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It is hard to overstate the negative impact from traditional energy sources such as coal and oil. Fossil fuels are a key source of atmospheric carbon dioxide and the biggest driver of climate change. IPCC gives a dire warning in its sixth assessment report warning of a temperature rise of more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels within the next two decades, and calls for a de-addiction from fossil fuels. To meet the challenge of climate …[Read more]

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Best out of waste Plastic-busting initiatives keeping our oceans clean

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Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in consumption of plastic. The problem lies not just with the inconceivable amount of plastic waste generated, but also the amount which enters the ocean. Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year; it is clear that despite their significant levels of dedication, innovation and investment, clean-ups alone cannot tackle the sheer volume of plastic waste in the ocean. The crisis demands governments, innovators, …[Read more]

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Marine Pollution Top 10 items littering our coasts

The oceans, covering more than 70% of earth’s surface, play a pivotal role in maintaining the ecological balance of the planet by serving as a major heat and carbon sink. Despite their starring roles in mitigating weather extremes and generating the oxygen we breathe, our callous attitude towards ocean pollution has bought this engine of life under major threat. Research into plastic pollution in the ocean shows that “less than 20% of leakage originates from …[Read more]

Eco Kitchen How to store fresh herbs to make them last longer

Today’s article is a piece by Shweta Subramaniam, founder and owner of HipDips– a home based business that specializes in dips, chutneys and grilled cheeses (aka toasties). A graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Shweta works as a full-time chef in addition to running her own business. She enjoys farm-to-table concepts and loves experimenting with fresh produce from the region. Read on to discover her tried and tested methods of storing fresh herbs to …[Read more]