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NASA research aims to cut aviation fuel use by half

NASA research aims to cut aviation fuel use by half

NASA has zeroed in on five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use by half and emissions by 75 per cent.

Old e-cigarette device emits more harmful chemicals

The study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US found that e-cigarettes can lead to emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein and formaldehyde.

Paris climate deal is weak, unambitious, says CSE

"The draft Paris agreement continues to be weak and unambitious as it does not include any meaningful targets for developed countries to reduce their emissions," said Sunita Narain, director general of CSE, in a statement.

Atmospheric conditions, local emissions choke Delhi

Delhi Pollution Control Committee's real-time readings showed that suspended particulate matter, PM 2.5 and PM 10, levels were way above the safe limits of 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic metre in multiple areas of the city.

New camera can measure greenhouse gases

New camera can measure greenhouse gases

The new camera can be used to measure emissions from many environments including sewage sludge deposits, combustion processes, animal husbandry and lakes.

Paris climate change summit, Day 1: As it happened

The heads of state and governments have gathered in Paris to set the agenda for the Summit, aimed at reaching a landmark global deal on limiting emissions.

 

 

Beijing to adopt world's strictest emissions standard

The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau has started soliciting public opinion about its sixth-phase emissions standard, the world's strictest, due to be implemented starting December 1, 2017.

EU was warned of vehicle emissions rigging in 2013: Report

EU was warned of vehicle emissions rigging in 2013: Report

One of the biggest scandals in the history of the automobile sector came to light after German carmaker Volkswagen admitted it had fitted 11 million of its vehicles with software designed to cheat official checks.

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.

Cities sign climate pledge in boost to global deal

Leading cities and regions on Thursday promised ambitious cuts to emissions blamed for climate change, hoping to boost efforts for a global deal.

UN chief welcomes Obama's climate change plan

UN chief welcomes Obama's climate change plan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised US President Barack Obama's plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, saying such "visionary leadership" is needed for securing a global climate change deal.

Maruti Suzuki to bring in new green technologies to cut emissions

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki is planning to bring new green technologies, which could include parent Suzuki's mild hybrid system and downsized direct-injection turbo petrol engine to cut emissions by enhancing fuel efficiency.

Global warming not progressing as fast as depicted in worst-case models

Global warming not progressing as fast as depicted in worst-case models

A new study has revealed that global warming is progressing at a moderate rate than the scenarios depicted in the worst-case models outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

China vows to fight pollution `with all might`

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday renewed pledges to tackle the country`s chronic pollution, without announcing any significant new environmental measures.

Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25% by 2020

The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

E-cigarettes emissions can actually damage lung cells

Electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all, as a new study suggests that emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

Hopeful for new accord on emissions at Paris climate meet: Min

After playing a proactive role in the recent Lima climate talks in Peru, India Saturday said it hopes a new global agreement would be drafted this year at the Paris climate conference containing a complete plan for pre- 2020 actions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

First poo-powered bus hits the roads in UK

First poo-powered bus hits the roads in UK

 The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China, world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to limit energy consumption, setting ambitious targets to curb the country's dependence on coal, days after it clinched a surprise climate deal with the US.

New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions

New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.