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First ever global maps of human carbon dioxide emissions created using satellite data! (Pics inside)

First ever global maps of human carbon dioxide emissions created using satellite data! (Pics inside)

Based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, scientists from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, produced three main maps.

Hydroflurocarbon phase-down: India asks developed world to take concrete decision on distributing financial incentives

Hydroflurocarbon phase-down: India asks developed world to take concrete decision on distributing financial incentives

India is in favour of having two different HFC phase-down schedule for developing countries -- one for China and whoever else wants to join China and other for the remaining developing countries.

In INDC, India pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 percent

In INDC, India pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 percent

Ahead of the climate change summit in Paris later this year, India has pledged to curb its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent from the 2005 level.

Soon, pill to cut methane gas production by cows

A compound added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduces methane emissions by 30 percent and could have ramifications for global climate change, says a new study.

China's new rice to abate global warming?

Report of a new rice cultivated by China is sure to be a welcome news for those worried about global warming and climate change.

Oceans need big reduction in greenhouse gases

Oceans need big reduction in greenhouse gases

Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Otherwise, there will be far-reaching and irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems, says a study.

Eco-friendly cars running on air? Indian scientists show the way

Indian scientists have shown a new route to make fuel cells more efficient, thus pushing further the possibility that cars could one day run on air.

Audi making diesel fuel from water, air

Audi has begun the production of a synthetic diesel fuel "e-diesel" by just using water and air unlike conventional fossil fuels that contains sulphur.

US will `set an example for world` on climate change: John Kerry

The United States intends to "set an example for the world" in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.

US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis

US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis

US researchers have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria to mimic the natural photosynthetic process, an advancement they believe could be a potentially game-changing breakthrough.

India takes 'significant step' in HFC decision: US envoy

India`s surprise decision to agree to phase-down the use of a potent greenhouse gas after years of opposition is a "significant step" toward global action to address climate change, the U.S. State Department`s climate change envoy said Friday.

Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25% by 2020

The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

India says won`t sacrifice growth at climate talks

India will not sign any deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions at UN climate talks that threatens its growth or undermines its fight against poverty, the environment minister said Friday.

Boeing completes test flight with 'green diesel'

Boeing announced Wednesday that it completed the first test flight with "green diesel", which offers potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in aviation.

Volcanoes may have caused triggered water flow on early Mars

 A new study has revealed that volcanism and greenhouse gas could have warmed Mars sufficiently, but only for tens or hundreds of years at a time, which could have triggered water flow.

Revealed: How carbon dioxide moves around the globe

Revealed: How carbon dioxide moves around the globe

A high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

India refrains from opposing UN discussion on Hydrofluorocarbons

 In a significant move, India today did not oppose participation in a discussion on the issue of harmful greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the UN Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances.

Reconstituted climate panel reviews progress by national missions

Reconstituted climate panel reviews progress by national missions

Ahead of next month's UN climate conference in Lima, the reconstituted Executive Committee on Climate Change Friday reviewed the progress made by the eight national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

US, China announce 'historic' climate change goals

US, China announce 'historic' climate change goals

Top greenhouse gas emitters China and the US today announced a "historic" pact that could cut their emissions by close to a third over the next two decades, as President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama held talks to push forward new type of major-country ties.

Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change

Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change

In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.