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This century will see ‘unprecedented conditions’ in ocean, IPCC report

As it was taught in the school, three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. The oceans even provided sustenance and livelihoods for nearly 20 percent of the world’s people. The report says that continuous climate change is putting our oceans in danger. On September 25, 2019, a groundbreaking report from, the Intergovernmental Panel […]

Modi promised the ban of single-use plastic at the 14th UN Convention

India is hosting the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification in New Delhi today. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the UN and voiced the plans that the Indian government will undertake to tackle the larger problems of climate change due to rapid deforestation, and industrialization. The theme of […]

Amazon India moves towards plastic-free packaging

Amazon India has taken a unique initiative as it has decided to move towards plastic-free packing. It also aims to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by June 2020. They are going to replace the plastic dunnage with the paper cushions in all Amazon India Fulfillment Centers by the end of 2019. Yesterday Amazon India announced that the […]

Russia discovers 5 islands under the Arctic ice as glacier melts

A Russian naval expedition team has discovered five Arctic islands under the Nansen glacier in the cove of Vize off the northeastern shore of Novaya Zemlya as glaciers are melting rapidly due to climate change.  The islands vary in size, the smallest one is of 900 square meters whereas the largest one is of 54,500 […]

Amazon rainforest’s record-setting blaze is noticed from the space

The Amazon forest produces about 20% of the world’s oxygen and is called “the planet’s lungs,” which is now under great danger. For the last few weeks, Amazon has been burning, filling the Brazilian sky with smoke. The number of fires in the region this year may have set a new record. This is probably […]

Amazon rainforest endangered due to lack of nutrients and wildfire

The world’s largest tropical rainforest is the Amazon which acts as an important buffer against human emissions from the atmosphere thus making it easier to stay within the targets set by the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement is a 2015 deal that includes a temperature limit that is to be kept below 2C and efforts […]

Breeze seeks out the help of Microsoft AI for Earth for improving air quality

Breeze, a startup founded in 2015, is dedicated to measuring and improving sustainable air quality in cities. Our planet is almost on the verge of climate catastrophe, and effective measures taken to improve the situation, ranging from improving the air quality to developing sustainable energy sources, is the need of the hour. Breeze with its […]

Microsoft to launch Shazam4Nature to protect the biodiversity

Microsoft will launch the new Shazam4Nature, an initiative to look after and preserve biodiversity. According to the Microsoft website, they plunged into action following the report by the World Biodiversity Council (IPBES) which reported the deteriorating condition of flora and fauna almost on the verge of extinction. Shazam4Nature was created at the EarthLab by Microsoft […]

Searing heatwave to continue in Europe: Record-breaking temperatures forecasted

How’s the heat in Europe? June and July haven’t been pleasant months for Europe. With much of the continent being swept in a torrid heat wave, people are looking forward to a respite from the heat. But with the temperatures rising up to 44.3 degrees Celsius in France’s southern Vaucluse region, the picture is far […]

New study shows spraying new ice over Antarctica may battle rising sea levels

In the wake of the threatening results of the inevitable climate change, a new study has shown a new path regarding how the coastal cities may be saved from the rising sea levels. climate change, a new study has shown a new path regarding how the coastal cities may be saved from the rising sea […]

Ajit Gokhale discovered a new method for the eco-recycling of greywater

Ajit Gokhale found a way of reviving greywater and turning it into drinkable water. A childhood visit to his grandmother’s house and a visit to the Kulaba fort in 1996 gave him the idea of cleaning greywater. After doing his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Gokhale joined Ion Exchange India Limited. He was associated with the […]

NASA maps the quakes in California showing the surface displacement

Southern California was hit with two massive earthquakes back to back on 4th and 5th July. The two earthquakes bore the magnitude of 6.4 and 7.1 on the Richter scale respectively. The impact of the earthquakes and the damage that followed were so huge that it could be seen from space. The epicenter of the […]