American bald eagle

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list in 2007, marking a significant milestone in its conservation. The bird’s population has steadily increased since then, with a 2021 report stating that the number of bald eagles in the wild has quadrupled since 2009. The bald …

50 years of the Stockholm Conference

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environmental Conservation-related issues.   Source: DTE  Context: “Stockholm+50: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all — our responsibility, our opportunity” was held in the year 2022 to mark the 50 years of the Stockholm Conference ( Report of United Nations Conference on the Human Environment).   About Stockholm Conference, 1972 This was …

As the human activities increased and development took place on a large scale, the wildlife and the ecosystems were affected by it. Analyse. Do you think that environmental objectives should be secondary to developmental objectives?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. As the human activities increased and development took place on a large scale, the wildlife and the ecosystems were affected by it. Analyse. Do you think that environmental objectives should be secondary to developmental objectives?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on …

The wildlife sanctuaries and national parks face serious threat of habitat loss and fragmentation due to developmental projects and encroachment. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. The wildlife sanctuaries and national parks face serious threat of habitat loss and fragmentation due to developmental projects and encroachment. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy. Reference: Environment by Shankar Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

Wetlands play a critical role in maintaining many natural cycles and supporting a wide range of biodiversity. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. Wetlands play a critical role in maintaining many natural cycles and supporting a wide range of biodiversity. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and …

We need to slow the flow of plastic at its source, but we also need to improve the way we manage our plastic waste. Examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. We need to slow the flow of plastic at its source, but we also need to improve the way we manage our plastic waste. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Environment Ministry has issued draft rules that mandate …

Stubble burning has been a major cause of air pollution and many efforts to tackle it have yielded mixed results. Examine the potential of bio-decomposers to address this issue.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Stubble burning has been a major cause of air pollution and many efforts to tackle it have yielded mixed results. Examine the potential of bio-decomposers to address this issue. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Delhi government, in a …

There exist serious concerns about unsafe handling of used electronics and e-waste, in developing countries, that results in harm to human health and the environment. Analyse to what extent e-waste management rules, 2016 help in safe handling and disposing of e-wate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. There exist serious concerns about unsafe handling of used electronics and e-waste, in developing countries, that results in harm to human health and the environment. Analyse to what extent e-waste management rules, 2016 help in safe handling and disposing of e-wate. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

Environment, Biodiversity Material for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

UPSC Civil Services Mains syllabus actually has less topics on Environment. One should not study a whole book on environment for Mains (I recently mentioned a book on Facebook, but that is for Prelims). Fortunately, topics are clearly mentioned in the syllabus. They are: Conservation Environmental Pollution and Degradation Environmental Impact Assessment Disaster and Disaster …