In heartening news for environmentalists, the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost four billion tonnes of carbon since 2003, according to an analysis of 20 years of satellite data. And this is despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics.
Burning of Yak dung is leading to pollution of indoor air in Tibetan households, filling the atmosphere inside with dangerous levels of fine particulate matter including black carbon, a new study finds.
India should priotorise peaking technology transfer from countries like the US in tune with its growth imperative before declaring a year to cap off its carbon emission, an expert said as environmentalists discussed the effect of climate change in Asia.
To unlock the mystery behind how the cores of `super-Earths` or giant planets like Jupiter respond to intense atmospheric pressure, US researchers have blasted a diamond with the world`s biggest laser beam at a very high pressure.