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Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions, says study

Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions, says study

Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning fossil fuels. 
 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
NASA warns of melting ice caps; Mumbai, Mangalore at high risk of flooding

NASA warns of melting ice caps; Mumbai, Mangalore at high risk of flooding

The researchers explained that as land ice is lost to the oceans, both the Earth's gravitational and rotational potentials are perturbed, resulting in strong spatial patterns in sea-level rise (SLR).

Nov 17, 2017, 16:41 PM IST
Scientists find plastic in creatures living at the bottom of deepest ocean on Earth

Scientists find plastic in creatures living at the bottom of deepest ocean on Earth

An analysis showed that each creature was found to have consumed some form of manmade material, including the plastics Nylon, PVC, and PVA. 

Nov 17, 2017, 10:07 AM IST
NASA has a tool to predict which cities are more vulnerable to flooding

NASA has a tool to predict which cities are more vulnerable to flooding

It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be 'redistributed' globally, says NASA.
 

Nov 16, 2017, 17:33 PM IST
Air quality improves slightly from 'severe' to 'very poor' in Delhi

Air quality improves slightly from 'severe' to 'very poor' in Delhi

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Delhi's AQI was 345, which falls under the "very poor" category.

Nov 16, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
All schools, colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems within 2 months: NGT

All schools, colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems within 2 months: NGT

This move comes after NGT in June this year, had asked schools and colleges to submit their respective action plans to install rainwater harvesting systems within their premises.

Nov 16, 2017, 14:22 PM IST
Air pollution may lead to infertility among both men and women

Air pollution may lead to infertility among both men and women

According to a recent research, living within 200 meters of the main road can increase the risk of infertility by 11%. 

Nov 16, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Cooling Earth artificially could lead to disastrous consequences: Scientists

Cooling Earth artificially could lead to disastrous consequences: Scientists

The research centred on the impact solar geoengineering methods may have on the frequency of tropical cyclones.

Nov 15, 2017, 18:52 PM IST
Earth being driven towards 'tipping points' due to climate change: Report

Earth being driven towards 'tipping points' due to climate change: Report

In relation to climate change, these invisible thresholds are a point-of-no-return beyond which lies a world that could fall rapidly and seriously out of balance.

Nov 15, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
Outdoor air pollution responsible for 6% of disease burden in 2016: Report

Outdoor air pollution responsible for 6% of disease burden in 2016: Report

The contribution of air pollution to disease burden remained high in India between 1990 and 2016, with levels of exposure among the highest in the world.

Nov 15, 2017, 10:23 AM 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
Time is running out to save the Earth, over 15,000 scientists have warned

Time is running out to save the Earth, over 15,000 scientists have warned

The article, "World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice", has been co-signed by over 15,000 scientists in 184 countries and was published today in the journal BioScience.

Nov 14, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Local governments now want to educate climbers to take garbage home, especially foreigners, who are sometimes unaware that this is normal etiquette in Japan.

Nov 13, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Fossil fuel burning to be record high in 2017

Fossil fuel burning to be record high in 2017

The 12th annual report is produced by 76 of the world's leading emissions experts from 57 research institutions and estimates that global carbon emissions from fossil fuels will have risen by 2 percent by the end of 2017.

Nov 13, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Delhi air pollution: Tips to stay healthy and safe

Delhi air pollution: Tips to stay healthy and safe

There are many things you can do on your personal level to help reduce the health risk of toxic pollutants.

Nov 13, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
Prehistoric shark caught in Portugese waters, scientists call it a 'living fossil'

Prehistoric shark caught in Portugese waters, scientists call it a 'living fossil'

The species caught was a male measuring 1.5 metres (5ft) in length and was caught at a depth of 700 metres (2,300 ft) in waters off the resort of Portimao.

Nov 13, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
As Delhi battles air pollution, two youngsters come up with 'Green Gaddis' solution

As Delhi battles air pollution, two youngsters come up with 'Green Gaddis' solution

Delhi residents Gaurav Ahuja and Khushbu Rastogi have come up with a unique initiative called 'Green Gaddis', which revolves around mainly behind the concept of plantation

Nov 11, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Here's how dinosaurs could have survived mass extinction

Here's how dinosaurs could have survived mass extinction

The impact of the asteroid caused a crater 180 km wide and heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.
 

Nov 11, 2017, 15:24 PM IST
China: 45-million-year-old primate fossil discovered

China: 45-million-year-old primate fossil discovered

The newly described fossils were recovered from a commercial quarry near the village of Shanghuang in the southern Jiangsu province of China, about 100 miles west of Shanghai.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
India is world's top sulphur dioxide emitter, says study

India is world's top sulphur dioxide emitter, says study

Sulphur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems.

Nov 10, 2017, 13:18 PM IST