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Oceans acidification peaks in 300 mn years


March 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Ocean acidification levels have peaked in 300 million years, with scientists fearing unprecedented changes in marine chemistry in the near future. Anthropogenic (manmade) acidification occurs when ... Read more...

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Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... Read more...

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Aerosols may impact climate more than estimated


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Satellite-based projections of aerosols' effect on earth's climate significantly underestimate their impact which may lie at the heart of the biggest uncertainty in climate change."The satellite ... Read more...

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Renewables could meet global energy needs by 2050: Report


May 12th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 12 (IANS) Renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could provide up to 80 percent of the global energy needs by 2050, an intergovernmental panel report ... Read more...

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EU to ban ‘Conventionally fuelled’ cars from cities by 2050


March 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 29 (ANI): The European Union has planned to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2050, and replace them with alternatives such as electric and hydrogen powered vehicles.Recently unveiled EU ... Read more...

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Electric cars ‘are as dirty as diesel cars’


February 24th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): The amount of pollution generated by electric cars is similar to that of a frugal conventional diesel car, according to UK consumer watchdogs.Experts at Which? said electric cars ... Read more...

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Halting emissions would still make earth warmer


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, the earth would still likely get warmer. While governments debate about potential policies that might curb the emission of greenhouse gases, new ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘can cause obesity and diabetes’


December 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): New research at Ohio State University in the US has revealed childhood exposure to common air pollutants increases the risk of obesity and developing diabetes.Exposure to microscopic pollutants ... Read more...

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Make more efforts to tackle rising ocean acidity, say European scientists


May 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): European scientists are calling for more efforts in tackling rising ocean acidity.The 'Impacts of Ocean Acidification' science policy briefing presented by the European Science Foundation on May 20 ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions lead to dangerous changes in oceans


April 2nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) The rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the world's oceans, warn international marine scientists. More than 30 ... Read more...

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Soot from India triggers retreat of Himalayan glaciers


February 4th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Nobody disputes that glaciers in the Himalayas are thinning. Now a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Surabhi Menon has set out to isolate the impacts of ... Read more...

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Black carbon from India contributing in melting of Himalayan glaciers


February 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that airborne black carbon aerosols from India are a major contributor to the decline in snow and ice cover on the ... Read more...

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‘Urgent need for honest disclosure of uncertainty in climate change’, says science tsar


January 27th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): The British Government's chief scientific adviser has determined that the impact of global warming has been exaggerated by some scientists and there is an urgent need for more ... Read more...

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US forests can soak up 50 year-equivalent of CO2 emissions


December 13th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Forests and soils in the US could soak up additional quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) and mitigate climate change, says a new estimate. The 48 US states can potentially ... Read more...

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India should not expect assistance to cut carbon emissions: Shyam Saran


November 30th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 30(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's Special Envoy on Climate Change, Shyam Saran, on Monday said that India being a major developing country should not expect any technology ... Read more...

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Climate change may quicken with world’s oceans absorbing less CO2


November 25th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): A geophysicist from Yale University, US, has found that the world's oceans are absorbing less carbon dioxide (CO2), which could quicken the pace of climate change.The scientist in ... Read more...

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Soon, “green” tires that boost mileage and cut CO2 emissions


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): A new generation of "green" automobile tires that can boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing safety and durability, and in the process, cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, is rolling ... Read more...

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Religious leaders join hands to address global warming, nuclear armament


November 19th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19(ANI): Apprehending the threats posed by global warming and nuclear armament, religious leaders of different faiths on Thursday came together to voice their concern over these issues which, they ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification may contribute to global shellfish decline


October 27th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that ocean acidification may contribute to global shellfish decline, as elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve ... Read more...

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“Supervillain” CO2 has “henchmen” like NO2 and methane to amplify global warming


September 9th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Scientists have said that in the fight against global warming, "supervillain" carbon dioxide (CO2) should not be solely targeted, as there are harmful greenhouse gases like nitrous ... Read more...

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India, US to hold talks on climate change


July 21st, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): India's Special Envoy on Climate Change Systems Shyam Saran and his US counterpart Todd Stern will hold talks on climate change today.Stern, who was accompanying ... Read more...

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New geothermal heat extraction process may deliver clean power generation


July 17th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists at the (US) Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources, which holds promise ... Read more...

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Trains much more harmful for climate than planes


June 8th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that greenhouse gas emissions generated by trains are much more higher than those produced by an airplane.Unlike previous studies on transport emissions, ... Read more...

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Starfish may surprisingly benefit from global warming


May 31st, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): While many studies have predicted that global warming will cause widespread disruptions to ecosystems, a new study has found that a species of starfish may benefit from rising ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers inspire sponge that absorbs CO2


May 16th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): An Australian researcher has suggested that the porous structure of sea cucumbers could be the perfect model to create a sponge that absorbs C02 (carbon dioxide) and boosts ... Read more...

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Increasing CO2 in oceans will make harder for deep-sea animals to “breathe”


April 18th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and decreasing oxygen in the oceans will make it harder for deep-sea animals to "breathe".The study, by marine ... Read more...

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Solar power may be used to turn CO2 to methane


March 7th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new study by Penn State University researchers has determined that dual catalysts may be the key to efficiently turning carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor into ... Read more...

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Water vapour adds a degree to global warming


February 25th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Water vapour released into the air adds one degree Celsius to global warming for every one contributed by humanity through other greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence for this ... Read more...

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One-fifth of worlds fossil fuel emitted CO2 being absorbed by tropical trees


February 19th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A research has shown that tropical trees in undisturbed forest are absorbing nearly a fifth of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by burning fossil fuels in the ... Read more...

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Spraying aerosols into atmosphere may reduce global warming


December 30th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Scientists are planning to put aerosols into the atmosphere to chemically unlock the greenhouse effect and allow more of the suns reflected heat to radiate back into ... Read more...

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NASAs carbon-sniffing satellite sleuth arrives at launch site


November 13th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): NASAs first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide, has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final launch preparations.Called The ... Read more...

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Climate change favors creatures with short lifespans


November 1st, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new research has determined that climate change is likely to disrupt food chains by favoring animals with short lifespans over often bigger rivals that are worse ... Read more...

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India poised to become third largest emitter of CO2 this year


September 25th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): New estimates have suggested that India is poised to become the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions this year.These are the findings of an analysis ... Read more...

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Antarctic ice growth is one of the odd side effects of global warming


September 13th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 13 (ANI): In what is being considered an unusual side effect of global warming, the amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown recently.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Indian-American scientist hopeful CO2 emissions can be reined in


September 11th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas accounts for 80 percent of the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide since pre-industrial era. But an Indian-American researcher ... Read more...

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