Seven Ways to Reduce Waste at Home

Rapid urbanisation and growing population have been driving the massive generation of global waste. It is estimated that, annually, somewhere around 2.1 billion tonnes of waste is being generated, all across the world. This waste not only contaminates soil, water and air, it also contributes to the emission of several greenhouse gases which has beenRead More

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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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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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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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How Climate Change & Pollutions are bringing diseases

One of the curses of rapid industrialization is “Environmental Pollution”. The commencement of industrial revolutions increases the burning of the fossil fuels which are considered as the major contributors to pollution. Rapid deforestation along with urbanization is adding fuel to this problem. Now, this problem of environmental pollution has reached the zenith and the globalRead More

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Environmental Pollution – Causes, Effects & Steps towards Sustainability

Environmental Pollution is considered as one of the greatest challenges which world is facing today. Though it has been existing since centuries but significant increase in its level was seen since the commencement of industrial revolution in the 19th century. As the time is passing, world is witnessing its increase day by day, causing irreparableRead More

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Climate Change & Desertification – Everything You Need To Know

Desertification is defined as the land degradation by which land becomes arider. Due to different factors like deforestation, drought, or improper/inappropriate agriculture, land losses its vegetation which is termed as desertification. Scientists are claiming that there has been an interconnection between climate change, global warming, and desertification. It has been published that desertification affects theRead More

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New Research Suggest that Cleaning Up Air Pollution May Strengthen Global Warming

There is no denying the fact that pollutants coming out from diesel automobiles, coal-fired power plants, factories, and the burning of forests are major contributors to smog. The new research has suggested that these aerosols helps to cool the climate by blocking incoming solar radiation. The new study is suggesting that the efforts to cleanRead More

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Renewable Energy – Most important things to learn

We all know what are our conventional, ‘main’ sources of energy… They are Non-renewable resources: fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas that take millions of years to form and, once used, take equal time to replenish. Not only do they take longer to reproduce than it takes to consume them, non-renewable resources causeRead More

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