Tags: climate agreement

Nine climate tipping points now ‘active,’ warn scientists

More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active”, a group of leading scientists have warned. This threatens the loss of the Amazon rainforest and the great ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, which are currently undergoing measurable and unprecedented changes much earlier than expected. This “cascade” of changes […]

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Cabinet approves negotiating stand of India at COP 25 to UNFCCC

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the negotiating stand of India at the forthcoming 25th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced earlier this month that the meeting known as the 25th Conference […]

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Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high, Next gen to face severe impact

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday. In an appeal to Governments to do more to reverse countries’ reliance on producing energy from fossil fuels, in line with the 2015 […]

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Climate change may propel greenhouse gas emissions from lakes: Study

Climate change may cause the levels of greenhouse gases emitted by freshwater northern lakes to increase by between 1.5 and 2.7 times, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK noted that every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. Small shallow […]

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The moment after Venice council rejected climate change it got flooded

Soon after the bill to tackle climate change was rejected by a regional council in Venice, the Veneto council hall was flooded because of the high tides. This is the first time in 50 years that the Italian city has been severely flooded. According to The Gaurdian, when the climate change bill was being debated […]

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Renewables in the US Midwest would be best for climate impact: Study

Installing wind turbines and solar panels in the U.S. Midwest instead of other parts of the country would deliver the biggest cuts in climate-warming emissions and improvements in public health, according to a study published on Tuesday. The magnitude of benefit from renewable energy depends in part on whether it is displacing coal-fired power plants […]

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GreenMatch Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions by EU Country

Analysing the Progress Towards 2020 GHG Emission Targets In 2007, the EU set targets for each of its member states to reduce overall pollution by 2020. One of the key goals in the 2020 climate and energy package, which was legislated in 2009, is a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap […]

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“Urjavaran” a Conference on Clean and Green Technologies hosted by ISHRAE

ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) recently hosted a unique series of Conferences named as “URJAVARAN” to address global issues related to climate change. Special emphasis was given on Energy Conservation & enhanced Energy Efficiency, and the need for Environmental protection from emissions. The theme for URJAVARAN 2019 is: “Energy, Sustainability […]

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Climate-change activists Disrupt London Rush Hour

Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour. Extinction Rebellion is in the second week of a civil disobedience campaign that has targeted government buildings, an airport and financial institutions such […]

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Researchers finds ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida

Researchers have discovered two strains of ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene — a key component in Single-Use […]

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