Climate change

Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years

Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years

The NWAP 2017-31, under which there are 250 projects, is India's road map to conserve wildlife for the next 15 years.

Oct 03, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
61% Americans oppose Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Paris climate agreement: Survey

61% Americans oppose Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Paris climate agreement: Survey

Donald Trump's reasoning for backing out of the Paris accord was that it undermined the country's economy, cost US jobs, and put it at a disadvantage to other nations.

Oct 03, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

Tasmanian tigers, about the size of a large dog, became extinct 81 years ago when the last one died in captivity at the Hobart zoo on September 7, 1936.

Sep 28, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
We built IITs, IIMs, Pak created Lashkar, Jaish: Sushma at UNGA

We built IITs, IIMs, Pak created Lashkar, Jaish: Sushma at UNGA

Our contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence: Sushma

Sep 23, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Leonardo DiCaprio slams Donald Trump for failing on climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio slams Donald Trump for failing on climate change

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is flexing his voice on climate change, has slammed US President Donald Trump`s inaction on climate change.

Sep 22, 2017, 09:15 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj reaffirms India's commitment to Paris climate accord

Sushma Swaraj reaffirms India's commitment to Paris climate accord

The summit was presided by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Sep 20, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
India to work for environment beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

India to work for environment beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has said that India will continue to work beyond the Paris Agreement.

Sep 20, 2017, 07:32 AM IST
US refutes EU offical's claims of softening stance on Paris climate deal

US refutes EU offical's claims of softening stance on Paris climate deal

At a summit held in Canada, a European official said that a US envoy has signalled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact.

Sep 17, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, which impact public health. 

Sep 13, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
Climate change to destroy coffee-growing areas by 88 percent till 2050

Climate change to destroy coffee-growing areas by 88 percent till 2050

Latin America is the world's largest coffee-producing region and if this actually happens, all the coffee lovers are going to face a tough time ahead.

Sep 12, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
Third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070: Study

Third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070: Study

The diverse group of organisms includes tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice, fleas and other pests - most of which are best known for causing disease in humans, livestock and other animals.

Sep 08, 2017, 16:21 PM IST
Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Evidence of these changes is found in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere and in different paleoclimate archives, but what prompted these changes has remained largely unexplained.

Sep 06, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

The shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula are reflecting the effects of warming and as per reports, an increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in temperature has radically reduced marine diversity.

Sep 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco

Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco

On Friday, the temperature in downtown San Francisco reached 41.1 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, it increased to 42.7 degrees Celsius, the US National Weather Service said.

Sep 03, 2017, 10:53 AM IST
Can coral reefs survive rapid pace of climate change?

Can coral reefs survive rapid pace of climate change?

The researchers from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have recommended for future research.

Sep 02, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Volcanic carbon dioxide drove ancient global warming event

Volcanic carbon dioxide drove ancient global warming event

The PETM is the most rapid and extreme natural global warming event of the last 66 million years.

Sep 02, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
Rising temperatures causing Caspian Sea to evaporate; scientists reveal worrying statistics

Rising temperatures causing Caspian Sea to evaporate; scientists reveal worrying statistics

The Caspian Sea, located between Europe and Asia, is about 371,000 square kilometres across in size.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
Ultra-thin carbon nanotubes could be the answer to global water crisis - Here's how

Ultra-thin carbon nanotubes could be the answer to global water crisis - Here's how

 Scientists have developed carbon nanotubes over 50,000 times thinner than a human hair which can separate salt from seawater, an advance that may help solve the global water crisis.

Aug 28, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Climate change may shrink fish size by 30 percent, says study

Climate change may shrink fish size by 30 percent, says study

A new study has claimed that the size of the fish could be expected to reduce by 20 to 30 per cent as a result of rising ocean temperatures due to climate change across the globe.

Aug 22, 2017, 23:24 PM IST
Rare species of endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years

Rare species of endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years

The rare species of the endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly was last recorded sighting in 1884, as per media reports.

Aug 18, 2017, 22:11 PM IST