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India has right to grow, carbon emissions may rise: Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:53

Prakash Javadekar, India`s Environment minister has taken a bold stand on the carbon emissions issue and stated a stark and inevitable truth.Though he emphasised on the fact that India is committed to reduce carbon emissions, it may increase in the process of development and poverty eradication.

Climate action to save thousands of lives: White House

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 02:30

The White House said Friday proposed US action against climate change would save thousands of lives by reducing asthma, heat-related illnesses and other health hazards.

Climate talks: `Raise your voice, not sea level` – UN

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 19:41

The United Nations seized World Environment Day today to demand action on climate change to protect small island states threatened by rising seas, drought and floods.

China to take 5 million old cars off road in anti-pollution push

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:38

China plans to take more than 5 million ageing vehicles off its roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330,000 cars set to be decommissioned in Beijing alone, the government said in a policy document published on Monday.

World`s first electric aircraft E-Fan takes flight

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 13:15

World`s first ever electric aircraft has successfully taken its maiden voyage. This electric aircraft called `E-Fan` is the latest creation of Toulouse-based Airbus.

Moon to brighten up your night life?

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:31

What if moon emits enough light to make the night sky brighter so that you do not need to switch on power to illuminate roads and streets?

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:49

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Causes, consequences of global climate warming 56 mn years ago revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 17:32

Researchers are studying the causes and consequences of global climate warming that took place 56 million years ago.

OECD chief asks nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:02

Countries should work towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars every year that encourage carbon emissions, the chief of OECD, a grouping of mostly developed nations, Angel Gurria said Friday.

EU cuts CO2 emissions for vans by 28 per cent

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 01:35

The European Parliament signed off today on new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans that will slash emissions by 28 per cent from 2020.

US carbon pollution up 2 percent in 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 06:48

Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 per cent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said.

Quick recipe for producing cheaper hydrogen discovered

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 18:16

Scientists have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen (H2).