Human wildlife conflict has always been a part of rural residents. While most people seek to live in harmony with wildlife as they share the same resource, it comes with a heavy price. The issue had intensified after government banned shifting cultivation to protect the forests.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Snake bite incidents on rise after rains
Snake-bite incidents are on the rise recently, as these reptiles have been displaced from their natural habitat following heavy rains in various parts of Sindh. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-131823-Snake-bite-incidents-on-rise-after-rains
OK, so who do you trust most when it comes to news about climate change? Scientists, media, environment organisations, the government, religious leaders or your own family and friends? Indians seem to be trusting their scientists. http://blogs.nature.com/indigenus/2012/09/climate-perceptions.html?WT.mc_id=FBK_NPG
Bagmati river to get life in dry season
Struggling to flow, Bagmati River tries hard to prove itself as the river during the winter when there is negligible amount of water.
All this could however, change if the government´s proposed project to construct big reservoirs to collect water during rainy season and maintain control flow in winters or drier seasons. http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.phpaction=news_details&news_id=41556
Fish aggregates in coastal water linked to climate change
Fishermen in eastern parts of Sri Lanka are receiving a bounty harvest. The question is whether this due to changing patterns of oceanic currents and/or climate change. http://window2nature.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/fish-aggregates-at-coastal-waters-linked-with-weather-changes/
A briny future for Bangladesh
Increasing salinity now threatens 17% of land in Bangladesh, according to new research carried out by the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC).
Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest population densities in the world, is also the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise. Most of the country is low-lying; and in some areas groundwater levels have dropped below sea level, due to climate change, overuse of groundwater and river diversion projects. http://www.thethirdpole.net/a-briny-future-for-bangladesh/
Two degrees of concern
An upcoming paper in the Indian science journal Current Science says the temperature rise scenario isn’t far away. It is just around the corner — by 2030 — and the predicted rise in temperature, primarily due to green house gas emissions, is not one degree but somewhere between 1.7 to 2 degrees. http://blogs.nature.com/indigenus/2012/09/two-degrees-of-concern.html?WT.mc_id=FBK_NPG
Climate change threatens agri sector
As climate-induced natural disasters like floods and droughts become more frequent, the government needs to focus on research and development of the agriculture sector to improve production, according to experts. http://ekantipur.com/2012/09/07/capital/climate-change-threatens-agri-sector-experts/359899.html