Deal on climate change by year-end: French minister

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday expressed optimism about striking an "ambitious" agreement by the end of this year to curb global warming.

World mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

 Dozens of mayors from around the world, including India, demanded today that their national leaders take bold steps at the Paris climate talks later this year, saying that may be the last chance to keep the warming of the Earth at levels safe for humanity.

Paris climate meet: Spiritual leaders talk of ill effects of acts against nature

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Tuesday stressed on initiating a spiritual approach in checking global warming and cautioned countries about the ill-effects of acts against nature.

Oceans slowed down global warming
Oceans slowed down global warming

In the recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans accounting for the slowdown in the global surface temperature increase observed during the past decade, shows a study.

Is `icy` winter age really coming by 2030?
Is `icy` winter age really coming by 2030?

Soak up that sun as much as you can as scientists have warned that we may face "Little Ice Age" by the year 2030.

Polar bears can't cope with starvation in summers: Study
Polar bears can't cope with starvation in summers: Study

A new study has revealed that polar bears' metabolism cannot cope with starvation associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.

Green Climate Fund of $100 billion/year not enough to tackle climate change: India

India today said the commitment by some developed nations to generate USD 100 billion towards Green Climate Fund (GCF) every year by 2020 will not prove sufficient to tackle the climate change issues.

Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study
Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study

A whopping USD 200 billion worth of wheat, rice and maize crops could be lost by 2050 globally if the issues arising from global warming are not addressed on a war-footing, an independent study on the impact of climate change on crop yields has warned.

Climate change caused Russian flood: Study
Climate change caused Russian flood: Study

 Scientists presented rare evidence today linking climate change to a specific weather disaster: flooding that killed more than 170 people in Russia in 2012.

Volcanic eruptions slow down global warming: Study
Volcanic eruptions slow down global warming: Study

Volcanic eruptions may have slowed down global warming by injecting particulates into the atmosphere, according to a study.

Scientists issue carbon price call to curb climate change

Academics and economists called Friday for a price on carbon and an end to fossil fuel subsidies to help curb rampant greenhouse gas emissions harming Earth`s climate system.

Indian and Pacific oceans hiding global warming: NASA
Indian and Pacific oceans hiding global warming: NASA

A layer of the Indian and Pacific oceans, between 100-300 metres below the surface, has been accumulating more heat than previously recognised, thus temporarily hiding global warming, NASA has reported.

Seas could rise six metres even if governments curb warming: Study
Seas could rise six metres even if governments curb warming: Study

Sea levels could rise by at least six metres (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published on Thursday.

DNA: Nashik child miraculously unhurt after car runs her over

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi in Russia, Tuvalu PM begs for help to stop his country disappearing off the face of Earth

China puts up ads showing environmental problems in India

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, has put up advertisements at public places depicting the environmental issues in Indian cities like Mumbai to warn its people about the impact of climate change and encourage them to plan future around low carbon development.

World must cut pollution to save marine life, study warns

If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said today.

Cities, regions call for 'robust' world climate pact

Thousands of cities, provinces and states from around the world urged national governments on Thursday to deliver a "robust, binding, equitable and universal" planet-saving climate pact in December.

China climate pledges easily achievable, experts say

China`s pledges ahead of a major climate change conference in Paris lack ambition and are easily achievable, experts said Wednesday, adding Beijing could offer more.

Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace': Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

China sets CO2 target, garners praise

China, the world`s top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming.