Climate change

Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Over the years, the dramatic meltdown of ice in the Arctic Ocean has received great attention and is easy to observe through satellite images.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how

Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how

A detailed analysis showed that around 10 percent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Climate change: Warming soils may intensify Earth's temperatures, warn scientists

Climate change: Warming soils may intensify Earth's temperatures, warn scientists

The analysis of the results of the study has revealed that the warm dirt has accelerated the catastrophe of global warming. 

Oct 08, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate

Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate

Genetic research indicates people migrated from Africa into Eurasia between 70,000 and 55,000 years ago.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
UN chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be 'new normal'

UN chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be 'new normal'

A warmer climate "turbocharges the intensity of hurricanes," which pick up energy as they move across the ocean, UN chief said.

Oct 05, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
Mid-air turbulence set to triple due to climate change in future

Mid-air turbulence set to triple due to climate change in future

Climate change will significantly increase the amount of severe turbulence worldwide by 2050-2080, said the study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years

Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years

The NWAP 2017-31, under which there are 250 projects, is India's road map to conserve wildlife for the next 15 years.

Oct 03, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
61% Americans oppose Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Paris climate agreement: Survey

61% Americans oppose Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Paris climate agreement: Survey

Donald Trump's reasoning for backing out of the Paris accord was that it undermined the country's economy, cost US jobs, and put it at a disadvantage to other nations.

Oct 03, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

Tasmanian tigers, about the size of a large dog, became extinct 81 years ago when the last one died in captivity at the Hobart zoo on September 7, 1936.

Sep 28, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
We built IITs, IIMs, Pak created Lashkar, Jaish: Sushma at UNGA

We built IITs, IIMs, Pak created Lashkar, Jaish: Sushma at UNGA

Our contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence: Sushma

Sep 23, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Leonardo DiCaprio slams Donald Trump for failing on climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio slams Donald Trump for failing on climate change

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is flexing his voice on climate change, has slammed US President Donald Trump`s inaction on climate change.

Sep 22, 2017, 09:15 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj reaffirms India's commitment to Paris climate accord

Sushma Swaraj reaffirms India's commitment to Paris climate accord

The summit was presided by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Sep 20, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
India to work for environment beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

India to work for environment beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has said that India will continue to work beyond the Paris Agreement.

Sep 20, 2017, 07:32 AM IST
US refutes EU offical's claims of softening stance on Paris climate deal

US refutes EU offical's claims of softening stance on Paris climate deal

At a summit held in Canada, a European official said that a US envoy has signalled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact.

Sep 17, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, which impact public health. 

Sep 13, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
Climate change to destroy coffee-growing areas by 88 percent till 2050

Climate change to destroy coffee-growing areas by 88 percent till 2050

Latin America is the world's largest coffee-producing region and if this actually happens, all the coffee lovers are going to face a tough time ahead.

Sep 12, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
Third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070: Study

Third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070: Study

The diverse group of organisms includes tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice, fleas and other pests - most of which are best known for causing disease in humans, livestock and other animals.

Sep 08, 2017, 16:21 PM IST
Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Evidence of these changes is found in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere and in different paleoclimate archives, but what prompted these changes has remained largely unexplained.

Sep 06, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

The shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula are reflecting the effects of warming and as per reports, an increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in temperature has radically reduced marine diversity.

Sep 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco

Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco

On Friday, the temperature in downtown San Francisco reached 41.1 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, it increased to 42.7 degrees Celsius, the US National Weather Service said.

Sep 03, 2017, 10:53 AM IST