World's thinnest light bulb is here

 Imagine how thin a light 'bulb' could be? Well, it could be just one atom thick!

Scientists raise permafrost alarm at UN climate talks
Scientists raise permafrost alarm at UN climate talks

Scientists issued a dire warning today to UN climate negotiators in Bonn of a vicious global warming cycle that will be unlocked with the thawing of carbon-bearing permafrost.

New 'designer carbon' enhances battery performance

Scientists at the Stanford University have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies.

How carbon became important construction material for ocean life 252 mn-yrs-ago revealed

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into how carbon became important construction material for some forms of ocean life 252 million-years-ago.

China's plantations project reverses global forest loss

In heartening news for environmentalists, the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost four billion tonnes of carbon since 2003, according to an analysis of 20 years of satellite data. And this is despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics.

Silk to power next-generation batteries
Silk to power next-generation batteries

Again frustrated at dead smartphone battery again? Wait till "green" silk comes to your rescue. 

Swamps, wetlands may be key in fight against climate change

Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rain forests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said Monday.

Yak dung polluting indoor air in Tibetan households

Burning of Yak dung is leading to pollution of indoor air in Tibetan households, filling the atmosphere inside with dangerous levels of fine particulate matter including black carbon, a new study finds.

Civilization has crossed tipping point of sustainability due to human activities

A recent study has suggested that civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activities.

India must not announce peaking year, says expert

India should priotorise peaking technology transfer from countries like the US in tune with its growth imperative before declaring a year to cap off its carbon emission, an expert said as environmentalists discussed the effect of climate change in Asia.

Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study

A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles.

Two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in planet's inner core
Two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in planet's inner core

A new study has revealed that two-thirds of the Earth's carbon might be hidden in planet's inner core, which means that it is planet's biggest carbon reservoir.

Fresh insight on how diamonds are formed
Fresh insight on how diamonds are formed

New findings have revealed long unknown details about how carbon deep beneath the Earth's surface is helping diamond formation in the Earth's mantle.

Carbon sheds fresh light on origin of life
Carbon sheds fresh light on origin of life

New findings have revealed long unknown details about carbon deep beneath the Earth’s surface, suggesting ways this carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet.

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth
Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth

 Our planet can produce much more land-plant biomass -- the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts -- than previously thought, says new research.

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates documentary on climate change

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has lent his voice to narrate `Carbon`, a documentary about climate change and effect of carbon emissions.

Used-cigarette butts to power your computer!

Scientists have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Diamond blasted with laser to decode giant planets` core

To unlock the mystery behind how the cores of `super-Earths` or giant planets like Jupiter respond to intense atmospheric pressure, US researchers have blasted a diamond with the world`s biggest laser beam at a very high pressure.

Human urine a goldmine for fuel-cell materials

Human urine may one day be used to generate power for vehicles and homes, according to a new study which found that pee could be the future of carbon fuel-cell technology.

Climate engineering cannot help us in erasing climate change

Researchers have said that climate engineering cannot help us erase whatever has happened to climate change.