Carbon dioxide

Oceans’ Short-Lived Halogens Contribute 8-10% Cooling

Oceans play a crucial role in regulating the Earth’s climate beyond absorbing carbon dioxide. A recent study has revealed that oceans release short-lived halogens, such as chlorine, bromine, and iodine, which contribute significantly to cooling the planet.   The Cooling ..



World’s largest plant to suck CO2 from air starts in Iceland

World’s largest plant that has been designed to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and turn it into rock was started recently in Iceland. Key Points This plant has been named as Orca, after the Icelandic word “orka”, meaning energy. ..


UK to build World’s most powerful climate-change forecasting supercomputer

Met Office and Microsoft are to build a weather forecasting supercomputer in the UK. The UK Government is to invest 1.2 billion Pound Sterling in the project. About the Supercomputer The supercomputer is expected to be one of the top ..


NASA helicopter makes third flight on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced that the Ingenuity helicopter has completed its third flight successfully. Third Flight of Ingenuity Helicopter According to NASA, in its third flight, the Ingenuity helicopter flew faster and farther. In its ..


What is Proning?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently issued guidelines on proning for self-care for COVID-19 patients at home. Under the new guidelines, the ministry has advised the COVID-19 patients to practice proning if they are facing breathing difficulties. Background ..


Global Energy Review

The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Energy Review report. According to the report, the Carbon Dioxide emissions in India is to be 1.4% higher than the levels recorded in 2019. Key Findings of the Report: India The coal-fired ..