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Opting for coal-based energy `wasteful approach` by govt: IPCC

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 01:55

Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.

Fewer US nuclear plants could curb climate change fight

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 01:59

Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama`s efforts to combat climate change.

Climate talks: `Raise your voice, not sea level` – UN

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 19:41

The United Nations seized World Environment Day today to demand action on climate change to protect small island states threatened by rising seas, drought and floods.

Worst can be avoided with action now: IPCC chief

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:24

he United Nation`s head of climate change issues stressed today that the earth`s warming trend, almost certainly caused by people, can still be eased.

Cost of keeping global warming in check `relatively modest`: UN panel

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:16

IPCC chairperson Rajendra Pachauri has said that the cost of fighting global warming is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

`Leaked` IPCC report warns of `devastating rise of 4-5 C`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:52

A new leaked report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) reportedly warns that the temperature could increase by about 4 to 5 degree C, compared with pre-industrial levels, if no action is taken to halt it.

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:49

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Southampton Varsity project to help delta residents adapt to climate change

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:03

Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

Climate: UN experts see options to brake juggernaut

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:51

A week after publishing the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change, UN experts meet in Berlin from Monday to assess options for limiting the threat.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:54

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:21

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.

New UN report shows global warming`s growing impact on climate change

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:54

A new report from the UN has warned that the impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible".