China sets CO2 target, garners praise

China, the world`s top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming.

G7 climate vision requires gargantuan economic shift

When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to "decarbonise" the global economy, they're talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission.

US will `set an example for world` on climate change: John Kerry

The United States intends to "set an example for the world" in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.

US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis
US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis

US researchers have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria to mimic the natural photosynthetic process, an advancement they believe could be a potentially game-changing breakthrough.

Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief
Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief

Following ambitious pledges by US and China to reduce emissions, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said it is "not fair" for all countries to make the same level of contributions, given their different phases of development and needs, a stand similar to that of India.

Climate delegates generating 29,000 tonnes of CO2

 Flights and hotels for the entire 9,000 delegates from 190 countries attending the UN climate conference here will generate almost 29,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to an estimate by a group campaigning on behalf of green energy developers.

Natural gas no miracle cure for climate change: Study
Natural gas no miracle cure for climate change: Study

Fracking technology has driven a boom in natural gas that many hope will prompt a switch away from coal use and put the brakes on the rise in Earth-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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.

China reports 5 per cent drop in carbon intensity

China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, today said it has registered a 5 per cent drop in its carbon intensity after the world's second largest economy made further structural re-adjustment to improve growth quality.

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.

Only reduction in CO2 emissions can help address climate change

A new study has said that the politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all.

UAE to set up world`s largest solar desalination plant

The UAE would establish world`s largest solar-powered desalination plant that will process more than 22 million gallons of potable water per day.

Global fossil fuel usage to remain dominant

Despite improved energy efficiency and expenditure on renewable energy sources, the use of fossil fuels globally is expected to remain dominant, an International Energy Agency (IEA) expert said Wednesday here.

Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming

A new study has revealed that coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.

Algae biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 68% more than petroleum counterparts: Study

A recent study has revealed that algae-derived biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 68 percent, as compared to petroleum fuels.

Massive CO2 emissions observed on comet ISON

NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope has observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions from Comet ISON ahead of its anticipated pass through the inner solar system later this year.

Nanomaterial developed for reducing CO2 emissions

Australian researchers have developed a new nano-material which can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations.

CO2 emissions increased by 3% globally in 2011: Report

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main cause of global warming, increased by three percent last year.

Sea temperatures not always as sensitive to CO2 as today

Today, higher levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are associated with rising ocean temperatures, but a new study has revealed that the seas were not always so sensitive to this CO2 “forcing.”

Saline aquifers can store century`s worth of CO2 emissions

Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century`s worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US.