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.

World`s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought: Study

The world`s forests could hold 20 percent more carbon than previously thought, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Large, older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Carbon worlds may be waterless: NASA

Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to a NASA study.

Earth would have been much hotter if there were no plants

Enhanced growth of Earth`s leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet`s transition to being red-hot, according to a new study.

How tropical forests speed their own recovery

A new study has revealed that tropical forests speed their own recovery by capturing nitrogen and carbon faster after being logged or cleared for agriculture.

Obama to unveil climate plan on Tuesday

US President Barack Obama will unveil a comprehensive plan on Tuesday to combat climate change and lead global efforts to fight it.

Ocean plankton`s absorption of CO2 higher than assumed

A new work by UC Irvine and other scientists has found that trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought.

Mars rover Curiosity finds traces of carbon

NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity has found hints of carbon in its first soil sample analysis.

Earth supports one-third less life than estimated

Previous estimates about the total mass of all life on our planet have to be reduced by about one third, according to a study by a German-US science team.

Graphene finding could lead to super-fast Internet

Graphene is a form of carbon just one atom thick and yet 100 times stronger than steel.

Curb soot and smog to keep Earth cool: UN

Curbing these pollutants could also boost global food output and save millions of lives lost to heart and lung disease.

World forests capturing more carbon

Forests are becoming larger carbon sinks, thanks to higher density which has helped maintain regional carbon levels in the face of deforestation, according to the latest research from US and Europe.

Majority of European firms fail on carbon reporting: Study

Less than half of Europe`s top 300 firms are publishing full and verified carbon emission data.