Studies show eco-degradation has accelerated in Mumbai of late. In fact, in just a weeks, a hill has been demolished in Powai, acres of mangroves destroyed in Andheri and Goregaon and sand pilfered by the truck load from a beach in Alibag.
In a first of its kind, Porbandar has adopted the whale shark as its mascot. This is part of a Wildlife Trust of India campaign to spread awareness about the world's largest known fish, which was till recently being brutally slaughtered along the Gujarat coast for export.
Environmentalists say airlines rate as one of the most polluting forms of transport, with 16,000 commercial jets producing over 600 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
Researchers have found that London ducks have a rougher, louder accent call than West Country ducks. Cockney ducks have developed loud, shrieker quacks because of competing noises of city life like sirens, horns, trains but their laidback friends in Cornwall have softer accent calls.
The Inuit living in the Arctic region are being “poisoned from afar” as climate change takes its toll on the area and threatens their existence, the head of the Inuit conference said, which represents 1,55,000 Inuits.
The countries of the South have 75% of the world's people but only:
15% of the world's energy consumption
30% of the world's food grain
18% of the world's export earnings
11% of the world's spending on education
6% of the world's spending on health
8% of the world's industry
5% of the world's science and technology