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How plants respond to elevated CO2 levels

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:23

Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:35

Using waste carbon dioxide and easily obtainable machined parts, researchers have devised an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic acid.

Invasive plant species may accelerate global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:22

Invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon stored in the soil into the atmosphere, says a study.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:55

The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Only reduction in CO2 emissions can help address climate change

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:43

A new study has said that the politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all.

How earth`s atmosphere allowed life to evolve

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:44

Scientists may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.

Warming climate adding to CO2 levels released by oceans: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 16:30

A new study has revealed that increase in warming climate has intensified the carbon dioxide level in atmosphere which is released by oceans.

Today`s ocean acidification outpacing 56m year-old ancient upheaval

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:37

Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring.

Reducing emissions is primary way to fight climate change: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 10:53

Researchers have said that reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change.

`Time is running out` as CO2 levels hit new high: UN

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 17:28

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN`s weather agency said today, highlighting the urgency of curbing man-made, climate-altering greenhouse gases.

Rising CO2 level poses threat to human nutrition

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:32

The rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide that comes with climate change poses serious threat. According to a new study it has been revealed that the rising CO2 can cut the nutritional quality of some of the world`s most important food crops.

Rising CO2 levels to worsen food quality

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:31

In what could be bad news for countries seeking food security, researchers have found that rising CO2 levels will deprive many food grains of their nutritional value.