Climate Change

  • 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...
  • Canada formally withdraws from Kyoto Protocol 13-12-2011 07:51 AM

    Toronto: Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change on Monday, saying the accord won't help solve the climate crisis. It dealt a blow to the anti-global warming treaty, which has not been formally renounced by any other country. Environment Minister Peter Kent said that Canada is invoking...
  • 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...
  • Equity central to climate change: Natarajan 08-12-2011 08:57 AM

    Durban: India's argument that it has the right to develop as much as other developed nations has been included in the new draft at the Climate Change summit in Durban. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said that she was happy that India has managed to convince the other...
  • India doesn't practise equity back home: Praful Bidwai 08-12-2011 12:08 AM

    Political analyst and activist Praful Bidwai talks about how the rich nations like US haven't met their pledges. ...
  • India has a very small carbon footprint: Natarajan 07-12-2011 11:22 PM

    Durban: Amid pressure on India to agree to a legally binding commitment to cut green house gas emission, New Delhi on Wednesday defended its policy, saying it had "a very small carbon footprint" and was implementing ambitious energy efficiency programmes. Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, who is leading the Indian delegation...
  • India bashing in the western media: is India in need of a major public relations exercise?

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    It's that time of the year again. Yes, the end of the year, but the start of a another summit on climate change. This is...