low carbon

  • Bamboo In Lifestyle For Societal Sustainability

    India, with approximately 140 bamboo species, has a huge diversification in its bamboo varieties and ranks second globally after China. Bamboo, a tree like grass, is a natural raw material and has a very rapid growth rate.

  • Bengaluru’s water crisis is getting bleaker by the day

    Bengaluru was once known as a windy city, a pensioner’s paradise. Bengaluru’s IT industry boom, followed by the fast-growing startup ecosystem, fueled migration into the city. The population of the city is expected to grow by 30 million by 2025, according to a report. More people mean more corporate buildings, residential complexes and new road constructions. Construction projects require cement and cement guzzles water. For every 1 Sq. Mt of wall construction, an average of 350 litres of water gets consumed. Obviously, such large-scale urbanization cannot happen without leaving an imprint on the environment.

  • Coral Bleaching: An Overview

    Corals or more specifically called coral reefs (coral polyps) are basically invertebrate animals that belong to a vast group of bright and colorful class of animals called Cnidarians.

  • Climate Extremism: Where To Draw The Line on Panic

    There’s a difference in how humans respond, to positive news of improvement or meaningful progress and to negative gloomy news. The news of a new bridge being successfully constructed or a rocket landing back on its base after flying through the ionosphere doesn’t need to alarm you. But, anxiety and guilt will surge through your nerves if you read somewhere that after a few decades rising sea levels will engulf coastal cities because of a compounding effect of you streaming your favorite show on your TV while browsing social media simultaneously, and the AC keeping the room cool by pumping heat out into the atmosphere.

  • Cryptocurrency’s global acceptance, a threat to climate change goals

    Unlike the traditional and legal tenders of currencies such as coins & notes being used around the globe, Cryptocurrency is no longer an unknown term as we are escalating towards the global digitization era. In the simplest term, Cryptocurrency is a decentralized currency that has a digital presence that is used for online secure transactions. Crypto’s origin dates back to 2008 when a group of people (currently known under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto) created the guiding principles of the first and leading cryptocurrency in the market today which is known as Bitcoin.

  • Climate Change will Drastically Affect Coffee Cultivation

    Coffee is perhaps the most recognised thing that humans consume around the globe after water. It is synonymous with celebrations and leisure.It is an integral part of numerous rituals of bonding and expressions of compassion that we indulge in.

  • Deoxygenation to Result in the Extinction of More Marine Species

    Several repercussions of global warming seem far-flung or mild, and some are even reversible to varying degrees. It is also accurate to say that some speculations about the second or third-order effects of warming are hypotheses- although very robust- but still, just educated predictions. But one direct impact, that’s not mediated by any complex process but is the primary effect of global warming, is the ‘warming’ itself. The warming of the atmosphere and essentially our oceans-the vast blue bodies of water that cover most of our planet.

  • IPCC scientists to assess carbon removal in the key report

    Scientists from UN are set to gather together for weighing up a technology so as to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  • Are GMO crops all that bad?

    GMO crops are manipulated to have better shelf lives than organic ones. This induces more sustainability and food security. But some studies suggest that they could potentially harm the human body, so is it a well-established fact or a hoax?

  • How the ‘Impossible Burger’ is helping the climate.

    The adverse effects of eating meat on the environment is largely because of the amount of resources that are needed to feed and grow the amount of livestock or poultry to serve such a large population of meat eating humans. Grazing cows and goats require large areas of open land which can otherwise be used for farming. Grass eating animals also emit methane and nitrous oxide as they digest food which is harmful for the environment as they are GHGs. They also consume large amounts of water.