Citizen scientists map global forests

 A team of citizen scientists from Austria has introduced two global forest maps -- both at one-km resolution -- that will provide a more accurate view of global forests.

'Al-Qaeda discussed strategies to combat Climate Change, IPR'

Al-Qaeda, responsible for numerous terror strikes across the globe, once discussed surprising agendas like combating climate change and intellectual property, newly-emerged documents and letters show.

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour
Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Delhi switches off lights for India's seventh Earth Hour
Delhi switches off lights for India's seventh Earth Hour

As the world celebrates the ninth edition of Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one straight hour, Delhi too joins in the celebrations marking India's seventh Earth Hour.

Extreme winter not a result of climate change: Study
Extreme winter not a result of climate change: Study

Contrary to popular belief, cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winter are not a consequence of climate change, says a new study.

Earth Hour 2015 kicks-off; world goes ahead with ritual
Earth Hour 2015 kicks-off; world goes ahead with ritual

The ninth edition of Earth Hour kicks-off, people across the globe show their growing concern over climate change by switching off the lights for an hour.

IAF to switch off lights for Earth Hour

In support of action against climate change, Air Force installations across the country will switch off all non-essential lights for one hour on Saturday to mark the Earth Hour.

Antarctica's floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two decades
Antarctica's floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two decades

A new study has recently revealed that Antarctic's ice shelves have shrunk by as much as 18 percent in over nearly two decades.

How Twitter, TV, newspapers reported IPCC's climate evidence

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how Twitter, TV and newspapers reported the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) climate evidence.

Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize
Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize

Dr Madhav Gadgil, an eminent ecologist from Goa University, has been awarded the 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate plight
Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate plight

Hundreds of landmarks from Paris` Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues.

Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics
Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics

 Climate change will have a "considerable" impact on the dynamics of the river Ganga, affecting a major portion of north India which is directly dependent on it for its agriculture and industrial needs, a recent study said.

Experts pitch for fossil fuels to drive growth in India

 Energy experts today advocated growth powered by fossil fuels for ending poverty in India as they said the country accounts for very low per-capita carbon emissions as compared to the developed nations.

How air pollution, climate change make your allergies worse revealed

A new has provided a deeper insight into air pollution and climate change that are involved in the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide.

Sea rise, salinity force Sunderbans inhabitants to migrate

A rapid rise in the sea level, salinity and overall climate change in the Sunderbans has triggered migration of inhabitants from several blocks in the forest to other parts of the country.

World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts
World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts

There are strong indications that the Hindu Kush, a mountain range extending west of the Himalayas, would be warmer and precipitation would increase, international water experts said on Sunday.

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems
Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

 Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.

'Happy' Pharrell mobbed at UN General Assembly

The UN podium has been the scene of countless speeches both passionate and dull, but on Friday the audience was not world leaders but children, and they mobbed the speaker.

'Speed up development of alternative energy to combat climate change'

An accelerated growth in the development of alternate energy sources will better prepare India to brace against climate change, experts said on Friday.

Obama orders reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration's efforts to fight climate change.