Carbon dioxide

New technology for environment-friendly cars

New technology for environment-friendly cars

A “clever” new technology from researchers at Hiroshima University can help engineers develop safe, lightweight and environment-friendly cars that emit less carbon dioxide.

Dec 02, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Plankton bloom reflects increased CO2

A new research has found that increased carbon dioxide enhances plankton growth as opposite of what was expected.

Nov 27, 2015, 13:05 PM IST
CO2 impact on global warming underestimated: Study

CO2 impact on global warming underestimated: Study

The study examined nahcolite crystals found in Green River Formation in Colorado, US. The crystals were formed 50 million years ago during a hothouse climate. 

Nov 17, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

Fast-moving rivers release more carbon dioxide like humans: Study

Scientists have discovered a surprising similarity between rivers and humans: both release more carbon dioxide when they work hard.

Nov 16, 2015, 20:49 PM IST
Climate change to destroy sharks' hunting ability

Climate change to destroy sharks' hunting ability

 Warmer waters and ocean acidification will have major detrimental effects on sharks' ability to meet their energy demands, says a new study.

Nov 14, 2015, 12:51 PM IST
NASA steps up efforts to better understand carbon, changing climate

NASA steps up efforts to better understand carbon, changing climate

 So far, half of all all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and other sources are getting absorbed by the land plants and ocean.

Nov 13, 2015, 09:40 AM IST

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit record high

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2014, according to a new report released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Monday.

Nov 09, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

Climate change moving world into 'unchartered territory': UN

Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014, the UN said today, warning the resulting climate change was moving the world into "unchartered territory".

Nov 09, 2015, 18:38 PM IST
Deep-sea bacteria could neutralise greenhouse gas

Deep-sea bacteria could neutralise greenhouse gas

Carbon dioxide, a major contributor to the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases, can be captured and neutralised in a process known as sequestration.

Oct 23, 2015, 16:52 PM IST
 2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

According to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , September 2015 was the hottest September, by a large margin, since records first began in 1880.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:04 AM IST
Auto CO2 emissions 40% higher than claimed: Report

Auto CO2 emissions 40% higher than claimed: Report

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars registered in Europe in 2014 were 40 per cent higher on average than their manufacturers claimed, said a report prompting calls Wednesday for an investigation.

Oct 01, 2015, 08:40 AM IST
Made in China goods bad for environment: Study

Made in China goods bad for environment: Study

 Products made in China may cost you less but they are associated with significantly higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the same products made elsewhere, claims new research.

Sep 29, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

Tiny motors can tackle rising carbon dioxide levels

 Nanoengineers, including one of Indian-origin, have designed tiny machines - smaller than the width of a human hair - that rapidly zoom around in water, remove carbon dioxide and convert it into a usable solid form.

Sep 23, 2015, 17:56 PM IST
Antarctic Ocean increases absorption of CO2

Antarctic Ocean increases absorption of CO2

 Defying earlier fears, the Antarctic Ocean has been absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide over the past decade, researchers reported Thursday.

Sep 11, 2015, 09:27 AM IST
NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

The US space agency has funded researchers to find out how to recycle human excreta into food that can help astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars.

Aug 23, 2015, 15:34 PM IST

Rise in CO2 to melt world's glaciers

Just as it did at the close of the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago, rise in greenhouse gases will eradicate many of the world's glaciers by the end of the century, warns a new study.

Aug 22, 2015, 17:52 PM IST
'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts

'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts

 Besides our oceans and plants, the world's deserts may be storing a large portion of carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests.

Jul 29, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

US and Brazil agree on ambitious climate change agenda

 Ahead of the key Paris climate change summit this year, the US and Brazil today agreed on an ambitious agenda to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change, as they underlined the need for a deal that reflects the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.

Jun 30, 2015, 23:08 PM IST
 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.

Jun 10, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

How unused mobile phones are squandering gold worth 100 million pounds

A new study has revealed that unused mobile phones are actually squandering gold worth 100 million pounds in the UK.

Jun 07, 2015, 18:52 PM IST