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UP sweats as mercury soars past 40 degrees


May 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) A sudden and steep rise in day temperatures has sent people of Uttar Pradesh scurrying for cover. With the mercury soaring past 40 degree Celsius, the ... Read more...

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Rising temperature to hit wheat production in India, says report


May 9th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The annual mean temperature in India is expected to rise by 3.5-4.3 degrees Celsius by 2098, badly impacting production of wheat - a major grain ... Read more...

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Global warming could make chocolates expensive


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Chocolates could be priced out of your reach - thanks to the impact of global warming as cocoa plantation yield could fall due to rise ... Read more...

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Summer of 2011 likely to be less hot


April 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Dreading the coming summer? Well, your fears of scorching heat may prove to be misplaced. The weatherman Tuesday said the season is expected to be ... Read more...

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Haryana engineering students invent oxygen-run bike


April 15th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Palwal (Haryana), Apr 15 (ANI): In a bid to promote green energy, some engineering students of Palwal city in Haryana have designed a motorbike that can run on oxygen.The idea originated with ... Read more...

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Japan battles to reduce pressure on quake damaged nuke plants


March 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 12 (ANI): Japan continues to struggle to reduce the pressure on two nuclear plants that were damaged by a massive earthquake on Friday.The government warned of a possible radiation leak ... Read more...

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Dairy colostrum ‘may be the key to Olympic success’


February 25th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability, otherwise known as 'leaky gut syndrome'.Their findings could have positive implications not just for athletes but also ... Read more...

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Cancun was disappointing, don’t expect much at Durban: Ramesh (Lead)


February 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Terming the climate change talks at Cancun last year as "disappointing", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the world should not expect much from the UN climate ... Read more...

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Cancun was disappointing from environmental view: Ramesh


February 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The climate change talks at Cancun last year were disappointing from the environmental point of view but were a political advancement, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday.Addressing ... Read more...

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Temperature rises as clouds envelop Delhi (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Delhi, which began Thursday on a cold and dank note, saw the temperature rise during the day despite the absence of the sun as cold winds too ... Read more...

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Crops not affected by temperature rise: Minister


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) There has been no major impact on wheat production of the rising temperature in India, Minister of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas said Friday even as experts ... Read more...

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Emission pledges not enough to avoid worst consequences of global warming: UN report


November 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): The pledges made last year by 80 countries to reduce green house gas emissions are falling short of what is required to avoid the worst consequences of global ... Read more...

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Earth will take 100,000 years ‘to recuperate from global warming’


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Geologists have warned that the Earth will take 100, 000 years to recover from global warming if mankind continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Geologists have ... Read more...

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Cut greenhouse gas emissions to prevent climate change, say experts


September 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): To avoid further degradation of the climate, emission of greenhouse gasses need to be substantially cut below current levels in the next few decades, scientists have suggested.Climate scientists ... Read more...

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‘Slim’ prospects for climate deal this year, says UN climate change chief


April 12th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen (Denmark), Apr.12 (ANI): Prospects of finalising a new binding agreement on climate change by the end of the year are "slim", according to UN climate convention chief Yvo de Boer.He was ... Read more...

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Ocean temperature patterns in tropics and subtropics will change rainfall patterns


February 27th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that that ocean temperature patterns in the tropics and subtropics will change in ways that will lead to significant changes in rainfall ... Read more...

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Cloudy sky makes mercury soar in capital


February 24th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A cloud cover since early Wednesday made the minimum temperature rise by as much as six degrees above average, making way for a warm day ahead. An India ... Read more...

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Sunny day in Himachal (Lead)


January 16th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Sunny weather across Himachal Pradesh helped the temperature rise to a pleasant 16.9 degrees Celsius Saturday in state capital Shimla. "Shimla recorded a high of 16.9 degrees ... Read more...

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Plants can sense, formulate reaction to temperature change


January 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Plants are highly sensitive to changing temperatures and can coordinate an appropriate response for variations as little as one degree Celsius, according to a new finding that can ... Read more...

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Copenhagen accord must get legally binding by 2010


December 23rd, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Nobel laureate and U N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman, R K Pachauri opined here on Wednesday that if India does not get a legally binding ... Read more...

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New question mark on climate summit as key negotiation fails


December 16th, 2009 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 15 (IANS) The beleaguered climate summit slipped further from its goals Tuesday as representatives of rich countries failed to raise the extent by which they would ... Read more...

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Copenhagen summit: Developing countries warn of ‘absolute devastation’


December 9th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen (Denmark), Dec.9 (ANI): The Copenhagen climate summit was thrown into disarray last night after developing countries said the current plans for a deal on global warming condemned millions of people ... 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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Suck CO2 from air to save world from global warming, says Pachauri


December 1st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Rajendra Pachauri has said that drastic cuts in carbon emissions may not be sufficient to avoid the worst ravages of global ... Read more...

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China announces ambitious emission caps, NGOs elated


November 26th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Green NGOs were elated Thursday after China announced ambitious cuts in the carbon intensity of its economy by 2020 in a major boost to the global ... Read more...

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Strict global carbon budget needed to fight climate change: WWF


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) A strict global carbon budget between now and 2050 based on a fair distribution between rich and poor nations has the potential to prevent dangerous climate change ... Read more...

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Global warming could result in 4 degree Celsius rise by 2060


September 28th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 28 (ANI): In a new study, the British Meteorological Department has warned that global warming could result in a rise of 4 degree Celsius by the year 2060.According to ... Read more...

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Warmer oceans may increase food for fish


August 25th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that plankton, the basis of marine food webs, might grow faster in warmed up oceans.The sheer diversity of ocean food webs ... Read more...

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Evidence points towards methane seeping from Arctic sea bed


August 19th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has said that they have evidence that the powerful greenhouse gas methane is escaping from the Arctic sea bed.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Developing nations call upon developed nations to cut their emissions by up to 40 percent


July 10th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorL'aquila, July 10 (ANI): The developing countries criticised the G-8 nations for not taking enough steps to curb global warming, dubbing the proposed long-term targets as meaningless.The larger developing ... Read more...

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Be prepared for a hot weekend, says met department


April 24th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhiites had to brave yet another scorching day Friday as the mercury level rose and hot winds swept across the capital. Compared to Thursday's 37.6 degree Celsius, Friday ... Read more...

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Amazon could shrink by 85 percent due to global warming


March 12th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): A new research has predicted that global warming will have a devastating effect on the Amazon rainforest, shrinking it by 85 percent if there is a rise ... Read more...

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Warmer oceans can fuel more thunderstorms


December 25th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that thunderstorms are more frequent over areas where ocean temperatures are warm.According to a report by Science News, the growth of thunderheads the ... Read more...

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Climate change may have claimed first mammal extinction in form of Australian possum


December 8th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed that a white possum native to Queenslands Daintree forest in Australia has become the first mammal to become extinct due to ... Read more...

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Cars are the most dangerous villains for climate


November 21st, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new research has suggested that out of cars, planes, ships and trains, it is cars that have the worst effect on the climate.According to a report ... Read more...

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