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Global warming targets at risk from energy plants' CO2 emissions

Carbon emissions from existing and planned fossil fuel energy plants and projects will exceed the amount needed to curb global warming, jeopardising a 1.5 degree Celsius temperature limit goal, scientists said in a study on Monday.

Jul 01, 2019, 20:43 PM IST

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Energy demand rose by 0.9 percent in 2016 and 0.9 percent on average over the previous five years.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions, says study

Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning fossil fuels. 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Policies of India and China to offset US inaction on climate change, says study

China was on track to over-achieve its pledge+ under the Paris Agreement to peak its carbon emissions by 2030.

Nov 15, 2017, 19:27 PM IST

CO2 concentrations in atmosphere at record high in 2016: WMO report

This risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable, the report added.

Oct 31, 2017, 10:08 AM IST

China launches TanSat for three-year mission to monitor global carbon emissions

During its three-year mission, TanSat will thoroughly examine global carbon dioxide levels every 16 days, accurate to at least 4 ppm (parts per million).  

Dec 22, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

India's carbon emissions increased by over 5% in 2015: Study

India contributed 6.3 per cent of all global CO2 emissions, with emissions increasing 5.2 per cent, in 2015 continuing a period of strong growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and the Global Carbon Project.

Nov 14, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Global carbon emissions remain flat for third year

The researchers said that carbon emissions did not grow last year and the projected rise of only 0.2 per cent for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3 per cent per year in the decade to 2013, with just 0.7 per cent growth seen in 2014.

Nov 14, 2016, 11:55 AM IST

China targets 18% carbon emissions cut by 2020: Report

The Chinese cabinet has rolled out a fresh climate plan which says that the levels would be cut with next 4 years compared to 2015 levels.

Nov 05, 2016, 21:20 PM IST

Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone to fight climate change

Scientists have turned carbon dioxide into stone in a matter of months by pumping it deep underground, offering a revolutionary new way of storing the greenhouse gas to tackle climate change.

Jun 10, 2016, 21:14 PM IST

WWF teams up with Baidu Mobile Apps to raise awareness about carbon emissions

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) will be partnering with Baidu Mobile Apps, developer of the world's most popular Android utility apps, to raise awareness about carbon emissions through a fun online game and social media campaign from December 24th to 31st, 2015.

Dec 28, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

Paris agreement only first step, says Tibetan official

The agreement in Paris on climate change is a step in the right direction, but it is only a first step, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Tuesday.

Dec 15, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

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Dec 13, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

The study found that global plant growth has indeed increased over the past 30 years, but not as much as expected given the change in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Dec 08, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

New method to develop alternative fuel from ethanol

Researchers have developed a more efficient way of converting ethanol to a better alternative fuel without creating unwanted byproducts.

Dec 05, 2015, 10:15 AM IST

Aggressive climate pact needed to check rising emissions: Researchers

Developing countries, including India, have recently joined in the effort to slow down climate change by setting targets for reducing their emissions.

Dec 04, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

147 world leaders to attend Paris climate summit: France

A total 147 heads of state and government so far will attend a climate summit due to start in Paris next week, the French government said today.

Nov 24, 2015, 18:27 PM IST

Volkswagen says will pay clients' tax rap over carbon emissions

German auto giant Volkswagen will foot the bill for any additional taxes owed by customers who bought its vehicles that pollute more than originally claimed, its chief executive wrote in a letter to EU ministers Friday.

Nov 07, 2015, 00:32 AM IST

Low pollution Euro-VI fuels be to introduced by 2020: Pradhan

 India will shift to Euro-VI emission compliant petrol and diesel by 2020 to cut carbon emissions, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

Oct 30, 2015, 00:04 AM IST