CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions to be used as fuel for cars in future

CO2 emissions to be used as fuel for cars in future

The membrane, made of a compound of lanthanum, calcium, and iron oxide, allows oxygen from a stream of carbon dioxide to migrate through to the other side, leaving carbon monoxide behind. 
 

Nov 28, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

 The figures point to China as the main cause of the renewed growth in fossil emissions -- with a projected growth of 3.5 percent.  

Nov 14, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Warming may put 53 million Indians at protein deficiency risk

Warming may put 53 million Indians at protein deficiency risk

The researchers found that India may lose 5.3 per cent of protein from a standard diet, putting a predicted 53 million people at new risk of protein deficiency.

Aug 02, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
Tree plantation not a substitute to cut CO2 emissions, says study

Tree plantation not a substitute to cut CO2 emissions, says study

Plants suck CO2 out of the atmosphere to build their woody roots, stems and leaves.

May 20, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone to fight climate change

Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone to fight climate change

Scientists have turned carbon dioxide into stone in a matter of months by pumping it deep underground, offering a revolutionary new way of storing the greenhouse gas to tackle climate change.

Jun 10, 2016, 21:14 PM IST

Paris climate deal fair: China

Top emitter China today welcomed the landmark Paris climate agreement, saying it is fair in splitting responsibility between developed and developing countries and heralded "a new beginning in international cooperation".

Dec 13, 2015, 19:43 PM IST
Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

The study found that global plant growth has indeed increased over the past 30 years, but not as much as expected given the change in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Dec 08, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

Paris Climate Summit: Bhutan absorbs more emissions than its population create

Bhutan has promised to keep at least 60% of its forest cover “in perpetuity”.

Dec 05, 2015, 18:32 PM IST
Auto CO2 emissions 40% higher than claimed: Report

Auto CO2 emissions 40% higher than claimed: Report

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars registered in Europe in 2014 were 40 per cent higher on average than their manufacturers claimed, said a report prompting calls Wednesday for an investigation.

Oct 01, 2015, 08:40 AM IST
Made in China goods bad for environment: Study

Made in China goods bad for environment: Study

 Products made in China may cost you less but they are associated with significantly higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the same products made elsewhere, claims new research.

Sep 29, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

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.

Jun 30, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 21:54 PM IST

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.

Apr 29, 2015, 02:56 AM IST
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.

Apr 24, 2015, 14:49 PM IST
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.

Dec 08, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

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.

Dec 07, 2014, 17:57 PM IST
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.

Oct 16, 2014, 03:34 AM IST
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.

Sep 12, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

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.

Sep 10, 2014, 18:43 PM IST
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.

Sep 09, 2014, 15:59 PM IST