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.

Eco-friendly tires that save fuel

Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tires.

Oceans acidified by human CO2 emissions

Human-induced carbon dioxide emissions for the past 100 to 200 years have already raised acidity of world’s oceans far.

Earth can recover faster from CO2 emissions

The earth may be able to recover faster from rising CO2 emissions than previously thought.

‘Solar energy use in cell towers can reduce CO2 emissions’

Use of diesel generators in cellphone
towers leads to staggering levels of CO2 emissions.

Car makers cut CO2 emissions in EU faster

Car makers are cutting their fleets` CO2 emissions faster than expected and are likely to reach EU targets before time.

Moving clocks forward could reduce CO2 emissions

A new study has revealed that keeping the clocks one hour ahead of time would save half a million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

Brazil`s Lula signs law cutting CO2 emissions

Brazil President Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva on Wednesday signed a law requiring that Brazil cut
greenhouse gas emissions by 39 per cent by 2020, meeting a
commitment made at the Copenhagen climate change summit.