Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicCarbon footprint

Topic: Carbon footprint

Nature is more than a carbon sink. This Indonesian forest restoration project shows us

Indonesia's last intact peatland forests are also an example of successful integration of biodiversity, community and climate strategies and actions.

There’s more to being vegan than plant-based meat. It’s not as healthy as you think

While there is no denying the obvious benefits of plant-based meats, a lot is blown out of proportion. We need a sharp eye to bust the myths.

Mushrooms are the next big thing in the meat-free protein market

Mycoprotein, found by fermenting spores of mushrooms, has a meat-like structure that gives both a cost and texture advantage over plant-based proteins.

Your Netflix habit has a carbon footprint, but not a big one

Researchers found an hour of streaming emits the equivalent to 55 grams of carbon dioxide. About half the emissions come from the device itself, with older technology harming the most.

How routing data could reduce the internet’s carbon toll

The internet consumes electricity in different places: on our devices, data centres and communication networks that transfer data & the total consumption is significant.

Which billionaire has the greatest carbon footprint? We calculated — mansions, yachts included

Elon Musk, Roman Abramovich to Bill Gates, we combed 82 databases of public records to document billionaires’ houses, vehicles, aircraft and yachts.

Globe-trotters are willing to fly less after Covid to help climate, shows survey

The poll of over 30,000 people shows 72% of Europeans & Americans and 84% of Chinese people think their own behaviour can make a difference in tackling climate change.

The new vegan pet food that can save the planet — maggots

Feeding the world’s pets is big business, using surprisingly large amounts of land and resources, and producing significant levels of greenhouse gases.

Xi Jinping’s speech at UN summit to show if China will lead world on climate

In making new climate commitments to the international community, Xi will have to weigh the potential goodwill he would generate against the reality he faces at home

India to cut carbon footprint by 30-35%, says Prime Minster Modi

Modi also said that work is constantly going on to strengthen the start-ups in the energy sector, and a special fund has been allocated for the purpose.

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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