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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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

India's plan to cut emissions indicates 'seriousness': UN chief

India's plan to cut emissions indicates 'seriousness': UN chief

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, widely known as Conference of Parties (CoP 21), will take place from November 30 to December 11 in Paris.

World Bank sets USD 16 bn plan for climate fight in Africa

World Bank sets USD 16 bn plan for climate fight in Africa

The plan will be presented at COP21, the 12-day UN climate summit that opens Monday in Paris.

Website for Paris climate change summit launched by Prakash Javadekar

The website -- www.justclimateaction.org -- brings most of its content in the form of videos that can be shared on personal social media channels.

New methane organisms discovered

New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.

Last round of UN climate talks before Paris summit

UN climate negotiators will meet tomorrow for their last session ahead of a major conference in Paris to hammer out the details of what's envisioned to become the most ambitious agreement ever to fight global warming.

'US to cooperate with India in dealing with climate change'

 The US has said it welcomes any contributions by India in dealing with the problems of climate change and looks forward to cooperate with the country in this regard.