Climate change

Climate change could potentially wipe tiny island nations off the map: Prince Charles

Climate change could potentially wipe tiny island nations off the map: Prince Charles

Charles said some northern nations seemed worryingly ambivalent about the difference.

May 19, 2017, 08:32 AM IST
NASA's global temperature analysis declares April 2017 second hottest in 137 years!

NASA's global temperature analysis declares April 2017 second hottest in 137 years!

This past April was only slightly warmer than the third warmest April, which occurred in 2010 and was 0.87 degrees warmer than the mean.

May 16, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

This latest jump in speed began in July 2016 and has been climbing ever since – even over the cold winter months.

May 13, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
India preparing law on Antarctica, poised to expand research activities in coldest continent

India preparing law on Antarctica, poised to expand research activities in coldest continent

India is also preparing a law for safeguarding its interest in Antarctica, an official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) said on Tuesday.

May 09, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
White House climate change meeting postponed

White House climate change meeting postponed

The White House said late on Monday that the meeting would be rescheduled. This is the second time a meeting of top aides on the issue has been delayed.

May 09, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

As per the new research, the Arctic sea has been thawing at a rapid pace over the past three decades, making the ice to fall by more than half.

May 08, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Bonn climate talks under shadow of Trump threats

Bonn climate talks under shadow of Trump threats

The 11-day haggle in Bonn is meant to start drafting a "rulebook" to guide member countries in the practical execution of the pact, which seeks to brake global warming by curbing fossil fuel emissions.

May 08, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Not beef, eat edible insects like crickets, mealworms to fight climate change: Study

Not beef, eat edible insects like crickets, mealworms to fight climate change: Study

The study further says that consuming these insects and imitation meats like tofu and other soyabean-based foods require the least land and energy to produce and are therefore, more sustainable.

May 06, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
Donald Trump anti-climate ghost hangs over UN meeting

Donald Trump anti-climate ghost hangs over UN meeting

Donald Trump had called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China, and promised to "cancel" the deal as president.

May 06, 2017, 08:34 AM IST
World leaders advised to step up climate change efforts

World leaders advised to step up climate change efforts

Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate campaign based in the US, said on Thursday that the rest of the world now had to choose one of two options in the light of Trump`s stance on climate change. 

May 05, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
New crack found in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves

New crack found in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves

Scientists fear the new branch that has appeared in a huge crack on one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves could be about to break. 

May 03, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
CO2 levels on Earth cross 410 ppm for the first time in history! - Is climate change winning?

CO2 levels on Earth cross 410 ppm for the first time in history! - Is climate change winning?

The first time the observatory recorded CO2 levels passing 400 ppm was back in 2013. Since then, 400 ppm is considered the new normal.

May 02, 2017, 22:57 PM IST
US President Donald Trump calls Paris climate deal 'one-sided'; says will make 'big decision' soon

US President Donald Trump calls Paris climate deal 'one-sided'; says will make 'big decision' soon

Trump claimed that it is estimated that for compliance with the agreement could ultimately shrink America's GDP by USD 2.5 trillion over a 10-year period.

Apr 30, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Climate change and sparrows: PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat was all about the environment – Here's what he said

Climate change and sparrows: PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat was all about the environment – Here's what he said

Merely four months into the year, the people of India are already experiencing what seems like peak summers.

Apr 30, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

 Even though, previously, researchers had successfully managed to implement similar operations, they couldn't be realized due to unavailability of proper resources.

Apr 30, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Rising levels of carbon dioxide may change crucial marine process

Rising levels of carbon dioxide may change crucial marine process

Climate change may be putting cyanobacteria, that are crucial to the functioning of the ocean, at risk.

Apr 28, 2017, 21:37 PM IST
Gear up! Scientists declare 2017 to be among hottest years on record

Gear up! Scientists declare 2017 to be among hottest years on record

US space agency NASA already declared 2016 as the hottest year on record.

Apr 28, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
How climate change actually fuels terrorism

How climate change actually fuels terrorism

A report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday that terrorist groups are increasingly using natural resources such as water as a weapon of war, controlling access to it, further compounding and exacerbating resource scarcities.

Apr 20, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Apr 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders?

Rajendra Shende/TERRE Policy Centre/IANS

Apr 18, 2017, 12:47 PM IST