Electronic Waste – A Growing Menace

Each year somewhere around 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (which usually includes discarded computer monitors, chips, motherboards, cell phones, televisions, washing machines, refrigerators) is produced globally –that is almost equivalent in weight of all the commercial planes ever built– and if it is left unchecked, it could double to 120 million tonnesRead More

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Meet Greta Thunberg– A Climate Activist From Sweden

The future of our children is at stake. In the last two centuries, our planet has suffered a great deal. Industrial Revolution and growing population have triggered a mindless production and consumption of goods, which has not only risen the global temperature and polluted the environment massively, but it has also threatened the lives andRead More

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This Is Why We Need to Push For A Circular Economy

With a boom in the Industrial Revolution, two centuries ago, mankind, since then, has swiftly shifted to a mass-production society which thrives on the ideology of “Take, Make and Waste”. While we now have a more comfortable lifestyle and certainly a high standard of living than what it was two centuries ago, this growth andRead More

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This is How Sweden is Aiming at A Zero Waste Society

Annually, more than 2.01 billion metric tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) is being produced all over the world. Only 13.5 per cent of the entire waste is being recycled! As per the estimation of the World Bank, by 2050, 3.40 billion metric tons of waste will be produced. Most of which will end upRead More

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Unchecked Ocean Acidification May Cause Mass Extinction

There has been a looming threat to our marine life which oceanographers, across the globe, have been monitoring closely in recent years. The increasing carbon emission from the anthropogenic activities and the growing human population has led to a new phenomenon called ocean acidification. On a pH scale, zero is most acidic and 14 isRead More

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Extreme Air Pollution Threatens the Lives of Millions of Indians Each Year

Come autumn and winter, many parts of India struggle with the noxious air quality and stifling smog which lingers in the sky. Being home to seventeen per cent of the population of the world, the ongoing air quality crisis in India threatens the lives of over a million Indians every year. While city dwellers, likeRead More

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Noise Pollution is Killing Marine Life!

Hums and hoots, purrs and grunts, clicks and drums –a mellifluous orchestra plays underneath the surface of the sea. Marine animals like fish, whales, dolphins use sound i.e. high-frequency echolocation to forage, navigate through the water and to communicate with each other. They produce sound to locate their prey or predators in their vicinity. EvenRead More

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Scientists warn of worst-case climate change scenario

A newly published study suggests that there would be greater greenhouse gas emissions because of high economic growth as was forecast previously. Owing to this, the scientists require recalibrating projections related to “worst case” climate change scenario. The new study has been conducted by taking greater global economic growth into account. The scientists conducted theRead More

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How Global Warming Is Threatening Our Wellness

Global Warming is certainly a serious issue. The rising temperatures and disturbing ecological balances are also destroying our health. We are coming across various devastating news like the glaciers are melting, sea level are rising, oceans are suffocating, etc. Ever think, how global warming taking on us as human beings. As humans, we find ourselvesRead More

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Microplastic Pollution is Ubiquitous!

Microplastics– this word has been gaining a lot of attention from the ecologists in recent time. With rising population, material consumption has exponentially grown in the last hundred years leading to the huge production of plastic. A consequence of anthropogenic plastic pollution, microplastics are small particles of plastic having a length of five millimetres orRead More

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