What is Kigali Agreement?

kigali agreement explained

The Montreal Protocol of 1989, an international treaty to protect the ozone layer by phasing out Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), has undergone several amendments. One such amendment was the Kigali Agreement. This agreement is the 8th in the series of amendments. The amendment was signed during the 28th Meeting of Parties in October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. Hence, … Read more

Water security in 2022, a thing India has to fight for

Water supply in Delhi to be affected; Check full list of areas here

In the second most populous country in the world, home to 16% of the world’s population, more than 6% of its people lack access to safe drinking water. India has only 4% of the world’s freshwater resources. Estimates say that India’s groundwater use is roughly one-quarter of global usage. Furthermore, the total usage surpasses countries … Read more

What is Mumbai’s ‘No Honk Day’ drive?

Mumbai No honk day drive

Mumbai Commissioner of Police Sanjay Pandey first announced the “No Honk Day” that is being followed every Wednesday in Mumbai. The defaulters would face strict fines for violating the rule. This step has been taken to curb noise pollution in the city of Mumbai. Under the “No Honk Day” drive, 100 junctions have been included … Read more

North America is illegally feeding India’s Amazon packaging waste

amazon illegal waste in muzaffarnagar

While Amazon consumers in North America live under the assumption that their packaging waste is being duly recycled and ideally re-used. But, plastic packaging waste is being dumped at six different illegal sites, across the continent, in the north Indian city of Muzaffarpur.   Read more: Amazon Packages Burn in India, Last Stop in Broken Plastic … Read more

What is the ‘salt solution’ revolutionizing agriculture in Bangladesh?

salt solution project bangladesh

The ICCO Corporation is a developmental non-governmental organization that has been an active agent in revolutionizing agriculture in the highly saline regions of Bangladesh by implementing its Salt Solution Project. The project is being funded by National Postcode Lottery, Netherlands.  PROBLEM  Due to increased flooding and the rise in sea levels near coastal Bangladesh, several … Read more

What is blue carbon, and why do we need to protect them?

blue carbon importance

Blue carbon is the term used for carbon that is trapped by oceans or coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems sequester carbon from the atmosphere and water into the branches, leaves, roots, and the underlying soil of the trees. Hence, it is found in ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal and salt marshes, seagrasses, and coastal meadows. Such … Read more

How is oil pollution really increasing?

oil pollution increasing

Oil spills in the oceans were at their peak in the 1970s. Over the years, the occurrence of oil spills in the oceans has significantly decreased. Although, the same cannot be said about oil pollution particularly. LAND-BASED RUNOFF According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, oil run-off from cities and vehicles has … Read more

Addressing India’s Renewable Energy Transition in 2022

India's Renewable energy transition

Despite being a developing nation, India is still the third-largest producer of renewable energy in the world, with over 40% of its installed energy capacity coming from non-fossil fuel sources. The transition into renewable energy generation and energy efficiency has several environmental benefits. The biggest and most prominent is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. … Read more

Samudrayan Project, India’s manned underwater mission

India's manned underwater mission

The Samudrayan Project is a unique ocean mission launched by the Ministry of Earth Sciences to aims to carry out deep underwater exploration in a manned vehicle. By launching this project, and adopting this technology, India has now joined countries such as the USA, Russia, Japan, France, and China. These countries have already been carrying out … Read more