Climate change

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

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