Climate Change Will Worsen the Impacts of El Niño!

Unpredictable, uncertain, erratic and intense — this is what the impact of climate change would be on global weather patterns in the near future. With the rising average temperature of the earth due to emissions of greenhouses gases, global warming and climate change have been reshaping the way weather events behave. El Niño, a naturalRead More

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Desertification: A Threat to Our Food Security and Livelihood

One of the greatest environmental challenges of this decade has been the ongoing land degradation in our drylands including arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas of the world. Driven by multiple factors, but predominantly by climate change and human activities, this process, known as, desertification not only threatens present and future food security and livelihoodRead More

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The Impacts of Oil Spills on Marine Life

To err is human! The history of mankind is rife with catastrophic events which occurred accidentally causing huge damage to properties, and loss of human and animal lives. The instances of oil spills –which release liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, mostly affecting marine ecosystem — are a result of such human errors. These spillsRead More

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Eutrophication — Green Isn’t Always Good!

Anthropogenic activities have been putting our aquatic life under constant stress! With the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the corporates and governments defaulting on their emission mitigation pledges, the concentration of carbon dioxide — a gas which traps heat — has been rising in the atmosphere, contributing to the phenomenon of global warming. TheRead More

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Carbon Sequestration — Capturing and Storing Carbon

Ever wondered what happens to all the carbon generated into the atmosphere? Well, there are natural means and mechanisms set in place for the removal and storage of the carbon, or specifically speaking, the carbon dioxide and this process is known as carbon sequestration. When done artificially, the carbon sequestration process can be used toRead More

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Coral Bleaching — Global Warming is Destroying Our Corals!

The spiralling concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and our oceans have led to global warming. The marine life has been severely affected by climate change. Marine environmental issues like ocean acidification, ocean deoxygenation, sluggishness in ocean currents continue to deteriorate marine ecosystems which are not only home to a range of animal andRead More

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Brace Yourself for More Heat Waves in the Future!

In past few years, the world has seen some of the direst consequences of climate change— from blazing bushfires in Australia, melting ice sheet in Greenland, vanishing snow cover in mountains to floods in Venice, drought and cyclones like Idai in Africa. The unabated emission of carbon from the combustion of fossil fuels and otherRead More

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Ocean Deoxygenation And Starving Marine Life

Our marine life is struggling for its life! Oxygen, a gas vital to all forms of life on our planet, has been decreasing in oceans. Oceans account for half of the total oxygen in the atmosphere and trees for the other half. With unabated emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and other humanRead More

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Mangroves Restoration to Fight Climate Change

As the temperatures rise globally due to increasing CO2 gas in the atmosphere, our planet has become more prone to extreme weather events such as floods, storms, drought, hurricanes and cyclones, deadly heatwaves and wildfires! The sea-level rise has put much of the coastal areas around the world at a greater risk. To adapt andRead More

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Soil Conservation: A Weapon Against Climate Change

Carbon dioxide gas is one of the major greenhouse gases which is contributing to global warming and climate change. Combustion of fossil fuels to operate automobiles and run thermal power plants, increasing deforestation, land degradation are some of the key reasons for rapidly growing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere and oceans. Fortunately, in theRead More

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