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.

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.

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.

Obama orders reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration's efforts to fight climate change.

France says climate talks crucial for world security

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius launched a round of global climate talks in Geneva on Sunday and warned that world security, as well as the environment, depended on their success.

Hopeful for new accord on emissions at Paris climate meet: Min

After playing a proactive role in the recent Lima climate talks in Peru, India Saturday said it hopes a new global agreement would be drafted this year at the Paris climate conference containing a complete plan for pre- 2020 actions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

FACTBOX: What was agreed and what wasn't agreed in Lima climate talks
FACTBOX: What was agreed and what wasn't agreed in Lima climate talks

UN climate negotiations wrapped up in Lima on Sunday with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed on in Paris in a year`s time.

Climate delegates generating 29,000 tonnes of CO2

 Flights and hotels for the entire 9,000 delegates from 190 countries attending the UN climate conference here will generate almost 29,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to an estimate by a group campaigning on behalf of green energy developers.

Developed countries should compensate for emissions: India

Asserting that it has been a strong champion of equity, India today said developed countries should compensate developing nations for the effects their greenhouse gas emissions have had on climate.

Mumbai, Kolkata most vulnerable to climate change: Govt
Mumbai, Kolkata most vulnerable to climate change: Govt

 India's populous coastal cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and properties due to coastal flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a UN report ahead of a key global climate conference in Peruvian capital Lima.

EU reposes faith on Lima climate summit for post-Kyoto deal

The upcoming UN climate talks in the Peruvian capital Lima would be significant in terms of reaching an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union (EU) leadership feels.

Rio 2016 makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge
Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit: Envoy
World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit: Envoy

A UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson said on Thursday.

Activists plan worldwide march on global warming
Activists plan worldwide march on global warming

Thousands of activists are expected to participate in a march in New York, London and eight other cities worldwide, including Delhi, to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, ahead of a major summit on climate change this month, a British daily reported Monday.

Study shows carbon emissions of downloaded PlayStation 3 games

 Game files downloaded over broadband internet are causing more greenhouse gas emissions than Blu-ray discs delivered via retail stores, a new study has found.

Global warming will increase greenhouse gas emissions: Study

A new study has claimed that rising temperatures can increase the amount of greenhouse gases emitted naturally by the oceans.

Fewer US nuclear plants could curb climate change fight

Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama`s efforts to combat climate change.