Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicMarine life

Topic: Marine life

Deep-sea mining could wipe out 1 million species. We can’t let it cause irreversible damage

Deep-sea mining has been given the green light and could start as early as 2023. But it will seriously and irreversibly harm marine ecosystems.

World will soon fall short of land-based meat production options. Ocean can fill gaps

Insensitive to climate change, mariculture can use finfish and shellfish farms to increase availability of healthy and sustainable meat, US study finds.

Microplastics, pollutants in Cauvery river causing growth defects in fish, says IISc study

Microplastics, industrial and agricultural waste being dumped into the Cauvery are causing hypoxic conditions in the river’s waters, harming marine life.

Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. It could trigger mass extinction event

When the same thing happened 252 million years ago, 90% of all marine species died.

1,000 yrs for a trip around Sun — scientists map orbit of most distant object in solar system

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Largest marine study shows how much plastic fishes are actually eating

There is evidence that microplastics and even smaller particles called nanoplastics can move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part that humans typically eat.

Scientists in Japan revive microbes buried in rocks over 100 million years ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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