Global warming

Fish can swim towards predators due to climate change

Fish can swim towards predators due to climate change

These abnormal behaviours are linked to the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) on how the brain processes signals from sensory organs, according to the study published in the journal Global Change Biology.

Oct 23, 2016, 13:26 PM IST
First round-the-world scientific expedition to explore the Antarctic to measure climate change

First round-the-world scientific expedition to explore the Antarctic to measure climate change

The main stage of the expedition will leave South Africa's Cape Town on December 20 and return on March 18.

Oct 19, 2016, 21:11 PM IST
September 2016 warmest in 136 years, says NASA

September 2016 warmest in 136 years, says NASA

This marks nearly a year straight of record heat, according to NASA, with 11 of the past 12 months ranking as the warmest on record.

Oct 18, 2016, 20:41 PM IST

Rich nations say on track for promised $100 billion climate finance

Rich countries said on Monday they were on track to keep a promise to provide developing nations with $100 billion a year to tackle climate change by 2020, up from an estimated $62 billion in 2014.

Oct 18, 2016, 00:50 AM IST
Unbelievable! Now ice cream, cookies from seaweed extracts will fight climate change

Unbelievable! Now ice cream, cookies from seaweed extracts will fight climate change

Cookies baked from extracts of local seaweed abundant in the Sundarbans mangroves have 17 per cent higher protein content than those available commercially, says a team of scientists who harnessed the marine plant-like organisms for local climate change adaptations in the central part of the archipelago.

Oct 15, 2016, 09:32 AM IST

Curtail use of fossil fuel to fight global warming: Dalai Lama

 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today asked people to curtail use of fossil fuel and switch to clean sources of energy like solar and power to reduce carbon emissions and fight global warming.

Oct 05, 2016, 01:06 AM IST
Reservoirs produce 1.3% of all greenhouse gases generated by humans, says study!

Reservoirs produce 1.3% of all greenhouse gases generated by humans, says study!

The researchers acknowledge that reservoirs provide important services like electrical power, flood control, navigation and water.

Oct 04, 2016, 12:51 PM IST
India to ratify Paris Climate Change agreement on October 02: PM Modi

India to ratify Paris Climate Change agreement on October 02: PM Modi

India will ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement on October 2.

Sep 25, 2016, 18:48 PM IST
Scientists now have better idea about what role virus play in ocean

Scientists now have better idea about what role virus play in ocean

The world's oceans are filled with mystery and unknowns, which could prove to be tools that will one day protect the planet from global warming. 

Sep 23, 2016, 09:17 AM IST
Pledge for change: NYC artist collaborates with NASA; gets Earth's surface temperature tattooed!

Pledge for change: NYC artist collaborates with NASA; gets Earth's surface temperature tattooed!

So desperate is his thirst for knowledge that the day geologists made their announcement in August, he went out and got a tattoo.

Sep 17, 2016, 14:06 PM IST
Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study

Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study

According to scientists, the Arctic is warming at nearly double the global rate as a result of climate change fuelled by mankind's burning of fossil fuels, a process that emits heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

Sep 15, 2016, 16:01 PM IST
India's food production threatened due to rising ocean temperatures!

India's food production threatened due to rising ocean temperatures!

Touted to be 'the greatest hidden challenge for the present generation', the changes in ocean-focused atmospheric patterns have direct implications on food production as the yield is impacted.

Sep 13, 2016, 15:46 PM IST
Climate change victimizes American Pika species; study reveals future extinction!

Climate change victimizes American Pika species; study reveals future extinction!

Unfortunately, another animal species has fallen victim to climate change and has been declared endangered – the American Pika.

Aug 31, 2016, 21:45 PM IST
Human activity the reason behind climate change, reveals study

Human activity the reason behind climate change, reveals study

The study shows that warming began during the early stages of the industrial revolution and was first detected in the Arctic and tropical oceans around the 1830s, which was later spread to Europe, Asia and North America.

Aug 26, 2016, 10:31 AM IST
July 2016 warmest on record in 136 years: NASA

July 2016 warmest on record in 136 years: NASA

This has come as a big revelation since this has happened for the first time in 136 years of modern record-keeping.

Aug 17, 2016, 08:46 AM IST
13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades: Study

13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades: Study

The scientists used their new classification scheme to examine change in biomes over time and found that 13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades.

Aug 15, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Agriculture in 115 Indian districts most at risk from climate change

Manupriya/ IndiaSpend/ IANS

Aug 04, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
India pitches for transparency at Montreal protocol conference

India pitches for transparency at Montreal protocol conference

Besides highlighting absence of verifiable historical data is a challenge in establishing a baseline for both developed and developing countries, India has also submitted a Conference Room Paper (CRP) aimed at improving the transparency and flexibility of the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol (MLF).

Jul 21, 2016, 14:31 PM IST
Climate change trends of 2016 continue to break records, warn NASA scientists!

Climate change trends of 2016 continue to break records, warn NASA scientists!

The first six months of 2016 have been declared as the planet's warmest half-year on record.

Jul 20, 2016, 09:58 AM IST
India transforming because of its 125 cr people and their resolve: PM Modi to Indian diaspora in Kenya

India transforming because of its 125 cr people and their resolve: PM Modi to Indian diaspora in Kenya

PM Modi, while addressing the Indian diaspora in Kenya, spoke on a number of issues, including the initiatives taken by his two-year old govt for transforming the lives of common people in India.

Jul 11, 2016, 00:09 AM IST