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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:38

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:36

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.

Diamond blasted with laser to decode giant planets` core

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:34

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.

Carbon tax repeal in Aus to help in coal supplies to India

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:03

The repeal of the carbon tax in Australia on Thursday will lower costs for Indian firms such as Adani and GVK exporting from the country, Adani Mining spokesperson said.

Ants can trap carbon for us

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:31

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.

Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:41

The current administration favours a "direct action" plan that includes financial incentives for polluters to increase their energy efficiency.

India`s forest cover up: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:06

India`s overall forest cover has increased by 5,871 sq km since 2011 and the maximum rise has been witnessed in West Bengal (3,810 sq km) followed by Odisha (1,444 sq km) and Kerala (622 sq km), a report released Tuesday said.

How plants respond to elevated CO2 levels

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:23

Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:46

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 .

Harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:35

Using waste carbon dioxide and easily obtainable machined parts, researchers have devised an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic acid.

Invasive plant species may accelerate global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:22

Invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon stored in the soil into the atmosphere, says a study.

NASA delays carbon-hunting satellite launch by a day

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:17

The launch of NASA`s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket was postponed Tuesday less than a minute before lift-off when the launch pad`s water system failed, NASA said in a statement.