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UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:49

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Causes, consequences of global climate warming 56 mn years ago revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 17:32

Researchers are studying the causes and consequences of global climate warming that took place 56 million years ago.

OECD chief asks nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:02

Countries should work towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars every year that encourage carbon emissions, the chief of OECD, a grouping of mostly developed nations, Angel Gurria said Friday.

EU cuts CO2 emissions for vans by 28 per cent

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 01:35

The European Parliament signed off today on new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans that will slash emissions by 28 per cent from 2020.

US carbon pollution up 2 percent in 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 06:48

Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 per cent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said.

Quick recipe for producing cheaper hydrogen discovered

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 18:16

Scientists have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen (H2).

UK official backs Indian stand on carbon emissions cuts

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 21:06

Stating that developing countries like India were right in asking for a differentiated treatment on cutting down of carbon footprint, a top British official today said negotiators should be more "pragmatic" and help find consensus by 2015.

Repeal of Australia`s carbon tax moves closer

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 15:51

A bill to abolish an Australian carbon tax designed to combat climate change cleared parliament`s lower house Thursday with the new conservative government saying "it doesn`t work".

EU on track for climate targets

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:08

The European Union is on track to meet its 2020 targets for reducing carbon emissions and switching to cleaner energy sources, its environmental watchdog said Wednesday.

First-ever global deal struck on airline CO2 emissions

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 20:27

A first-ever global deal on curbing the airline industry`s rising carbon emissions was agreed Friday, the International Civil Aviation Organization said, though hammering out the details could take years.

WWF opens nominations for Climate Solver awards

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 19:41

Environment advocacy group World Wildlife Fund-India Friday invited nominations from small and medium enterprises for its Climate Solver Awards 2013.

Set to meet 2020 carbon emissions target: US

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 12:02

The US is on the way to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and by 2020 it will reduce it by 17 percent from what it was in 2005, a government report said.