White House tackles HFC emissions to slash global warming

The Obama administration today said it will slash emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas used to fuel refrigerators and air conditioners that contributes to global warming.

Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth

The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said today ahead of a UN summit.

Global warming may unleash series of decades-long 'megadroughts'
Global warming may unleash series of decades-long 'megadroughts'

A new study has revealed that due to global warming, this century may suffer from a series of decades-long "megadroughts".

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: Study
Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: Study

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.

India, EU stress need for global pact on climate change

India and the European Union today stressed the need for a global agreement on climate change at the UN Conference in Paris next year.

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica
Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

Activists plan worldwide march on global warming
Activists plan worldwide march on global warming

Thousands of activists are expected to participate in a march in New York, London and eight other cities worldwide, including Delhi, to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, ahead of a major summit on climate change this month, a British daily reported Monday.

Cab sharing helps cut cost, curbs CO2 emission
Cab sharing helps cut cost, curbs CO2 emission

Sharing a cab may help reduce total travel time by up to 40 percent, with corresponding reductions in operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study.

United Nations' 'reports from future' predicts climate hell by 2050
United Nations' 'reports from future' predicts climate hell by 2050

United Nation recent initiative called 'weather reports from the future' predicted the disastrous climate change by 2050 with imagined weather forecasts.

Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest
Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest

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New Delhi: Brazil police on Friday arrested a gang who have carried out the worst environmental crimes of performing deforestation in the Amazon region.

Methane gas seeps spotted along Atlantic Coast caused by global warming?

Scientists have found that methane gas is bubbling out from nearly 600 vents on the Atlantic Ocean sea-floor near the East Coast of the United States.

Greenland, Antarctic ice sheets losing volume

A new study has observed the changes in the altitude of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers.

Antarctica may lift sea level sooner than previously thought

A new study has revealed that Antarctica may raise the sea level faster than previously thought posing threat to the coasts and coastal megacities.

Rise in Arctic temperatures linked with extreme weather events

A new study has demonstrated that the swift rise in the Arctic temperatures is because of weather extremes in the northern hemisphere such as heatwaves in the US and flooding in Europe.

Human influence causing climate warming: IPCC report

Observing that humans are the dominant cause of global warming, a UN climate panel has warned that climate change will impact human health, south Asian settlements and infrastructure through flooding, and will aggravate food and water shortages in the region.

Greenhouse emissions in Latin America doubles

Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activity in Latin America doubled in the past 50 years and will continue to worsen if nothing is done to reverse the trend, a UN agency has said.

Come up with out-of-the-box solutions: Naveen to scientists

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged upon the state`s scientific fraternity to come up with "out-of-the-box" solutions to combat the menaces of environmental pollution, energy crisis, water scarcity, global warming, and climate change.

Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities

Human activities are directly responsible for rising levels of atmospheric water vapour, the most abundant greenhouse gas and a key driver of global warming, scientists say.

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.

Space theatre offers a peek into life in Antarctica

The vast blue and white expanse of Antarctica, the least explored continent on earth, has now come alive at a space theatre here.