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What makes cities warmer than countryside

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:27

Variation in how efficiently urban areas release heat back into the lower atmosphere - through the process of convection - is the dominant factor in the daytime "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a phenomenon that makes urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside.

Blue objects feel warmer than red ones!

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:43

Blue objects feel warmer to the touch than red ones of the same temperature, a new study has found.

How different types of El Nino effect differently on global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 21:52

Research has shown that Southern Oscillation is known to influence global surface temperatures, with El Nino conditions leading to warmer temperatures and La Nina conditions leading to colder temperatures.

Guides, climbers prepare to leave Everest

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:00

Scores of Nepalese guides and foreign climbers on Mount Everest packed up Thursday, loading supplies onto yaks and booking helicopters, with the climbing season increasingly in doubt after an avalanche killed 16 people last week.

Climate change likely to make climbing Everest riskier, less predictable

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:04

Scientists have claimed that climbing Mount Everest is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on the highest peak in the world.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:54

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

Warmer oceans could raise mercury levels in fish

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:14

Rising ocean surface temperatures caused by climate change could make fish accumulate more mercury, increasing the health risk to people who eat seafood, scientists have found.

Warmer soils release additional CO2 into atmosphere

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 11:17

In a new study, researchers have found that warmer temperatures due to climate change could cause soils to release additional carbon into the atmosphere, thereby enhancing climate change.

Warmer oceans to hit carbon soaking organisms

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:07

Warmer oceans could significantly hit the population of phytoplankton, micro-organisms that soak up carbon, says a study.

Warmer waters prime fish species for more sperm

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 13:13

Warmer waters can spike the reproductive capacity of the `pest` fish known as gambusia.

Warmer day for Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:56

After days of chilly weather, the capital is set for warmer days.

Himachal gets warmer but rains in store

Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2011, 18:30

Even as the mercury continued to rise, weathermen in Shimla on Friday forecast showers over the weekend in Himachal Pradesh.