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Global warming disrupts natural patterns of glaciation


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, setting back the process of the earth's cooling as it did in its prehistoric past.That ... Read more...

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At Durban, Kyoto Protocol gets extension


December 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) Despite efforts by rich countries to junk the Kyoto Protocol after 2012, when its first term ends, the poor counties had their say at the UN ... Read more...

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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...

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The Climate Change Terminology (To go with Curtain Raiser)


November 27th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Acronyms and concepts in climate change talks that you'll come across:UNFCCC: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change came into existence at the UN Environment Conference at Rio De ... Read more...

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Tata funds research project on water as auto fuel


December 31st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) India's top industrialist Ratan Tata has funded a research project in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to use hydrogen from water as an alternative fuel to drive ... Read more...

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Aircraft pollution ‘to kill 8,000 people this year’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A recent study has estimated that at least 8000 people will die this year due to pollution emitted by aircrafts.Researchers from MIT say that nitrogen oxides and sulphur ... Read more...

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Venus’ hot atmosphere may cool down its interior


September 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Based on calculations from a new model, researchers have proposed a counter-intuitive theory, which claims that the heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse ... Read more...

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Neptune might have been hit with icy comet two centuries ago


May 29th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): An icy comet might have smashed into Neptune two centuries ago-that's what scientists have gauged from the latest measurements of gases in the atmosphere of the giant blue ... Read more...

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Climate Change: 255 scientists urge people to take constructive action


May 7th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Following the recent spate of attacks on the authenticity of the dangers of climate-change, a collective of 255 scientists, members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, including ... Read more...

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Brit climate change expert says Copenhagen will be last chance to save Earth


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.2 (ANI): Britain's leading expert on Climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, has said the summit on challenges of global warming at Copenhagen, Denmark, could well be the last chance ... Read more...

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CHOGM will dispel pessimism about Copenhagen: Trinidad PM


November 24th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Nov 24 (IANS) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here will "lead the way" for the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen next month, according to ... Read more...

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Antarctica glacier retreat creates new CO2 store


November 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Reports indicate that the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula have led to the creation of a new carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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India not ready for carbon emission targets: Prime Minister


November 6th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) With just a month to go before the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen, India Friday made it clear to the EU that it was ... Read more...

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Lord Monckton Expresses Skepticism About US Climate Change Treaty


October 20th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lord Christopher Monckton's speech at the Bethel University at St. Paul last week, about the US Climate Change Treaty created quite a ripple in US and ... Read more...

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Azad asks rich nations to help more in health sector


October 18th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday urged the developed countries to invest more in areas of population control and family planning in the developing countries despite global ... Read more...

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Humanity goes into debt with nature


September 25th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Humanity went into debt Friday, having used up all that the earth's natural systems can produce this year, according to data from Global Footprint Network (GFN), a ... Read more...

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Fighting climate change good for industry: UN body


September 7th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fighting climate change does not contradict development goals, instead it offers "enormous economic opportunities", says the 2009 report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). Released ... Read more...

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Sea to rise 5 metres as West Antarctic ice sheet melts


July 7th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) The melting of West Antarctic ice sheet, Antarctica's most vulnerable part, could raise global sea levels by up to five metres. "Polar ice sheets have grown and collapsed ... Read more...

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Global warming could raise sea level by five metres: Scientist


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) New evidence shows that if global warming melts the West Antarctic ice sheet, sea levels around the world could rise by up to five metres, a New Zealand ... Read more...

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West not playing its part to tackle climate change: India


June 7th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Industrialised countries are nowhere near meeting their legal obligations to combat climate change and are trying to muddy the waters by saying the global problem ... Read more...

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NASA orbiter to hunt for source of Martian methane in 2016


March 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): NASA is planning to launch an orbiter in 2016 that could map methane on Mars and help settle whether the gas has a biological or geological origin.According ... Read more...

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Reduction in greenhouse gases caused prehistoric global cooling: Study


February 27th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Ice in Antarctica suddenly appeared about 35 million years ago. For the previous 100 million years the continent had been essentially ice-free. The question for science has been, ... Read more...

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Cracks in Earth may contribute to global warming


February 20th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has found that the cracks in Earths surface exhale large quantities of gas, perhaps enough to contribute to global warming.According to a report ... Read more...

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Expert stresses need for strict action as global warming predictions worsen


February 15th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): An expert has warned that the increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere might bring the climate system on the verge of a critical threshold, if ... Read more...

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India and Egypt to have unity in action on climate change


February 5th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 5, (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Namo Narain Meena in a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Maged George on Thursday said both the countries ... Read more...

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Sea beds can provide information about present climatic change


January 24th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that sea beds have accumulated information about the greenhouse effect for millions of years, which can lead to better understanding ... Read more...

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India, China showed rare unity at climate change summit


December 17th, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 17 (IANS) The climate change summit may have ended in failure, but it showed rare unity of purpose between India and China which took on the industrialised world together ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s car pooling venture ropes in celebrities


December 9th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) If cricketer Robin Uthappa and commentator Charu Sharma can do it, so can other Bangaloreans. Or so the man behind the city's first major car pool campaign - ... Read more...

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Macadamia tree can reduce more greenhouse gases


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Macadamia trees store more carbon than others and can be used to remove excess greenhouse gases from the earth's atmosphere, according to a new research project. The study, ... Read more...

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Ozone hole in 2008 is larger than last year


October 8th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct 8 (ANI): Reports from the ESA (European Space Agency) indicate that the ozone hole in 2008 is larger than last year.Ozone is a protective atmospheric layer found in about ... 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...

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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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‘Clearing forests will aggravate greenhouse gas concentrations’


August 8th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Forests in Australia store three times more carbon than climate change experts realise, according to a study. The largest stocks of carbon are found in Victoria and Tasmania ... Read more...

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Hubble finds life forming organic molecule on extrasolar planet


March 20th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has found the tell-tale signature of the molecule methane in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet HD 189733b, which can play a key ... Read more...

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Near-zero carbon emissions might stabilize Earths climate (Re-Issue)


February 17th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that in order to stabilize our planets climate, the level of carbon dioxide emissions has to be brought down to near ... Read more...

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