Climate Change

  • Creating the climate for India's low carbon growth story

    Under the hood |  Varad Pande
    Buried under the din of the changing electoral climate, India took an important step in its fight against climate change this summer. The 'Expert Group...

  • Kerala to setup study and research centre on climate change 19-06-2014 05:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government planned to set up a Study and Research Centre to have scientific knowledge on climate change, Minister for Environment and Forest Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told the Assembly on Thursday. The centre would be the first step of the government to know more about climate change and its impact...
  • India leads the way in combating climate change: Time 18-06-2014 10:46 AM

    Washington: India is leading the way in efforts to combat the challenges of global warming while sceptical Americans still question climate change, according to a new global survey by Time magazine. Of the six countries polled, Indians were the likeliest to express deep concerns about energy and consumption and were...
  • Now green clearance online: Prakash Javadekar 05-06-2014 05:54 PM

    In order to bring more transparency, environment clearances can now be sought online, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change, on Thursday said. "The online service system for TOR (Terms of Reference) and environment clearance proposal is operational from today. For 25 days, submissions can be done...
  • US hit by climate change, White House calls for urgent action 06-05-2014 10:23 PM

    Washington: The US, severely hit by climate change, today called for urgent action to prepare the world's largest economy to combat the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and erratic weather. "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries 29-03-2014 04:58 PM

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India 06-02-2014 11:25 PM

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Uttarakhand’s action plan to minimize effects of climate change 25-12-2013 09:06 PM

    Smarting under the effects of an unprecedented natural calamity in June, the Uttarakhand government is working on a Rs 9,000-crore action plan to minimize the impact of climate change in the state. The plan was presented on Tuesday by the State Council for Climate Change to chief secretary Subhash Kumar,...
  • Indian climate change activist wins Commonwealth Youth Award 19-10-2013 04:19 PM

    A Indian climate change activist who works with local communities and governments for environmental change has been awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award. Priti Rajagopalan, 23, received a 5,000-pound grant towards her work at a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters in London, the Commonwealth said today. "This award inspires...
  • Heatwaves projected to double by 2020, says study 16-08-2013 06:21 AM

    The areas of the world hit by heatwaves are set to double in size by 2020 and continue to grow in coming decades, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases warm the global climate, scientists in Germany and Spain said on Thursday. The projections, based on new computer models and reviewing what the...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger 03-08-2013 10:23 PM

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq A Karim holds talks with Modi 28-07-2013 06:18 AM

    Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq A Karim on Saturday held talks with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar over strengthening of ties with the state. "High Commissioner of Bangladesh Tariq A Karim met the Chief Minister in Gandhinagar on Saturday and held fruitful discussions to strengthen mutual relationship between Bangladesh...
  • Air pollution kills over two million people each year: Study 14-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, US researchers have said. A study, published in the journal 'Environmental Research Letters', has estimated that around 4,70,000 people die each...
  • Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan 26-06-2013 06:50 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from US power plants and other domestic actions including support for renewable energy. Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if...
  • There is misinformation about US' surveillance programme: John Kerry 24-06-2013 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry defended US surveillance programme saying there is a tremendous amount of misinformation about PRISM. Kerry held his first strategic dialogue with India on Monday after taking office. "PRISM does not look into individual emails, listen to phone calls or look at contents....
  • India,US together can build strong and smart future: Kerry 24-06-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: India and the US can build a strong and smart future as the two nations have the ability to tackle three major challenges - economy, security and climate change - facing the world, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. "The world's largest democracy and the...
  • Need long-term strategies for apple industry: Minister 08-06-2013 02:42 AM

    Shimla: There is a need to formulate long-term strategies for the sustainable growth of the apple industry, keeping in view the effects of climate change, Horticulture Minister Vidya Stokes said said. Inaugurating a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM)...
  • Climate talks slow, rich nations must act: Manmohan Singh 17-04-2013 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over "painfully slow" progress in climate talks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the goal of stabilising global temperatures was "nowhere in sight" and pitched for individual countries to take action to increase energy efficiency. Singh, inaugurating the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, also made it...
  • Obama hasn't done a lot on climate change: NYT columnist Thomas L Friedman 01-02-2013 04:12 PM

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is in Delhi to attend a Sustainable Development Summit. ...
  • 'Antarctic sea ice increasing with climate change' 12-11-2012 05:38 PM

    London: Scientists have discovered that unlike the dramatic losses in the Arctic, the Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change. The first direct evidence that marked changes to Antarctic sea ice drift occurring over the last 20 years in response to changing winds has been...
  • 100 mn to die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate 27-09-2012 11:11 PM

    More than 100 million people will die and the global economy will miss out on as much as 3.2 per cent of its potential output annually by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday. As global average temperatures rise...
  • Climate change may force India to import corn 29-07-2012 04:59 PM

    Washington: Scientists have claimed that India and China, Asia's largest corn producers, will experience severe dry conditions due to climate change, prompting them to import corn from Tanzania which would face comparatively wet weather. Researchers from Stanford University, the World Bank and Purdue University found that in the years countries...
  • 'Need for integrating climate change in development policies' 19-06-2012 03:04 PM

    RK Pachauri AGE: 71 Position: Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute; chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 Contribution: Has led cutting edge research into the cause and effects of climate change which are presented in the form of IPCC...