Scientists raise permafrost alarm at UN climate talks
Scientists raise permafrost alarm at UN climate talks

Scientists issued a dire warning today to UN climate negotiators in Bonn of a vicious global warming cycle that will be unlocked with the thawing of carbon-bearing permafrost.

Japan says open to G7 carbon emissions target

Japan said on Sunday it would favour the Group of Seven major industrial democracies setting their own target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in a boost for efforts to combat global warming.

Artificial Photosynthesis can help solve carbon emission problem: Study

 A new research has suggested that there is a possibility that carbon emission problem of the world might be solved by a potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis.

Natural gas no miracle cure for climate change: Study
Natural gas no miracle cure for climate change: Study

Fracking technology has driven a boom in natural gas that many hope will prompt a switch away from coal use and put the brakes on the rise in Earth-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

US power plants world's worst polluters: Report
US power plants world's worst polluters: Report

America's power plants are among the leading global sources of carbon emission than the entire economies of Russia, India, Japan or any other nation put together besides China, a latest report said today.

Cab sharing helps cut cost, curbs CO2 emission
Cab sharing helps cut cost, curbs CO2 emission

Sharing a cab may help reduce total travel time by up to 40 percent, with corresponding reductions in operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study.

Just wind and water to power an island!

El Hierro, the smallest of Canary Islands, is set to become the world`s first islands to be powered entirely by wind and water.

Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

Biofuels from corn residue may be less beneficial than previously thought as a study has found using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline.

Experts seek use of new carbon trapping techniques

With a global push to limit carbon dioxide emissions, energy experts have called for a roadmap to utilise new technologies that help trap emissions from industries.

European Commission seeks 2030 CO2 reduction target of 40%

EU member states should cut their carbon dioxide emissions, widely blamed for global warming, by 40 per cent by 2030, the European Commission said today.

Carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the greenhouse gas already present in the Earth`s atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years, a new study has found.

Scientists back `nuclear power` to help slow down global warming

Top climate scientists have claimed that the development of safer nuclear power can help in decelerating the effects of global warming by cutting down on fossil fuel pollution.

World set to exceed global warming limit: IEA

The Paris-based agency urged governments to act, saying the 2C target could still be met with little economic pain.

Scientists warn over Arctic Ocean’s rapid acidification

Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) on Monday warned over the rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean caused by carbon dioxide emissions.

New tech needed for curbing CO2 at source

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions alone may not be enough to curb global warming. There is a need to develop technologies that remove large amounts of the gas at the source, say researchers.

Emissions set to raise in India and China: UNEP

Asia-Pacific was expected to contribute approximately 45 per cent of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and an estimated 60 per cent by 2100.

Cutting CO2 levels by 2100 necessary for survival

By 2100, the world will have to use every available means to cut down emissions for survival -- just to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) levels to less than 40 percent higher of what they are today, researchers say.

Current methods for monitoring CO2 emissions inadequate

A new report has determined that the current methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions have limitations that make it difficult to monitor carbon dioxide emissions and verify an international climate treaty.