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Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:21

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

Obama seeks to leverage American innovation

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 07:38

US President Barack Obama has sought to leverage American innovation to help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, and increased agricultural production and food security without further accelerating climate change.

Cost of keeping global warming in check `relatively modest`: UN panel

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:16

IPCC chairperson Rajendra Pachauri has said that the cost of fighting global warming is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

`Leaked` IPCC report warns of `devastating rise of 4-5 C`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:52

A new leaked report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) reportedly warns that the temperature could increase by about 4 to 5 degree C, compared with pre-industrial levels, if no action is taken to halt it.

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.

Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:47

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth`s climate.

IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:00

An IMF study last year found that energy subsidies around the world amounted to $1.9 trillion -- or eight percent of government revenues.

Global warming could be accelerated by permafrost thawing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 10:39

Researchers have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends.

Southampton Varsity project to help delta residents adapt to climate change

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:03

Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

Hole over tropical West Pacific reinforcing ozone depletion in polar regions

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:37

Researchers have found that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

Climate: UN experts see options to brake juggernaut

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:51

A week after publishing the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change, UN experts meet in Berlin from Monday to assess options for limiting the threat.

Why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:23

In a new study, researchers have discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River`s ice breakup.