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Greenhouse gas emissions from man-managed grasslands similar to global croplands -Prachi Singh

-Down to Earth Study highlight need to use sustainable management to preserve and enhance soil carbon storage of grasslands. A new study shows that emissions of Methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) from grasslands increased by a factor of 2.5 since 1750 mainly due to increased emissions from livestock. This has more than compensated for reduced emissions from the shrinking number of wild grazers, said the study published in Nature Communications. The net...

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Nitrous oxide human emissions increased 30% in 36 yrs: Report - Akshit Sangomla

-Down to Earth 43% of total emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, came from human sources, the report said Human emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) — a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2) — increased by 30 per cent between 1980 and 2016, according to a research paper published in Nature October 7, 2020. Nitrous oxide is a dangerous gas for...

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What can help in controlling population in India--society or law? -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com * The population explosion has major impacts on the country ranging from health, social, environmental and economic * Gender preferences are also contributing to the population explosion in India New Delhi: Pointing out population growth as a major concern in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech called for a deeper thought towards the issue. Apparently, the mention was an indication that the government is devising a policy or...

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Delhi: Cremation to go green with dung blocks -Paras Singh

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: After cities like Bhopal and Nagpur, it’s Delhi’s turn to go green by at least partially replacing firewood used in cremation with gobar kashth — wood-like dry blocks made from cattle dung. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which inspected the Goyla dairy in south Delhi last week, has asked South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to utilise cattle dung from dairy colonies to manufacture these dry...

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Climate on the farm

-The Indian Express IPCC report shows how land use affects climate change. It must not be used to target developing countries on global warming A report released on Thursday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that better management of the world’s farms and forests is necessary to tackle climate change. Land use has always been part of conversations on climate change and activities like afforestation have held...

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