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Global warming likely to intensify tropical rainfall


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Global warming is likely to intensify tropical precipitation such as thunderstorms, flood-inducing monsoon and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac, warns a new study.The MIT ... Read more...

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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... 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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Protect coral reefs, say scientists


July 9th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Top marine scientists have sounded an alarm over the plight of coral reefs worldwide and the livelihood of millions of people dependent on them.In an unprecedented ... 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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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-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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Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Zardari wants a greener Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for concerted efforts to turn the country green by planting the maximum number of saplings.He also wants active engagement ... 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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Slashing meat intake vital for curbing emissions


April 16th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Per capita meat consumption need to be halved by 2050 in the developed world if the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the most important ... Read more...

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Evidence confirms CO2 spikes ended ice age


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Harvard scientists are helping show the fullest picture of how global spikes in carbon dioxide (CO2) combined to finish off the last ice age 20,000 to ... Read more...

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Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... 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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TERI to open centre in Himachal


February 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will open its centre in Himachal Pradesh to help the state adopt measures on climate change, Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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China bars airlines from paying EU carbon emission charge


February 6th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China's airlines are not allowed to pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union (EU) nor are they allowed to hike freight or ... Read more...

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Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought


January 31st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The first ever "wall-to-wall" map of carbon storage of tropical vegetation in Africa, Asia and South America has shown that it stores 21 percent more carbon ... 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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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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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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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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Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 12 (IANS) Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and ... Read more...

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Major outcome of Durban climate talks


December 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate change talks in Durban Sunday arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases.The main outcome ... 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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Some hope for a deal at Durban climate summit


December 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 10 (IANS) As the fortnight long UN climate summit in this port city went into a series of closed door meetings on its extra day Saturday, some hope ... 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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India’s proposal part of new negotiating draft in Durban


December 7th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) India's views were echoed at the UN climate change conference here with principle of equity - right to grow - and unilateral trade measures making into ... Read more...

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Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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China readies big climate offer, India mulls support


November 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 29 (IANS) China is ready to offer legally binding commitments to limit its emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). If the offer, to come into effect after 2020, is ... Read more...

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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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BASIC countries meet in China for climate talks


October 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) With barely a month left for the global climate change negotiations in Durban, ministers from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) will hold ... Read more...

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Flourescent lamps hurt eyes


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) You may be using fluorescent globes instead of filament bulbs to beat climate change but it could be increasing chances of eye diseases, new research says. ... Read more...

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Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by 2100


October 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by the end of the century and by another 180 cm over the next four centuries, submerging many low-lying ... Read more...

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Parliamentarians meet in Bern, focus on global crises


October 17th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian parliamentarians led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will be interacting with MPs from across the world at the 125th Assembly of the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu university plans Centre for Space Technology


October 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) As an Indian rocket prepares to sling into orbit Wednesday a nano-satellite built by its students, SRM University has announced plans to set up a ... Read more...

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