It's official: 2014 was Earth's hottest year on record

The unusually warm weather that you felt last year was experienced across most parts of the world, making 2014 the hottest year in recorded history, said a report based on contributions from 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world.

Driverless cars good for our future: Study

 If driverless taxis roaming our cities become a reality, they would not only help cut our expenses but would also greatly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, says researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.

 NASA releases detailed global climate change projections
NASA releases detailed global climate change projections

NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere.

New round of UN talks seeks a shape to climate deal

UN climate talks were to resume in Bonn today, tasked with sculpting a historic deal on greenhouse gases due to be sealed in Paris little more than six months from now.

Air conditioning use poised to spike worldwide: Study

The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.

Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%
Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%

Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30 per cent compared to 1990 levels, subject to conditions.

Chinese polluters will pay a price 'too high to bear': Li
Chinese polluters will pay a price 'too high to bear': Li

As his government resorted to tough measures to control pollution, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned polluters that they will pay a price "too high to bear" for their illegal acts.

Kerry urges nations to back Paris climate change talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry today urged nations to set ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, warning climate change deniers that gambling with the Earth's future was a risky business as "there is no Planet B."

Carbon emissions up risk of US megadroughts

Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions drives up the risk of severe droughts, shows a new study carried out in the US.

Climate change should be collectively addressed: France

Asking the international community to work together on climate change and not against each other, France Thursday warned that a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is not achievable without equitable access to sustainable development.

Manicured lawns contribute to global warming by producing greenhouse gases

A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.

Last year was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists

Last year was Earth`s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.

Microbe waste can shed light on Earth's evolution

 Microbe waste may provide a record of how Earth and life co-evolved over the past 3.5 billion years as the planet's temperature, oxygen levels and greenhouse gases changed, scientists say.

Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief
Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief

Following ambitious pledges by US and China to reduce emissions, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said it is "not fair" for all countries to make the same level of contributions, given their different phases of development and needs, a stand similar to that of India.

Include more adaptation efforts in Paris climate deal: India
Include more adaptation efforts in Paris climate deal: India

With the ministerial-level talks to begin next week at the UN climate summit here, India today said its position remains very strong on the need for a balanced inclusion of adaptation efforts in the 2015 Paris agreement and less focus on mitigation.

UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend
UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend

 Officials from over 190 nations, including India, today converged here at the UN climate summit to negotiate on a new ambitious and binding deal to cut global carbon emissions, in the last chance to reach on a historic deal to be signed next year in Paris.

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020
China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China, world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to limit energy consumption, setting ambitious targets to curb the country's dependence on coal, days after it clinched a surprise climate deal with the US.

China asks developing countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Promising to set ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions following a landmark agreement with the US, China has asked other developing countries to follow suit.

Molecules that bind greenhouse gases developed

With molecules that self-assemble into a lightweight structure, researchers have developed a material that can capture large quantities of several potent greenhouse gases.

Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP

The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security.