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Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

Antarctica’s snow is turning green while we are distracted by a coronavirus

The Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest-warming places on Earth, is seeing so-called snow algae turning the snow green.
Coral reef ecosystem underwater

Marine species relocating to poles & possible ancestor of all animals found in Australia

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
A massive chunk of ice is poised to break away from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf

Hotter than Shimla, 3 degrees colder than Delhi — Antarctica temperature hits record high

The last heat record for the Antarctic mainland came in 2015, when temperatures reached 17.5 degrees Celsius on 24 March.
Southern Ocean

Indian research team sets sail to Antarctic Ocean to study climate change

The 18-member Indian scientific expedition team's 60-day mission onboard research vessel S.A. Agulhas was flagged off from Mauritius.
China's Changcheng (Great Wall) station in Antarctica | Col. Vinayak Bhat/ThePrint

China’s footprint in the Antarctic is growing and is set to match the US soon

China is building its fifth research station in Antarctica and is the second biggest source of tourists to the frigid continent.
Global warming has many consequences | Pixabay

Greening may not be the answer to a warming planet

On World Environment Day, let’s look at the greening trend that is fast becoming the crutch of climate change deniers worldwide.

On Camera

How Assam’s Goalpara jumped 58 points on the Aspirational District ranking during Covid-19

#HeroesOfTheDay campaigns, insurance for medical staff — Goalpara Deputy Commissioner, Varnali Deka, writes on how her district fought Covid and other crises.
HDFC

RBI confirms Sashidhar Jagdishan as next CEO of HDFC Bank

Sashidhar Jagdishan, currently working as 'change agent' of the largest private sector lender and head of finance, has been with HDFC Bank since 1996.

Defence

Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.