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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Impact of Climate Change on Ringed Seals

The ecosystems and landscapes have been incessantly shifting around the world owing to climate change induced by human activities. This shift is rather dramatic at the poles — specifically the North Pole. Rising temperature in the Arctic region has been increasingly losing sea ice and snow; this has triggered a series of changes in itsRead More

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Climate Change Threatens Tardigrades, the Poster Species of Resilience

Climate change has been devouring several species of plants and animals all across the planet. As per the United Nations, in the upcoming decades, we might have to lose 1 million species of plants and animals if we continue to heat our planet. Even the hardiest among all the creatures — Tardigrades — have beenRead More

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Combating Climate Change With Genetically Modified Plants

Global warming has been causing temperature — all across the world — to rise at an alarming rate. This has left scientists scrambling to study and find more answers and solutions to curb the impacts of climate change. From a mix of innovative and promising solutions, biotechnologists have been experimenting with changing the genetic engineeringRead More

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The Doomsday is Near for Monarch Butterflies!

Human-induced climate change has been threatening the extinction of several plants and animal species. One of the biological wonders of the world — the North American Monarch butterflies and their migration — has been hit owing to skyrocketing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere and soaring temperature. In the last twenty years, we have seenRead More

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Orangutans — On the Brink of Extinction

Climate change and anthropogenic activities have been increasingly leading to loss of habitats, biodiversities and ecosystems around the world. This has brought many species on the brink of extinction. Orang-utans are one such species which have been in the limelight for many years as their population continue to decline owing to a threat to theirRead More

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Whales Conservation — A Solution to Climate Change

The skyrocketing emission of greenhouse gases has been leading to global warming and climate change. Scientists, across the globe, have been relentlessly trying to figure out innovative solutions to curb the concentration of carbon dioxide — a heat-trapping greenhouse gas — from the atmosphere. A glimmer of hope has emanated from the deep waters ofRead More

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