Cold-blooded animals

Facts for Prelims: Source: TH Context: Scientists have disputed the idea that as the planet warms, the bodies of cold-blooded marine species, including fish, will contract.   Conventional understanding: Warming temperatures lead to smaller body sizes in cold-blooded marine animals, suggesting that they may actually grow larger in response to warmer waters.   The recent …

Methane mitigation policies

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation   Source: DTE  Context: According to a new study, only 13% of methane emissions are covered by global methane mitigation policies.   Highlights of the study: Since the 1980s, the rate of increase in methane emissions is higher than ever before. Methane policies are actions by …