Algae — A Solution to Our Climate Woes!

Algae — could these green and slimy organisms offer a solution to the impending climate crisis? As per researchers, they might indeed! With a little help of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the algae in a well-optimised environment of a bioreactor can remove carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere and may even be harvested to produce biofuels,Read 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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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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Mitigation and Adaptation — Are We Ready to Face Climate Change?

In the history of our planet, we have been through several catastrophic events. The communities which were better prepared and adapted to the calamities survived and thrived, while the rest perished! The present-day challenge comes in the form of climate change and it is expected to be a rougher trip down the road. With noRead More

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Expanding Pests Threaten Our Food Security!

With increasing global temperature, climate change repercussions have become more visible in recent years. Our agricultural productivity and net output could reduce drastically owing to warmer conditions which create a favourable environment for pests such as fungi, insects and bacteria. This would mean an additional threat to food security for millions who are already facingRead More

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Soil Conservation: A Weapon Against Climate Change

Carbon dioxide gas is one of the major greenhouse gases which is contributing to global warming and climate change. Combustion of fossil fuels to operate automobiles and run thermal power plants, increasing deforestation, land degradation are some of the key reasons for rapidly growing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere and oceans. Fortunately, in theRead More

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Is Our Meat Consumption Making Our Planet Hotter?

For most of us, meat has been an integral part of our diet throughout our life. However, as the climate change voices grow louder, there has been an increasing number of people, more than ever, questioning meat consumption and the effect it has on our planet. Does meat consumption impact our environment negatively? While theRead More

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