Global warming

Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

A team of researchers examined 1,949 deadly heat waves from around the world since 1980 to look for trends, define when heat is so severe it kills and forecast the future.

Jun 20, 2017, 12:19 PM IST
Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

The last expedition of similar scale in Tibet, regarded as roof of the world was conducted in the 1970s.

Jun 18, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

May 2017's temperature was 0.05 degrees Celsius cooler than May 2016. It was just 0.01 degrees Celsius warmer than the third warmest May, which occurred in 2014, NASA said in a statement.

Jun 16, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change effects

Some researchers have argued that as much as 30 per cent of the ocean should be set aside as reserves to safeguard marine ecosystems in the long-term.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
India saw warmest winter this year, says study

India saw warmest winter this year, says study

The analysis, based on temperature trends from 1901 till recent years, finds that India has been getting warmer continuously, consistently and rapidly.

Jun 05, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day (WED), which occurs on 5 June every year, is all about taking action and getting yourself involved physically to do something to help preserve nature and ecosystems.

Jun 05, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

World Environment Day 2017 will be observed today across the world and the theme of this year is `Connecting People to Nature`.

Jun 05, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Here’s how you can support eco-tourism as a traveller

Here’s how you can support eco-tourism as a traveller

Here are a few tips on how you can save the environment while travelling:

Jun 05, 2017, 07:59 AM IST
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called "our Mother Earth", standing firmly against President Donald Trump`s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change pact.

Jun 03, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

The Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015 by 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol. It was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

Jun 02, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Priorities of coral and coal clash in Aussie Sunshine State

As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world's biggest coal mines nearby.

May 31, 2017, 14:52 PM IST
UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

In his first major speech on climate action on Tuesday, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to "raise the bar" on climate action, Xinhua news agency reported.

May 31, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
Spoiling environment for posterity is 'crime': PM Narendra Modi

Spoiling environment for posterity is 'crime': PM Narendra Modi

Recognising the need to promote an ecosystem that creates entrepreneurial economy, Modi and Merkel agreed to promote cooperation in the field of Startups by facilitating interaction with various stakeholders in the Startups ecosystem.

May 31, 2017, 00:26 AM IST
Climate change may make cities 8 degrees Celsius hotter by year 2100, say researchers!

Climate change may make cities 8 degrees Celsius hotter by year 2100, say researchers!

The projection is based on the worst-case-scenario assumption that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases continue to rise throughout the 21st century.

May 30, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Have trouble sleeping? Climate change is about to make it worse!

Have trouble sleeping? Climate change is about to make it worse!

Researchers have long known that being too hot or too cold at night can disturb anyone’s sleep, but nobody had thought to ask how that might affect people in a world grown hotter because of climate change.

May 27, 2017, 09:26 AM IST
NASA study on hottest summers in Greenland churned out a new discovery and it's worrying!

NASA study on hottest summers in Greenland churned out a new discovery and it's worrying!

This solitary wave is a new discovery that may increase the potential for sustained ice loss in Greenland as the climate continues to warm, with implications for the future rate of sea level rise.

May 26, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Water level in Nainital Lake sinks 18 feet below normal

Water level in Nainital Lake sinks 18 feet below normal

As per reports, the water level in the freshwater body has gone down by an unprecedented 18 feet below the normal level this summer, causing huge concerns amongst environmentalists and tourists alike.

May 26, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
Beef ban can be effective in reducing climate change, global warming

Beef ban can be effective in reducing climate change, global warming

A team of researchers from four American universities report that "eating beans instead of beef would sharply reduce greenhouse gasses (GHG)" responsible for climate change.

May 25, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Antarctica is on the verge of turning green, thanks to climate change!

Antarctica is on the verge of turning green, thanks to climate change!

The scientists analysed data for the last 150 years, and found clear evidence of “changepoints” — points in time after which biological activity clearly increased — in the past half century.

May 20, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Melting permafrost floods Arctic's doomsday global seed vault entrance!

Melting permafrost floods Arctic's doomsday global seed vault entrance!

The Global Seed Vault, opened in 2008, is a concrete bunker, 100 hundred metres deep inside a mountain. The refrigerated unit was designed to be a secure place to store seeds from many of Earth's 3 million known plant species.

May 20, 2017, 13:47 PM IST