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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
Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government's approach to rising sea levels and temperatures - two impacts of climate change, CNN reported.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Rise in atmosphere's oxygen linked to fossil fuel formation: Scientists

Rise in atmosphere's oxygen linked to fossil fuel formation: Scientists

Oxygen enables the chemical reactions that animals use to get energy from stored carbohydrates in food.

Dec 31, 2016, 16:42 PM IST
Spot e-auction of coal to start today; 20 mt on offer

Spot e-auction of coal to start today; 20 mt on offer

The auction will be conducted for four days beginning Thursday and run till October 25.

Oct 20, 2016, 08:59 AM IST
CIL to start spot e-auction of coal today; auction to be conducted for four days

CIL to start spot e-auction of coal today; auction to be conducted for four days

The auction will be conducted on October 20, 21, 24 and 25.

Oct 19, 2016, 15:44 PM IST
Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade: Study

Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade: Study

The worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade, according to a major energy think tank in the UK.

Apr 18, 2016, 16:34 PM IST

Fossil fuels could be phased out globally in just 10 years

Burning of fossil fuels is very concerning, but now a team of researchers has suggested that the worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels could be phased out in just 10 years.

Apr 16, 2016, 17:01 PM IST
India, China led investments in renewable energy in 2015: United Nations

India, China led investments in renewable energy in 2015: United Nations

India and China led developing countries in investments made in renewable energy in 2015, when for the first time commitments in solar, wind and other renewables capacity by emerging economies surpassed those by wealthy nations

Mar 26, 2016, 16:50 PM IST

Coal imports will continue to decline this fiscal: Coal Secy

Coal imports will continue to decline this fiscal due to "unprecedented increase" in output of the fossil fuel by state-owned Coal India Ltd.

 

Dec 13, 2015, 18:12 PM IST
What would happen if we burned up all of Earth's fossil fuels?

What would happen if we burned up all of Earth's fossil fuels?

  If we were to burn all of the planet's fossil fuel reserves, we would be kissing Antarctica goodbye.

Sep 12, 2015, 10:28 AM IST
Fossil fuel burning threatens radiocarbon dating: Study

Fossil fuel burning threatens radiocarbon dating: Study

Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are threatening the effectiveness of the radiocarbon dating technique that has been used for decades to accurately calculate the age of a wide range of artefacts, says a new study.

Jul 22, 2015, 12:49 PM IST
Eco-friendly plastic substitute could reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Indian scientists

Eco-friendly plastic substitute could reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Indian scientists

Indian scientists have created an environmentally-friendly material from renewable natural marine resources that could eventually replace the fossil fuel-derived plastics commonly used in a variety of applications.

Jul 03, 2015, 15:33 PM IST
Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Bill Gates

Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Bill Gates

Fossil fuel divestment would be ineffective on its own as a means of halting global warming, software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said Friday.

Jun 27, 2015, 03:32 AM IST

G7 leaders bid ''Auf Wiedersehen'' to carbon fuels

Leaders of the world`s major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U.N. climate deal later this year.

Jun 09, 2015, 01:21 AM IST
3-D printing can help save money, the environment

3-D printing can help save money, the environment

 By manufacturing aircrafts metal parts with 3-D printing, airlines could save a significant amount of fuel, materials and other resources, a new study says.

Jun 03, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Earth Day: Three-fourths of fossil fuels must stay in ground to save humanity, say scientists

 World leaders must stay committed to leaving at least three-quarters of all known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid the worst effects of climate change, leading scientists and economists have appealed on the occasion of Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Experts caution over coal usage in Asia

 With increasing dependence of Asian countries on coal-driven power, public health experts Tuesday said "addiction" of nations to coal coupled with climate change effects pose a "serious" threat to health equity.

Feb 10, 2015, 19:12 PM IST
Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate

Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate

A new study has revealed that although global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production has reached an all new high, the growth has been notably slower at 2 percent than on average in the last ten years.

Dec 18, 2014, 13:30 PM IST

With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime

UN climate talks went deep into overtime on Friday as negotiators struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact. 

Dec 13, 2014, 10:10 AM IST

'Keeping off fossil fuel can help India save $600 billion in 20 yrs'

 Moving to a low-carbon energy economy, the country can free up a whopping USD 600 billion for investments for various developmental projects over the next two decades leading to overall development, says a report by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).

Nov 02, 2014, 13:14 PM IST