Climate engineering may better protect coral reefs

When it comes to protecting coral reefs from rising seawater temperature, climate engineering could be a better method than conventional carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation strategies, new research says.

'Poor in India can't pay for 150 years of pollution by West'

India has asked the developed world to bear the "burden of the cross" for pumping carbon dioxide into the air for the past 150 years as a poor man in India cannot be told to pay more for a cleaner planet.

Here's what it'll take to limit climate change to 1.5 degree C by 2100

As per researchers, achieving a 1.5 degree Celsius world is feasible, at least from a purely technological standpoint.

Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study
Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study

There are some good and bad news for climate change enthusiasts. 

Rise in CO2 ups water-use efficiency of trees

The increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has led to trees using their available water resources more efficiently, says a new research.

Carbon dioxide levels set new record in March: NOAA
Carbon dioxide levels set new record in March: NOAA

A new data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that our planet Earth has exceeded the highest ever recorded level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere surpassing 400 parts per million (ppm) in March, 2015.

As global CO2 breaks records, India faces dilemma

During the week of April 6 to 12, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human history - and 15 percdent above the levels of 350 ppm scientists say is ideal for Earth.

Audi making diesel fuel from water, air

Audi has begun the production of a synthetic diesel fuel "e-diesel" by just using water and air unlike conventional fossil fuels that contains sulphur.

Artificial photosynthesis method turns waste CO2 into fuels

In a breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis, researchers have developed a new system that uses sunlight to convert waste carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products such as biodegradable plastics, pharmaceuticals, and even liquid fuels.

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate
Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

 A new study has revealed that one-tenth of trees have been removed by human activities from Amazon rainforest since 1960s that has led to the climate change.

Commander honoured with Nao Sena medal posthumously

Over a year after the Navy officer Commander Kuntal Wadhwa died in a mishap involving the under-construction warship INS Kolkata, was on Monday awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) (Posthumously).

How increased CO2 emission led to greatest mass extinction

In a warning of how lethal increased carbon dioxide emission could be, researchers found the greatest extinction of all time that happened 252 million years ago was due to the huge amount of carbon dioxide the Earth's oceans absorbed from volcanic eruptions.

Anaesthetic gases raising Earth's temperature too
Anaesthetic gases raising Earth's temperature too

Anaesthetic gases may help doctors to cause temporary loss of sensation in patients and carry out surgery smoothly, but by accumulating in the Earth's atmosphere, they also contribute to climate change, says a new study.

A pinch of baking soda for better sight?

A pinch of baking soda can help people see better by modifying the visual signal generated by photoreceptors in the eye that detect light, say researchers.

Human-dominated epoch started in 1610: Study

 The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610, with an unusual drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide, scientists say.

New energy device may power life on Mars
New energy device may power life on Mars

A new type of engine that harvests energy from carbon dioxide could power life on Mars, scientists say.

Deforestation could shift monsoons, leaving India high and dry

Large-scale deforestation could cause monsoon rains to shift south, cutting rainfall in India by nearly a fifth, scientists say.

'Megadrought' to hammer US West as 21st century unfolds

A new research has revealed that a "megadrought" will hit the Southwest US and much of America's breadbasket, the Great Plains, late in this century.

Evidence from warm past backs recent climate change predictions

According to a new study, records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Cheap asphalt to trap carbon dioxide created

Researchers have developed an inexpensive type of asphalt that can capture carbon dioxide from natural gas wells and keep it out of the atmosphere.