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CO2 in atmosphere goes past the alarming level of 400 ppm: WMO

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Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has crossed a significant threshold and it may not fall below that for a number of generations, scientists have said. In 2015, for the first time in recorded history, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surged past the benchmark of  400 parts per million (ppm) on average across …

Hundreds of endangered snow leopards killed annually

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Hundreds of snow leopards, an endangered species, are being killed illegally every year in the remote mountains of Asia, extending from China to Tajikistan, says a new report. Only about 4000 to 6500 of these elusive animals are estimated to be surviving in the wild at present. International trade in snow leopards has been banned since 1975. …

Climate change negotiations lagging by a decade: TERI

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While the threshold for the Paris climate change agreement has been achieved, paving way for negotiations to implement it in 2020 — aiming to limit the global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius — experts said the world is already lagging by a decade.This, even as nearly 200 countries agreed at Kigali to phase …

Zuckerberg spoke to Astronauts via live chat, Scientist said like to eat spicy food

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For the first time, Mark Zuckerberg spoke to astronauts at International Space Station (ISS) through Facebook Lite Chat. In this 20 minute conversation, Zuckerberg learned about their experiments and research. Scientists answered many of their questions. They said – “Human body is capable of staying a long time in space. Our taste has changed, but …