Silk to power next-generation batteries
Silk to power next-generation batteries

Again frustrated at dead smartphone battery again? Wait till "green" silk comes to your rescue. 

Swamps, wetlands may be key in fight against climate change

Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rain forests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said Monday.

Yak dung polluting indoor air in Tibetan households

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.

Civilization has crossed tipping point of sustainability due to human activities

A recent study has suggested that civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activities.

India must not announce peaking year, says expert

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.

Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study

A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles.

Two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in planet's inner core
Two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in planet's inner core

A new study has revealed that two-thirds of the Earth's carbon might be hidden in planet's inner core, which means that it is planet's biggest carbon reservoir.

Fresh insight on how diamonds are formed
Fresh insight on how diamonds are formed

New findings have revealed long unknown details about how carbon deep beneath the Earth's surface is helping diamond formation in the Earth's mantle.

Carbon sheds fresh light on origin of life
Carbon sheds fresh light on origin of life

New findings have revealed long unknown details about carbon deep beneath the Earth’s surface, suggesting ways this carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet.

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth
Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth

 Our planet can produce much more land-plant biomass -- the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts -- than previously thought, says new research.

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates documentary on climate change

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has lent his voice to narrate `Carbon`, a documentary about climate change and effect of carbon emissions.

Used-cigarette butts to power your computer!

Scientists have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Diamond blasted with laser to decode giant planets` core

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.

Human urine a goldmine for fuel-cell materials

Human urine may one day be used to generate power for vehicles and homes, according to a new study which found that pee could be the future of carbon fuel-cell technology.

Climate engineering cannot help us in erasing climate change

Researchers have said that climate engineering cannot help us erase whatever has happened to climate change.

World`s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought: Study

The world`s forests could hold 20 percent more carbon than previously thought, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Large, older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Carbon worlds may be waterless: NASA

Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to a NASA study.

Earth would have been much hotter if there were no plants

Enhanced growth of Earth`s leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet`s transition to being red-hot, according to a new study.