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Life beyond Earth: NASA's Webb detects CO2 on surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa

NASA discovers carbon dioxide on Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting its underground ocean may contain carbon, an essential element for life.

This graphic shows a map of Europa’s surface with NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in the first panel and compositional maps derived from Webb’s NIRSpec/IFU (Near Infrared Spectrograph’s Integral Field Unit) data in the following three panels. (Science Credit: Geronimo Villanueva (NASA/GSFC), Samantha Trumbo (Cornell Univ.), NASA, ESA, CSA. Image Processing Credit: Geronimo Villanueva (NASA/GSFC), Alyssa Pagan (STScI))
Published on Sep 22, 2023 03:41 PM IST

What is direct air carbon capture — technology backed by Biden administration?

Critics argue that DAC is energy and cost-intensive, with limited outcomes compared to resources invested.

A Direct Air Capture facility of 1PointFive.(1PointFive)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 02:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

75 years of the LP: For love of the world, should you own or stream?

Streaming generates more emissions than any other format, for an interesting reason: We listen more, when we listen online. See how else the formats stack up.

The PVC pellets used to make vinyl records. The average record contains 135 gm of PVC, and is responsible for the release of about 0.5 kg of carbon dioxide. That’s about the same as driving 2.5 km in a car fuelled by petroleum. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:43 PM IST

Green chemistry will be a sustainable option for the future: IISER director

Prof Krishna N Ganesh, director of IISER, Pune, highlighted the importance of "Green Chemistry" in reducing carbon emissions and ensuring a sustainable future while addressing graduates at a convocation ceremony. He also mentioned data science and artificial intelligence as challenging areas ahead.

Data science, artificial intelligence will also be some of the challenging areas ahead, according to IISER chief. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 26, 2023 11:08 PM IST

Green growth for India: Special focus on mangrove protection

This article is authored by Neelima A, associate, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi.

Sundari tree (Heritiera fomes) forest in Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 16, 2023 12:23 PM IST
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