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US ratifies Kigali Amendment, the international climate deal on refrigerants

HFCs are considered a major driver of global warming and are being targeted worldwide. Nearly 200 nations reached a deal in 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, to limit HFCs and find substitutes more friendly to the atmosphere.

A group of teenage protesters, part of the global movement
A group of teenage protesters, part of the global movement "Fridays for Future" against climate change in front of the White House in Washington DC, May 24, 2019.  (AFP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:15 AM IST

CO2 now 50% higher than pre-industrial levels: WMO

Carbon dioxide emissions come from burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation, cement manufacturing, deforestation, agriculture and many others.

Activists of the environment organisation Greenpeace protest with CO2 letters illuminated with flames in front of the Brandenburg Gate against the climate crisis in Berlin, Germany, on May 6, 2021. (AP/FILE)
Activists of the environment organisation Greenpeace protest with CO2 letters illuminated with flames in front of the Brandenburg Gate against the climate crisis in Berlin, Germany, on May 6, 2021. (AP/FILE)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 11:11 AM IST

Go economical and eco-friendly by constructing home with Green Cement

Cement is largely the most essential resource for constructing homes. However, the production of cement contributes to carbon dioxide emissions significantly. This World Environment Day, here's all you need to know about Green Cement which is economical, eco-friendly and reduces carbon footprint

World Environment Day 2022: Want to go economical and eco-friendly while constructing homes? Opt for Green Cement, the future of sustainable construction (Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash)
World Environment Day 2022: Want to go economical and eco-friendly while constructing homes? Opt for Green Cement, the future of sustainable construction (Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 08:08 PM IST

Lifestyle tips to contribute to sustainability in small swaps

Making huge changes in life can be a bit daunting but by taking small steps in the right direction, one can pave the way to practice sustainability, reduce the carbon footprint and deliver to the ecosystem. Ahead of are World Environment Day 2022, here are some quick and easy lifestyle swaps for you

World Environment Day 2022: Lifestyle tips to contribute to sustainability in small swaps (Akil Mazumder)
World Environment Day 2022: Lifestyle tips to contribute to sustainability in small swaps (Akil Mazumder)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 12:56 PM IST

Scientifically Speaking | Can we stop the climate crisis by sucking up CO2?

There are ways to capture carbon dioxide from the air and put to some industrial use or geologically stored somewhere where it can’t escape back into the atmosphere. But there are hindrances

Billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide will need to be removed from the atmosphere to prevent a climate catastrophe. (AP)
Billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide will need to be removed from the atmosphere to prevent a climate catastrophe. (AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 04:49 PM IST
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