Carbon dioxide

NASA explains how carbon dioxide circulates around the Earth's atmosphere!

NASA explains how carbon dioxide circulates around the Earth's atmosphere!

Burning of fossil fuels is the primary element that generates carbon dioxide, which is responsible for the Earth's current long-term warming trend.

Dec 15, 2016, 23:45 PM IST
India's carbon emissions increased by over 5% in 2015: Study

India's carbon emissions increased by over 5% in 2015: Study

India contributed 6.3 per cent of all global CO2 emissions, with emissions increasing 5.2 per cent, in 2015 continuing a period of strong growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and the Global Carbon Project.

Nov 14, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Global carbon emissions remain flat for third year

The researchers said that carbon emissions did not grow last year and the projected rise of only 0.2 per cent for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3 per cent per year in the decade to 2013, with just 0.7 per cent growth seen in 2014.

Nov 14, 2016, 11:55 AM IST
Indian scientists show new way to transform CO2 into methanol

Indian scientists show new way to transform CO2 into methanol

Charting out a new route to enhance production of alternative energy, scientists at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, have designed a method to transform carbon dioxide into methanol under prevailing atmospheric conditions.

Nov 08, 2016, 21:19 PM IST
First ever global maps of human carbon dioxide emissions created using satellite data! (Pics inside)

First ever global maps of human carbon dioxide emissions created using satellite data! (Pics inside)

Based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, scientists from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, produced three main maps.

Nov 02, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Phasing out hydro-fluorocarbons the next big challenge

There is a strange similarity between ISIS and HFCs. Both are man-made. 

Aug 19, 2016, 11:31 AM IST
'Reprogrammed' bacteria eat carbon dioxide to produce sugars

'Reprogrammed' bacteria eat carbon dioxide to produce sugars

The changed conditions forced the bacteria to learn to use the more abundant material in their environment. 

Jun 26, 2016, 21:50 PM IST
Protect environment by turning CO2 into solid rocks!

Protect environment by turning CO2 into solid rocks!

Environmentalists worldwide are struggling hard to develop effective tools which can re-purpose the extracted CO2.

Jun 12, 2016, 14:46 PM IST
Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone to fight climate change

Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone to fight climate change

Scientists have turned carbon dioxide into stone in a matter of months by pumping it deep underground, offering a revolutionary new way of storing the greenhouse gas to tackle climate change.

Jun 10, 2016, 21:14 PM IST
How are rising carbon dioxide levels affecting crops? NASA finds out!

How are rising carbon dioxide levels affecting crops? NASA finds out!

US space agency NASA is among those contributing toward this by carrying out studies in order to create awareness regarding these threats.

May 04, 2016, 20:21 PM IST
Earth getting greener due to carbon dioxide fertilization- Watch

Earth getting greener due to carbon dioxide fertilization- Watch

A new study has revealed the Earth is getting significant greening over the last 35 years and it is mainly due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).

Apr 27, 2016, 12:05 PM IST
Record leap in carbon dioxide in 2015; largest y-o-y rise in 56 years!

Record leap in carbon dioxide in 2015; largest y-o-y rise in 56 years!

The annual growth rate of carbon dioxide jumped by 3.05 parts per million (ppm) during 2015, the largest year-on-year increase in 56 years.

Mar 11, 2016, 18:05 PM IST
Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

 The researchers at Stanford University of the US have found a way to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses, into plastic.

Mar 11, 2016, 10:06 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
CO2 from thin air converted directly into clean-burning fuel

CO2 from thin air converted directly into clean-burning fuel

 In a first, researchers including one of Indian origin have directly converted carbon dioxide from thin air into methanol fuel - a discovery that can create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions in the near future.

Feb 04, 2016, 00:19 AM IST

Now, map to show temperature rise caused by CO2

 Researchers from Canada, in a new study, have marked on a map the temperature rise caused by carbon dioxide emissions.

Jan 22, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Technique that enhances oil recovery, sequesters CO2

A research team from the US has found a technique that not only increases oil recovery from wells but also sequesters more carbon dioxide in the process.

Dec 19, 2015, 13:25 PM IST
Climate pledges: Who promised what?

Climate pledges: Who promised what?

Some 185 countries submitted pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of UN climate talks aiming to close on Friday with a historic climate deal.

Dec 11, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

Emissions from fossil fuels to drop in 2015

Worldwide emissions from fossil fuels are projected to decline by 0.6 percent in 2015, even as India has figured among the top four emitters who jointly account for almost 60 percent of global emissions, a report said.

Dec 08, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

Pioneering Science Fest to unveil carbon-curbing models

India ranks fourth in the global list of carbon dioxide-emitting countries, according to a 2014 table released by the European Commission and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Dec 04, 2015, 18:00 PM IST