Bacteria Will Exacerbate Climate Change

Barring few bacteria, the majority of these organisms are so small that they are invisible to the naked human eye, but don’t go by their size! We all know, when it comes to making a huge impact, bacteria can turn our lives topsy-turvy. Climate change is no exception. Skyrocketing emission of greenhouse gases into theRead More

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Fungi — The Climate Warriors

For a layman, the term ‘Fungi’ could create visuals of the common yeasts, moulds or the more familiar mushrooms. It is almost unfathomable how these tiny organisms have been doing us a great favour when it comes to fighting against climate change and protecting our planet. It is in common knowledge that forests help inRead More

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The Risks of Making Nuclear Energy A Part of Climate Solution

World leaders struck a deal in the Paris Agreement 2015 to limit the global warming to 1.5°C from the pre-industrial temperature. As per a UN Emission Gap Report, to achieve this goal, the carbon emissions must reduce at least by 7.6 per cent each year starting from 2020 to 2030. Our energy needs have beenRead More

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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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