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Warming could unleash more violent storms, says study


July 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 11 (IANS) Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, flash floods and forest fires in the coming years, according to an Israeli researcher.The Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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Acidic oceans endangering baby corals


April 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.A team from the School of Biological Sciences and Global ... Read more...

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Tropical forest growth could worsen carbon dioxide problem


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, August 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge, UK have reported that more trees may rather worsen the carbon dioxide problem the ... Read more...

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Plankton shed light on Earth’s ancient atmosphere


February 27th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers have found that plankton play a large part in understanding the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere.In a study, Ohio State University researcher Matthew Saltzman and his ... 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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Climate change to precipitate Antarctic ice sheet collapse


January 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 10 (IANS) Rising carbon dioxide levels will precipitate the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, causing sea levels to rise by four metres. The study ... Read more...

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Most college students lack scientific literacy: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study from Michigan State University has pointed out that most college students don't have the basic scientific literary skills to understand the causes and effects of ... Read more...

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Chennai students design nano satellite, to be launched April


January 6th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) A group of 54 engineering students from the city has designed a 10-kg nano satellite to monitor greenhouse gases (GHG) that the Indian space ... Read more...

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Earth witnessed extreme global warming around 40mn yrs ago


November 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research by scientists has found that variations in atmosphere carbon dioxide around 40 million years ago were tightly linked to changes in global temperature.Scientists at ... Read more...

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New study gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age


October 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has put to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period.It turns out it ended up in the icy ... Read more...

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Scientist offers better ways to engineer Earth’s climate to prevent global warming


September 8th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): A University of Calgary climate scientist has said that there may be better ways to engineer the planet's climate to prevent dangerous global warming than mimicking volcanoes."Releasing engineered ... Read more...

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Using algae to trap carbon dioxide, Orissa show how


September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The green slimy algae can play a major role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and cleaning industry-polluted air. The Orissa government is launching ... Read more...

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Geoengineering ‘can’t just slam on the brakes’ on rising sea levels


August 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Geoengineering techniques such as space mirrors or volcanic blasts won't help curb rising sea levels unless they employ extreme measures, says a new study.The reason is that sea ... Read more...

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Fish lose ability to smell danger in acidic oceans


July 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Fish lose their ability to smell danger as the oceans grow more acidic, says a new research. Marine biologists, studying the impact of ocean acidification, which occurs when ... Read more...

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New approaches to crop development needed urgently


July 8th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): As the world population grows grain production must increase two fold by 2050 to address its escalating needs. But crop yields will suffer unless new approaches to adapt ... Read more...

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Scrubbing CO2 from air could be a long-term commitment


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have said that while scrubbing carbon dioxide from the air could reduce green house effect, the carbon cycle would limit the effectiveness of ... Read more...

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Membrane to cut carbon dioxide emission from coal power units


June 17th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) High-tech cling wraps that filter out carbon dioxide (CO2) from waste gases can help save the world, says the researcher who developed the technology. The membranes can be fitted ... 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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Climate Change Might Increase Allergy Cost, Reports Say


April 15th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The increase in climatic changes could have much wider ramifications than what was perceived earlier. Global warming might turn into a major cause of concern among ... Read more...

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Increasing global warming could cause longer-lasting weather patterns


February 19th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri (MU) researchers are studying whether increasing planet temperatures and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels could lead to atmospheric blocking and when this ... 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...

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World leaders wait as negotiators bicker


December 18th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) Leaders from 130 countries around the world were forced to wait it out Friday as negotiations to draft a political declaration at the Copenhagen climate ... Read more...

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Ten climate change “flagship” species named at Copenhagen summit


December 15th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): A report released at the Copenhagen climate change conference by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed ten species likely to suffer huge losses ... Read more...

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Climate summit in turmoil over Danish proposal


December 9th, 2009 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep GuptaCopenhagen, Dec 9 (IANS) The Dec 7-18 climate summit was thrown into turmoil on its second evening as developing countries came together to condemn a Danish draft of the final ... Read more...

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Rising CO2 levels could be making trees grow like crazy


December 5th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the rising level of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) may be fueling more than climate change, as it could also be making some ... Read more...

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China announces ambitious emission caps, NGOs elated


November 26th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Green NGOs were elated Thursday after China announced ambitious cuts in the carbon intensity of its economy by 2020 in a major boost to the global ... Read more...

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Activists form human chain against climate change (With Images)


October 24th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Students and activists from across the country and abroad gathered at Delhi's historic Red Fort Saturday and formed a human chain in the shape of a huge ... Read more...

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Bangalore youngsters show way to save the environment


October 24th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) Youth power was at its best in Bangalore to mark International Day of Climate Action Saturday. Bangalore's young brigade took part in a series of events to bring into ... Read more...

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Maldives president warns of resource conflicts


October 23rd, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Friday warned that unchecked global warming could lead to conflicts over resources and called for transfer of capital and technology from developed ... Read more...

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Bangaloreans to cycle for climate action


October 22nd, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) A group of environmentally conscious Bangaloreans will take to cycling Saturday to observe International Day of Climate Action. The bicycle rally will start from Cubbon Park in the heart ... Read more...

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Economic crisis has given the world a second chance


October 6th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 6 (IANS) By 2020, India must reduce its energy use by 16 percent from a business as usual (BAU) scenario if global warming is to be kept within ... Read more...

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Falling carbon dioxide formed the Antarctic ice-cap


September 14th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The link between declining carbon dioxide levels and the formation of Antarctic ice caps some 34 million years ago has been established in a major research study. A ... Read more...

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World’s oceans changing in irreversible ways


August 11th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) There is mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and irreversible ways, according to a recent study. For instance, "the climate is currently warming ... Read more...

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Fight against poverty can go with low-carbon economy: Clinton


July 18th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) There is "no inherent contradiction between poverty eradication and moving towards a low-carbon economy", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday, signalling her government's approach towards India ... Read more...

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