Arctic, Arctic Haze, Climate Change, Air Pollution

What is the Arctic Haze?

What is the Arctic haze? Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs at higher latitudes due to anthropogenic air pollution. It appears as a “visible reddish-brown haze” and has the capacity to remain in the northern atmosphere for several months. The extended severity of this pollution in the air mass system during winter, is majorly […]

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Identifying Water Quality with Insects

Testing pollution levels in natural water bodies can require a considerable amount of gear and instrumentation. However, there is another much simpler solution. Observing the species of insects that live in natural water bodies and identifying them can reveal how polluted that particular water body is. This method of observing pollution in natural water bodies […]

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Antarctic biodiversity

Climate Change and Antarctic Biodiversity

Not being residentially inhabited by human populations and instead being a place where largely scientific research is the mainstay, one would expect Antarctic biodiversity to be more protected than biodiversity in other, more populated regions of the world. However, this may not be the case for Antarctic biodiversity. The Status of Antarctic Biodiversity A study […]

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Unfit for Use

The presence of harmful material in water in sufficient concentrations weakens or destroys natural ecosystems that support biodiversity and conversely the food chain. Water-borne diseases kill millions, particularly the more susceptible under-five strata. As against 45000 million litres per day (MLD) of waste water generated in urban areas, municipalities have the capacity to treat just […]

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