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

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

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,

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,

Thanks to Climate Change, Sugar Maple Trees are in Trouble

Hotter temperature due to climate change and biological factors have been pushing several animals and plants toward the poles in search of a suitable condition where they can survive, grow and reproduce. In North America, this movement is northward. However, there are some species which can not thrive in the

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

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

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

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