Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicCarbon dioxide

Topic: carbon dioxide

Why the red alert on climate change? 6 charts show

If civilisation stopped its carbon dioxide-emitting activities today, it would still take many hundreds of years for the concentration of carbon dioxide to normalise.

The quickest way to mitigate global warming? Scientists say to reduce methane before CO2

Although less abundant, Methane contains more than 80 times the global warming potential of CO2 over a 20-year period.

Lions engage in contagious yawning, mimic behaviour to harmonise group movements

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Very high levels of air pollutants found in Delhi schools, cleanest indoor air in malls: Study

Study to monitor indoor air pollutants was conducted by IIT Delhi, Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air and Society for Indoor Environment at 37 locations across Delhi.

The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years. That’s bad news

Three million years ago, the earth was hot, there was abundant CO2 in the air and humans didn’t exist.

CO2 levels rise despite lockdown, Asia’s water crisis and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Rising CO2 emissions could change the way human brains work, study says

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Tropical forests could soon add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere instead of reducing it

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Scientists discover worm with three sexes in California lake

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

Earth has seen spikes in carbon dioxide before, and it wasn’t pretty

While global warming continues and carbon levels rise, scientists have realised that 4 of the 5 of mass extinctions so far were likely triggered by large amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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