Emissions

  • Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama 27-06-2014 03:32 PM

    Washington: The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies. "Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher...
  • India needs to invest $834 bn for lower emissions by 2030 19-05-2014 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: India will have to invest $834 billion in the two decades ending 2030 to reduce its emission intensity to gross domestic product by 42 per cent over 2007 levels, according to a Planning Commission expert group. According to the final report of the expert group on low carbon...
  • AAP government faces flak over 'Delhi most polluted city' tag 29-01-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has come under severe criticism from environmentalists following a report which found Delhi as the world's most polluted city - ahead of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. She...
  • 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...
  • Coal plant emissions killed up to 1,15,000 people 30-04-2013 05:35 AM

    New Delhi: Emissions from coal plants resulted in 80,000 to 1,15,000 premature deaths and more than 20 million asthma cases in 2011-12 in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. According to a report titled 'Coal Kills - An assessment of death and disease caused by India's dirtiest...
  • Infosys ranked leader for reducing carbon footprint 29-04-2013 11:59 PM

    Bangalore: Indian IT bellwether Infosys became Environmental Tracking (ET) carbon ranking leader in 2013 for its greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure practices. "As part of the selection process, the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a London-based climate change and finance think-tank, ranked Infosys among top five of the 300 large firms...
  • Watch: Hyundai Motor's controversial suicide ad 27-04-2013 10:39 AM

    South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co has been forced to apologise for an advertisement that sought to promote the zero carbon emissions of one of its cars by featuring a man failing to commit suicide using a hose attached to the exhaust. The ad debacle is the latest to hit...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man discovers how algae can clean car's emission 24-07-2012 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: An Indian scientist has patented a technology that cleans your car's emissions using pond scum. In time, it could also generate the fuel to run your car. When Dinabandhu Sahoo came to Delhi three decades ago, all he had was a dream to make it big. Dr Dinabandhu...
  • More funds needed to cut carbon emissions: PM 22-06-2012 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: Friday is the last day of the Earth Summit at Rio and 191 member nations of the United Nations are expected to endorse the final draft proposal that lays down new mechanisms for eventual funding and technology transfer for sustainable development. On Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh criticised...
  • India to ask airlines to shun EU carbon law 20-03-2012 03:46 AM

    New Delhi: India is poised to ask airlines not to take part in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), a senior official said, in the latest escalation of a row over an EU law requiring all flights in and out of Europe to pay for their carbon emissions. China...
  • CFL bulbs dim out in Delhi 14-03-2012 12:01 PM

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) had the right intentions. As incandescent bulbs use too much energy, it decided to replace them with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). CFLs consume only a fifth of the energy used by the tungsten worms. Kerala had already shown the way by saving 300 MW...
  • 'India can't sign pact on emission cuts' 27-12-2011 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: India will not sign any legally binding global agreement for emissions reduction, as the country needs to eradicate poverty through economic growth, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Tuesday. "There is no question of signing a legally binding agreement at this point of our development. We need to...
  • 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...
  • Indian scientist helps NASA predict solar flare 08-03-2011 01:41 PM

    Kolkata: There was a huge solar flare in 1859. It was so large that it could be seen with the naked eye. In 1989, a solar storm wiped out Canada's northern electric grid. Canada was out of power for almost three days. Violent magnetic emissions from the sun could one...
  • Genghis Khan - the greenest invader in history 25-01-2011 06:24 PM

    London: Genghis Khan, who established the world's largest contiguous empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, has been branded the 'greenest invader' in history as his murderous invasion actually helped scrub about 700 million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. According to a new research, the ruthless Mongol warrior killed...
  • 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...
  • World Cup teams to offset emissions 11-06-2010 04:30 PM

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