

Northernmost Lake Reappears Due to Warming

The world’s northernmost lake, situated near the coast of Greenland, is coming back to life. Populations of microscopic algae, called diatoms, have been absent from the lake Kaffeklubben Sø for over 2,000 years. But a new study has found that the diatoms are returning, thanks to global warming. Diatoms were […]

 

Wildlife Protection Act-2012

Parliament has passed the Wildlife (Protection) Act-2012, mandating 12 years of imprisonment for killing a tiger or an elephant. Junior Minister for land Mostafizur Rahman on behalf of the Environment Minister raised the bill in which 1,307 species of plants and animals have been brought under protection. The bill was […]

 

Global Warming Turns Tundra To Forest

Plants and shrubs have colonised parts of the Arctic tundra in recent decades growing into small trees, a scientific study found, adding the change may lead to an increase in global warming pressures if replicated on a wider scale. Scientists from Finland and Oxford University investigated an area of 100,000 […]

 

Global CO2 emissions rise 3 pct in 2011

According to a new EU report, global carbon dioxide emissions rose 3 percent to 34 billion tonnes in 2011, undermining a UN goal to limit the rise in global average temperatures to 2 degree Celsius above industrial levels by 2050. The report was published by the European Commission’s Joint Research […]