Global warming

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
Is our love for Pizza putting the environment at stake?

Is our love for Pizza putting the environment at stake?

Despite a push for greener fuel policy, the Latin megacity is still struggling to lower its pollutants.

Jun 22, 2016, 22:53 PM IST
Hottest summers on the cards for the world in 50 years!

Hottest summers on the cards for the world in 50 years!

If this happens, then the resultant impact due to the rising temperatures will also affect our health, damage crops and deepen droughts. 

Jun 15, 2016, 00:36 AM IST
Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

As per reports, the Bramble Cay melomys, a mammal native to the Great Barrier Reef, is nowhere to be found anymore.  

Jun 14, 2016, 20:00 PM IST
NASA's CORAL mission to map coral reefs from 23,000 feet!

NASA's CORAL mission to map coral reefs from 23,000 feet!

Up till now, scientists have been studying coral reefs up close in the water. But now, NASA has decided to study them differently – from 23,000 feet above.

Jun 09, 2016, 21:57 PM IST
Climate change making the Arctic green, says NASA

Climate change making the Arctic green, says NASA

The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, said the study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada.  

Jun 06, 2016, 20:10 PM IST
Climate change: Temperatures in Madhya Pradesh to surge by 1-1.5 degrees by 2045, says study

Climate change: Temperatures in Madhya Pradesh to surge by 1-1.5 degrees by 2045, says study

The study, "Climate Change in Madhya Pradesh: Indicators, Impacts, and Adaptation," done jointly by faculty member Veemal Mishra of IIT-Gandhinagar and Amit Garg of IIM-Ahmedabad says that with rise in temperatures, the "frequency of severe, extreme, and exceptional droughts" will increase.

Jun 06, 2016, 11:27 AM IST