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.

Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study

A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles.

Climate Parliament asks govt to create green energy fund

Climate Parliament, a global network of legislators working to promote renewable energy, has urged the Urban Development Ministry to create a green energy fund to focus on utilisation of renewable energy in urban areas.

Hybrid systems may lead to wider use of renewable energy sources

Rekindling hope for the wider use of renewable energy sources, a study shows improved storage technologies and "hybrid" systems can provide a more steady flow of electricity.

Solar power material converts 90 percent of light into heat

 Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures.

Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored: Shinzo Abe

Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants “unless safety is restored 100 percent,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

CO2 emissions set to reach all time high record of 40 bn tones in 2014
CO2 emissions set to reach all time high record of 40 bn tones in 2014

A new study has revealed that global Carbon dioxide emissions are set to reach a record high of 40 billion tones in 2014.

New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change
New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change

In what could help global policy makers to easily reach an agreement on strategies to reduce green house gas emissions, researchers have developed a new approach to reliably estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Gut bacteria to help power cars!

Scientists have for the first time engineered the harmless gut bacteria E coli to generate renewable propane, a gas that can power cars and heat homes.

Human-induced water vapour next climate threat

The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades, scientists said.

World Environment Day: What you should know about carbon emission!
World Environment Day: What you should know about carbon emission!

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.