Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens
Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens

Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in Assam.

England very likely to see record-breaking warm years
England very likely to see record-breaking warm years

A team of researchers has shown that the chances of England experiencing record-breaking warm years, such as the one seen in 2014, are at least 13 times higher now as a result of anthropogenic climate change.

Science measures humanity’s mark on extreme weather

Global warming since the Industrial Revolution is responsible for about three-quarters of certain heat extremes today, and nearly a fifth of unusually heavy downpours, according to a new study.

Vatican urges action to tackle climate change
Vatican urges action to tackle climate change

After making headlines on gay marriage, contraception and abortion, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are now gearing up to tackle another contentious issue: global warming.

Air conditioning use poised to spike worldwide: Study

The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.

Oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion: WWF
Oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion: WWF

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources, WWF warned today.

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.

Global warming not progressing as fast as depicted in worst-case models
Global warming not progressing as fast as depicted in worst-case models

A new study has revealed that global warming is progressing at a moderate rate than the scenarios depicted in the worst-case models outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Climate change makes apple take on new avatars
Climate change makes apple take on new avatars

With global warming causing temperatures to rise and snowfall to decrease, the apple you eat might never be the same again as new varieties of the fruit find favour with cultivators looking to adapt to the change in weather patterns.

Global warming linked to human migration into Europe: Study

Rising temperatures about 1.4 million years ago may have enabled the earliest humans to migrate to Europe, says a new study.

India will set Climate Change conference agenda: PM Modi
India will set Climate Change conference agenda: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night slammed developed nations for questioning India over global warming despite it having the lowest per capita emission of gases and asserted that India will set the agenda for the Climate Change conference to be held in France in September.

Warming: Canada glaciers to shrink by 70% by 2100
Warming: Canada glaciers to shrink by 70% by 2100

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world's most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists said on Tuesday.

PM Modi launches air quality index, says India is ready to take lead in environment protection
PM Modi launches air quality index, says India is ready to take lead in environment protection

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the first national air quality index at the start of a two-day Environment Ministry national conference which is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in existing green laws.

US commits to ambitious emissions cut by 2025
US commits to ambitious emissions cut by 2025

The US government formally committed itself on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025, according to media reports.

Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%
Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%

Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30 per cent compared to 1990 levels, subject to conditions.

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour
Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Extreme winter not a result of climate change: Study
Extreme winter not a result of climate change: Study

Contrary to popular belief, cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winter are not a consequence of climate change, says a new study.

Earth Hour 2015: Delhi to observe the 9th edition on March 28
Earth Hour 2015: Delhi to observe the 9th edition on March 28

People around the world will mark Earth hour on Saturday, March 28 by turning off their lights for one hour between 8:30 p.m and 9:30 pm.

Prolonged weakening of Atlantic Ocean overturning caused by global warming can impact weather
Prolonged weakening of Atlantic Ocean overturning caused by global warming can impact weather

Researchers have revealed that continuous slowdown of the Gulf Stream system, which has been caused by the man-made global warming, can have a negative impact on the marine ecosystems and sea level as well as weather systems in the US and Europe.

India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists

Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early this month, untimely rains and hailstorms lashed Maharashtra in India destroying at least 5.5 million hectares of winter crops.