Climate change

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
Climate change will mitigate crop yields drastically, says study

Climate change will mitigate crop yields drastically, says study

The report says that climate change will effect key crops such as rice, wheat and maize.

Aug 16, 2017, 09:11 AM IST
Climate change means more rain but less water in rural rivers: Study

Climate change means more rain but less water in rural rivers: Study

Researchers at Australia`s University of New South Wales (UNSW) found that while hotter weather sparked heavier storms leading to floods in built up areas, it also reduces moisture in the soil, which then quickly absorbs any excess and reduces water flow in rural rivers.

Aug 15, 2017, 17:50 PM IST
2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years: US government report

2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years: US government report

Global surface temperature was also the highest on record.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

As well as its number one position as a source of pollution, China is also the world's biggest investor in renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Aug 09, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
The US is heating up! America witnesses dramatic rise in temperatures over last 4 decades: Federal report

The US is heating up! America witnesses dramatic rise in temperatures over last 4 decades: Federal report

The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves less common since the 1980s.

Aug 08, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
Dialogue is the only way to tackle terrorism, climate change: PM Modi

Dialogue is the only way to tackle terrorism, climate change: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that dialogue and debate is the only solution to the number of global challenges varying from terrorism to climate change. In a video message for the second edition of "Samvad"- Global Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness the Prime Minister said,"As inter-connected and inter-dependent world of 21st century battles a number of global challenges, from terrorism to climate change; I am confident that the solutions will be found through Asia's oldest traditions of dialogue and debate."

Aug 05, 2017, 12:43 PM IST