Mortality Due To Climate Change, Drought In Europe, Hippo’s Vulnerable Population & More- Weekly News

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  • 1. Heat wave continued in Europe last week. Europe stares at a drought like situation. Warnings and water restrictions are being put out for public.
  • 2. The Hippo is an enigma. But last week it was in focus as it faces habitat loss now. It’s  population has declined between 7%  to 20 % during last decade due to the fragmentation of its fresh water habitats & climate change.
  • 3. Myanmar’s electricity woes fueled Mangrove deforestation in Aracan State. Since last year Myanmar has experienced frequent blackouts. The power outrages have forced people of Aracan State to increasingly cut down firewood for cooking purposes ,resulting Mangrove deforestation.
  •  4. There is a clash of cultures and rights in Goa’s underground bullfighting pits . According to  law  bullfighting is illegal. Yet, with monitoring low , bullfighting continue s unabated as it one of the favourite pastimes of Goans irrespective of caste , creed & gender.
  •  5. Researchers in East Asia have predicted that intense heat caused by climate change may increase mortality rate by six times . In a study report published  by the Lancet Magazine the night temperatures are likely to double from 20 degree Celsius to 39 degree Celsius by 2090 The research was carried out in 28 cities across China, Japan & South Korea.
  • 6. Indian scientists make vaccine for all Corona strains. They  have designed a universal vaccine that can be effective against all variants of the Covid. Their research has been accepted for  publication in the latest issue of Journal of Medical Liquids.
  • 7. The plight of Indigenous People  all over the world improved by 3% , though they suffered  during the Covid pandemic. Last week the International Indigenous People’s Day was celebrated. Although this community comprises less than 3%  of the world population, they are responsible for the conservation of 80% of earth’s Bio-diversity. Every now & then  the indigenous people face violence& threats and forced migration for protecting their habitat.

Govind Tekale

Govind is a retired teacher, but he always had a passion for current affairs and general knowledge. With a history of love/addiction for reading, Govind has switched to writing as a way to express his ideas and share essential information.

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