White House tackles HFC emissions to slash global warming

The Obama administration today said it will slash emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas used to fuel refrigerators and air conditioners that contributes to global warming.

Japan's Panasonic develops material for artificial photosynthesis

Japanese technology giant Panasonic has developed an electronic material for the first time for artificial photosynthesis with an efficiency higher than plants, the Nikkei daily reported Monday.

Asian monsoon at least 15mn yrs older than previously thought
Asian monsoon at least 15mn yrs older than previously thought

A new study has found that Asian monsoon actually started 40 million years ago than previously thought.

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: Study
Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: Study

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.

New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change
New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change

In what could help global policy makers to easily reach an agreement on strategies to reduce green house gas emissions, researchers have developed a new approach to reliably estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organisation warned today.

Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study.

Fuel cell technology gets a boost

In an impetus for fuel cell technology to build "smart" cars, scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis.

`Sponge` plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

You have blamed plastics all along for increased pollution but researchers have now made a material - inspired by the plastics used in food containers - that soaks up carbon dioxide (CO2).

Sunderbans mangrove trees losing capacity to absorb CO2: Study

The vast mangrove forest in the Sunderbans is fast losing its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, from the atmosphere due to rise in the salinity of water, rampant deforestation and pollution, a study has found.

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

The suite of space-age tools loaded on NASA`s next robotic vehicle, bound for the Red Planet in 2020, will include a device for making oxygen out of carbon dioxide.

Artist develops first ever man-made leaf that could provide oxygen during space travel

In a path-breaking innovation, Royal College of Art graduate Julian Melchiorri developed the first man-made, biologically functional leaf that takes in carbon dioxide, water, and light and releases oxygen.

Carbon dioxide can be future fuel source

In a significant breakthrough, scientists have synthesised a catalyst that improves the system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas -- a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products.

`Natural cooling fluctuation` masked greenhouse effect during last decade: Study

A new study has revealed that a natural cooling fluctuation between 1998 and 2013 largely masked the warming effects of a continued increase in man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Plants` size, age impact productivity more than climate

A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.

Ants can trap carbon for us

The tiny ants may be derided by all, but they play a very important role in making the earth habitable by assisting in the gradual reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

NASA`s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 blasts off on Delta II rocket

NASA has launched its first satellite to measure carbon dioxide, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, aboard a Delta II rocket early Wednesday, July 2 in California .

Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages

Researchers have long tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense some 900,000 years ago, switching from 41,000-year cycles to 100,000-year cycles.

Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama

The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies.

Warming climate adding to CO2 levels released by oceans: Study

A new study has revealed that increase in warming climate has intensified the carbon dioxide level in atmosphere which is released by oceans.