Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicGreenhouse emissions

Topic: Greenhouse emissions

Your modern diet is contributing to climate change — but here’s how you can fix it

Here are a few easy but effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint by making sustainable changes to our eating habits.

What is the ‘Global Methane Pledge’ that 103 countries signed at COP26

Pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 was signed at COP26. Methane is the second biggest contributor to global warming. India didn't sign the pledge.

This startup reduced time taken to compost food from 2 years to 24 hours

Conventional methods can often take between six and 24 months to produce compost that’s ready to grow plants.

Mars may have had rings like Saturn years ago, and they could form again

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

Why methane is a far more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide

A continued rise in the amount of methane in the air could easily cancel out any near-term progress we make in reducing CO2 emissions.

Australia’s bushfires could become the new normal, warn climate scientists

A review of 27 scientific papers published since 2013 reveals that there is a clear link between climate change and bushfires in Australia.

India’s greenhouse gas emissions highest in the world in 2018

Emissions jumped 6.3% in India, 3.4% in the US & 2.3% in China, Capgemini said in its World Energy Markets Observatory report.

Greenhouse gas emissions have already peaked in 30 major cities like New York, Paris, London

Almost four years after nearly 200 countries signed the Paris Agreement, the world is far from meeting its goals. Global emissions hit a record high in 2018.

Meat and dairy industries are abnormally quiet about their role in climate change

These industries are responsible for 13-18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but about 77% of them make no disclosure about emissions from their operations.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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