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Just 25 mega cities emit 52% of the world’s greenhouse gas, and 23 of them are in China

Over half of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions take place from just 25 mega cities, 23 of which are located in China, a study has found. The cities that emit the most greenhouse gases include Handan, Suzhou, Dalian, Beijing and Tianjin in China, but also Tokyo, Japan, and Moscow, Russia. China’s President Xi Jinping […]

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Climate scientists cover Italy’s Presena glacier with strips of cloth to save it from melting

To save Italy’s Presena glacier from further shrinking, climate experts are covering it with long strips of cloth which will reflect the sun’s rays and prevent the snow beneath from melting. They say about 70% of the snow can be saved over the summer with the protective covering which works in the same way as […]

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‘Billion sea creatures killed’: Canada heat wave cooked mussels, clams and other animals alive on beaches

The heat wave ravaging British Columbia last week is being blamed for mass death of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada. Christopher Harley, a professor in the zoology department at The University of British Columbia, found countless dead mussels popped open and rotting in their shells on […]

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North America heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change, study finds

The heat wave scorching North America — Canada and the United States — at the end of June was “virtually impossible” without climate change, say scientists. In their study, the team of researchers says that the deadly heatwave was a one-in-a-1,000-year event. But this is become more common as the world heats up due to […]

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Green financing to generate 395 million jobs, become $10 trillion market by 2030

Sustainable or green financing refers to investments made in sustainable development projects catering to a healthier and safer environment. Projects and initiatives such as renewable energy, biodiversity sustainability and conservation, pollution control and prevention and many more fall under this segment. Government funding towards green financing has seen a drastic fall since the pandemic struck […]

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Methane absorbing rocks on ocean beds key to reducing climate change effects, study finds

Global warming has led to warming of the oceans which in turn has threatened the existence of many marine animals. However, a new study has presented a glimmer of hope after it found that microbes found in the ocean floor can absorb methane — a greenhouse gas largely responsible for warming up the Earth. According […]

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Climate change may double lightning strikes in the Arctic Circle, warming the north pole even further

Scientists from the University of California in Irvine suggests that as the climate warms, lightning strikes will increase more than double, driving more wildfires and warming above the Arctic Circle. In 2019, the first-ever known lightning strike within 300 miles of the North Pole was reported by the National Weather Service, which is a rare […]

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Chinese scientists are using blankets to cover-up glaciers to stop them from melting

Scientists in China are covering up remote glaciers under large sheets to stop them from melting due to global warming. These are  not normal or ordinary blankets, they are expensive and use an advanced geotextile which is also environment-friendly. The blanket acts as a shield between the glacier surface and the sun thereby prohibiting direct […]

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Stream video in standard definition NOT 4K or UHD to cut carbon emissions: Royal Society urges

The world’s oldest independent scientific academy, Royal Society is advising people to stream video in standard definition on their smartphone rather than 4K to help reduce carbon emissions. In a new report, the Society estimates that streaming one hour on a smartphone generates roughly eight times more emissions in 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition) […]

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Greenhouse gas concentration rose this year again despite COVID-19 lockdowns

The greenhouse gas concentration climbed to new records in 2019 and rose again this year despite drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday. Many scientists expect the biggest annual fall in carbon emissions in generations this year as measures to contain coronavirus have grounded planes, docked ships and […]

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Global warming will continue no matter what you do: New study suggests

Even if humanity stopped emitting greenhouse gases, Earth will warm for centuries to come and oceans will rise by metres, according to a controversial modelling study published on Thursday. Natural drivers of global warming such as heat-trapping clouds, thawing permafrost, and shrinking sea ice has already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on […]

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C02 emissions from Arctic wildfires have already surpassed 2019 levels

Blazing Arctic Circle wildfires have already surpassed the record set in 2019 for CO2 emissions, European Union’s Earth observation programme said Thursday. Uncontrolled forest fires across one of the planet’s coldest regions has sent a quarter of a billion tonnes of CO2 spiralling into the atmosphere since January this year, topping by more than a […]