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Warming casts shadow over survival of coral reefs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) Unless greenhouse gas emissions are curtailed, there is little hope for the survival of coral reefs, supporting a diversity of life forms, warns a new study.Coral ... Read more...

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Cutting down on red meat lowers heart disease, diabetes


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Minimising the consumption of red and processed meat would not only lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by three to 12 percent, ... Read more...

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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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US issues fuel efficiency standards for cars, trucks


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) The US government has finalized record high standards to double fuel efficiency for cars and trucks by 2025.Under the new standards, fuel efficiency will increase to ... Read more...

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Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists


August 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the ... Read more...

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Dams the latest culprit in global warming


August 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers have documented the role dams play in global warming and the surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.Bridget Deemer, doctoral student ... Read more...

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Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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Warming climate damaging reefs, impacting fish


July 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) The impact of a warming climate on reefs is already upon us -- complex changes have begun that could fundamentally change what reefs look like in ... Read more...

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World’s first self-chilling beer to hit markets


June 29th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A self-chilling beer can could make fridges obsolete by turning lukewarm beer or fizzy drinks into ice cold versions in two minutes. They will hit the ... Read more...

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Global warming will push up sea level


June 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 25 (IANS) Sea levels worldwide are expected to rise by several metres in the coming centuries if global warming continues unabated. A study by a university in The ... Read more...

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Russia to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 in comparison to 1990."I confirm that ... Read more...

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Development banks pledge $175 bn for sustainable transport


June 21st, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Eight largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) Wednesday announced that they will invest $175 billion to finance more sustainable transportation systems over the coming decade.Rapid ... Read more...

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Indian palm oil firms make Indonesian eco-disaster: Greenpeace


June 19th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Greenpeace India Tuesday claimed that major Indian corporates houses could be linked to the destruction of the Indonesian rainforests through their imports of palm oil from ... Read more...

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Quickfix guide to Rio+20 (To go with Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starts Wednesday)


June 19th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
What is Rio+20? Rio+20 is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro June 20-22, twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in the ... Read more...

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TERI’s Pachauri gets Mexican humanitarian award


June 18th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) The director general of India's The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), R.K. Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific fastest growing greenhouse gases source: UN


June 6th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific area is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally and the region will contribute to around 40 percent of global carbon ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Consumers can help curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the quantity of food they buy, serve and waste, a study says.According to the study conducted at ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study


May 14th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Some 360,000 tonnes of milk poured down kitchen sinks in Britain creates a carbon footprint equivalent to exhaust emissions of 20,000 cars annually, or 100,000 tonnes ... Read more...

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Oil palm on peatlands trigger greenhouse gas: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The oil palm plantations on Borneo island, a part of which falls in Indonesia, would become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 if ... Read more...

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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport gets greenhouse certification


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here has received ISO 14064 certification, becoming the second airport in India and the third in Asia to complete verification ... Read more...

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China’s irrigation spews 30 mn tonnes CO2 every year


March 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for spewing more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dixoide (CO2) per year into the atmosphere, says a research. Groundwater ... Read more...

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Greenland ice most vulnerable to global warming


March 12th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) The Greenland ice sheet seems to be the most vulnerable to global warming at this stage than previously estimated.The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly tyres that save fuel (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tyres.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly tires that save fuel


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tires.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

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Wind to account for 15 percent of Mexico’s electricity mix


February 16th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Total installed wind power capacity in Mexico will reach some 12,000 megawatts by 2020, equivalent to 15 percent of the country's electricity mix, an industry ... Read more...

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Maldives: a nation of 1,190 coral islands (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Maldives is located in the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, 400 km southwest of India's southern coast.It is an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of ... Read more...

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India wants equitable response at climate talks: PM (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to seriously address climate change and said India would play ... Read more...

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2011 - 9th warmest year on record, says NASA


January 21st, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The global average surface temperature in the year gone by was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in ... Read more...

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Texas tops US greenhouse gas emissions list


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Houston, Jan 12 (IANS) The US state of Texas released more greenhouse gases into the air than any other American state in 2010, official data showed Wednesday.The US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

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EU imposes carbon taxes on airlines


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has imposed carbon taxes on airlines in order to combat climate change and the fee has come into force from Jan 1, ... Read more...

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Spiritual guru favours carbon tax


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sohom Baba, one of the UN appointed observers at the recently concluded climate summit at Durban, South Africa, Thursday called for imposing carbon tax ... Read more...

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Durban talks: India’s gains and losses


December 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
The UN climate change talks in Durban arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases. The gains and losses for developing countries like ... Read more...

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Binding climate pact can slow down emerging economies: India


December 15th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Pushing for reforms of global institutions of governance, India has expressed apprehension that a legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions, as agreed at Durban, ... Read more...

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Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord


December 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 13 (IANS) Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday.Kent blamed the "incompetent Liberal government" of ... Read more...

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