Air Quality Index (AQI) Basics The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by … [Read more...] about Air Quality Index (AQI) Basics
Environment And Ecology
Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps belong to a group of animals known as Cnidaria, … [Read more...] about What are Coral Reefs?
The principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibility’ evolved from the notion of the ‘common heritage of mankind’ and is a manifestation of general principles of equity in international law. The principle recognizes historical differences in the contributions of developed and developing States to global environmental problems, and differences in their respective … [Read more...] about Definition of the Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities
National Solar Mission The ultimate objective is to make solar energy competitive with fossil-based energy options. By increasing the share of solar energy in the total energy mix, it aims to empower people at the grass roots level. Another aspect of this Mission is to launch an R&D program facilitating international co-operation to enable the creation of affordable, … [Read more...] about The Eight Missions of NAPCC
The National Action Plan focuses attention of 8 priorities National Missions. These are Solar Energy Enhanced Energy Efficiency Sustainable Habitat Conserving Water Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem A “Green India” Sustainable agriculture Strategic Knowledge Platform for Climate Change The National Action plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) was released on … [Read more...] about The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)