Page-9 of GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation

Write a brief note on Carbon capture and storage. Mention its potential benefits and discuss the challenges that need to be addressed for its wide-scale deployment in India.

Carbon capture and storage is a new technology for Carbon mitigation. It not only allows to capture of carbon but also stores it in reserves, locking it for hundreds of years. It is very effective to achieve climate change mitigation. ..

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Explain the concept of Carbon Compensation Depth. Discuss the implications of rise in this depth due to anthropogenic activities.

Carbon Compensation Depth (CCD) refers to the level of depth of the ocean till where carbon doesn’t dissolve and is present in an adequate amount. Features: It is essential for the survival of marine organisms, whose bodies are made up ..

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River pollution not only impacts the marine river ecosystem but also impacts the surrounding ecosystems. Discuss. Also, explain why such pollution has not shown any signs of improvement, despite various government initiatives.

River pollution is one of the major environmental issues in India. CPCB data shows that almost 150 rivers are heavily polluted in India, their water is so polluted that it cannot be used by humans. River pollution has a detrimental ..

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How are coastal and Marine ecosystems impacted by the increase in greenhouse gas emissions? What are the measures that can be taken to protect and restore such vulnerable ecosystems?

Greenhouse gas emissions have increased considerably in the last century. It has led to several issues like global warming and climate change. It is also impacting the coastal and marine ecosystems in many ways, such as: Water bodies and oceans ..

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Highlighting the geographical and economic importance of the Hindukush-Himalayan region, outline the changes in the critical geographical features and the consequence it will have.

The Hindukush-Himalayan region consists of the central Asian and south Asian alpine regions. It plays a very important role in the geography and economy of the region: It is the third largest source of fresh water in form of glaciers, ..

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Integrated water resource management can address the problems related to water in India. Discuss.

IWRM refers to managing water and land resources in an integrated manner, taking the river sub-basin as the basic unit. National water policy 2012, brought in the concept of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). Features of IWRM: River basin as ..

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