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India wants upscaling of ambition in Kyoto Protocol period

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:20

India today emphasised the need for immediate upscaling of ambition in the Kyoto Protocol second Commitment period and its early ratification by all Kyoto Protocol Parties.

Invertebrate numbers slashed by 45% on average over 3 decades

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:48

A new study has revealed that invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45 percent on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled.

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:24

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Britain to start deputy high commissioner`s office in Ahmedabad

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:40

Britain`s secretary of state for energy and climate change Edward Devey on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel here and said that a deputy high commissioner`s office will be set up in Ahmedabad.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:20

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers have said.

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:05

Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production.

`Natural cooling fluctuation` masked greenhouse effect during last decade: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:38

A new study has revealed that a natural cooling fluctuation between 1998 and 2013 largely masked the warming effects of a continued increase in man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Oceans pivotal in sustaining alien life: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:31

Oceans are vital in moderating climate on Earth-like planets, thus sustaining alien life as revealed by a recent report by researchers from University of East Anglia.

Plants` size, age impact productivity more than climate

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:36

A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.

Genetic blueprint of wheat unlocked to boost production

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:46

Here is some good news for farmers as researchers have cracked genetic blueprint of wheat.

Atlantic salmon can adapt to warmer waters

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:17

Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, scientists have found.

Map to show climate change impact

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:19

A new map developed by climatologists shows that climate change will impact the whole planet by the end of this century, if carbon emissions continue to increase.