Global warming

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

The data, supported by findings from other organisations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause.

Jan 18, 2017, 21:20 PM IST
Combating climate change: Delhi girl crowdfunds to fight phenomenon

Combating climate change: Delhi girl crowdfunds to fight phenomenon

 An employee at Google, Digantika is one of the 100 people selected for the expedition, from more than 5000 applications.

Jan 18, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report

1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report

 40 percent of the population fell victim to severe heat wave, with the rest killed by flooding and lightning.

Jan 15, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

The temperature of the seawater surrounding Japan's Sekiseishoko coral reef was one to two degrees Celsius higher than normal between last June and September.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

 Average temperatures across the entirety of the lower 48 states were nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

Jan 10, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
Abrupt sea level rise seen 15,000 years ago could happen again

Abrupt sea level rise seen 15,000 years ago could happen again

Global warming is replicating conditions that triggered an abrupt sea level rise of several meters in the ocean around Antarctica some 15,000 years ago, warns a study.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:50 AM IST
World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

The data are the first of the New Year to confirm many projections that 2016 will exceed 2015 as the warmest since reliable records began in the 19th century, it said in a report.

Jan 06, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Is climate change causing bird's wing length to grow? Scientists say 'Yes'

Is climate change causing bird's wing length to grow? Scientists say 'Yes'

Scientists from the University of Notre Dame in Sydney have found out that climate change may be causing the wing length of some bird species to grow rapidly. 

Jan 03, 2017, 04:46 AM IST

Gulf Wildlife Day celebrated in UAE

Held on December 30 every year, Gulf Wildlife Day is celebrated in the region by environmental authorities organising wide-ranging activities to raise awareness about wildlife conservation.

Dec 30, 2016, 20:29 PM IST
Global warming compelling birds into early migration, research reveals

Global warming compelling birds into early migration, research reveals

Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, a new research said. 

Dec 30, 2016, 04:06 AM IST
Meeting global climate target to net millions more fish

Meeting global climate target to net millions more fish

Previous UBC research shows that today's global fish catch is roughly 109 million metric tonnes.

Dec 25, 2016, 18:18 PM IST
New key enzyme discovered to recycle greenhouse gas

New key enzyme discovered to recycle greenhouse gas

In what could be seen as an effective way to reduce the challenges of two major concerns the world is battling—global warming and energy shortage, scientists have found a new way to recycle the greenhouse gas.

Dec 25, 2016, 01:40 AM IST
Sea stars, sea spiders and more: Scientists unearth a whole new world on the Antarctic sea bed!

Sea stars, sea spiders and more: Scientists unearth a whole new world on the Antarctic sea bed!

Penguins, seals, whales, polar bears are all laymen really know and could helplessly associate with the Antarctic region and this discovery has totally turned the tables!

Dec 22, 2016, 09:42 AM IST
Arctic lakes melting earlier each year, claims study

Arctic lakes melting earlier each year, claims study

 A new research has revealed that due to climate change, arctic lakes covered with ice during the winter months are melting earlier each year.

Dec 20, 2016, 22:46 PM IST
Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

With 2015 ending in the nations of the world putting up a united front against climate change in Paris, the entire course of 2016 was all about making the world aware of its devastating effects, while also initiating their respective strategies to reduce carbon footprints.

Dec 20, 2016, 17:19 PM IST
Rapid Antarctic ice melt being triggered by warm water, say researchers

Rapid Antarctic ice melt being triggered by warm water, say researchers

A massive conduit of hot water was detected last year, measuring around 10 kilometres wide and 1 kilometre deep in front of the western side of the Totten Glacier.

Dec 18, 2016, 16:33 PM IST
Tibet glaciers drilled for climate change research by Chinese scientists

Tibet glaciers drilled for climate change research by Chinese scientists

Scientists claim that they have drilled into the glacier to collect almost 400-metre ice samples for research into climate change.

Dec 16, 2016, 20:42 PM IST
Has Climate change started widening world's wet-dry region divide?

Has Climate change started widening world's wet-dry region divide?

A new study has revealed that the wet regions of the Earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier due to global warming.

Dec 14, 2016, 05:05 AM IST
Antarctica more vulnerable to warming than thought: Study

Antarctica more vulnerable to warming than thought: Study

East Antarctica`s massive ice sheet may be more exposed to global warming than long assumed, according to a study Monday that shows how strong winds can erode ice shelves that help hold it in place.

Dec 13, 2016, 08:15 AM IST
Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals: Study

Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals: Study

A decade-long surge of the potent greenhouse gas methane threatens to make the fight against global warming even harder, top researchers warned Monday. 

Dec 12, 2016, 07:00 AM IST