Sandipan Talukdar
Fluctuations in moon's orbit Fluctuation in Moon’s orbit can affect mangrove canopies, scientists find

Scientists have found that a lunar cycle of 18.61 years shapes growth in tidal wetlands, especially that of mangroves.

“Particulate matter can contribute to increase in anemia among women of reproductive age in India”

A study has found that the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age may increase with long-term exposure to Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, a type of air pollutant

As Greenland ice sheets melt at unprecedented rates, scientists urge civil disobedience

Greenland’s ice sheet is witnessing extensive melting, a phenomenon which does not usually take place in the month of September

Pakistan floods What explains the disastrous floods in Pakistan this year?

A convergence of factors such as extreme heat waves, melting glaciers, and heavy monsoon rainfall explains the scale of floods in the country. All these factors are connected to climate change

Australian wildfires Australian wildfires raised global heat and broadened ozone hole, says study

The study published in Scientific Reports on August 25 says that the plumes of smoke from the Australian wildfires in 2019-2020 led to a 3 degrees Celsius temperature rise over Australia, along with a global rise of 0.7 degrees Celsius

Dangerous heat waves to be more frequent and more sustained in the coming future

Dangerous heat waves are likely to hit much of the world more frequently – three times more often than today in some regions. Tropical regions, including India, may face extreme heat conditions almost daily by the end of this century.

Carbon dioxide in exoplanet James Webb Telescope spots carbon dioxide in distant exoplanet

The carbon dioxide was discovered in the atmosphere of a giant hot and gaseous planetary object named the WASP-39b, located at a distance of 700 light-years from Earth and in the constellation Virgo

Swiss glaciers Volume of Swiss glaciers declined by half in less than a century

In a new study, the researchers compared data from 1931 and the 2000s, and concluded that the glacial volume has shrunk by half during 1931-2016

Scientists find dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ may be degraded in simpler ways

A new study has found a way where Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances can be disposed using inexpensive reagents and requires a temperature as low as about 100 degrees Celsius

Long Covid Long Covid: Studies find abnormalities in blood samples of patients

The new research suggests that long Covid patients were also fighting an immune battle against some pathogens. The researchers found that the reactivation of viruses, including Epstein Barr virus and some herpes viruses, occurred in such people.

Mammal extinction in Australia Australia lost more mammals than any other continent in last two centuries: report

A report found that since 2016, over 200 animal and plant species have been threatened, including the koala and the gang-gang cockatoo. The largest increase in the threatened list is of invertebrates and frogs

Continent formation What created Earth’s continents? Researchers say giant meteorite impacts

Researchers claim that the new findings are the most robust evidence yet in support of the theory of the origin of continents due to giant meteorite impacts on Earth’s surface