Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth

The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said today ahead of a UN summit.

Ocean microbes a global source of key vitamin B12
Ocean microbes a global source of key vitamin B12

A group of micro-organisms may be responsible for much of the world's vitamin B12 production in the oceans, with implications for the global carbon cycle and climate change, says a study.

Global warming may unleash series of decades-long 'megadroughts'
Global warming may unleash series of decades-long 'megadroughts'

A new study has revealed that due to global warming, this century may suffer from a series of decades-long "megadroughts".

'Old climate change formula no longer exists'

The traditional formula on climate change that says that regions that have a moist climate will experience additional rainfall is no longer valid, scientists say.

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: Study
Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: Study

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.

Climate change to increase pests in coffee crops: Expert
Climate change to increase pests in coffee crops: Expert

Pests and diseases such as coffee berry borer, coffee rust and leaf spot disease could make a strong comeback due to drastic climate change, a scientist has warned.

Evolutionary approach can save Earth: Scientists
Evolutionary approach can save Earth: Scientists

Evolutionary thinking is not just about the past anymore. It is about the present and the future and addressing societal challenges such as food security, emerging diseases and bio-diversity loss in a sustainable way, says a significant study.

India, EU stress need for global pact on climate change

India and the European Union today stressed the need for a global agreement on climate change at the UN Conference in Paris next year.

New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change
New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change

In what could help global policy makers to easily reach an agreement on strategies to reduce green house gas emissions, researchers have developed a new approach to reliably estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Snow storms hit western Canada

Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures - but not in early September.

Climate change could 'fundamentally alter' US forests

Wildfires, insects and drought are crippling forests in the western United States' iconic Rocky Mountains, scientists warned today, urging more efforts to stop global warming.

Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN report
Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN report

The depleting ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades because of "concerted international action", according to an assessment report by UN Enviornment Programme and World Meterological Organisation.

Need to cap greenhouse farm emissions: Devinder Sharma
Need to cap greenhouse farm emissions: Devinder Sharma

Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.

NASA to map earth forests in 3D
NASA to map earth forests in 3D

The US space agency, NASA, is developing the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar device to map forests on Earth in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

Indian scientist Kamal Bawa wins Midori Prize in Biodiversity 2014
Indian scientist Kamal Bawa wins Midori Prize in Biodiversity 2014

Indian scientist and ecologist Kamal Bawa has won the prestigious Midori Prize in Biodiversity 2014 for his research that included climate change in the Himalayas.

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organisation warned today.

Activists plan worldwide march on global warming
Activists plan worldwide march on global warming

Thousands of activists are expected to participate in a march in New York, London and eight other cities worldwide, including Delhi, to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, ahead of a major summit on climate change this month, a British daily reported Monday.

India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions: British envoy on climate change
India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions: British envoy on climate change

British special representative on climate change Sir David King has said India should adopt the solar energy route to bring down carbon emissions, without compromising on its developmental goals. Sir King said, on a mass scale, solar energy would be economical to coal-fired thermal energy.

No climate change, says PM Narendra Modi

There is no climate change but only "our tolerance and habits" have changed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday while advocating that "struggle" with nature should be avoided and asked children to imbibe practices to save energy.

No climate change, says PM Narendra Modi
No climate change, says PM Narendra Modi

There is no climate change but only "our tolerance and habits" have changed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday while advocating that "struggle" with nature should be avoided and asked children to imbibe practices to save energy.