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Under-fire Japan defends climate goal at UN talks

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 18:19

The UN, Europe and the world`s small island states reacted with disappointment and green groups voiced fury after Japan on Friday slashed its goal for greenhouse gas emissions.

Japan drastically scales back greenhouse gas emissions target

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:13

Japan today said it was dramatically scaling back its greenhouse gas emissions target after the Fukushima nuclear accident forced the country to turn to fossil-fuel burning energy sources.

New grass developed to curb greenhouse gas emissions

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 17:56

A new kind of grass has been developed with the joint efforts of scientists from Japan and Colombia to curb greenhouse gas emissions caused by chemical fertilisers.

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions drop

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 15:46

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 36.7 percent in the past seven years, according to a study released Thursday by the country`s climate monitoring centre.

Greenhouse gas in atmosphere hits new record: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 18:37

The amount of greenhouse gases in Earth`s atmosphere hit a new record high in 2012, continuing an ever-faster rise that is driving climate change, the UN weather agency said Wednesday.

Climate change to undermine world ocean systems by 2100

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 21:09

Scientists have found that no corner of the world ocean will be untouched by climate change by 2100, with the sea experiencing the simultaneous effects of warming, acidification and oxygen depletion.

Climate change to undermine world ocean systems by 2100

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 19:33

Scientists have found that no corner of the world ocean will be untouched by climate change by 2100, with the sea experiencing the simultaneous effects of warming, acidification and oxygen depletion.

Radical climate change just around the corner, will hit tropics first

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 10:48

Earth may experience a radically different climate already within 34 years, forever changing life as we know it.

Algae biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 68% more than petroleum counterparts: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:29

A recent study has revealed that algae-derived biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 68 percent, as compared to petroleum fuels.

Japan to cut 25% greenhouse gas emissions by 2020

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 14:55

Reflecting the rising demand for clean energy internationally, an energy summit was recently organised in Tokyo under the aegis of Gas One, Japan`s gas supplying company.

How to turn carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuel back into fuel

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:43

Scientists are now looking at new ways to turn the tables on the No. 1 greenhouse gas and convert carbon dioxide back into fuel.

Experts surer of manmade global warming but local predictions elusive

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 12:24

Climate scientists are surer than ever that human activity is causing global warming, but they are finding it harder than expected to predict the impact in specific regions in coming decades.