China vows to fight pollution `with all might`

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday renewed pledges to tackle the country`s chronic pollution, without announcing any significant new environmental measures.

Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25% by 2020

The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

E-cigarettes emissions can actually damage lung cells

Electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all, as a new study suggests that emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

Hopeful for new accord on emissions at Paris climate meet: Min

After playing a proactive role in the recent Lima climate talks in Peru, India Saturday said it hopes a new global agreement would be drafted this year at the Paris climate conference containing a complete plan for pre- 2020 actions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

First poo-powered bus hits the roads in UK
First poo-powered bus hits the roads in UK

 The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020
China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China, world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to limit energy consumption, setting ambitious targets to curb the country's dependence on coal, days after it clinched a surprise climate deal with the US.

New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions

New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.

Air pollution set to rise drastically in Indian cities: Report
Air pollution set to rise drastically in Indian cities: Report

If current trends of vehicle population, fuel and emission standards persist in India, PM 2.5 (particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers) emissions will increase three times and NOx (Nitrogen oxide) will rise five times in the coming years, a new report revealed Tuesday.

Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study
Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study

A new study suggests that emissions produced by human activity have caused a decline in the annual monsoon rainfall over the past 50 years.

Reducing emissions is primary way to fight climate change: Study

Researchers have said that reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change.

European Commission seeks 2030 CO2 reduction target of 40%

EU member states should cut their carbon dioxide emissions, widely blamed for global warming, by 40 per cent by 2030, the European Commission said today.

Fuel quality norms are need of the hour: TERI

With rapidly escalating growth in vehicle numbers in India and air quality deteriorating as a result of emissions, environmental research leader TERI has called for stringent vehicular emission and fuel quality norms if future ambient pollution levels are to be brought down.

East Asian giants must work together on climate change: ADB

The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday called on China and Japan to band together in fighting the disastrous effects of climate change, despite their diplomatic hostilities.

Won’t accept EU measures on emissions: China

China said it will not accept any "unilateral and compulsory market measures" announced by the European Union threatening Chinese carriers with fines for non-compliance with its Emissions Trading System (ETS).

`Emissions set to raise in India and China`

Emissions in India and China set to rise as Asia-Pacific region faces mounting challenges in tackling climate change, water scarcity, species extinction and hazardous waste as its economy forges ahead, a UN report has warned.

Greenhouse gas emissions hitting record highs

Greenhouse gas emissions are going up instead of down despite 20 years of effort.

Halting emissions would still make earth warmer

If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, the earth would still likely get warmer.

US eyes new rules on power plants to curb emissions

The US plans to impose new pollution standards on power plants and oil
refineries in 2012 as part of efforts to curb greenhouse gas

New heating system may cut GHG emissions

Experts have suggested that a new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically reduce the UK`s greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse emissions up 58% in last 15 yrs

India`s greenhouse gas emissions
(GHGs) have increased by 58 per cent to 1.9 billion tonnes
between 1994-2009, primarily from coal-based power sector that
nearly doubled its carbon footprint, a study has said.