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  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate September 24, 2014

    United Nations: In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders on Wednesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce...
  • Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change September 23, 2014

    New York: Hundreds of protesters accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards. The protest came a day after tens of thousands rallied around the world for urgent action to stop climate change and a day before UN Secretary...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • UN chief, Leonardo join thousands at rally on climate change September 22, 2014

    New York: UN chief Ban Kimoon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of people for a march through the city to shine the spotlight on the climate crisis with the UN Chief stressing that there is no 'Plan B' to halt advance of climate change as there is no...
  • Thousands fill New York city streets for climate march September 21, 2014

    New York: Demonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change. Thousands filled the streets on Sunday near Columbus Circle and Broadway, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly. Other cities held similar marches. In London, organizers said 40,000 took part including...
  • Delhi: Over 1500 participate in march on climate change September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1500 people on Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said. "India saw its largest ever climate change mobilisation with over 1500 people coming out onto the streets of New Delhi to...
  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march September 20, 2014

    New York: Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York on Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon...
  • Kerala to setup study and research centre on climate change June 19, 2014

    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...
  • India leads the way in combating climate change: Time June 18, 2014

    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 June 5, 2014

    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 both...
  • Partly cloudy Friday in Delhi May 16, 2014

    It will be a partly cloudy on Friday in Delhi. The Met Office has forecast thunderstorms in some areas of the city. The minimum temperature was 25 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. "The sky will remain partly cloudy. There is a possibility of thunderstorms in some areas," said an...
  • US hit by climate change, White House calls for urgent action May 6, 2014

    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 Climate...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries March 29, 2014

    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 issues...
  • Delhi: Rain lashes city, cloudy day ahead March 10, 2014

    A cloudy day with rain lies ahead for Delhi residents on Monday, the weather office said. Delhi was lashed by a brief spell of thunder shower on Sunday night as well as on Monday morning, with the national capital recording 0.8 mm rainfall till 8.30 a.m on Monday. The minimum temperature was...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    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. ...
  • Schools reopen after weather clears in UP January 20, 2014

    With the weather clearing up in Uttar Pradesh, schools for classes 6th to 12th reopened in Lucknow on Monday after a long winter vacation. This follows reversal of an earlier order by the district magistrate who had ordered the closure of all schools up to class 12th till Jan 22. However, classes...
  • Delhi: Winter rains bring chill, cloudy day expected January 18, 2014

    It was a chilly and rainy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. "There was shallow fog in the morning. The skies will remain cloudy with the maximum...
  • UP shivers as Lucknow records season's coldest day January 14, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver in the intense cold on Tuesday, as the minimum temperature in Lucknow dropped to 5.6 degrees Celsius on Monday the coldest day this winter. Monday was the coldest day in the state capital with the maximum temperatures dropping to below 13 degrees Celsius, a...
  • Cold eases in north but claims 2 lives in Muzaffarnagar January 14, 2014

    Cold wave conditions eased in northern India on Monday although the winter chill led to two deaths in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Residents of Kashmir Valley got some respite from the freezing cold with the mercury rising several notches in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of...