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Sharks able to cope with climate change

Sharks able to cope with climate change

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:21

Amid fears that climate change may further contribute to already declining population of sharks, a study has found that sharks in the Arctic may be able to cope with the change.

Change is a part of life, says S D Shibulal

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:39

"Change is a part of life" were the parting words of S D Shibulal, the outgoing CEO of Infosys, who started the IT company with six friends over three decades back and turned it into an over USD 8 billion entity.

Govt to establish National Adaptation Fund for climate change

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:42

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced to establish a `National Adaptation Fund` for climate change.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Global deals on climate should address India's concerns

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:04

Global targets for all countries to achieve sustainable development should be looked at in the context of historical, spatial and other dimensions.

Antarctic winds speeding up ice melt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 19:25

Changes in the winds blowing over Antarctica are warming the waters under the continental ice shelf, says a new study.

Redheads falling prey to extinction due to climate change: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:48

We may feel a drop in the number of `red-heads` around us, as a new study claims that they may very soon be on the verge of extinction.

Pay heed to water use in climate change mitigation: Experts

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:24

Besides cutting greenhouse gas emissions, technology, policies or plans that aim to slow down climate change should also take environmental factors such as water usage into account, say researchers.

Scientists rewrite human evolution timeline

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:13

Scientists have synthesized a new theory that the traits that have allowed humans to adapt and thrive in a variety of varying climate conditions evolved in Africa gradually and at separate times.

India should be flexible on climate change: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 19:24

Former union minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said India should be more flexible in its response to climate change otherwise it faces the risk of being isolated by other BASIC nations - Brazil, South Africa and China.

Invasive plant species may accelerate global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:22

Invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon stored in the soil into the atmosphere, says a study.

Climate change will impact the tropics too: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:44

Although greenhouse gases cause greater warming at the poles, few places on the earth will be immune to global warming and the tropics too will likely experience associated climate impacts, such as increased storm intensity, says a study.

Iconic Emperor penguins facing risk of extinction

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:16

Emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, says a study, suggesting the iconic animal "fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change".