Coal imports will continue to decline this fiscal: Coal Secy

Coal imports will continue to decline this fiscal due to "unprecedented increase" in output of the fossil fuel by state-owned Coal India Ltd.

 

What would happen if we burned up all of Earth's fossil fuels?

What would happen if we burned up all of Earth's fossil fuels?

  If we were to burn all of the planet's fossil fuel reserves, we would be kissing Antarctica goodbye.

Fossil fuel burning threatens radiocarbon dating: Study

Fossil fuel burning threatens radiocarbon dating: Study

Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are threatening the effectiveness of the radiocarbon dating technique that has been used for decades to accurately calculate the age of a wide range of artefacts, says a new study.

Eco-friendly plastic substitute could reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Indian scientists

Eco-friendly plastic substitute could reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Indian scientists

Indian scientists have created an environmentally-friendly material from renewable natural marine resources that could eventually replace the fossil fuel-derived plastics commonly used in a variety of applications.

Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Bill Gates

Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Bill Gates

Fossil fuel divestment would be ineffective on its own as a means of halting global warming, software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said Friday.

G7 leaders bid ''Auf Wiedersehen'' to carbon fuels

Leaders of the world`s major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U.N. climate deal later this year.

3-D printing can help save money, the environment

3-D printing can help save money, the environment

 By manufacturing aircrafts metal parts with 3-D printing, airlines could save a significant amount of fuel, materials and other resources, a new study says.

Earth Day: Three-fourths of fossil fuels must stay in ground to save humanity, say scientists

 World leaders must stay committed to leaving at least three-quarters of all known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid the worst effects of climate change, leading scientists and economists have appealed on the occasion of Earth Day.

Experts caution over coal usage in Asia

 With increasing dependence of Asian countries on coal-driven power, public health experts Tuesday said "addiction" of nations to coal coupled with climate change effects pose a "serious" threat to health equity.

Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate

Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate

A new study has revealed that although global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production has reached an all new high, the growth has been notably slower at 2 percent than on average in the last ten years.

With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime

UN climate talks went deep into overtime on Friday as negotiators struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact. 

'Keeping off fossil fuel can help India save $600 billion in 20 yrs'

 Moving to a low-carbon energy economy, the country can free up a whopping USD 600 billion for investments for various developmental projects over the next two decades leading to overall development, says a report by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).

Sponge-like plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Sponge-like plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Scientists have developed a sponge-like plastic that sops up carbon dioxide (CO2) and might ease our transition away from polluting fossil fuels and towards new energy sources, such as hydrogen.

US needs to show leadership in clean energy: Obama

President Barack Obama has said that the US needs to not only take the lead but also show leadership in clean energy, noting that countries like India and China would soon be the main emitters of green houses gas.

Britain to join US in ending coal power support abroad

Britain said Wednesday it would join the United States in a charge to curb financial aid for building coal-fired power plants abroad.

How to turn carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuel back into fuel

Scientists are now looking at new ways to turn the tables on the No. 1 greenhouse gas and convert carbon dioxide back into fuel.

Algae could be fuel for your car in the future

A scientist, who is working to find an alternative for oil, has placed his bets on algae to become the fuel of the future.

Setting sail with gas from wasted food

Engineers are designing the world`s first super efficient cargo vessels that will revolutionise shipping - operating without a single drop of fossil fuel.

Coal India signs fuel supply pacts with 14 power plants

Coal India has so far entered into pacts with 14 power plants for the supply of fossil fuel, while some have refused to sign it due to their objections on some of the clauses of the model fuel supply agreement.

Alaskan ice reveals human impact on global carbon cycle

Glacial ice has provided scientists new clues as to how the Earth’s remote ecosystems have been influenced by industrial revolution.