fossil fuels

CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

 The figures point to China as the main cause of the renewed growth in fossil emissions -- with a projected growth of 3.5 percent.  

Nov 14, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Australian red gum trees under threat due to rising CO2 levels, say researchers

Australian red gum trees under threat due to rising CO2 levels, say researchers

A study by Carsten Kulheim from the ANU's Research School of Biology has shown that rising levels of CO2 threatens the future of the species.

Jun 23, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Unveiled - ISRO's solar hybrid electric car

Unveiled - ISRO's solar hybrid electric car

The Solar Hybrid Electric Car, designed and developed using in-house expertise, was successfully demonstrated recently in a test drive at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.

May 04, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

 Even though, previously, researchers had successfully managed to implement similar operations, they couldn't be realized due to unavailability of proper resources.

Apr 30, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
India should reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Survey

India should reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Survey

When compared with other G-20 nations, the results are striking.

Feb 01, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
Earth's warm October not record; 2016 on track to be hottest year ever!

Earth's warm October not record; 2016 on track to be hottest year ever!

From May 2015 to August 2016, Earth set monthly heat records for 16 straight months.

Nov 18, 2016, 11:05 AM IST

Global carbon emissions remain flat for third year

The researchers said that carbon emissions did not grow last year and the projected rise of only 0.2 per cent for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3 per cent per year in the decade to 2013, with just 0.7 per cent growth seen in 2014.

Nov 14, 2016, 11:55 AM IST
I have nothing but questions for this man: David Letterman after interviewing PM Modi

I have nothing but questions for this man: David Letterman after interviewing PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed India’s position and vision to help fight climate change with American TV talk show host David Letterman in a documentary series 'Years of Living Dangerously'. 

Oct 12, 2016, 13:37 PM IST
Fossil fuel reserves would crush climate goals: Report

Fossil fuel reserves would crush climate goals: Report

Fossil fuels from active fields and mines allowed to operate through their projected lifetimes would punch through the two degree Celsius cap for global warming laid down in the Paris Agreement, said the report, based on industry data.

Sep 23, 2016, 03:03 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2016, 00:20 AM IST
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.

Jan 18, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
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.

Dec 13, 2015, 08:44 AM IST
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.

Dec 12, 2015, 19:53 PM IST

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.

Dec 08, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

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 sh

Nov 30, 2015, 20:57 PM IST

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.

Nov 25, 2015, 23:13 PM IST
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.

Nov 13, 2015, 09:40 AM IST
 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.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:04 AM IST
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.

Oct 07, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

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.

Aug 31, 2015, 11:16 AM IST