CLIMATE

  • Maharashtra bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings 4 days ago

    Nashik: The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people. The circular under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986 was issued after a petition seeking a ban on 'manja' was filed by...
  • Immediate steps needed to mitigate climate change impact: Barack Obama 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that climate change "can no longer be denied" and immediate measures are needed to mitigate its effects. Obama said during his Earth Day address on Wednesday at the Everglades National Park the largest subtropical wilderness in the US that global warming threatened the...
  • No divide with India on climate change issue: US 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The US on Monday said there was no divide with India on the issue of climate change and it would like to be the nation's "best partner", days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear that the country will not come under pressure of international community in...
  • Kerala government pitches for night traffic ban on Bandipura Road to be lifted, hand of smugglers lobby likely 1 week ago

    Bandipura (Mysore): Global warming and climate change are on top of the United Nation's agenda. These are the most discussed subjects during the Earth Summit. But these critical life-changing issues don't seem to matter to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Though the Supreme Court had rejected Kerala's appeal to lift...
  • PM Modi slams developed nations for questioning India's green norms April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the developed countries for questioning India's credentials in curbing environmental pollution and said those who "lecture" the country "refuse" to provide nuclear fuel for clean energy". Asserting that India was committed to promoting clean energy including nuclear, he said India...
  • DU sets up weather station on Delhi School of Economics' terrace March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Finding the data provided by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) inadequate for studying the national capital's "micro-climate", Delhi University has set up its own weather station for more accurate and detailed weather updates. The varsity has also claimed that the weather station, which will record temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall...
  • Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Climate change will have a "considerable" impact on the dynamics of the river Ganga, affecting a major portion of north India which is directly dependent on it for its agriculture and industrial needs, a recent study said. In a study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of...
  • Sun has maximum impact on climate when Earth is cooler March 2, 2015

    London: The impact of the Sun on Earth's climate has greater significance when our planet is cooler, a new study has found. An international team of researchers shows that, during the last 4,000 years, there appears to have been a close correlation between solar activity and the sea surface temperature in...
  • RK Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief after sexual harassment allegations February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Environmentalist RK Pachauri on Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment even after denying the accusation. The decision of Pachauri, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman employee of TERI, was made public by the...
  • UN climate experts meet despite chief's absence over sex case February 23, 2015

    Kenya: Climate scientists went ahead with a scheduled meeting in Kenya at Nairobi despite the absence of the United Nations' top climate change official, Rajendra Pachauri, who faces sexual harassment allegations. Experts gathering in Nairobi on Monday said the absence of Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Implement green laws to protect environment: Prakash Javadekar February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked his Ministry officials to "impose" the green laws to protect country's air, water and forest resources. "We have the laws, but we don't implement (them)...We must impose... and the new government's commitment is on compliance," Javadekar...
  • Twenty-five years on, lack of climate change theories February 17, 2015

    Twenty-five years of debate have brought no evidence that climate change is on its way. Professor Essex said, "There is not a single piece of content that actually hangs together to make a complete case. There are long chains of reasoning but are incomplete." ...
  • India among most at risk of climate change: Global Commission February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Future growth in both Indian cities as well as in the agricultural sector is at risk from climate change,...
  • Urban climate resilience - The need of the hour January 27, 2015

    Rapid climate change is a challenge of the 21st century, displaying increasingly the evidences of highly erratic weather deviations and extreme events all over the world. While climate variability and change is irrespective of locational factors of urban and rural, its impacts on cities and towns are particularly of concern...
  • Modi and Obama must take action on climate change: RK Pachauri January 24, 2015

    Environmentalist Dr RK Pachauri has said that both President Obama and Prime Minister Modi see climate change as part of their legacy. He also said that climate change will be a substantial element of the Obama visit. ...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • US hoping for development in climate negotiations with India January 22, 2015

    Washington: The United States is hoping to make significant progress in climate negotiations with India ahead of a major UN conference taking place later this year in Paris, a senior White House official has said. "President Barack Obama will have a chance to review with Prime Minister Narendra Modi what the...
  • IPCC should go prescriptive at lower levels of governance January 20, 2015

    Science is central in understanding precise nature of the risks climate change poses. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the prime body reviewing and synthesising latest scientific knowledge on multiple dimensions of climate change has been pivotal in elevating the status of climate change as the key development and...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Aamir Khan, Bill Gates write to world leaders on climate change, poverty and inequality January 15, 2015

    India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on January 15, 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one...
  • Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some of the most vexing economic issues between India and the United States would...
  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 December 15, 2014

    Lima: About 190 nations agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas...
  • Oceans laden with 269,000 tons of plastic: Study December 11, 2014

    Washington: The world`s oceans are laden with nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution, international researchers said on Wednesday after a six-year study of conditions across the globe. The findings in the journal PLOS ONE show that larger plastic debris usually lingers around the coast, but gets churned into tiny particles further...
  • India very important player in climate talks: US December 11, 2014

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank November 24, 2014

    Washington: Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Narendra Modi re-constitutes climate panel; RK Pachauri remains, Sunita Narain and Ratan Tata dropped November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday re-constituted a high-level advisory group on climate change, days ahead of a crucial UN meet on global warming in Peru. While the government retained TERI chairperson RK Pachauri, Nitin Desai and retired diplomat Chandrasekhar Dasgupta as the non-government members of the 18-member...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP November 1, 2014

    San Juan: The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security. "Climatic changes also affect temperatures and regional climates, the conditions on which, for instance, in the continent of Africa, mosquitoes may...
  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi shares three mantras to tackle climate change September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared his three ideas towards climate change and economic growth. "I would like to say three things; first we should be honest in shouldering the responsibilities, second we must fulfill commitments for technology transfer and funding and third we...
  • India, China serious about climate change, says UN official September 25, 2014

    Washington: A top UN official has played down the absence of the heads of state of India and China from the Climate Summit in New York this week, saying the two countries are very serious about an agreement on global warming. UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson...