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Cost of keeping global warming in check `relatively modest`: UN panel

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:16

IPCC chairperson Rajendra Pachauri has said that the cost of fighting global warming is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:47

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.

Global warming could be accelerated by permafrost thawing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 10:39

Researchers have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends.

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.

Weather extremes `consistent` with man-made climate change: UN

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:19

Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:18

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

World`s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:49

The world`s forests could hold 20 percent more carbon than previously thought, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Four new ozone-depleting gases found in atmosphere

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:23

A new study has found four new man-made gases in the atmosphere which are destroying the ozone layer.

Volcanic gases may have slowed down global warming: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 21:27

Volcanic gases from early 21st century eruptions - that form mirror-like particles in the air - may have slowed down global warming, shows research.

US high court mulls greenhouse gas limits

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 04:33

The US government has defended its regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants before the Supreme Court, after coming under attack from industry and Republicans alike.

Urban adaptation may help curb future climate warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:30

Researchers have suggested that using urban adaptation strategies like green roof, cool roof, and hybrid technologies can help offset not only future climate warming due to urban expansion but also temperature increases driven by greenhouse gases.

New catalyst turns greenhouse gases into useful chemicals

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 17:34

Scientists have discovered a new method to convert harmful greenhouse gases into chemicals which can produce synthetic fuels, while reducing industrial carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40 percent.