Monday, 5 December, 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

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.