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  What is e-waste? E-waste is a term used to cover all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded by its owner as waste without the intent of…

An earthquake is what happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another. The surface where they slip is called the fault or fault plane. The location below the earth’s surface where the earthquake starts is called…

Science & Technology – Bytes BYTES Slow and steady Despite evolving at a very slow pace, crocodiles have maintained genetic diversity crocodiles have evolved at a relatively slow rate-about a quarter of the rate of…

Science & Technology – Bytes What plants don't need Light pollution has damaging effect on natural environment, including food chain Artificial light can affect the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of…

Plastic Peril Plastic pollution in the ocean was first reported in the scientific literature of the early 1970s, a study published in the February 13, 2015 issue of the journal, estimated that anything between 4.8…

National Air Quality Index: A solution with too many problems On April 6, 2015, India had launched its first ever National Air Quality Index (NAQI) and acknowledged the problem of its incessantly rising air pollution.…

In search of clean air February 7, voting day in the capital city of Delhi, a holiday with much less traffic on the streets even then the pollution readings of the official agencies in Delhi…

How People turn to Social Media during Natural Disasters. Social media has redefined communication and made it even better, especially during emergencies as Nepal experienced its worst earthquake in more than 80 years which killed…

Going vegan can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions How being vegetarian can help reducing Green house gas emission Switching from non-vegetarian diets to vegetarian diets or even semi-vegetarian diets also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The…

Recently US and china has entered into an agreement to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Whereas US has pledges to cut its emission by 25-26% of 2005 level by 2025, China, the biggest emitter of…

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