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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Marine Cloud Brightening — A Climate Solution Too Risky to Roll Out?

Our inability to take immediate and effective measures to curb emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere has been increasing the severity of climate change with each passing day. There has come a point where we can not wait any further for our behaviour to change and now, we must start exploring other alternatives soRead 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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Impacts of Climate Change on the Alpine Ecosystem

Global warming threatens to decouple ecological processes and may even collapse ecosystems across the world. The impacts of climate change have been visible in one of the most sensitive ecosystems — the Alpine ecosystem. Covering 3 per cent of the earth’s surface, the alpine ecosystems are present across various latitudes at elevated altitudes. Decreasing snowRead More

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Water Desalination: A Weapon Against Water Crisis

Of late, news of water shortage and depletion has been on the rise all across the world. The water crisis has been gripping many countries in Africa, South America, Asia and North America. Climate change is one of the major factors for our water woes. The frequent period of drought, fluctuating precipitation patterns and skyrocketingRead More

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Earthworms Are Transforming Boreal Forests!

Gardeners love them! And why shouldn’t they? After all, these wrigglers make their lives easier by making their soil more fertile and enabling plants to grow faster. Also knows as the ‘Ecosystem engineers’, earthworms have been relentlessly ploughing the soil, eating and decomposing the soil minerals and organic matter. This, in turn, helps air andRead More

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