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Weathering Extreme Events

Weathering Extreme Events

Flood, drought, rainfall, snowfall, heatwave, cold wave, storm, cyclone, cloudburst, forest fire… You name it, we have it! But the biggest question is how and why?

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The modern life we have created is good for us but not for the environment. This energy-hungry human lifestyle is heating up the world at a rate that is not sustainable for the planet. In the past 170 years or so, industries have flourished and have made the Earth hotter by over 1oC. India, for instance, has recorded 11 of its 15 warmest years since 1901...

Eco-Advertising

Eco-Advertising

France passed a new law that mandates car advertisements to dissuade people from using more cars. This regulation is implemented with the aim of curbing global warming. French car commercials have to display messages encouraging alternate means of transport. For example, ‘Consider carpooling,’ ‘For day-to-day use, take public transportation,’ and ‘For short trips, opt for walking or cycling.’

This ruling will impact over all media, including print, TV, radio, and Internet...

The Mega Problem of Micro Things

The Mega Problem of Micro Things

What are Micro-Plastics?

Micro-plastics have not been defined in particular. They are just tiny particles that result from the disintegration of bigger plastic materials. However, most researchers say that any plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size is a micro-plastic. Hence, these are really, really teeny-tiny!

Plastics are made up of polymers, which are derived from fossil fuels. A whole lot of chemicals are added to the polymers—close to 10,000—to ensure that a given plastic has the desired properties...

Innovative Solar Technologies

Innovative Solar Technologies

What we decide to do today is bound to have an impact on our tomorrow. Therefore, it is up to us to determine the kind of world we want to develop for our future and leave behind for our next generation. We are already witnessing manifold consequences of rising global warming and climate change in the form of extreme weather events. Think about droughts, floods, forest fires, and many such catastrophes.

We all are aware that increasing carbon emissions are largely responsible for disturbing our climate...

Zooming Ahead with E-Vehicles

Zooming Ahead with E-Vehicles

Why are e-vehicles important and what makes them so?

Automobiles, like our cars and buses, cause a lot of pollution. It is because they are based on fossil fuels. So, our government is promoting vehicles which can use clean fuel. When it comes to such vehicles, the first thing which attracts the attention of the people is electric vehicles or ‘e-vehicles’. Unlike the common vehicles which run on petrol and diesel, the e-vehicles run on electricity. Hence, they do not produce any harmful emissions and are ‘clean’ vehicles...

New Energy Powerplay from Oil to Electric and China's Growing Dominance!

New Energy Powerplay from Oil to Electric and China's Growing Dominance!

Global CO2 emissions need to drop to net zero by 2050 to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Since fossil fuels account for 80% of global energy consumption and 75% of greenhouse gas emissions, countries are transitioning to cleaner energy systems like renewables and promoting energy efficiency...

CNG Nahi Rocket Hai Rocket!

CNG Nahi Rocket Hai Rocket!

Crammed school vans with children seated on the top of the compressed natural gas (cng) cylinder is a big safety hazard. Keeping any luggage or load on the cylinder can damage its pipe, hose, valve and other parts and it increases the risk of an exlposion

Country Life Better, No Kidding
Oil Izz Not Well
Why Talk About LPG?
Ireland Moves Closer to Clean Energy

Ireland Moves Closer to Clean Energy

The movement towards a cleaner environment got a huge push recently when the Irish Parliament passed a bill that would make Ireland world's first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels.

The Question of Energy For All

The Question of Energy For All

Why do we need to conserve energy?