Environment awareness Tag

The world came to a standstill when dark clouds of smoke smothered the skies of Brazil for days on end. It made us understand environmental significances and concepts which shook us up to fully understand how deep underwater we are when it comes to the degradation of our surroundings. But what is  the causation and impact of this fire?   The Amazon has been prone to burning...

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business and sustainability

“Sustainability is one of the most compelling and urgent issues that we have facing us today,” Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, at Northeastern University said in her welcome remarks in a “Women Who Inspire” conference held at the same.   While sustainability is vital for our survival on this planet, it can also be integrated in the business models to make a brand name....

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The summer of 2019 brought Chennai, one of India’s largest metropolitan cities and the state capital of Tamil Nadu, to a halt. There was no natural calamity, no disastrous flood, nor an earthquake or a cyclone. The people had simply reaped what they had sowed; Chennai had run out of groundwater. The acute shortages meant that people were queuing up in the streets in the...

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Climate change effects

Political lobbyists, the fossil fuel industry, media moguls, and some individuals have spent more than the last 30 years sowing doubts about the reality of climate change; as it just doesn’t exist. It has been estimated that the world’s largest five publicly-owned gas and oil companies have been spending about $200 million a year for lobbying to delay control and block climate protection policies.   Lately, their...

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One of the great challenges of our time is that of climate change. Since time immemorial, we have been told that the need of the hour is sustainable growth. The idea is that a balance had to be struck between capitalist notions of growth and the negative consequences that come with the relentless pursuit of this goal. The United Nations has sustainable development goals (or...

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Soot or Black Carbon (BC) is the reminiscence of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, and biomass. This emission often tends to contain aerosol which can be extremely harmful to the aquatic environment. BC contributes to the acceleration of sea ice melting in the Arctic. Scientists from all over the world are trying to figure out strategies to change this situation.   Aron Stubbins, a professor of...

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starbucks on wheels, the new go to place to get coffee.

Starbucks on wheels, yay or nay? Northeastern Dining rolled out a Starbucks bike, last fall. The bike serves 16-ounce cups of Nitro Cold Brew coffee for $4.99. It can hold nine gallons of Nitro Cold Brew (three 3-gallon kegs), which is infused with nitrogen as it pours out of the tap, giving the coffee a thick, foamy top.   Snell squad is one of the busiest places...

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Often, the poor are more prone to airborne diseases for not having enough money to afford proper living and access to quality healthcare. Various airborne diseases like tuberculosis and respiratory infections like pneumonia tend to attack the people who dwell in poor living conditions. Clean water, lack of food, and lack of proper sanitation can also prove to be fatal. This issue is often overlooked by the people belonging...

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