Emissions

  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 'Suit Up!', said Barney Stinson...

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    ...and the environmentalists flinched. The other day I came across an elaborate advertisement for carbon friendly suits, and it got me investigating. ...

  • 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...
  • Do you think new hybrid buses will help reduce Co2 emission?

    If you are tired of being stuck in snarling traffic and facing pollution, worry not. New hybrid buses, efficient and practical, thanks to an inbuilt...
  • World Cup teams to offset emissions 11-06-2010 04:30 PM

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  • Climate deal a moderate success, says UN official 19-12-2009 07:20 PM

    US and the BASIC countries struck a deal on climate change on Friday night. ...