Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan: reducing the level of mortality and injury of large whales

The Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT or Team) was established in 1996 and is made up of 60 members, including about 22 trap/pot and gillnet fishermen or fishery representatives. Because both right whales and fin whales are listed as endangered, they are considered strategic stocks under the MMPA. Due to population growth, in 2016 certain stocks of humpback whales, which are taken in the Atlantic Category I and II fisheries regulated under the ALWTRP, are no longer listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act

UGC NET Syllabus in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences: Environmental science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences (including but not limited to ecology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, geography and geodesy) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. Related areas of study include environmental studies and environmental engineering. Environmental studies incorporates more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering focuses on design and technology for improving environmental quality in every aspect. Environmental scientists work on subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, and the effects of global climate change. Environmental issues almost always include an interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Environmental scientists bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. Key elements of an effective environmental scientist include the ability to relate space, and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis.

Environment means

The components of the Earth and includes (a) air, land and water, (b) all layers of the atmosphere, (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and (d) the interacting natural systems

Makar Sankranti- RHC directed Pucca thread made of plastic or any such synthetic material of Chinese make is not used in kite flying

We direct the concerned authorities to ensure that Pucca thread made of plastic or any such synthetic material of Chinese make or other toxic materials like iron powder, glass powder etc., is not used in kite flying. Steps be also…

The Goa Foundation Vs. M/s. Sesa Sterlite Ltd. & Ors.[ALL SC 2018 February]

Keywords:-writ-illegal mining-environment protection-Directions issued- DATE : February 7, 2018 ACT:- Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (the MMDR Act), the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986-Goa Mineral Policy 2013 SUPREME COURT OF INDIA [Special Leave to…

The Secretary, Kerala State Coastal Management Authority Vs. DLF Universal Ltd. (formerly known as Adelie Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd.) & Ors.[SC 2018 January]

KEYWORDS:-developers - housing project- ENVIRONMENT-deemed environment clearance- DATE:- January 10, 2018- wherever permissions are required to come and are to be obtained before commencement of construction, it would be no answer that activity can be carried on without obtaining the permissions.…