Greenhouse Gases Current Affairs - 2020

Why Amazon is at risk of changing from Forest to Savanna?

A team of Europe-based scientists, in their  journal Nature Communications, have published that about 40% of the Amazon risks changing from rainforest to savanna. They have stated that, the forest is not getting enough rainfall to sustain its ecosystem because of greenhouse gas emissions. Highlights The team used the latest atmospheric data to study how Read More…

September 16: World Ozone Day

The World Ozone Day is also called the International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer. The day is being celebrated since 1994. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed September 16 as World Ozone Day to commemorate the signing of Montreal protocol in 1987. The Protocol aims to reduce usage of substances that deplete Read More…

DMRC becomes India’s 1st project to receive Power from Waste-to-Energy

Delhi Metro has become first ever project in India to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. The move is in continuation of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) efforts to establish an environment-friendly network Key Highlights Steps Taken: Since beginning of June 2019, DMRC has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity Read More…

China continues to use Banned Ozone-Depleting CFC: Study

According to a recent research published in journal Nature, China continues to use the banned ozone depleting chemical called CFC-11 in violation of Montreal Protocol. Key Findings of Report Despite being a signatory to Montreal Protocol, and agreeing to phase out the production of harmful CFC-11 in 2010, China continues to emit ozone depleting CFC-11 Read More…