Snow Leopards: The Vanishing Cats of the Mountains

Climate change is dramatically shifting the mountain landscape all across the world. The ongoing land degradation coupled with increased melting of glaciers, snow and permafrost has been endangering several wildlife species by destroying their habitats and thus putting many on the brink of extinction. One such species is Snow leopards, the notoriously elusive big catsRead More

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The Increasingly Visible Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change is no more a thing of the future! It is happening right now and its impacts are being felt all over the world. The unabated emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere due to anthropogenic activities such as combustion of the fossil fuels for our energy needs has been heating up our planetRead More

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Climate Change to Hit the Middle East the Hardest

The Middle East has been witnessing unprecedented climatic episodes for the past few years. The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events have surged dramatically and it is expected that the consequences of climate change would become more pronounced for the region in the upcoming decade. In no other country in the world is theRead More

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Oil and Gas Industry — Its Resistance to Climate Change Actions

Climate change is here, it is no more a looming threat waiting to strike us in the distant future! The surge in the frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, tides, bushfires, storms, heatwaves and drought, in addition to rising sea levels, melting glaciers in the Arctic, shrinking water bodies around the world haveRead More

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Wind Energy – A Leading Solution to Climate Change

Our rapid growth and development in the last couple of centuries have come with a cost and that is climate change. With the massive industrial boom and subsequent increase in the demands for energy led to indiscriminate burning of fossil fuels which has been adding skyrocketing emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide andRead More

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Light Pollution is Fading Away the Night and It’s Bad!

Light has always been associated with positivity. But too much of a good thing could be bad for us! Ever since the invention of the electric light bulb some150 years ago, the artificial light has revolutionised the way we spend our waking hours after dusk. From safer streets to prolonged working hours, this artificial lightRead More

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The Elusive and Vulnerable Giant Panda Bears of China

We have been losing nature’s balance and its ability to sustain life on our planet. The threat to our wildlife has become more pronounced owing to human activities and changes in the climate over the past few years. Many species of animals and plants are on the brink of extinction as their habitats continue toRead More

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Shrinking Dead Sea and Rise of Deadly Sinkholes

The world around us is changing and for worse. The shifting landscape — primarily triggered by human-induced climate change and other anthropogenic factors — has opened up a pandora’s box not only for environmentalists but also for the local population who depend on the environment and its ecosystem for their survival and livelihood. One ofRead More

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Climate Change and The Changing Landscape of Wine Industry

Across the world, the rising temperature owing to climate change has been affecting everything we grow and produce. Not only is it affecting the food quality but it is also reducing our access to some of our favourite foods. Ecologists and farmers have been trying to figure out the challenges which await us in futureRead More

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Managing Nitrogen Pollution — A Key for Climate Change Mitigation

Nitrogen — the main component of the atmosphere of our planet (78 per cent by volume) — is a double-edged sword! Its conversion to other chemically reactive forms could be indispensable for some life processes while for others it could wreak havoc in the form of nitrogen pollution. This growing menace has been driven byRead More

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