Climate change

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

Indian renewable market to witness strong growth: Moody's

As India is moving towards meeting its commitments under the Paris agreement on climate change, its renewable energy market is likely to witness a strong growth over many years, says Moody's Investors Service.

Jun 27, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option

Soumya Sarkar/indiaclimatedialogue.net/IANS

Jun 27, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Rapid rise in global sea levels since 1990s due to soaring temperatures, says study!

Rapid rise in global sea levels since 1990s due to soaring temperatures, says study!

Sea levels have risen by about 20 cms in the past century and many scientific studies project a steady acceleration this century as man-made global warming melts more ice on land.

Jun 27, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!

Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!

The modules are made of both rigid and flexible materials and contain embedded magnets that connect and lock multiple modules together.

Jun 26, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Worth of Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at US $42 billion, study says 'it's too big to fail'

Worth of Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at US $42 billion, study says 'it's too big to fail'

The study, based on six months' analysis, comes as the reef suffers an unprecedented second straight year of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change with the problems compounded this year by a powerful cyclone pummelling the area. 

Jun 26, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Is the downfall of deforestation near? Aussie engineer has it all planned with this drone! - This is how

Is the downfall of deforestation near? Aussie engineer has it all planned with this drone! - This is how

More than 15 billion trees are lost to the world every year as civilisation continues to expand.

Jun 25, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
What does PM Modi's bilateral meet with US President Donald Trump have in store for NASA-ISRO satellite?

What does PM Modi's bilateral meet with US President Donald Trump have in store for NASA-ISRO satellite?

Recently, the US walked out of the Paris Climate Change Treaty while India continues to honour its commitments.

Jun 25, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!

Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!

Researchers recorded sand temperatures at a globally important loggerhead sea turtle nesting site in Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa over six years.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
India may become 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer, but heat deaths are preventable

India may become 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer, but heat deaths are preventable

The next year turned out to be India's hottest ever, since record-keeping began in 1901. And earlier in 2017, summer got off to an unprecedented intense start, as heatwaves in late March swept through nine states.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

A team of researchers examined 1,949 deadly heat waves from around the world since 1980 to look for trends, define when heat is so severe it kills and forecast the future.

Jun 20, 2017, 12:19 PM IST
Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

The last expedition of similar scale in Tibet, regarded as roof of the world was conducted in the 1970s.

Jun 18, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

May 2017's temperature was 0.05 degrees Celsius cooler than May 2016. It was just 0.01 degrees Celsius warmer than the third warmest May, which occurred in 2014, NASA said in a statement.

Jun 16, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
'Smoke from wildfires may be worse for climate than thought'

'Smoke from wildfires may be worse for climate than thought'

The team found that brown carbon appears much more likely than black carbon to travel through the air to the higher levels of the atmosphere where it can have a greater impact on climate.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Tropical regions to witness more rainfall due to climate change: NASA

Tropical regions to witness more rainfall due to climate change: NASA

A new study conducted by NASA scientists warns that the amount of rainfall in the tropical regions will increase as our planet continues to get warmer.

Jun 11, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change effects

Some researchers have argued that as much as 30 per cent of the ocean should be set aside as reserves to safeguard marine ecosystems in the long-term.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

Marine reserves may mitigate climate change impact

The study showed that reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to key impacts of climate change such as ocean acidification, sea-level rise, increased intensity of storms, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Paris climate deal withdrawal: Elon Musk quits Donald Trump's advisory councils

Paris climate deal withdrawal: Elon Musk quits Donald Trump's advisory councils

After Trump announced that the US would exit the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday, the Tesla founder severed his ties with him, quitting the presidential advisory boards.

Jun 06, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day (WED), which occurs on 5 June every year, is all about taking action and getting yourself involved physically to do something to help preserve nature and ecosystems.

Jun 05, 2017, 12:04 PM IST