Climate rhetoric faces the devil in the detail

Politically sidelined since a 2009 UN summit almost ended in a bustup, climate change has resurfaced as a priority but faces a brutal test at talks opening in Lima on Monday.

Education pivotal in implementation of climate change adaptation measures
Education pivotal in implementation of climate change adaptation measures

A new study has revealed that investing in empowerment through universal education should be an essential element in climate change adaptation efforts.

Hollande seeks 'historic' climate pact at key 2015 summit

French President Francois Hollande today urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact he hopes to leave as his government's legacy.

India must be active in Lima climate change talks: Experts

 India must get actively get involved in the climate change talks to be held in Peru next month, expressing how much it wants as its share in the "carbon budget", or the country's annual flow of emissions, and and setting up time limit to reduce its carbon footprint, experts said Thursday.

'Underworld' can help understand climate change

A new study demonstrates the organisms below ground could hold the key to understanding how ecosystems around the world are responding to climate change.

Maldives wants common SAARC platform on climate change

Maldives believes it is time to walk the talk on climate policies jointly-supported by all South Asian countries, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen said at the 18th Saarc Summit here Wednesday.

New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode

 The scientists have recently found a new anti-malaria compound that causes mosquito parasite's gut to swell up and explode.

New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode
New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode

The scientists have recently found a new anti-malaria compound that causes mosquito parasite's gut to swell up and explode.

Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.

SAARC to have "meaningful engagements" with 9 observer states

Amid China's push to elevate its role in SAARC from an observer to that of an active member, the eight countries regional cooperation body on Monday decided to have "meaningful engagements" with all nine observer states.

Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

Northeast's traditional environmental knowledge important: Expert

The traditional environmental knowledge from India's northeast and northern regions, particularly the Himalayas, integrated with modern science is important for battling climate change, suggested Nobel laureate Betsy Weatherhead here Thursday.

World not close to avoiding dangerous warming: UN

he world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020
China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China, world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to limit energy consumption, setting ambitious targets to curb the country's dependence on coal, days after it clinched a surprise climate deal with the US.

Science Express to be in Thrissur and Kollam

An innovative exhibition on wheels-- Science express Biodiversity special train, which will showcase the exceptional biodiversity of India, will be in Thrissur from November 24-26.

Climate change didn't cause Europe's Bronze Age population collapse

A team of scientists has refuted the theory of climate change being the cause behind the huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.

China asks developing countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Promising to set ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions following a landmark agreement with the US, China has asked other developing countries to follow suit.

Japan confirms $1.5 billion for UN fund on climate change

 Japan confirmed Sunday plans to give up to $1.5 billion to the UN-backed Green Climate Fund, joining a US pledge of $3 billion to mitigate the impact of global warming on poor nations.

India should take lead on climate change: UK official

In the wake of the ground-breaking deal on reducing emissions signed earlier this week between the US and China, a top UK official today said that her country wants to "see India there in the lead, showing direction" on climate change issues.

Reconstituted climate panel reviews progress by national missions
Reconstituted climate panel reviews progress by national missions

Ahead of next month's UN climate conference in Lima, the reconstituted Executive Committee on Climate Change Friday reviewed the progress made by the eight national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).