Cities sign climate pledge in boost to global deal

Leading cities and regions on Thursday promised ambitious cuts to emissions blamed for climate change, hoping to boost efforts for a global deal.

UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts.

Rise in CO2 to melt world's glaciers

Just as it did at the close of the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago, rise in greenhouse gases will eradicate many of the world's glaciers by the end of the century, warns a new study.

Case closed, says study: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers

Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published today.

Targets to tackle climate change will remain a dream without affordable technology: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the targets of reducing greenhouse gases will remain difficult dreams in the absence of affordable technology and adequate finance as he made a strong pitch for concrete and effective outcome at the upcoming global conference on climate change.

Climate change taking a toll on fishery resources: KUFOS
Climate change taking a toll on fishery resources: KUFOS

 Climate change is taking a toll on fishery resources with consequent ocean warming and rise in sea level, posing multiple threats to the marine ecosystem, Vice Chancellor of Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), B Madhusoodana Kurup, said today.

It's official: 2014 was Earth's hottest year on record

The unusually warm weather that you felt last year was experienced across most parts of the world, making 2014 the hottest year in recorded history, said a report based on contributions from 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world.

Driverless cars good for our future: Study

 If driverless taxis roaming our cities become a reality, they would not only help cut our expenses but would also greatly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, says researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.

 NASA releases detailed global climate change projections
NASA releases detailed global climate change projections

NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere.

New round of UN talks seeks a shape to climate deal

UN climate talks were to resume in Bonn today, tasked with sculpting a historic deal on greenhouse gases due to be sealed in Paris little more than six months from now.

Air conditioning use poised to spike worldwide: Study

The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.

Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%
Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%

Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30 per cent compared to 1990 levels, subject to conditions.

Chinese polluters will pay a price 'too high to bear': Li
Chinese polluters will pay a price 'too high to bear': Li

As his government resorted to tough measures to control pollution, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned polluters that they will pay a price "too high to bear" for their illegal acts.

Kerry urges nations to back Paris climate change talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry today urged nations to set ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, warning climate change deniers that gambling with the Earth's future was a risky business as "there is no Planet B."

Carbon emissions up risk of US megadroughts

Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions drives up the risk of severe droughts, shows a new study carried out in the US.

Climate change should be collectively addressed: France

Asking the international community to work together on climate change and not against each other, France Thursday warned that a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is not achievable without equitable access to sustainable development.

Manicured lawns contribute to global warming by producing greenhouse gases

A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.

Last year was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists

Last year was Earth`s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.

Microbe waste can shed light on Earth's evolution

 Microbe waste may provide a record of how Earth and life co-evolved over the past 3.5 billion years as the planet's temperature, oxygen levels and greenhouse gases changed, scientists say.

Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief
Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief

Following ambitious pledges by US and China to reduce emissions, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said it is "not fair" for all countries to make the same level of contributions, given their different phases of development and needs, a stand similar to that of India.