The largest hydroelectric plant in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been blocked by the plastic waste accumulated near the turbines.
Scientists studying climate have predicted that due to rising temperatures, intense sea events along the coastlines will be 100 folds more frequent.
Investopedia defines ‘carbon credit’ as a permit that allows the owner to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. One credit permits the emission of one ton of carbon dioxide or the equivalent in other greenhouse gases. Occidental Petroleum has made public its plans to advance its clean energy transition business, it’ll spend $800 million and $1 billion on a carbon dioxide removing facility, it’ll suck carbon dioxide from air.
Concrete is the second most used commodity in the world, water comes first. From skyscrapers, roads to bridges, concrete also has one of the most carbon-intensive manufacturing processes. It is made by heating limestone and melting it. Not only does heating emit lots of carbon dioxide, but the chemical process also releases a lot of carbon dioxide. Steel is also one of the most important modern materials which is responsible for lots of carbon emissions.
The latest investigation report published by Climate Tracker pointed out some serious concerns over the detrimental impacts on aquatic life due to the rising water pollution in parts of Egypt.
In the historic move to tackle with the global issue of plastic wastes, 175 nations across the world adopted a resolution at the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi to form an international “legally binding agreement” by the year 2024 to resolve plastic pollution.
India has 5,745 dams, of which 293 are more than 100 years old, 25% of the dams are between 50 and 100 years old. The change in rainfall patterns have made the operation of these dams very difficult. There is a ‘rule curve’ for managing water levels and opening the gates of the dam, the ‘rule curve’ are simple graphs which tell how much water level should be maintained in the dams according to its location and rainfall pattern in that area.
People in many countries are urging their governments to ramp up the production and procurement of petroleum and natural gas. The IEA has suggested that countries should encourage people to reduce fuel consumption in the wake of the recent energy crisis, due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The first Budapest hydrogen summit finally commenced on March 10 with the high-level policymakers, major industry stakeholders, and experts from the CEE region sectors committing to achieve a smooth shift to carbon-free hydrogen as energy fuel in the near future.
A unique citizen-led brand audit conducted by Break Free From Plastics (BFFP)“ titled “Brand Audit 2021 -UNWRAPPED,” in 44 locations across Bengaluru, Bettahalasur, Kodagu and Mysuru identified that Food packaging and household items are the biggest culprits in plastic pollution.