Scientists have found another effect of global warming. Oceans are slowly getting more acidic in response to higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This could endanger marine life in the future.
Greenpeace has declared Eloor in Kerala a "Global Toxic Hotspot". Unchecked Industrial pollution in the Periyar river island has led to increased incidences of cancer, congenital birth-defects, bronchitis, asthma and stomach ulcers, according to a Greenpeace study.
In an effort to appease the rain gods, 18 pairs of animals were married off at the Ganesh temple in Chennai.
Asses, horses, geese, dogs, crows, monkeys, crabs and snakes were married off according to Hindu rites.
Ben Metcalfe, a founder of Greenpeace and anti-nuclear activist is dead. He created the famous campaign: “Ecology? Look it up, you’re part of it.”
As an RAF aircraft gunner in pre-1947 India, he chose to heed Gandhiji over his orders and dropped bombs on empty fields instead of villages.
Cyclists and pedestrians replaced exhaust-spewing cars on main roads in several capitals in Europe on "car-free" day.
Only vehicles powered by "clean" liquid propane gas or electricity were allowed in Paris.
While the debate rages on human cloning, do you know what scientists are already doing in the lab?
They have created mice with human ears, frogs with no heads, fish with human genes, plants with human and animal genes and put viruses in vegetables. Looks like the brave new world is already here.