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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What’s Wrong With Biofuels?

The beginning of this century had emissions generated by fossil fuels in the crosshairs of many policymakers and governments and biofuels emerged as a promising solution to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions. Once touted as the panacea to climate change problems, the awareness of the shortcomings of biofuels has been increasing in recent years. TheseRead More

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We Need to Let Go Of Coal!

For centuries, we have been led to believe that without coal, our life would come to standstill! The coal plants have been generating electricity to power our homes, businesses and schools. The coal giants do not want us to know that in the absence of coal our life can still go on and they haveRead More

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Sustainable Aviation — Transform the Way We Fly and Tackle Climate Change

The last decade has seen a proliferation of aviation sector — mostly driven by affordable international trips and growing middle class, globally. That might be good news for tourists and tourism sectors for many nations. However, the dark side to this growth has been its contribution to spiralling environmental issues. The aviation industry has beenRead 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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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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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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Extreme Air Pollution Threatens the Lives of Millions of Indians Each Year

Come autumn and winter, many parts of India struggle with the noxious air quality and stifling smog which lingers in the sky. Being home to seventeen per cent of the population of the world, the ongoing air quality crisis in India threatens the lives of over a million Indians every year. While city dwellers, likeRead More

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