Indian-origin scientist chosen for UN`s highest environmental award

An Indian-origin scientist, who proved how cutting emissions of "black carbon" or soot can significantly lessen the impact of climate change, has been selected for the United Nation`s top environmental award.

Kerosene lamps aid global warming

The small kerosene lamps that light millions of homes in developing countries also contribute to global warming, say researchers.

`City cyclists breathe in twice as much soot`

Urban cyclists may be exposed to more than twice as much black carbon from vehicle exhaust as pedestrians.

Cleaning up black carbon provides instant benefits against global warming

A new research has determined that cleaning up black carbon emissions, created through diesel and solid biomass fuel burning, provides instant benefits against global warming.