Global Warming

  • 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...
  • 'Frequent destructive storms as global warming intensifies' 12-10-2013 08:58 PM

    Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said on Saturday. "Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. Even a small increase in the ocean's warmth can turn tropical disturbances into hurricanes...
  • Greenland ice melt seen at lower temperatures: study 13-08-2013 11:18 AM

    London: The complete melt of the Greenland ice sheet could occur at lower global temperatures than previously thought, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Sunday, increasing the threat and severity of a rise in sea level. Substantial melting of land ice could contribute to long-term sea...
  • Nitish Kumar seeks students' support to make 'green mission' a success 12-08-2013 08:31 AM

    Noting that there was grave threat to the earth due to global warming, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday urged the students to take active part in making the green mission a success in Bihar. "We have set out on a green mission to extend forest cover in Bihar...
  • 'Global warming may up flood risk in India, Southeast Asia' 11-06-2013 01:43 AM

    Tokyo: Unchecked global warming may increase the risk of flooding at the end of this century in 42 per cent of the Earth's land surface, including parts of India, Southeast Asia and Africa, a new study has warned. According to a research team led by Yukiko Hirabayashi at the University...
  • UN urges world to eat insects to fight hunger 13-05-2013 10:24 PM

    Rome: The latest weapon in the UN's fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the UN, they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
  • Antarctic summer ice melting ten times faster 15-04-2013 02:22 PM

    London: Antarctic summer ice melt is now occurring 10 times faster than it did 600 years ago, with ice loss speeding up the most since mid 20th Century, new research has warned. The 1000-year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction published in the journal Nature Geoscience, shows that summer ice melting has...
  • 'Melting of Arctic ice to affect India, China' 05-04-2013 11:29 PM

    New Delhi: Himalayan nations, including India and China, will be affected in a big way by the melting of the ice in Arctic and the glaciers in Himalayas, Iceland President "lafur Ragnar Grmsson on Friday warned as he asked parties and organisations to hold dialogue to deal with the issue....
  • 2012 was among 10 warmest years: Report 16-01-2013 08:00 AM

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  • Monsoon may fail more often due to climate change 06-11-2012 08:59 AM

    Oslo: The Indian monsoon is likely to fail more often in the next 200 years threatening food supplies, unless governments agree how to limit climate change, a study showed on Tuesday. The monsoon rains could collapse about every fifth year between 2150 and 2200 with continued global warming, blamed mainly...
  • UN climate deal struck after India gives in 11-12-2011 09:52 PM

    Durban: After two weeks of chaos, infighting and mistrust, it's finally happened. All 196 countries cleared the text for a landmark deal at the Climate Summit in Durban. The breakthrough capped 13 days of hectic negotiations that saw high tension and drama between the developed and the developing nations. The...
  • Durban meet: India seal pact on global warming 11-12-2011 07:48 PM

    Durban: A major setback for developing countries like India at the UN Climate meet in Durban. India gave in on its tough position at the climate change conference in Durban, agreed with China to a treaty on emission cuts at a future date. The deal, which was sealed after a...
  • UN climate talks seal pact on global warming 11-12-2011 10:34 AM

    Durban: A UN climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement on Sunday on a complex and far-reaching programme meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change for the coming decades. The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries...
  • Delhi covered with smog as global warming surges 06-11-2011 07:23 AM

    New Delhi: Things are getting heated once again between Team Anna and the Congress, even our planet is dangerously over-heating. Global warming gases have increased by an unprecedented 512 million metric tons in a single year. Chilling details of this monster spike are being reported by the US Department of...
  • 30 Minutes: Arctic - The roof of the world 04-06-2011 10:11 PM

    This week on '30 Minutes', Bahar Dutt highlights the concerning issues Arctic is facing today due to climatic changes. ...
  • Ice melt to close off Arctic's interior riches 01-06-2011 05:06 PM

    Washington: Global warming will likely open up coastal areas in the Arctic to development but close vast regions of the northern interior to forestry and mining by mid-century as ice and frozen soil under temporary winter roads melt, researchers said. Higher temperatures have already led to lower summer sea ice...
  • Arctic: an intensive care unit for Planet Earth

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    May 27, 2011 The day was full of much action. It was snowing in the morning as we headed out with the scientists from ...

  • On the road to the Arctic

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    The first signs that this journey is going to be full of a lot of adventure? We miss our connections from the quaint airport of...

  • 2010 ties for warmest year, emissions to blame 13-01-2011 04:47 PM

    Washington: Last year tied for the warmest since data started in 1880, capping a decade of record high temperatures that shows mankind's greenhouse gas emissions are heating the planet, a US agency said. Global surface temperatures in 2010 were 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit (0.62 Celsius) above the 20th century average, tying...
  • Jairam Ramesh 'built bridges' in Cancun 12-12-2010 07:11 PM

    Cancun: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has been praised for his role as a bridge-builder on contentious issues at the UN climate conference here which ended with a deal to curb global warming, including a $ 100 billion fund to help developing countries. The two-week long conference closed on Friday with...
  • Cancun: Activists take their protest underwater 07-12-2010 07:33 PM

    Cancun: Activists took to the streets of Cancun vandalizing fast food restaurants and throwing muck in the streets. Activists from around the world have been gathering in Cancun to urge governments to take action against global warming. Some activists even went under water to register their protest alongside 400 life-sized...
  • Kyoto Protocol to stay past 2012: UN climate chief 08-09-2010 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: As hopes for any deal on global warming dims at the Cancun meet later this year, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres on Wednesday made it clear that the Kyoto Protocol will continue post 2012 as a second protocol since it does not have a "sunset" clause. "Yes, it...
  • Global warming evidences 'unmistakable' 29-07-2010 10:00 AM

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  • Indian Hotels initiate green practices 18-06-2010 03:07 PM

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