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Study on Fast Melting Arctic Ice and ocean acidification

Rapid melting of Arctic Ice is contributing the fast-paced acidification of ocean. Key facts An international team of researchers have found that acidity levels in the Arctic Ocean’s western region are raising 3 to 4 times faster than any other oceans across the world. The research team has found a concrete link between the high ..

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Australia’s ambitious 2030 emissions target to UN

On June 16, 2022, new centre-left government of Australia submitted more ambitious emissions targets to United Nations in order to end foot-dragging on climate change. Highlights Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has increased Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target to 43 percent, against previous target of 26-28 percent. New goal of Australia sets it up for a ..

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Study on Children Asthma and Traffic-related pollution

As per new study on Children Asthma, traffic-related air pollutants accounts for around 2 million new cases of paediatric asthma, from Mumbai to Los Angeles. Highlights Asthma is a chronic illness, causing inflammation of the lung’s airways. Researchers studied ground concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is a pollutant coming from tailpipe vehicle emissions, industrial ..

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COP26: Economic Implications of India’s targets

On November 1, 2021, at COP26 climate summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 2070 as the India’s target to reach net zero carbon emissions. Key Points India’s announcement came as a surprise to delegates in Glasgow, as India had rejected calls to announce such target recently. US, UK & Japan have net zero target by ..

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What is the Global Methane Pledge?

The Global Methane Pledge was launched on November 2, 2021 at the ongoing UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Highlights As of now, more than 90 countries have signed this pledge. Global Methane Pledge is an effort led by the United States and the European Union, jointly. This pledge is significant because Methane is the second-most abundant ..

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Report: Africa’s glaciers to disappear soon

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other agency released its new report on October 19, 2021. In its report, these agencies warned that, Africa’s rare glaciers are going to disappear in next two decades because of climate change. Key facts The report was released ahead of “U.N. climate conference” which is scheduled for October 31, 2021 ..

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