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Mars` atmosphere analyzing sensor could help cut Earth`s greenhouse emissions

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:19

Researchers have developed a new portable device that promises a greener future by readily analysing the composition of gases, solids and liquids using the light they emit.

`Leaked` IPCC report warns of `devastating rise of 4-5 C`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:52

A new leaked report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) reportedly warns that the temperature could increase by about 4 to 5 degree C, compared with pre-industrial levels, if no action is taken to halt it.

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:49

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Gamma ray emissions may hint at elusive dark matter

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:37

A new research of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter - an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.

Causes, consequences of global climate warming 56 mn years ago revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 17:32

Researchers are studying the causes and consequences of global climate warming that took place 56 million years ago.

Jurassic period had five times more CO2 than today

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 21:53

Around 250 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the earth had five times more carbon dioxide (CO2) than today, research shows.

China-India cooperation on carbon emission to benefit both: Daily

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:29

Coordinated efforts by China and India will help in moving both the countries towards global sustainability goals in carbon emission, a leading Chinese daily said Wednesday.

Climate body says Australia emissions target `not credible`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:45

The Australian government`s climate change agency warned today that Canberra`s five per cent emissions reduction target was "not credible" compared with other countries and called for it to be tripled.

Experts seek use of new carbon trapping techniques

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 23:31

With a global push to limit carbon dioxide emissions, energy experts have called for a roadmap to utilise new technologies that help trap emissions from industries.

OECD chief asks nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:02

Countries should work towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars every year that encourage carbon emissions, the chief of OECD, a grouping of mostly developed nations, Angel Gurria said Friday.

European Commission seeks 2030 CO2 reduction target of 40%

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 21:37

EU member states should cut their carbon dioxide emissions, widely blamed for global warming, by 40 per cent by 2030, the European Commission said today.

Fuel quality norms are need of the hour: TERI

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:06

With rapidly escalating growth in vehicle numbers in India and air quality deteriorating as a result of emissions, environmental research leader TERI has called for stringent vehicular emission and fuel quality norms if future ambient pollution levels are to be brought down.