Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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A relief for Honduran climate refugees

Honduras was one of the worst hit nations by COVID-19. With an extensive lockdown stretching over almost a whole year, more than 96000 cases and high mortality and the economy hitting rock bottom, its people have greatly suffered.

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.

Global warming and land use change to drive more extreme wildfires

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.

Haryana based Prof used cow dung & neem to build an eco-friendly house

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.

Rising Methane Emissions

Global methane emissions increased last year by the largest amount since humans started measuring greenhouse gasses, a new government report said. Carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for centuries, methane only lasts for roughly 9 years.

Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) Scheme Intensification Plan

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).

A modular greenhouse is helping farmers become climate-resilient

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!

Why AI is the Best Climate Change Ally at COP28?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be a useful tool in addressing climate change concerns across many sectors.

Understanding Climate Change: Why do Human Activities Matter for Emissions

In 2023, the Earth had its warmest year since 1850, resulting in extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods, droughts, and wildfires.

A Segment of Fast Fashion: Carbon Footprint of Shoes

Fashion is a dynamic force that shapes our lives and carefully ties together personal expressions and societal trends. In the vibrant threads of this constantly changing field, shoes often play a supporting part and go unnoticed in the big story of style. But do we know the fact that currently, shoes are playing a significant role in carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product. It is typically measured in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year. Carbon footprints can vary greatly depending on factors such as diet, transportation, energy usage, and product consumption.