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.
A study conducted by the United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP) says that there will be a global increase in extreme fires of up to 14% by 2030, compared to the number recorded in 2010-2020. The increase could reach 30% by 2050 and 50% by the end of the century.
A Haryana based Professor has developed Vedic Plaster and Gocrete bricks to replace the conventional materials used in urban housing. In an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint, Dr Shivdarshan Malik turned to traditional methods of construction and claimed that the building structure built by him is 6 degrees cooler than the outside temperature.
Andhra Pradesh has been asked to make significant efforts to deepen the Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) Scheme by identifying new energy-intensive industries and sectors for accelerated adoption of efficient and low-carbon technologies by the Union Ministry of Power-led Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
There are nearly 100 million smallholder farmers in India who are real-life magicians, using their secret spells to grow the yummy food we eat every day! But here is something you might not know — for two-thirds of these farmers, their expenses are way greater than the hard work they put in!