Carbon emissions up risk of US megadroughts

Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions drives up the risk of severe droughts, shows a new study carried out in the US.

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France
Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

NASA satellite to help farmers combat drought

NASA scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new satellite than can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximise crop yield.

Why Antarctica isn`t warming as much as other continents

Researchers have explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts.

UN weather agency warns of `El Nino` this year

The UN weather agency today warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

2013 revealed as sixth warmest year on record

In its review of 2013, the world`s leading meteorological authority suggests that many of last year`s weather extremes are likely to have been heavily influenced by rising global temperatures.

Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.

Drought is worse than 1972, workers need to reach out: Chavan

Stating that the drought in the state this year is more severe than that of 1972, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan asked Congress workers to reach out to the people and inform them about the government`s efforts to bring relief.

`Not enough being done to tackle drought`

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.