Climate Change

Why graphite is crucial to global green transition

 Why graphite is crucial to global green transition

Highlights Natural graphite is found in two commercial varieties –crystalline (flaky) graphite and amorphous graphite. The incorporation of low-carbon emission technologies would require the extraction of large quantities of minerals. Th...

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What is a net zero economy? Is it possible?

What is a net zero economy? Is it possible?

Summary Net zero refers to removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere by shifting to renewable energy and compensating for the existing levels of the gas. Net zero emissions is different from gross zero emissions as the latter projects an un...

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Volkswagen shifts focus on EVs as it plans to move away from combustion engine sales

Volkswagen shifts focus on EVs as it plans to move away from combustion engine sales

Summary Growing concerns around sustainable modes of transportation are compelling leading automakers to take initiatives that are boosting electric vehicles demand. German auto giant Volkswagen is planning to focus more on electric vehicles an...

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Why are electric cars bad for the environment?

Why are electric cars bad for the environment?

Summary Electric cars are gaining attention as they are believed to be one of the most sustainable modes of transportation. While electric cars are better for the atmosphere than petrol or diesel cars, they have their fair share of problems. A...

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Here’s why net zero emission is a pressing priority

Here’s why net zero emission is a pressing priority

Summary Net-zero emission means removing all human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the atmosphere through the carbon removal process. The last decade (2010-2019) proved to be the warmest on record, with the GHG emissions continuing t...

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Is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in danger?

Is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in danger?

Summary The Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage site is the world’s largest coral reef system. The World Heritage committee has been urged to ask Australia to take immediate action to combat climate change and protect the Great Ba...

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What is nuclear energy? What is its importance?

What is nuclear energy? What is its importance?

Summary Nuclear power is considered as one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient sources of electricity generation. Due to the surging demand for green energy sources globally, nuclear energy is gaining traction as it is among thos...

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Do G7 nations favour investment in fossil fuels over green energy?

Do G7 nations favour investment in fossil fuels over green energy?

Summary The 47th G7 summit is scheduled for 11–13 June 2021 in the United Kingdom. Ahead of the anticipated event, Tearfund, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Overseas Development Institute published a repor...

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CO2 levels shoot up to record high despite COVID-19

CO2 levels shoot up to record high despite COVID-19

Summary Recent data indicates the highest CO2 levels in 63 years, with the COVID-19 shutdown proving insignificant to curb greenhouse gas emissions.  Carbon dioxide was recorded at 419 parts per million (ppm) in May 2021, up from 417 ppm i...

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How is China progressing towards its sustainable development goals?

How is China progressing towards its sustainable development goals?

Summary China is the world’s leading greenhouse gases polluter, as per the World Bank report. The country’s current 5-year plan aims at shifting investment from coal to sustainable technology. China plans to achieve carbon neutrali...

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Decoding Musk’s bittersweet relationship with Bitcoin

Decoding Musk’s bittersweet relationship with Bitcoin

Summary The total energy consumed by the Bitcoin mining process could reach almost 112 Terawatt-hour in 2021, as per the Cambridge Bitcoin energy consumption index. The adverse effects of Bitcoin mining on the environment have recently fetched ...

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