Greenhouse gas emissions

Marine reserves may mitigate climate change impact

The study showed that reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to key impacts of climate change such as ocean acidification, sea-level rise, increased intensity of storms, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Initial aerial and in-water surveys confirmed that about 29% of shallow water corals died from bleaching during 2016, up from the previous estimate of 22%, with the reef currently experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of bleaching.

May 29, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

A new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth`s climate in an article was published on Thursday in the academic journal Science.

May 05, 2017, 01:10 AM IST
Sea level rise: Up to 67% of California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Sea level rise: Up to 67% of California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Beaches in Southern California are a crucial feature of the economy, and the first line of defence against coastal storm impacts for the 18 million residents in the region. 

Mar 30, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Pollution pushing New Zealand to environmental limits: Report

The report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said New Zealanders enjoyed a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mar 21, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
Rapid transit key in fight against climate change: Study

Rapid transit key in fight against climate change: Study

Car-oriented development has been the predominant urban form for cities in the past century and the results have been disastrous, said researcher Michael Marks.

Oct 11, 2016, 07:05 AM IST
Urgent action needed to ward off `devastating` climate crisis

Urgent action needed to ward off `devastating` climate crisis

ACP says that physicians have a role in combatting climate change, especially as it relates to human health.

Apr 19, 2016, 09:01 AM IST
California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

The methane leak, detected at the gas company`s Aliso Canyon facility, has been described as an environmental disaster.

Feb 26, 2016, 19:40 PM IST
Searing heat waves could hit world every year by 2075

Searing heat waves could hit world every year by 2075

If emissions are aggressively cut, the extreme heat events could be significantly reduced significantly, although 18% of the Earth would still face dangerous heat waves.

Feb 23, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

Small ponds emit large amount of greenhouse gases

Ponds play an important role in the carbon cycle as gases produced at the bottom of small ponds are able to reach the top more often than what occurs in larger lakes, due to greater water mixing and shallower waters.  

Feb 02, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

Time to turn climate pledges into concrete action: France

The 195 governments that clinched the Paris climate deal must now turn their pledges into concrete action, France's ecology minister Segolene Royal has said.

Jan 12, 2016, 07:10 AM IST

Nearly 60 percent greenhouse gas emissions from energy sector: Govt

Energy sector contributes for nearly 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, followed by electricity, industry, agriculture and other sectors, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Dec 21, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

Climate talks head for final phase, India promises positivity

Environment Ministers from across the globe will strive this week to transform a draft that has conflicting proposals into a concrete climate pact to cap greenhouse gas emissions amid India's assertion that it is going for the high-stakes talks with positivity.

Dec 06, 2015, 15:17 PM IST
More ambitious climate targets needed to limit global warming

More ambitious climate targets needed to limit global warming

Countries must set more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming below two degrees, according to a new analysis of the emission targets from 159 countries including India.

Dec 04, 2015, 13:35 PM IST
Aggressive climate pact needed to check rising emissions: Researchers

Aggressive climate pact needed to check rising emissions: Researchers

Developing countries, including India, have recently joined in the effort to slow down climate change by setting targets for reducing their emissions.

Dec 04, 2015, 10:50 AM IST
Paris Climate Conference: Key developments at COP21

Paris Climate Conference: Key developments at COP21

The Paris climate conference will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, envisage to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement.

Dec 03, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

The rich world must take greater responsibility for climate change, writes PM Modi in Financial Times

Nearly 150 world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered in Paris on Monday to attend the official start of the much-anticipated climate summit.

Nov 30, 2015, 16:50 PM IST

Japan reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Japan reduced greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2014 for the first time in five years, the environment ministry announced on Friday.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:24 PM IST
Climate change will proceed faster than expected: Study

Climate change will proceed faster than expected: Study

Global warming will be faster than expected from anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions alone, the researchers noted.

Nov 27, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

2015 set to be hottest year on record: United Nations

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency said today, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

Nov 25, 2015, 17:52 PM IST