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East Kolkata Wetlands under threat, warns expert

East Kolkata Wetlands under threat, warns expert

An expert has warned that the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), a Ramsar site that nurtures the world's largest wastewater-fed aqua culture system and is also the city's natural cleansing system, is under threat.

Wetlands: Why we need to take care of them, what can we do?

Wetlands: Why we need to take care of them, what can we do?

Wetlands are also vital for plants and animals to survive. In fact they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world that give innumerable services to mankind and countless species of plants and animals.

World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands

World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands

World Wetlands Day marks the adopting of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February in 1971.  

Forget pizza delivery, drones mapping high-altitude glaciers now

About five km high in the Peruvian Andes, drones are helping scientists map glaciers and wetlands with 10-cm precision and gauge how climate change will affect the people who rely on those glaciers for water supply.