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World’s oceans need greater protection: UN chief


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world's oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.He ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... Read more...

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Expert snubs claims of ‘unprecedented winter’


January 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) An expert has contested official assertion and a general belief that Kashmir is witnessing an unprecedented winter.Shakeel Ahmad Ramshoo, head of the Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate changes will be rapid if warming continues


December 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The climate may potentially change for the worse this century, triggering many metres of sea level rise, if global warming is not controlled, said an American ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

More warm, acidic oceans will require greater reef care


February 15th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has said that the more our oceans become warmer and acidic, the harder we will have to work to save our coral reefs.Dr Ken Anthony ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past points to drastic global warming


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new analysis has concluded that the magnitude of climate change during Earth's deep past suggests that future temperatures may eventually rise far more than projected if society ... Read more...

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‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

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Ecosystems overloaded with nitrogen, courtesy humans


October 8th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that humans are overloading ecosystems with nitrogen through the burning of fossil fuels and an increase in nitrogen-producing industrial and agricultural activities.While nitrogen ... Read more...

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Cutting soot emissions best hope for saving Arctic ice


July 30th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Soot from the burning of fossil fuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought. But, unlike carbon dioxide (CO2), soot lingers only a few weeks ... Read more...

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on the rise


June 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has risen by about 2 parts per million (ppm), scientists have determined using data sent by SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging ... Read more...

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Air pollution can stop woman getting pregnant through IVF


May 12th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Excessive exposure to air pollution might increase the chance of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) failure, a new study has found. A team of fertility experts tested more than 7,000 ... Read more...

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Earth Hours should become part of our daily lives (Comment)


May 2nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By N.P. Eshwar I am convinced that the Right to Energy should be declared a Fundamental Right. Or, at best, energy should be added to the list of Directive Principles of State Policy. ... Read more...

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Prenatal air pollution exposure ‘adversely affects kids’ cognitive development’


April 21st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Children's cognitive ability can be affected by mother's exposure to urban air pollutants, says a new study.The study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried ... Read more...

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Nitrogen dioxide exposure lowers in vitro fertilization success


April 13th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): According to a team of fertility researchers, exposure to an increased level of air pollutant nitrogen dioxide is linked to lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing ... Read more...

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Top scientist holds humankind responsible for climate change (Lead)


January 7th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (IANS) India's top farm scientist M.S. Swaminathan holds humankind solely responsible for global warming causing climatic changes."Global warming is anthropogenic (man-made) and not caused by nature. Man ... Read more...

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‘Humankind solely responsible for climate change’


January 7th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (IANS) India's top farm scientist M.S. Swaminathan holds humankind solely responsible for global warming causing climatic changes."Global warming is anthropogenic (man-made) and not caused by nature. Man ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Engineered bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): In a bid to drastically reduce the greenhouse effect, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume ... Read more...

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Suck CO2 from air to save world from global warming, says Pachauri


December 1st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Rajendra Pachauri has said that drastic cuts in carbon emissions may not be sufficient to avoid the worst ravages of global ... Read more...

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World on track to warm by 6 degrees Celsius by century end


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 19 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that the world is on track to warm by a whopping 6 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.According to ... Read more...

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Deep-sea ecosystems could be vulnerable to effects of global warming


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Scientists have warned that deep-sea ecosystems occupying 60 percent of the Earth's surface could be vulnerable to the effects of global warming."Global-scale models are now estimating that climate ... Read more...

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Scientists try to make wood a new energy source


March 12th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A scientific team from the North Carolina State University is working to turn woodchips into a substitute for coal by using a process called torrefaction that is ... Read more...

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Shells of marine creatures thinning due to oceans increasing intake of CO2


March 9th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that the shells of microscopic animals in the ocean are becoming thinner thanks to the oceans increasing absorption of carbon dioxide.As carbon ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification could have broader effects on marine ecosystems


December 18th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that ocean acidification could result in broader disruptions of biological processes in the oceans. The research was conducted by Donald Potts, a professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ESA tests laser to measure atmospheric CO2


December 4th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec 4 (ANI): A recent ESA (European Space Agency) campaign has demonstrated how a technique using lasers could be employed to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.The campaign supports ... Read more...

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Carbon levels may trigger disastrous climate change


November 19th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Carbon levels have reached a point of no return and may trigger disastrous climate change -- unless they are reversed, scientists have warned. Their study is a departure ... Read more...

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Globe-warming CO2 already in danger zone


November 19th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A revised theory by a group of 10 prominent scientists has suggested that the level of globe-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air has already reached the ... Read more...

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‘Brown clouds’ of pollutants darken Asian cities: UN


November 13th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 13 (DPA) Vast "brown clouds" of pollution are making Asian cities, including New Delhi and Beijing, darker melting Himalayan glaciers and intensifying regional monsoons, a UN report said Thursday.India as ... 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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CO2 levels must be reduced as they are already in danger zone


November 8th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that if climate disasters are to be averted, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) must be reduced below the levels that already exist today, ... Read more...

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Stabilising current CO2 emission levels not enough to save coral reefs


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Even if greenhouse gas emission is stabilised at current levels, it would still be enough to cause acidification of oceans and sound the death knell of coral reefs.Ocean ... Read more...

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Current cutbacks in CO2 emissions not enough to save coral reefs


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A new study has indicated that modest cutbacks in CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions may be too little, and it might be too late to save coral reefs. ... Read more...

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Phasing out coal emissions might help fight global warming


September 13th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): A team of researchers have determined that the ongoing rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from burning of fossil fuels might be kept below harmful levels if ... Read more...

Posted in National |

70,000 yr old ice core analysis shows correlation between CO2 and abrupt climate changes


September 12th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): An analysis has been completed of the global carbon cycle and climate for a 70,000 year period in the most recent Ice Age, showing a remarkable correlation ... 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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India blamed for eight percent of carbon emissions growth


August 23rd, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Carbon emissions into the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion worldwide in 2007 was 22 percent higher than in 2000, says the Worldwatch Institute. India accounted for eight ... Read more...

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