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Japanese minister to visit Iran as ties with West thaw

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:06

Japan`s foreign minister said on Tuesday he would visit Iran next month, in the latest sign of Tehran`s rapidly thawing relationship with the Western world.

Siberian thaw likely to worsen global warming

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 09:32

A rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius in mercury is likely to melt the permanently frozen ground over a large chunk of Siberia, possibly releasing gigatonnes of carbon from soils that could aggravate global warming, says a study.

Arctic thaw frees overlooked greenhouse gas: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 05, 2010, 13:46

Thawing permafrost can release nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, a contributor to climate change that has been largely overlooked in the Arctic, a recent study has claimed.