Protesters block train tracks to 2 Washington refineries

About 150 people spent the night in tents pitched on the railroad tracks near Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle.

2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change

2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change

When future generations write the history of humanity's faltering quest to repair Earth's climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter. Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year: almost certainly the hottest on record for the planet as a whole, and a rare moment of unity when 195 states pledged to curb the carbon pollution that drives global warming.

With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world`s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades.

Paris Climate Summit: Draft pact aims at 'well below' 2 degree Celsius limit

Paris Climate Summit: Draft pact aims at 'well below' 2 degree Celsius limit

The climate change conference today came out with an ambitious final draft of a deal that proposes limiting global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius and committing USD 100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries in coping with the problem.

Emissions from fossil fuels to drop in 2015

Worldwide emissions from fossil fuels are projected to decline by 0.6 percent in 2015, even as India has figured among the top four emitters who jointly account for almost 60 percent of global emissions, a report said.

Paris Summit: Protecting our planet & nature is a priority for India, says PM Modi

In a blunt warning to rich nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told developed countries which powered their way to prosperity on fossil fuels that it would be "morally wrong" if they shift the burden of reducing emissions on developing countries like India.

World facing 'grave environmental crisis', warns Pope Francis

Pope Francis said the world was facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya today on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

NASA steps up efforts to better understand carbon, changing climate

NASA steps up efforts to better understand carbon, changing climate

 So far, half of all all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and other sources are getting absorbed by the land plants and ocean.

 2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

According to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , September 2015 was the hottest September, by a large margin, since records first began in 1880.

Sweden aims to be world's first fossil fuel-free nation

Sweden aims to be world's first fossil fuel-free nation

Swedish government aims to become one of the world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels.

Vehicular air pollution increases heart attack risk

Even short term exposure to particulate matter and nitric dioxide (NO2) air pollution, that originate predominantly from the combustion of fossil fuels such as emissions from industrial plants or vehicles increases risk of severe heart attacks, research has found.

Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister

Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister

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Experts representing different part of the world urge for localised solutions to fight the global challenge of climate change.

G7 climate vision requires gargantuan economic shift

When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to "decarbonise" the global economy, they're talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission.

Technology has changed carbon politics: UN climate chief

Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions failed, the UN climate chief said today.

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.

Why diesel vehicles are more harmful

 Researchers have shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines affects nerves within the lung.

''Greener'' alternatives may be harmful too: Study

Transitioning from fossil fuels to electric-powered technology is widely believed to be the best way to lower carbon emissions.

Prabhu proposes more environment-friendly rail system

Prabhu proposes more environment-friendly rail system

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday proposed a slew of measures to make the country's largest public transporter more environment-friendly.

Microalgae may provide gen-next biofuels

Microalgae may provide gen-next biofuels

Scientists have sequenced the genome of a microalgae species and provided exciting hints at the roots of its ability to grow and produce oil at the same time.

Last year was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists

Last year was Earth`s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.