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Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon


September 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a ... Read more...

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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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Lufthansa to fly new B747-8 aircraft on India route


July 9th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Leading European carrier Lufthansa said Monday it will fly its new B747-8 aircraft on the Delhi-Frankfurt route, and would follow up by introducing it on ... Read more...

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Industrial scientists turn to ‘greening’ of jeans


June 20th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 20 (IANS) Producing a single pair of jeans requires more than 2,500 gallons of water, nearly a pound of chemicals and vast amounts of energy, it is estimated. ... Read more...

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Asia’s largest solar park functional in Gujarat


April 19th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) A 600 MW solar power park, touted as Asia's first and largest, was Thursday dedicated to the nation by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in ... Read more...

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White roofs cool buildings


January 30th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Building roofs painted white are able to deflect heat and cool them by three percent on hot days, a study says. "Reflective white paint on commercial ... Read more...

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Deflecting solar rays could improve food supply


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Deflecting solar rays from the earth could be one way of improving food output, as global warming aggravates the likelihood of crop failures in the heat-stressed ... Read more...

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Danish, Chinese cities collaborate on climate issues


December 29th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 29 (IANS) Denmark's Soenderborg city and China's Baoding city have joined forces to find green energy solutions, officials of the two sides said.The municipal authorities of Soenderborg and ... Read more...

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Mexico City closes world’s largest trash dump


December 20th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the Mexican capital said Monday that concerns about pollution of the air and nearby underground aquifers led them to close a municipal trash ... Read more...

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India to be hit by collapse of carbon trading market


December 7th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The carbon trading market may be headed for a crash if negotiations at the climate change conference are any indication, according to experts. This is likely ... Read more...

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Airtel Nigeria goes green to power base stations


December 7th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 7 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria is in the midst of a project to put in place 250 solar energy base stations across the country in the first phase as ... Read more...

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Tropical fish adapt to rising sea temperatures


December 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Some tropical fish, over several generations, seem to have a greater capacity to cope with rising sea temperatures. The discovery comes as a ray of hope ... 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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China’s transport authorities step up efforts to reduce emission


November 27th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) In response to the government's call to build a greener economy, China's transport authorities have taken a slew of measures to promote energy saving and emission ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on addressing climate change


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) China Tuesday issued a white paper on its policies and actions for addressing climate change, highlighting a range of major policy measures to mitigate and adapt ... Read more...

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‘Urbanisation, increasing demand challenge for auto sector’


October 6th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) An effective policy on urbanisation, multi-modal transportation and appropriate automotive technologies to meet future needs are important for India which will become the third largest market ... Read more...

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Urban poor vulnerable to climate change: Kumari Selja


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) A vast majority of urban poor are vulnerable to climate change, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said Monday, blaming the developed ... Read more...

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C02 emissions up 45 percent in two decades


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Carbon dioxide emissions, the main cause of global warming, rose 45 percent between 1990 and 2010, reaching an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010, ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki joins UN mission on climate change


June 5th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) India's top car maker Maruti Suzuki Sunday said that it has joined the "green league" of companies by registering for the clean development mission (CDM) ... Read more...

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Direct removal of CO2 from air impractical: Scientists


May 10th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air physically may not be a very practicable way to reverse human-driven climate change and it would be cheaper to ... Read more...

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Jaguar to launch limited edition supercar


May 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The iconic Jaguar will soon launch C-X75, a hybrid supercar, priced in the range of British 700,000 pounds plus local taxes, an official said here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Earth will recover faster from global warming show prehistoric evidence


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analysed evidence from a prehistoric event and come to the conclusion that the Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Rising carbon dioxide emissions linked to spike in hay fever in Europe


April 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A continent-wide study has indicated that carbon dioxide emissions may be raising the pollen counts in European cities.Researchers from 13 EU nations analysed pollen levels for more than ... Read more...

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Biochar may help suppress greenhouse gases


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Tests conducted by scientists at Lincoln University in New Zealand have indicated that adding biochar to the soil could be used to suppress nitrous oxide derived from livestock. ... Read more...

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Efficient crematorium project launched to save wood


February 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bid to curb pollution levels and conserve forests, the 'Harit Moksha' project which aims to save 13,700 tonnes of wood on cremations every year was ... Read more...

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Real-time ‘eco-driving’ can cut fuel consumption up to 6pc


February 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Do you know how much fuel can be saved by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window and not using air conditioning? Well, a new study has all the ... Read more...

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Clean energy to power the globe by 2050: Report


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Energy needs around the world could be met more cleanly, renewably and economically by the year 2050, a report by the World Wide Fund (WWF) said Thursday.Titled ... Read more...

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Now, hydrogen beads car-fuel that ‘can cut CO2 emissions by 30pc’


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers at Cella Energy in Didcot, UK, are developing nanobeads of ammonia-borane hydride which when used as car fuel, can cut greenhouse emission by 30 percent.Storing liquid hydrogen ... 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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Small farmers hold big key to solving global warming


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 7 (IANS) Most of the world's 500 million small farmers who own two hectares or less of land use traditional cropping methods which are more eco-friendly. They ... Read more...

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Global CO2 emissions on the rise again in 2010


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Bug glue to cement cracks in concrete


November 21st, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed a bacteria that can cement cracks in concrete structures by producing a special glue.The genetically-modified microbe has been programmed to swim down fine cracks in ... Read more...

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Global temperatures set to rise 3.5 degrees C. by 2035: International Energy Agency


November 12th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.12 (ANI): Global temperatures are expected to rise 3.5 degrees C. over the next 25 years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said, suggesting that governments worldwide are failing to honor ... Read more...

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‘Investment in solar power projects to double by 2015′


October 28th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) With investment in solar power projects expected to double in the next five years, photovoltaics could account for nine percent of the global power demand by 2030, ... Read more...

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China shuts down 1,355 coal mines


October 15th, 2010 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China has shut down 1,355 coal mines with total production capacity of 125.19 million tonnes until September this year as part of the country's efforts towards restructuring the ... Read more...

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