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Graphene may help generate power from rain

Graphene may help generate power from rain

Solar cells could generate electricity even during rains by making use of the 'wonder material' graphene, scientists say.

Carbon pricing key to delivering India's climate targets

Carbon pricing key to delivering India's climate targets

With the date of signing of the Paris climate change agreement in April approaching fast and its ratification to follow soon, it has been stated that there is a carbon pricing opportunity for India.

Beijing smog highlights climate deal urgency: China

The hazardous smog enveloping Beijing highlights the urgency for a deal at the Paris summit to cope with climate change, China on Tuesday said as it acknowledged that the recurring smog could be due to its rapid economic growth.

Hotter nights flooding the atmosphere with more carbon: Study

Hotter nights may actually wield much greater influence over the planet's atmosphere as global temperatures rise and can eventually lead to more carbon flooding the atmosphere, researchers from Princeton University have warned.

World split over carbon-cutting in climate battle

World split over carbon-cutting in climate battle

A pivotal question has split world powers along unfamiliar lines as they haggle over how to avert catastrophic global warming: Should they set a goal of entirely eliminating carbon-belching industries?

New 3D nano-material can enhance battery storage

 An international team of scientists has developed what may be the first one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.

PM Modi visits Masdar planned city project in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Masdar planned city project in Abu Dhabi. Masdar planned city is an eco-friendly zone, which relies on solar and other renewable energy sources for its energy requirements.

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

The new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen shows evidence of magnetic, optical, and electrical properties as well as thermal sensitivity. 
 

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.