Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored: Shinzo Abe

Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants “unless safety is restored 100 percent,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

CO2 emissions set to reach all time high record of 40 bn tones in 2014
CO2 emissions set to reach all time high record of 40 bn tones in 2014

A new study has revealed that global Carbon dioxide emissions are set to reach a record high of 40 billion tones in 2014.

New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change
New CO2 emission maps to monitor climate change

In what could help global policy makers to easily reach an agreement on strategies to reduce green house gas emissions, researchers have developed a new approach to reliably estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Gut bacteria to help power cars!

Scientists have for the first time engineered the harmless gut bacteria E coli to generate renewable propane, a gas that can power cars and heat homes.

Human-induced water vapour next climate threat

The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades, scientists said.

Carbon emission: Know all about it

As the name suggests, it is manly the amount of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere including many gases that negatively influence the quality of the air subsequently increasing the greenhouse effect.

Climate engineering cannot help us in erasing climate change

Researchers have said that climate engineering cannot help us erase whatever has happened to climate change.

Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth`s climate.

Climate change could `lead` to extinction of humans: Expert

Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest threats that our world is facing right now. Scientists and experts around the world have expressed grave concerns about the dangerous effects which climate change will have on our daily lives. All parts of the globe are now facing brunt of climate change in the face of recent devastating extreme weather events.

50 mn-year-old fossil plant probed

In a first, scientists have investigated the chemistry of 50 million-year-old fossil plant by bombarding the fossils with X-rays brighter than a million suns - produced by synchrotron particle accelerators.

Forests stabilised Earth`s CO2 levels millions of years ago

Researchers in the UK have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth`s atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilised over the past 24 million years.

Climate change can become irreversible in 15 years, if not addressed immediately

A United Nations ( UN) panel has warned of climate change becoming a great problem nearly impossible to solve in another 15 years, if not seriously addressed.

Global fossil fuel usage to remain dominant

Despite improved energy efficiency and expenditure on renewable energy sources, the use of fossil fuels globally is expected to remain dominant, an International Energy Agency (IEA) expert said Wednesday here.

Present ocean acidification at highest level since 300m years

A new study has revealed that the oceans are more acidic now than they have been for at least 300 million years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Hydrogen fuel could soon be harness directly from sunlight

Scientists have taken an important step towards meeting at least one of the challenges in their search for clean, green sustainable energy sources.

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels to impact global warming

A new study has predicted that global warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting in the future, than previously thought.

E.Coli may hold key to turning plants into biofuel

Common stomach bug E.coli may hold the key to turning plants into biodiesel, which is hailed as a possible solution to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Gulf boom is spoiling environment: Study

Manmade islands, booming populations, overfishing and heavy use of fossil fuels have wreaked havoc in the Gulf environment and more should be done to prevent further damage, a Canadian study said on Thursday.