Greenhouse gas

Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets

In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit to be held on September 23 in New York, Chief Executive Officers are being challenged to set even more ambitious targets for their companies in line with the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which made a compelling case for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Jun 14, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

India can reduce 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas: Study

Merely by conservation of nature, and reforestation, about 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emission could be reduced by 2030. 

Oct 17, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

India ready to work above and beyond Paris climate deal: Sushma Swaraj

India along with more than 190 nations reached a pact in December 2015 with an aim to prevent an increase in the global average temperature and keep it well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:56 PM IST

Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option

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Jun 27, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

PETA urges PM Narendra Modi to ban meat products from menus at govt meetings

PETA India's appeal came in the wake of reports that Germany's Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks had recently banned meat from being served at meetings and events.

Apr 25, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

Developed countries to phase down greenhouse gas by 2036: Govt

The Minister said it has been agreed that the developing countries will have a differentiated time schedule for such phase down.

Mar 21, 2017, 13:56 PM IST

New key enzyme discovered to recycle greenhouse gas

In what could be seen as an effective way to reduce the challenges of two major concerns the world is battling—global warming and energy shortage, scientists have found a new way to recycle the greenhouse gas.

Dec 25, 2016, 01:40 AM IST

First ever global maps of human carbon dioxide emissions created using satellite data! (Pics inside)

Based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, scientists from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, produced three main maps.

Nov 02, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Hydroflurocarbon phase-down: India asks developed world to take concrete decision on distributing financial incentives

India is in favour of having two different HFC phase-down schedule for developing countries -- one for China and whoever else wants to join China and other for the remaining developing countries.

Oct 12, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

In INDC, India pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 percent

Ahead of the climate change summit in Paris later this year, India has pledged to curb its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent from the 2005 level.

Oct 02, 2015, 09:59 AM IST

Soon, pill to cut methane gas production by cows

A compound added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduces methane emissions by 30 percent and could have ramifications for global climate change, says a new study.

Aug 17, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

China's new rice to abate global warming?

Report of a new rice cultivated by China is sure to be a welcome news for those worried about global warming and climate change.

Aug 10, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

Oceans need big reduction in greenhouse gases

Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Otherwise, there will be far-reaching and irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems, says a study.

Jul 06, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

Eco-friendly cars running on air? Indian scientists show the way

Indian scientists have shown a new route to make fuel cells more efficient, thus pushing further the possibility that cars could one day run on air.

May 07, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

Audi making diesel fuel from water, air

Audi has begun the production of a synthetic diesel fuel "e-diesel" by just using water and air unlike conventional fossil fuels that contains sulphur.

Apr 29, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

US will `set an example for world` on climate change: John Kerry

The United States intends to "set an example for the world" in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.

Apr 29, 2015, 02:56 AM IST

US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis

US researchers have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria to mimic the natural photosynthetic process, an advancement they believe could be a potentially game-changing breakthrough.

Apr 24, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

India takes 'significant step' in HFC decision: US envoy

India`s surprise decision to agree to phase-down the use of a potent greenhouse gas after years of opposition is a "significant step" toward global action to address climate change, the U.S. State Department`s climate change envoy said Friday.

Apr 18, 2015, 02:28 AM IST

Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25% by 2020

The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

India says won`t sacrifice growth at climate talks

India will not sign any deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions at UN climate talks that threatens its growth or undermines its fight against poverty, the environment minister said Friday.

Dec 05, 2014, 21:40 PM IST