Tag: global warming

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  • Nature to the rescue

    Nature to the rescue

    Taking the help of sunlight, new research has put forth two techniques to produce pure water and keep distillation plants clean,

    July 10, 2019
  • The Rising Tide

    The Rising Tide

    Rising sea levels and tidal erosion are eating up the Sundarbans. As many as 13 islands of the region face serious trouble and three of them ~ Lohachora, Ghoramara and New Moore (South Talpatti in Bangladesh) ~ have already submerged into the Bay of Bengal. The swelling sea levels have posed the problem of environmental refugees and the homes of at least 70,000 people might disappear. The region can be linked to the Titanic that hit the iceberg.

    July 1, 2019
  • Exploration for the cause of conservation

    Exploration for the cause of conservation

    Seasoned adventurists face trekking challenges head-on and teach younger generations the ropes.

    June 28, 2019
  • Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

    Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

    Police and government officials admit they face a huge challenge putting names to the dead climbers and sending them back to their home countries.

    June 9, 2019
  • Coming decade crucial for our planet’s survival

    Coming decade crucial for our planet’s survival

    In October 2018, a widely cited and discussed report of the most important scientific body on climate change (the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC) warned that there are only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to the limit of 1.5 deg. C.

    May 9, 2019
  • Most Australians see climate change as bigger threat than terrorism: Study

    Most Australians see climate change as bigger threat than terrorism: Study

    The poll also confirmed Australians were more concerned about climate change this election than at any time.

    May 8, 2019
  • Measuring global warming

    Measuring global warming

    Variations in the Earth’s gravity can reveal how the planet’s bulk is shifting

    April 24, 2019
  • 10 polar vortex photos and videos that will leave you chilled to the bone

    10 polar vortex photos and videos that will leave you chilled to the bone

    The polar vortex death toll was at least 21 at last count

    February 1, 2019
  • Science vs Greed

    Science vs Greed

    Climate change, regrettably, continues to remain the domain of fighting environmentalists while it should have been a universal concern.

    December 19, 2018
  • Measuring collective pain

    Measuring collective pain

    If a tiny vibration, at a specific frequency, can lead a bridge to vibrate as a whole, why can't the pain wave originating from an animal being slaughtered, lead to a similar destructive outcome such as an earthquake?

    December 9, 2018
  • The real enemy in climate change

    The real enemy in climate change

    The US Government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, published in November has reported that climate change is already happening, it will get worse, it will be very costly to deal with, but we can still do something about it.

    December 9, 2018
  • Climate change: Need to act right now

    Climate change: Need to act right now

    Naturalist David Attenborough has warned that civilisations are going to collapse if humanity fails to tackle the threats of climate change.

    December 5, 2018
  • Global Climate Summit opens in Poland, aims to finalise Paris pact implementation

    Global Climate Summit opens in Poland, aims to finalise Paris pact implementation

    Patricia Espinosa, the UN's Climate Chief, said, "This year is likely to be one of the four hottest years on record. Greenhouses gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and emissions continue to rise. Climate change impacts have never been worse."

    December 2, 2018
  • Cultured meat

    Cultured meat

    Imagine a world where animals are out of animal husbandry and yet there is meat for all. No waste, no disposal of offal, no sickening smells and terrifying screams, no overloaded trucks carrying dying animals, no calves being separated from their crying mothers, no mafia of butchers.

    November 11, 2018
  • Global warming: Heat stress likely to become increasingly frequent, more intense

    Global warming: Heat stress likely to become increasingly frequent, more intense

    A recent study published in the Nature Climate Change journal reviewed economies of over 200 countries and concluded that India's would be worst affected by climate change.

    October 7, 2018
  • Global warming: Dengue marks presence in hills

    Global warming: Dengue marks presence in hills

    It is already a matter of concern that the state is witness to rising cases of dengue, especially in warmer districts and the areas bordering Punjab (which is dengue endemic) over last three years since this disease knocked at the doors of HP first.

    September 8, 2018
  • Earth is at the risk of falling into irreversible greenhouse state, claims a new study

    Earth is at the risk of falling into irreversible greenhouse state, claims a new study

    The feedbacks effects include permafrost thaw, loss of methane hydrates from the ocean floor, weakening land and ocean carbon sinks and increasing bacterial respiration in the oceans. They also include Amazon rainforest dieback, boreal forest dieback, reduction of northern hemisphere snow cover, loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and reduction of Antarctic sea ice and polar ice sheets.

    August 7, 2018