Environment

Acid rain and Fossil Fuels

Our dependence on fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas comes at a hidden cost. When burned for electricity generation, industrial processes, or transportation, these fuels release harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. The primary polutars behind acid rain are sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Imagine a power …

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Fog

Formation: The air near the surface cools at night as a result of the land surface cooling. Fog forms when water vapour in the air condenses because cooler air cannot hold as much moisture as warmer air. Early in the morning, when the temperature is at its lowest, fog starts …

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Urbanisation

Urbanisation refers to shifting of population from rural areas to urban areas. Urbanisation Primarily driven by Pull factor. Urbanisation gained pace Particularly after LPG Pull Factors Economic Opportunities Education Health Entertainment Skill Development Job Availability Unsustainability in Urbanisation often lead to various problems in the Society. To tackle this Problem …

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Mangroves

    Mangroves have made headlines for several reasons recently, highlighting their growing importance in environmental concerns and development projects. Here are some of the key issues: Destruction for development: Mangroves are often cleared for shrimp farms, agriculture, and infrastructure projects, leading to habitat loss and ecosystem degradation. A recent case in India involved the …

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Green rush: RE funding surges past 83%

  According to estimates from the Power Ministry, India will see an increase in investments in renewable energy (RE) projects of more than 83%, reaching approximately $16.5 billion in 2024, as the nation concentrates on energy transition to lower carbon emissions. this is consistent with India’s desirable goal of generating …

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COP28: The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference

What is COP The way the world organises its collective response to the global challenge of climate change is through Conferences of the Parties (COPs). At the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, world leaders came together to establish the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In order …

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Green Credit Program-UPSC

The innovative market-based Green Credit Program (GCP), announced on October 13, 2023, is intended to encourage voluntary environmental actions by a range of stakeholders, including individuals, communities, businesses, and private sector industries, across diverse sectors. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) acts as the GCP Administrator, in …

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The Silkyara Tunnel Collapse Occurred on November 12

The Silkyara tunnel collapse occurred on November 12, 2023, when a portion of the under-construction Silkyara Bend – Barkot tunnel collapsed in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. Incident On November 12, 2023, a portion of the under-construction Silkyara Bend – Barkot tunnel collapsed in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The collapse …

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