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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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Sea less vulnerable to CO2 13 mn years ago: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are linked to rising ocean temperatures -- but the seas were not so sensitive to the gas around 13 ... Read more...

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Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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Climate change to affect small farmers: ActionAid


February 28th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 80 percent small farmers, contributing to half of India's crop production, will be affected by climate change, which is impacting faster than predicted ... Read more...

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India to be hit by collapse of carbon trading market


December 7th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The carbon trading market may be headed for a crash if negotiations at the climate change conference are any indication, according to experts. This is likely ... Read more...

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IPCC dilutes stand linking cyclones to climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has considerably diluted an earlier stand strongly linking extreme weather events to climate change. It now says it ... 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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Global warming less dire than estimates?


November 27th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The most draconian projections of rising temperatures due to the doubling of atmospheric carbon are unlikely, says a new study.The rate of global warming may be ... Read more...

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Population management key for sustainable development: Azad


November 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Nov 1 (IANS) Observing that population management was the key to sustainable development, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said population dynamics will play a key role ... Read more...

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Rising sea level greatest climate change threat: Pachauri


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathamandu, Sep 6 (IANS) The rise of the sea level would be the greatest threat to the world in the days to come unless efforts are made to contain and ... Read more...

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Carbon leaks shows what coral reef would be like in future


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Natural carbon dioxide seeps have given scientists rare insights into what tropical coral reefs could look like if human-induced CO2 concentrations continue to rise unabated.At ... Read more...

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Ancient fossils hold clues for predicting future climate change


April 9th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that fossilized mollusks from some 3.5 million years ago hold clues that can predict global climate change of the future.UCLA geoscientists and colleagues have been ... 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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Global warming may severely impact U.S. naval forces


March 13th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A Texas A and M University researcher has said that changing global climate due to on-going and projected warming could severely impact U.S. naval forces worldwide.A warming climate ... Read more...

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Melting ice sheets largest contributor to sea level rise


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are overtaking ice loss from mountain glaciers and ice caps to become the dominant contributor to global sea level rise, ... Read more...

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India, Maldives to combat piracy, expand economic ties (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Amid reports of Somali pirates heading into Asian waters, India and the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago known for its idyllic beach resorts, Thursday discussed steps ... Read more...

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India, Maldives to intensify anti-piracy cooperation


February 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Amid reports of Somali pirates heading into Asian waters, India and the Maldives Thursday discussed ways to intensify anti-piracy cooperation and decided to scale up bilateral ... Read more...

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66pc permafrost to melt by 2200, speed up global warming in coming years


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has warned that global warming could cause up to two-thirds of the Earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, releasing carbon equal to half the emissions ... Read more...

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Halting greenhouse gas emissions would still make Earth warmer


February 16th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new University of Washington research has suggested that even if all green house gas emissions were stopped now, temperatures would remain higher than pre-Industrial Revolution levels because ... Read more...

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Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming


January 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Some of the Himalayan glaciers are advancing thanks to the presence of debris such as pebbles, rocks, and debris from surrounding mountains, suggests a new study.Bodo Bookhagen, of ... Read more...

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NASA to launch next Earth-observing satellite mission


January 21st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA is all set to launch its newest Earth-observing research mission.The Glory mission will improve our understanding of how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect ... Read more...

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Mountain glacier melt-off to raise sea level by 12 cm by 2100


January 11th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) Melt-off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will raise global sea levels 12 cm by 2100. The largest contributors to the projected sea level rise would be ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers to contribute 12cm to world sea-level increases by 2100


January 11th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has found that melt off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will contribute about 12 centimetres to world sea-level increases by 2100.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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India’s Pallava Bagla gets US science journalism award


December 17th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) India's Pallava Bagla has been awarded the American Geophysical Union (AGU) David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his articles on the impact of ... Read more...

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Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

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Sea level rise may affect atomic plants in Tamil Nadu


November 24th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Nov 24 (IANS) The Kalpakkam atomic power station near Chennai in Tamil Nadu may have escaped the fury of the deadly tsunami six years ago, but it need not ... Read more...

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Emotionally-charged global warming messages can backfire: Study


November 18th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that dire messages about global warming could backfire and actually increase scepticism about climate change among the general public."Our study indicates that ... Read more...

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Global temperatures set to rise 3.5 degrees C. by 2035: International Energy Agency


November 12th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.12 (ANI): Global temperatures are expected to rise 3.5 degrees C. over the next 25 years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said, suggesting that governments worldwide are failing to honor ... Read more...

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Al Gore left car engine on during environment lecture


October 30th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Former US vice president Al Gore, who is known for his climate conservation campaigns, has been accused of not switching off his car engine while he gave an ... Read more...

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Put on notice, India’s Pachauri tasked with carrying out IPCC reform


October 20th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.20 (ANI): Beleaguered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman and noted Indian economist Dr. Rajendra Pachauri has reportedly been put on notice to carry out new guidelines and ensure a ... Read more...

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New IPCC report to focus on Asian monsoon issues


October 16th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) known as AR5, will focus on factors that materially affect people's lives, such as the Asian monsoon. ... Read more...

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UN panel seeks ways to better assess climate science


October 15th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Busan (South Korea), Oct 15 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said it will make major changes in the way it works to ensure best assessment of climate science.The ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint alarming increase in flow of fresh water into oceans


October 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that freshwater is flowing into Earth's oceans in greater amounts every year, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to ... Read more...

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Indian wins American science journalism award


September 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Pallava Bagla has won the American Geophysical Union (AGU) David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his articles on the impact of climate change on ... Read more...

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