A research team led by engineers from The University of Texas at Austin analysed several science conferences that first went virtual during the early months of the pandemic. In a new paper, published recently in Nature Sustainability, the researchers examined the environmental, social and economic costs of virtual conferences compared with in-person events and analysed how the shift online altered participation by women, early-career researchers, and scientists from underrepresented institutions and countries.
The study found that virtual events lower costs and reduce time and travel commitments that have previously held some conferences back from attracting diverse groups of attendees. Also, the environmental costs of hundreds or thousands of people flying from around the world to attend a conference are eliminated.
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Road To Contain Climate Change
In this article, Mr S Sundar and Mr Sharif Qamar say that roads and railways bind a nation and bring people together. They facilitate the achievement of SDGs, as without adequate mobility, SDGs cannot be achieved and sustained.
Impact Of Cruise Industry And Sea Vessels
In this article, Saurabh Somani gives us an overview of the major drawbacks and problems due to lack of awareness and international laws for large cruise vessels on oceans. As the tourism industry continues to vouch for cruise industry branding and promotion, the impact is evident as its influence on nature is evident in the form of climate change and unconditional weather conditions that the world is currently witnessing.
Any Baggage around Everything Genetically Modified!
Being a biotechnologist is fun when the discussion is just about lac operon, cosmid vectors, growing some organ in a lab or what it's like to be in tomorrow's business but not when I am asked why people are averse towards genetically modified food.
Sustainable Future for India
L&T Finance Raises its First ₹200 Crore Sustainability Linked Rupee Loan
For some years, we have been ringing the alarm bells on species that are fast disappearing. And rightly so, since awareness and realization may lead to turning the tide on tragedy. From early 2022, TerraGreen decided to forage for occasional stories of hope and happiness, also. Here is the second in the series from Benita Sen.
MGC's Mission: To Build and Secure a Sustainable Future
Dr Girija K Bharat is the Founder-Director of Mu Gamma Consultants Private Limited (MGC). Here, she is in an exclusive conversation with us for TerraGreen.
Great Stress Busters
Organic Farming in Sikkim
Sikkim became India's first '100 per cent organic' state in 2016. All farming in Sikkim is carried out without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, providing access to safer food choices and making agriculture a more environment-friendly activity. In this article, Onam Vaid says that to make the organic plan a success, Sikkim has brought all farmers on board by assuring them that organic produce would fetch higher prices. Certified organic farming requires stringent annual inspections by qualified inspectors from accredited certification bodies.
Offshore Finally Makes Headway in India
In this article, Sapna Gopal says despite India taking time to foray into offshore wind, the country is finally ready to take the plunge. Industry experts too agree that the time is right for it to do so.
The natural world is the most beautiful and wondrous thing to explore, but it must be respected at all times. This is not just to protect the delicate balance of nature, but also because it can be a dangerous place, filled with unforgiving climates, harsh landscapes, and deadly creatures. All of these can be avoided with the help of expert knowledge and proper planning, though the same cannot be said for natural disasters.
Tom Cruise: MAN ON A MISSION
THE ACTOR STOPPED AT NOTHING TO MAKE M:1 7 AND 8 AND TOP GUN: MAVERICK. NOW HE'S FEELING THE PRESSURE.
HOW POLITICS POISONED THE CHURCH
THE EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT SPENT 40 YEARS AT WAR WITH SECULAR AMERICA. NOW IT'S AT WAR WITH ITSELF.
Desire for Face Time Revives Business Travel
Companies are reporting more trips, proving doomsayers from the pandemic's darkest days wrong
A dairy farming father's love for his family lives on in the tools that he left behind.
AIRBNB Allows Employees to Live and Work From Anywhere
Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility.
An Overview of Namibia's Agri Sector
In a recent report, the Namibia Agricultural Union outlined the state of that country’s agriculture sector, and how it has been affected by COVID-19 and other factors.
Left Behind By Long Covid
As the world pretends the pandemic is over, at least half a million children in the U.S. are struggling
Shanghai's Black Eye
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