Climate change

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
'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

World Environment Day 2017 will be observed today across the world and the theme of this year is `Connecting People to Nature`.

Jun 05, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Climate change, terrorism biggest threats to humanity: PM Modi at Elysee Palace in Paris

Climate change, terrorism biggest threats to humanity: PM Modi at Elysee Palace in Paris

PM Modi appreciated the positivity shown by the president towards the International Solar Alliance and said, “India and France enjoy deep-rooted ties”. 

Jun 03, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
India for environment protection with or without Paris: Narendra Modi

India for environment protection with or without Paris: Narendra Modi

In an oblique disapproval of the US decision to quit the Paris climate change accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was not taking sides with countries on the issue as he was focussed on protection of the environment for future generations.

Jun 03, 2017, 10:32 AM IST
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called "our Mother Earth", standing firmly against President Donald Trump`s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change pact.

Jun 03, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the last leg of his four-nation tour during which he will hold talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on a host of key issues like terrorism, India's NSG membership bid and climate change.

Jun 03, 2017, 08:41 AM IST
India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

The Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015 by 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol. It was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

Jun 02, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Vladimir Putin urges 'joint work' with Donald Trump on climate change

Vladimir Putin urges 'joint work' with Donald Trump on climate change

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged the world to work with Donald Trump on climate, insisting he did not "judge" the US leader for quitting the landmark Paris accord.

Jun 02, 2017, 19:43 PM IST
India leading in battle against climate change, says UN environment chief

India leading in battle against climate change, says UN environment chief

The UN environment chief said on Friday that India and China are the two countries that are showing strong leadership to combat climate change and the decision by the US to withdraw from the Paris Agreement+ will not deter these global efforts.

Jun 02, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Britain urges United States to take climate change seriously

Britain wants the United States to take a leading role on addressing climate change, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday but he would not be drawn on what his response would be if President Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris accord.

Jun 01, 2017, 14:55 PM IST
UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

In his first major speech on climate action on Tuesday, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to "raise the bar" on climate action, Xinhua news agency reported.

May 31, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
Spoiling environment for posterity is 'crime': PM Narendra Modi

Spoiling environment for posterity is 'crime': PM Narendra Modi

Recognising the need to promote an ecosystem that creates entrepreneurial economy, Modi and Merkel agreed to promote cooperation in the field of Startups by facilitating interaction with various stakeholders in the Startups ecosystem.

May 31, 2017, 00:26 AM IST
Insomniac? Climate change could make that worse

Insomniac? Climate change could make that worse

The researchers said if climate change is not addressed, warmer temperatures could cause six additional nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals by 2050 and approximately 14 extra nights per 100 by 2099,.

May 30, 2017, 10:42 AM IST
Climate change may make cities 8 degrees Celsius hotter by year 2100, say researchers!

Climate change may make cities 8 degrees Celsius hotter by year 2100, say researchers!

The projection is based on the worst-case-scenario assumption that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases continue to rise throughout the 21st century.

May 30, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Initial aerial and in-water surveys confirmed that about 29% of shallow water corals died from bleaching during 2016, up from the previous estimate of 22%, with the reef currently experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of bleaching.

May 29, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Have trouble sleeping? Climate change is about to make it worse!

Have trouble sleeping? Climate change is about to make it worse!

Researchers have long known that being too hot or too cold at night can disturb anyone’s sleep, but nobody had thought to ask how that might affect people in a world grown hotter because of climate change.

May 27, 2017, 09:26 AM IST