Climate change

Energy-intensive Bitcoin transactions pose environmental threat

Energy-intensive Bitcoin transactions pose environmental threat

Bitcoin and similar blockchain technologies consume more electricity than entire nations may prevent the world from achieving the climate change mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement, a study has warned.

Aug 01, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Scientists from University of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia are moving into caves to understand how climate change and land use are affecting groundwater resources.

Apr 09, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Energy demand rose by 0.9 percent in 2016 and 0.9 percent on average over the previous five years.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Study calls for urgent climate-proofing, says extreme weather events more frequent

Study calls for urgent climate-proofing, says extreme weather events more frequent

These extreme weather events carry substantial economic costs, scientists pointed out.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
Disaster assured: Too late to save 1/3 of world's glaciers, say researchers

Disaster assured: Too late to save 1/3 of world's glaciers, say researchers

Every 1 km you drive in your car will make 2 kg of glacier ice to melt after 2100.

Mar 21, 2018, 15:47 PM IST
Worldwide glacier melting can't be prevented in this century: Study

Worldwide glacier melting can't be prevented in this century: Study

According to researchers, 500 meters by car with a mid-range vehicle will cost one kilogram of glacier ice in the long run.

Mar 21, 2018, 15:34 PM IST
World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050: Report

World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050: Report

The exodus could create a looming humanitarian crisis and will threaten the development process.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:22 PM IST
France-sized Antarctic glacier has scientists concerned – Here's why

France-sized Antarctic glacier has scientists concerned – Here's why

According to NASA monitoring, between 2002 and 2016, Antarctica lost 125 gigatonnes of ice per year, causing sea levels worldwide to rise by 0.35 millimeters annually.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:15 PM IST
Fighting climate change: How a 'crazy' engineer solved Ladakh's water crisis

Fighting climate change: How a 'crazy' engineer solved Ladakh's water crisis

Chewang Norphel -- a civil engineer with the Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development Department -- took inspiration from his childhood observations and made a breakthrough by devising the first artificial glacier in picturesque Leh.

Mar 11, 2018, 12:31 PM IST
Climate change impacts women more than men: UN

Climate change impacts women more than men: UN

With dry seasons now becoming longer, women are working harder to feed and care for their families without support. 

Mar 08, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
Arctic permafrost may unleash carbon within decades: NASA

Arctic permafrost may unleash carbon within decades: NASA

The researchers calculated that as thawing continues, by the year 2300, total carbon emissions from the coldest northern Arctic will be 10 times as much as all human-produced fossil fuel emissions in 2016.

Mar 06, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Spring is arriving earlier in polar regions than anywhere else

Spring is arriving earlier in polar regions than anywhere else

This northward increase in the rate of springtime advance is roughly three times greater than what previous studies have indicated.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
'Doomsday' seed vault undergoes makeover as Arctic temperatures rise

'Doomsday' seed vault undergoes makeover as Arctic temperatures rise

The underground vault – that has also been called Noah's Ark for seeds – houses and protects the world's crops for a worst-case scenario, that is doomsday.

Mar 02, 2018, 12:09 PM IST
Global fossil fuel emissions underestimated: Study

Global fossil fuel emissions underestimated: Study

The researchers are now calling for further investigation into fossil fuel emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas which is emitted along with ethane and propane from natural gas sources.

Feb 27, 2018, 19:50 PM IST
Is Delhi experiencing its warmest February ever?

Is Delhi experiencing its warmest February ever?

Experts attribute the rise in temperature in Delhi to the cloud cover over northern Rajasthan and Delhi.

Feb 21, 2018, 09:40 AM IST
'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

Meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global-scale warming to less than two degrees is likely to reduce the area of the globe that experiences greater than threefold increases in the probability of record-setting events.

Feb 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Continuous emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and melting its ice, causing the rate of sea level rise to increase.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone in the lower stratosphere is slowly disintegrating, an international team of two dozen researchers warned.

Feb 07, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and melting ice forces polar bears to travel greater distances to catch their main meal – young seals.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:26 PM IST
Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to the burden of climate-related disease outbreaks that have already had an impact on coral reefs globally.

Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 AM IST

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