Greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough, says UN climate chief

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the UN's climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder.

Feb 26, 2021, 21:04 PM IST

'Common glue may help fight climate change'

The researchers cross-linked the polyamine into a solid by using epoxy resin constituting just one-tenth of the mass of the material maximising the CO2-reactive component and avoiding the use of a support.

Jun 20, 2019, 14:02 PM IST

World's first 'Green concrete' trial begins in Sydney

Researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney and research and innovation hub called CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) would use results from the trial to create the first set of industry guidelines for "geopolymer" concrete.

Jun 19, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

World's 100 big cities represent 10% global emissions: Study

The report explores six sectors where leaders, businesses, and citizens in the world's cities can take rapid action to address consumption-based emissions: food, construction, clothing, vehicles, aviation, and electronics.

Jun 12, 2019, 12:25 PM IST

Marine reserves may mitigate climate change impact

The study showed that reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to key impacts of climate change such as ocean acidification, sea-level rise, increased intensity of storms, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:42 PM IST

Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Initial aerial and in-water surveys confirmed that about 29% of shallow water corals died from bleaching during 2016, up from the previous estimate of 22%, with the reef currently experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of bleaching.

May 29, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

A new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth`s climate in an article was published on Thursday in the academic journal Science.

May 05, 2017, 01:10 AM IST

Sea level rise: Up to 67% of California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Beaches in Southern California are a crucial feature of the economy, and the first line of defence against coastal storm impacts for the 18 million residents in the region. 

Mar 30, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Pollution pushing New Zealand to environmental limits: Report

The report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said New Zealanders enjoyed a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mar 21, 2017, 08:52 AM IST

Rapid transit key in fight against climate change: Study

Car-oriented development has been the predominant urban form for cities in the past century and the results have been disastrous, said researcher Michael Marks.

Oct 11, 2016, 07:05 AM IST

Urgent action needed to ward off `devastating` climate crisis

ACP says that physicians have a role in combatting climate change, especially as it relates to human health.

Apr 19, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

The methane leak, detected at the gas company`s Aliso Canyon facility, has been described as an environmental disaster.

Feb 26, 2016, 19:40 PM IST

Searing heat waves could hit world every year by 2075

If emissions are aggressively cut, the extreme heat events could be significantly reduced significantly, although 18% of the Earth would still face dangerous heat waves.

Feb 23, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

Small ponds emit large amount of greenhouse gases

Ponds play an important role in the carbon cycle as gases produced at the bottom of small ponds are able to reach the top more often than what occurs in larger lakes, due to greater water mixing and shallower waters.  

Feb 02, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

Time to turn climate pledges into concrete action: France

The 195 governments that clinched the Paris climate deal must now turn their pledges into concrete action, France's ecology minister Segolene Royal has said.

Jan 12, 2016, 07:10 AM IST

Nearly 60 percent greenhouse gas emissions from energy sector: Govt

Energy sector contributes for nearly 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, followed by electricity, industry, agriculture and other sectors, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Dec 21, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

Climate talks head for final phase, India promises positivity

Environment Ministers from across the globe will strive this week to transform a draft that has conflicting proposals into a concrete climate pact to cap greenhouse gas emissions amid India's assertion that it is going for the high-stakes talks with positivity.

Dec 06, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

More ambitious climate targets needed to limit global warming

Countries must set more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming below two degrees, according to a new analysis of the emission targets from 159 countries including India.

Dec 04, 2015, 13:35 PM 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

Paris Climate Conference: Key developments at COP21

The Paris climate conference will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, envisage to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement.

Dec 03, 2015, 20:35 PM IST