Climate change

Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate

Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate

Recent studies by Indian scientists had revealed that the trend of sea level rise in the north Indian Ocean is slightly higher than the global estimate of 3.2 mm per year, Minister of State for Earth Sciences YS Chowdary told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Jul 25, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea; new cracks spotted!

Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea; new cracks spotted!

The iceberg, dubbed A68, is already shifting shape along with the remaining Larsen C ice shelf itself.

Jul 21, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

According to a new threshold introduced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Victoria begins preparations for drought when dams sink to 60 per cent full, compared to the previous threshold of 54.1 per cent.

Jul 19, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Valerie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of IPCC Working Group I, said at the Australian National University (ANU) that human influence on the climate has contributed to changes in the warming of the Greenland ice sheet, something which is affecting sea levels the world over.

Jul 18, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Climate change to bring 'devastating consequences' to countries in Pacific and Asia, claims study

Climate change to bring 'devastating consequences' to countries in Pacific and Asia, claims study

The study also said that Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five percent in the 2030s.

Jul 15, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
Climate change could increase cost of your flight ticket

Climate change could increase cost of your flight ticket

Researchers have found that rising temperatures would mean increased weight restrictions on a significant number of flights, potentially imposing increased costs on the aviation industry in the next century.

Jul 14, 2017, 23:44 PM IST
Major US cities to face chronic flooding in next few decades, warn scientists

Major US cities to face chronic flooding in next few decades, warn scientists

It is also believed that more than 60 percent of coastal communities in the country might lose thier homes by the year 2100.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

Environmental experts feel that the traditional heritage of environment protection that India has can be utilised to deal with the dangers associated with environment.

Jul 11, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US

Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US

The temperature downtown hit a record high of 98 Fahrenheit degrees (36.6 degrees Celsius), beating the former record of 95 Fahrenheit degrees (35 degrees Celsius) set in 1886, Xinhua news agency cited National Weather Service (NWS) as showing.

Jul 10, 2017, 08:50 AM IST
Extreme sea level rise may become yearly phenomenon by 2050

Extreme sea level rise may become yearly phenomenon by 2050

Interspersing sea level rise with the latest predictions of extreme sea level events, the team was able to illustrate the dramatic effect one has on the other and pinpoint regions of the world that are especially threatened.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

The key risk for defenders of the global pact is that other countries could now follow Trump's lead.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

The minister, who started a plantation drive here, said our ancestors handed over to "us a pure environment" along with some "principles of living" to protect it.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:26 AM IST
'Perfect storm' led to mass bleaching in Great Barrier Reef

'Perfect storm' led to mass bleaching in Great Barrier Reef

A 2016 aerial survey of the northern Great Barrier Reef showed that 90 per cent of reefs in some of these areas were severely bleached.

Jul 04, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
Slightest increase in global temperatures can lead to extreme weather conditions, say scientists!

Slightest increase in global temperatures can lead to extreme weather conditions, say scientists!

Global warming caused mostly by the burning of fossil fuels began slowly in the early 19th century with the onset of industrialisation, but has accelerated rapidly over the last 50 or 60 years.

Jul 03, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
Scientists developing heat-resistant 'cows of the future'

Scientists developing heat-resistant 'cows of the future'

Researchers eventually want to develop the knowledge and tools the cattle industry needs to increase tolerance to heat stress.

Jul 02, 2017, 15:52 PM IST
Climate change to damage US economy, increase inequality

Climate change to damage US economy, increase inequality

The study is the first of its kind to price warming using data and evidence accumulated by the research community over decades.

Jun 30, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
US President Donald Trump defends decision to pull out of Paris climate deal, says he's 'proud' of it

US President Donald Trump defends decision to pull out of Paris climate deal, says he's 'proud' of it

Climate change has become a major bone of contention between the United States and its Western allies, and the issue is set to loom large when Trump meets Group of 20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany next week.

Jun 30, 2017, 08:33 AM IST
Climate change may force ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 25%, warns study

Climate change may force ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 25%, warns study

Researchers have successfully conducted an investigation on how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change.

Jun 29, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

The vessel departed from China's southern province of Guangdong, heading for the Western Pacific to conduct deep-sea geological surveys for climate change, biological and environmental research, the report said.

Jun 27, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Conserving pandas can boost biodiversity, fight climate change

Pandas are leading us to even greater ways to care for nature and health of humans and the planet, Liu added.

Jun 27, 2017, 16:08 PM IST