Mitigation and Adaptation — Are We Ready to Face Climate Change?

In the history of our planet, we have been through several catastrophic events. The communities which were better prepared and adapted to the calamities survived and thrived, while the rest perished! The present-day challenge comes in the form of climate change and it is expected to be a rougher trip down the road. With noRead More

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Expanding Pests Threaten Our Food Security!

With increasing global temperature, climate change repercussions have become more visible in recent years. Our agricultural productivity and net output could reduce drastically owing to warmer conditions which create a favourable environment for pests such as fungi, insects and bacteria. This would mean an additional threat to food security for millions who are already facingRead 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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Is Our Meat Consumption Making Our Planet Hotter?

For most of us, meat has been an integral part of our diet throughout our life. However, as the climate change voices grow louder, there has been an increasing number of people, more than ever, questioning meat consumption and the effect it has on our planet. Does meat consumption impact our environment negatively? While theRead More

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Climate Change and An Impending Food Crisis

Glaciers melting, rivers flooding, rainforests burning, lakes shrinking, heat waves in Europe– whatever could go wrong went wrong in 2019! Most of us witnessed some or other forms of these extreme weather events in our respective geographical regions. The threat of climate change manifested itself claiming lives, displacing large populations, making many homeless and withoutRead More

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Overtourism And Climate Change : Why We Need Sustainable Tourism

With global middle class growing and getting more affluent, international travel becoming cheaper and more affordable, and on-the-click-of-the-mouse availability of subsidised accommodations like Airbnb, there has been a phenomenal increase in the domestic and international trips taken and the number of tourists visiting worldwide each year. This excessive number of tourists at a particular destinationRead More

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Amazon Rainforest Fire — A Case of Economy over Ecology?

If you have not been living under a rock, chances are that you might have come across the jarring and blazing images which came out from the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, a rapidly developing country in South America, in August 2019. The world caught the attention of the conflagration of these forests– also known asRead More

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A Healthy Diet is Environmentally Sustainable Too!

A recent study has found that growing and eating healthy food is not only beneficial for us human beings but it is good for our environment too! So, what does a healthy diet constitute? It’s a range and variety of food including whole grains, legumes and nuts, fruits and vegetables, fish which gives us enoughRead More

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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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