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Mars` atmosphere analyzing sensor could help cut Earth`s greenhouse emissions

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:19

Researchers have developed a new portable device that promises a greener future by readily analysing the composition of gases, solids and liquids using the light they emit.

Global warming could be accelerated by permafrost thawing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 10:39

Researchers have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends.

Causes, consequences of global climate warming 56 mn years ago revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 17:32

Researchers are studying the causes and consequences of global climate warming that took place 56 million years ago.

Weather extremes `consistent` with man-made climate change: UN

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:19

Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:18

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

China-India cooperation on carbon emission to benefit both: Daily

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:29

Coordinated efforts by China and India will help in moving both the countries towards global sustainability goals in carbon emission, a leading Chinese daily said Wednesday.

Amazon forests inhale more carbon dioxide than they emit: NASA study

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 18:56

In a finding that is seen as a significant factor in reducing global warming, a new NASA-led study confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.

World`s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:49

The world`s forests could hold 20 percent more carbon than previously thought, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Components of Venus` acidic cloud cover identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:46

A team of researchers used rainbow-like light phenomenon observed on Venus cloud tops to identify the components of the planet`s acidic cloud cover.

Climate body says Australia emissions target `not credible`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:45

The Australian government`s climate change agency warned today that Canberra`s five per cent emissions reduction target was "not credible" compared with other countries and called for it to be tripled.

Climate risk from wind farms is minimal: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 00:21

Concerns that giant wind farms aimed at easing climate change in fact aggravate the problem are misplaced, a scientific study said today.

Urban adaptation may help curb future climate warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:30

Researchers have suggested that using urban adaptation strategies like green roof, cool roof, and hybrid technologies can help offset not only future climate warming due to urban expansion but also temperature increases driven by greenhouse gases.