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How solar power can boost electricity generation

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 15:32

In a major boost for clean energy, scientists have proved that solar power can beat fossil fuels in large-scale generation of electricity.

Carbon emission: Know all about it

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 19:19

As the name suggests, it is manly the amount of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere including many gases that negatively influence the quality of the air subsequently increasing the greenhouse effect.

Climate engineering cannot help us in erasing climate change

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 09:58

Researchers have said that climate engineering cannot help us erase whatever has happened to climate change.

Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:47

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth`s climate.

Climate change could `lead` to extinction of humans: Expert

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:47

Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest threats that our world is facing right now. Scientists and experts around the world have expressed grave concerns about the dangerous effects which climate change will have on our daily lives. All parts of the globe are now facing brunt of climate change in the face of recent devastating extreme weather events.

50 mn-year-old fossil plant probed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 19:46

In a first, scientists have investigated the chemistry of 50 million-year-old fossil plant by bombarding the fossils with X-rays brighter than a million suns - produced by synchrotron particle accelerators.

Forests stabilised Earth`s CO2 levels millions of years ago

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:16

Researchers in the UK have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth`s atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilised over the past 24 million years.

Climate change can become irreversible in 15 years, if not addressed immediately

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:30

A United Nations ( UN) panel has warned of climate change becoming a great problem nearly impossible to solve in another 15 years, if not seriously addressed.

Present ocean acidification at highest level since 300m years

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 12:12

A new study has revealed that the oceans are more acidic now than they have been for at least 300 million years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Hydrogen fuel could soon be harness directly from sunlight

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 15:42

Scientists have taken an important step towards meeting at least one of the challenges in their search for clean, green sustainable energy sources.

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels to impact global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 21:32

A new study has predicted that global warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting in the future, than previously thought.

E.Coli may hold key to turning plants into biofuel

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 19:26

Common stomach bug E.coli may hold the key to turning plants into biodiesel, which is hailed as a possible solution to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.