National emissions plans too weak to limit climate change: Study
National emissions plans too weak to limit climate change: Study

National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December, European researchers said on Wednesday.

Grow plants if you want to curb urban heat: NASA
Grow plants if you want to curb urban heat: NASA

The presence of vegetation in urban areas - along the roads, in the parks and in your neighbourhood - can limit city heat effect to a great extent, says a NASA 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.

Oceans need big reduction in greenhouse gases
Oceans need big reduction in greenhouse gases

Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Otherwise, there will be far-reaching and irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems, says a study.

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.

US proposes new standards to cut down on pollution
US proposes new standards to cut down on pollution

The US government proposed new standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Sugarcane biomass used to produce 'green' jet fuel

Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new method to produce 'eco-friendly' aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could lead to substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Cutting carbon emissions could escalate hunger: Study
Cutting carbon emissions could escalate hunger: Study

 As several nations brace for implementing plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, such efforts to rein in global temperatures may lead to more people going hungry, a new study suggests.

G7 says 'deep cuts' in greenhouse gases needed this century

G7 leaders said at a summit Monday that deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions are required with a "decarbonisation of the global economy" over the course of this century.

UN climate effort under pressure for pre-pact action

As frustration grows with the protracted political process of penning a world climate pact for 2020, rich nations face ever-louder calls to take action in the coming five years to stop planet warming spiralling out of control.

Better education, living conditions can lower greenhouse gas emissions in India: Expert

Improving education and creating favourable living and working conditions are essential for India's transition to a society with minimal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, said an expert who authored UNEP's latest report on resource use in Asia-Pacific.

Canada plans to cut emissions by 30% by 2030

Canada has announced plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change.

'Developed nations must lead efforts to combat climate change'

Ahead of the crucial climate conference in Paris later this year, India and China Friday appealed to developed countries to take the lead role in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance and technology to developing nations for mitigation purposes.

As global CO2 breaks records, India faces dilemma

During the week of April 6 to 12, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human history - and 15 percdent above the levels of 350 ppm scientists say is ideal for Earth.

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.

Earth Day 2015: Take the lead, make each action count!
Earth Day 2015: Take the lead, make each action count!

Earth Day is the day we celebrate our beautiful planet and pledge to protect it. Our amazing planet is constantly being ravaged by human activities and we seem to have forgotten that this is our home.

India being 'closely watched' for its contribution to climate change: US Envoy Richard Verma
India being 'closely watched' for its contribution to climate change: US Envoy Richard Verma

India is being "closely watched" for its intended contribution towards the global response to climate change, US ambassador Richard Verma said on Monday.

Japan's nuclear industry pledges to refire reactors

Japan's pro-nuclear lobby pledged on Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster.

US climate action plan 'completely inadequate': CSE

A day after the US submitted its climate action plan to UNFCCC, a green body in India today said the targets were "completely inadequate" and "woefully" short of ambition.

Smart traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions
Smart traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions

 Smarter programming of stoplights could improve efficiency of urban traffic, reduce travel time and significantly cut unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, say Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, among them one of Indian-origin.