Greenhouse gases Current Affairs, GK & News

China’s plan to become carbon-neutral by 2060

Industrialization in China occurred at breathtaking pace which lifted people out of poverty and transformed India into the world’s factory. However, this also made China the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. As a result, China has set the goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2060. What is carbon neutral? Carbon neutral means cutting carbon dioxide emissions ..

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High natural gas usage contributing to record high CO2 levels

Recent reports show that the level of carbon dioxide emission continues to grow despite the decline in coal consumption. The carbon dioxide emission is set to rise by 0.6% in 2019 according to the Global Carbon Project. Though this is lower than last year’s rate, the current emission rate will reach record high levels in ..

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World Ozone Day 2019

World Ozone Day 2019 was observed on September 16. The slogan for World Ozone Day 2019 is “Ozone: All that is there between You and UV”. The slogan is meant to showcase how human activity can impact the ozone layer and ultimately, the survival of the Earth and its environment. 2019: Theme The theme for ..

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Land Use and Climate Change

Since land acts as both the source as well as a sink of carbon, Land use, and changes in land use forms an integral part of the conversation on climate change. On one hand activities like agriculture and cattle rearing are a major source of methane and nitrous oxide. Both the gases are hundreds of ..

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DMRC becomes India’s 1st project to receive Power from Waste-to-Energy

Delhi Metro has become first ever project in India to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. The move is in continuation of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) efforts to establish an environment-friendly network Key Highlights Steps Taken: Since beginning of June 2019, DMRC has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity ..

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