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Antarctica was once a tropical paradise


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The chilly continent of Antarctica was once a tropical paradise where palm trees swayed on the green shores, a study has found.Around 50 million years ago, ... 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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Algal oil answer to dwindling fuel reserves


July 20th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Algal oils could be a sustainable solution to dwindling fuel reserves, says a researcher.Roger Huerlimann, doctoral student at the James Cook University, Townsville, said microalgae, tiny ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Fertiliser use spikes greenhouse gas


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Increasing reliance on fertilisers has caused a dramatic spike in atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change, says a new ... Read more...

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Bangkok’s insect food: protein-rich cricket cookies, bamboo-worm pizzas (Feature with pics)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 25 (IANS) These appetizers are also crispy and crunchy although the extra pairs of legs and tentacles do not make them look so yummy like your regular chicken ... Read more...

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Rich countries need to be more sensitive to emissions: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India is doing more than its fair share in reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but developed countries need to be more sensitive to ... Read more...

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Low-carbon technology can’t fix global warming


February 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Switching over to low carbon-emitting technologies, which includes wind, solar and hydroelectric power, may not cut global warming until the latter part of this century.Technologies that ... Read more...

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New technique sweeps smokestacks clean of CO2


January 9th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) A new process sweeps smokestacks clean of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.Alain Goeppert, G.K Surya Prakash and George A. ... 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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EU blames India for climate deal delay, minister rebuts


December 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday blamed India for blocking a new legally binding agreement, saying its "relatively tough stand" was hampering countries from arriving at a ... Read more...

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Countries struggle to reach deal at Durban (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) With just a day left before the UN climate change talks end, key players BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), the European Union (EU) and ... Read more...

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US denies blocking climate deal in Durban


December 8th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) The United States Thursday denied blocking a global deal at the UN climate change talks here, saying it supports the European Union (EU) proposal for a ... Read more...

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Durban climate negotiations to heat up in second week


December 4th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As the divide between the rich and poor nations remained wide open during the first week of the climate change negotiations at Durban, all eyes ... Read more...

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India fights pressure from rich nations at climate talks


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 2 (IANS) Emerging economies, especially India and China, came under renewed pressure from rich nations Friday to make a legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ... Read more...

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Bacterial chats limit carbon absorption by sea


October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Bacterial chats could significantly impact our climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gets UN certificate for reducing pollution


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has been certified by the UN as the first Metro rail in the world that has helped in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) ... Read more...

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Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

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Vodafone for 20 percent carbon footprint cut by 2015


August 8th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone Monday said it is planning to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent globally by 2015."Our target is to take it ... Read more...

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Forests can store more carbon emissions than earlier thought


July 15th, 2011 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 15 (IANS) Forests can store more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously thought, a study has found.From 1990 to 2007, 8.8 billion tonnes of CO2 were released in the ... Read more...

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Climate change strips Arctic of much snow cover


May 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Climate change is showing its ugly hand in the Arctic -- a much reduced snow cover, shorter winters and thawing tundra.And the changes are taking place ... Read more...

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Jatropha holds potential to be sustainable aviation fuel (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) There is a significant potential for sustainable aviation fuel based on jatropha-curcas, an oil-producing non-edible plant, says a study released by Boeing.The study, led by Yale ... Read more...

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Jatropha holds potential for sustainable aviation fuel


April 4th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) There is a significant potential for sustainable aviation fuel based on jatropha-curcas, an oil-producing non-edible plant, says a study released by Boeing.The study, led by Yale ... Read more...

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Cutting carbon concentrations can prevent drought


March 25th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Reducing carbon concentrations would have a beneficial spin-off -- help prevent droughts caused by global warming.New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken ... Read more...

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Renewable petroleum one step closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and dioxide.University of Minnesota graduate student Janice Frias made the critical step by figuring ... Read more...

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Deal locally with climate change impact


March 21st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Think globally, but act locally when studying about plants, animals and the impact of global warming, advise researchers.Policy makers have been pressing biologists to dissect how ... Read more...

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Domestic action on climate change, India’s strength: Ramesh


March 15th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam ramesh, on Tuesday said that India's strength lay in encouraging domestic action against climate change.Addressing the inaugural session of ... Read more...

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New Delhi’s CNG drive worsened some vehicles’ climate impacts: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new University of British Columbia study has found that a pioneering program by New Delhi to switch its vehicle fleet to clean fuel has not significantly improved ... Read more...

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Rich nations asked to transfer green techniques


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) "It is imperative that industrialised countries transfer clean technologies to developing countries at low cost or no cost," Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said here Saturday.The ... 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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Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

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Qantas planning ‘green’ planes that will fly using ‘rubbish’ as fuel


January 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Qantas is planning to use rubbish in an effort to power the airline's fleet with greener fuel, for which it will build a biofuel plant in Sydney.The airline ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh blazed new trail for Indian environment (2010 in Retrospect)


December 26th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A no to Vedanta's mega mining project, a moratorium on Bt Brinjal, a question mark on steel major Posco's plans...The Indian environment scene suddenly hotted ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification alters nitrogen cycling in world seas


December 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists say that increasing acidity in the sea's waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them.Nitrogen, one of the most important nutrients in the oceans, is ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh, activists differ over India’s Cancun gains


December 12th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh feels that "India's interests had been fully protected" at the just-concluded climate summit in Cancun, environmentalists were left unimpressed.The UN climate ... Read more...

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