Climate change

NASA captures first images of enormous crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier!

NASA captures first images of enormous crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier!

The images are a clear indication of a significant chasm near the center of the glacier’s floating ice shelf — an unusual location that raises questions on its formation.

Apr 17, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!

NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!

The monthly analysis by the team at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations.

Apr 17, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching

Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 km, leaving only the southern third unscathed  said professor Terry Hughes, Director of the James Cook University's Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Donald Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group

Donald Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group

Among the initiatives rescinded by Trump is the Clean Power Plan that required the US to slash fossil fuels for energy production to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Apr 03, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Nine-year-old alleges inaction on climate change issue; moves NGT

Nine-year-old alleges inaction on climate change issue; moves NGT

The plea contended that India is one of the most vulnerable countries to adverse climate change impact and its citizens were already experiencing adverse climate change impacts across the country.

Mar 30, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
Heatwave across India: Bhira in Maharashtra records 46.5 degrees; IMD to verify readings

Heatwave across India: Bhira in Maharashtra records 46.5 degrees; IMD to verify readings

With Bhira witnessing high temperature, which was also the highest in the country, India Meteorological Departmen said they would like to verify the findings.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:15 AM IST
100 percent committed to Paris deal, says China after Trump snubs rules

100 percent committed to Paris deal, says China after Trump snubs rules

China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, today reaffirmed that it remains "100 per cent" committed to the landmark Paris climate deal, looking to seize the leadership of global environment policy after US President Donald Trump began dismantling Obama-era policies.

Mar 30, 2017, 00:55 AM IST
Human-induced global warming has triggered extreme weather events, says study

Human-induced global warming has triggered extreme weather events, says study

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US looked at a combination of roughly 50 climate models from around the world.

Mar 28, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
2015 déjà vu: Are Indian cities about to witness a repeat of deadly heatwaves?

2015 déjà vu: Are Indian cities about to witness a repeat of deadly heatwaves?

Scientists say even if global warming is halted at the levels struck under the Paris deal, megacities like Kolkata may face extreme heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in India in 2015.

Mar 28, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government's approach to rising sea levels and temperatures - two impacts of climate change, CNN reported.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
'Trump admin may approve major export of natural gas to India'

'Trump admin may approve major export of natural gas to India'

The Trump administration is expected to give its consent for major export of natural gas to energy-hungry India, a senior US official has said, underling that energy sector is likely to be a major area of bilateral co-operation.

Mar 28, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Earth Hour 2017: Join the big switch-off to support world's biggest environment event tonight

Earth Hour 2017: Join the big switch-off to support world's biggest environment event tonight

The year 2017 makes the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour and millions of people worldwide will exihibit their love for planet Earth by switching off their lights at 8:30 pm for an hour.

Mar 25, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Climate change: At 37 degrees, March 23 hottest day in seven years in Delhi

Climate change: At 37 degrees, March 23 hottest day in seven years in Delhi

This year's March 23 has broken the last six years' hottest day record. We noted 30 degrees temperature in 2016, 32 in 2015, 2014 and 2013, 27 in 2012 and 34 in 2011, an official of the IMD said. 

Mar 24, 2017, 09:17 AM IST
China's coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, spelling disaster

China's coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, spelling disaster

The report by China`s State Oceanic Administration showed that average coastal sea levels in 2016 were up 38 millimetres compared to the previous year, and saw record-breaking highs in the months of April, September, November and December. 

Mar 23, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

The theme for this year's World Meteorological Day is 'understanding clouds', which highlights the enourmous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
Extreme weather continues in 2017, pushing world into 'uncharted territory': Report

Extreme weather continues in 2017, pushing world into 'uncharted territory': Report

While the year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017, pushing the world into "truly uncharted territory", said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 

Mar 21, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
At 63 million, India has highest number of people living in rural areas without access to clean water: Report

At 63 million, India has highest number of people living in rural areas without access to clean water: Report

According to the report released to mark World Water Day, which is observed on 22 March each year, without access to clean water, 63 million people are living in rural areas in India.

Mar 21, 2017, 13:26 PM IST

Donald Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 nations bow to US pressure

The world's biggest economies have dropped a long-standing public endorsement of free trade at their first meeting with the US President Donald Trump's administration.

Mar 19, 2017, 10:49 AM IST

Action plan on climate change awaiting final review: Delhi

The Delhi government has told the National Green Tribunal that the draft State Action Plan on Climate Change on the lines of NAPCC has been sent to various departments and was awaiting a final review.

Mar 19, 2017, 10:09 AM IST
New research suggests global warming could make us shorter

New research suggests global warming could make us shorter

A new research suggests that global warming could make us shorter over time. 

Mar 17, 2017, 21:22 PM IST