Artificial Photosynthesis Makes Food Production More Energy-Efficient

Researchers have found a way to bypass the need for biological photosynthesis altogether and create food independent of sunlight by using artificial photosynthesis. The study was published in the journal, Nature Food. Researchers used a two-step electrocatalytic process to convert carbon dioxide, electricity, and water into acetate, the form of the main component of vinegar. […]

New Research Suggests Marine Viruses May Help Slow Climate Change

Several of the 5,500 marine RNA virus species recently identified by scientists may help push carbon absorbed from the atmosphere to permanent storage on the ocean floor, according to a study. The findings also suggest that a small percentage of the newly discovered species had borrowed genes from the animals they infected, which could aid […]

Evolution Happening Up To 4 Times Faster Than Darwin’s Prediction: Study

Evolution is a continuous process by which species adapt to their changing environment. English naturalist Charles Darwin expanded this simplistic understanding to say that species evolve by way of natural selection, which leads to genetic changes in individuals that favour the survival and reproduction of the same traits. It also meant that various species originated […]

Yatra Says Its New Feature Will Estimate Carbon Emissions for Flights

Travel services provider Yatra on Monday said it has introduced a feature on its flight booking platform that will estimate carbon emissions of each flight it displays as a step towards promoting sustainable travel. The feature will highlight carbon emissions and environmental impact of the flights, enabling consumers to make “mindful and environment friendly booking choices […]

Twitter Bans Ads That Defy Climate Change Science

Twitter’s announcement on Earth Day came as it tries to fend off an unwanted takeover bid by billionaire Elon Musk, who has said he thinks people should be able to say pretty much whatever they want on the platform. “Misleading advertisements on Twitter that contradict the scientific consensus on climate change are prohibited, in line […]

Climate Change Showcased in Google Doodle for Earth Day 2022

On the occasion of Earth Day 2022, Google dedicated the artwork of Google Doodle to raise awareness about climate change. The artwork showcases real time-lapse imagery from Google Earth Timelapse and other sources to showcase the impact of climate change across different regions. It includes a variety of GIFs created from photos of real locations, […]

Sea Level Off US Coasts to Rise by a Foot by 2050, Warns New Report

A new report by US government agencies has warned that coastal flooding is bound to increase significantly over the next 30 years because of “alarming” rise in sea levels. It says the sea level along the coast of the US could increase by as 10 to 123 inches, or almost a foot, above today’s levels […]

A Black Box for Earth Is Being Set Up to Record Causes for Our Demise

Researchers are setting up an indestructible “Black Box” for Earth to record the events which could lead to our demise. This giant structure, about the size of a bus, sits on a granite plain surrounded by mountains on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Just like the black boxes in aeroplanes, this steel box will […]

ESA to Detect Greenhouse Emission Sources With Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new mission where human-made emissions of greenhouse gases will be tracked from space. ESA, in collaboration with the European Union’s (EU) Earth-monitoring programme Copernicus, announced this mission during the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow on November 2. It will incorporate a constellation of satellites called […]

Marine Bacteria in Canadian Arctic Can Eat Up Oil and Diesel: Study 

Certain types of marine bacteria in the icy-cold waters off the coast of Labrador, Canada, can help in curbing the effects of offshore oil spills in the arctic and subarctic region, stated a new study. The cold-adapted microbial communities that were studied showed a capability to degrade diesel and crude oil. This was observed under […]

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