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A wooden boat used by migrants from Morocco is seen grounded on the beach at the southeastern coast of the island of Gran Canaria, Spain.(AP)

2020 was Europe’s warmest year on record

Berlin | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Rising global temperatures are tied to the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Chief among them is carbon dioxide, which is released by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas.
Ground transportation makes up about one-fifth of emissions of carbon dioxide, the chief man-made heat-trapping gas.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Ground transportation makes up about one-fifth of emissions of carbon dioxide, the chief man-made heat-trapping gas.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

World carbon dioxide emissions drop 7 per cent in pandemic-hit 2020

Associated Press | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:55 AM IST
Scientists say this drop is chiefly because people are staying home, traveling less by car and plane, and that emissions are expected to jump back up after the pandemic ends.
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)

Over 70 hot springs identified in Uttarakhand and HP for power generation

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Several of these hot springs have the potential of producing electricity at a reduced production cost, say experts.
This artistic illustration depicts the Venusian surface and atmosphere, as well as phosphine molecules. These molecules float in the windblown clouds of Venus at altitudes of 55 to 80 km, absorbing some of the millimetre waves that are produced at lower altitudes. They were detected in Venus’s high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner.(via REUTERS)
This artistic illustration depicts the Venusian surface and atmosphere, as well as phosphine molecules. These molecules float in the windblown clouds of Venus at altitudes of 55 to 80 km, absorbing some of the millimetre waves that are produced at lower altitudes. They were detected in Venus’s high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner.(via REUTERS)

Venus, named for the goddess of love, is no cuddly place

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Scientists have spotted evidence of potential life on the planet Venus, though they emphasized that more work needs to be done to confirm whether or not life - possibly aerial microbes - exists or whether there is an alternative non-biological explanation for their findings.
Independent experts said the Covid-19 lockdown should be a learning for the world on how it could reduce emissions in coming years but ensuring that the economy is not disrupted.(AFP)
Independent experts said the Covid-19 lockdown should be a learning for the world on how it could reduce emissions in coming years but ensuring that the economy is not disrupted.(AFP)

Global CO2 emissions to fall by up to 7% in 2020 due to Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:17 AM IST
During the peak of Covid-19 lockdown in early April, the daily global CO2 emissions dropped to 2006 levels falling by 17% compared to 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Brazil's President, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, at the Hyderabad House, New Delhi, January 25(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Brazil's President, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, at the Hyderabad House, New Delhi, January 25(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Analysis| Brazil-India ties offer a world of opportunities

By Tereza Cristina Corrêa da Costa Dias
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 07:52 PM IST
It is essential that our countries continue to work together to check the barriers that hinder the movement of goods
Streaming services comes with a massive environmental price. (Representational image)(Reuters)
Streaming services comes with a massive environmental price. (Representational image)(Reuters)

Streaming services comes with a massive environmental price

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 07:10 PM IST
Watching a half-hour show on web-based streaming services would lead to emissions of 1.6 kg of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to driving 6.28 km, claimed a report by a French think tank the Shift Project.
The artificial leaf doesn’t release any additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.(University of Cambridge)
The artificial leaf doesn’t release any additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.(University of Cambridge)

‘Artificial leaf’ can produce gas from sunlight, could be an alternative to petrol in future

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 07:02 PM IST
The carbon-neutral device can directly produce the gas -- called syngas -- in a sustainable and simple way.
This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)
This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)

8 years since Fukushima: ‘Capacity to generate nuclear energy rises’

Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:05 AM IST
The 18th edition of the biennial ‘Nuclear Fuel Report: Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2019-2040’, released on Thursday, attributed the projections to extensive programmes to build nuclear reactors in India and China, and more favourable policies in countries like France and USA.
The civic body has decided to install solar panels on the rooftop of its four-storeyed engineers’ hub building in Worli.(HT File(Representative Image))
The civic body has decided to install solar panels on the rooftop of its four-storeyed engineers’ hub building in Worli.(HT File(Representative Image))

Mumbai civic body’s building in Worli to soon run on solar energy

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:59 AM IST
This is the first office of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which will run on solar power and the panels will cater to the electricity demands of at least a portion of the building, bringing down the monthly bill by 30%.
Human caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse: UN report(AP Photo)
Human caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse: UN report(AP Photo)

UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:26 PM IST
The report said climate change already has worsened land degradation, caused deserts to grow, permafrost to thaw and made forests more vulnerable to drought, fire, pests and disease,Climate change has also added to other forces that have reduced the number of species on Earth.
Studies have shown that the city is losing its mangrove forests.(HT FILE)
Studies have shown that the city is losing its mangrove forests.(HT FILE)

Mumbai has a long way to go in protecting mangrove forests

Hindustan Times | By Manoj Nair
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 01:09 AM IST
After the recent notification on 224 ha of mangrove cover, 475 ha remain unprotected
Maharashtra Nature Park is an example of an urban forest(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Nature Park is an example of an urban forest(HT Photo)

Mumbai pioneered ‘urban forests’ and then abandoned the idea

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Creation of urban forests has been part of the agenda of India’s environment departments
70% of the school’s electricity requirements will be met through the rooftop solar plant.(HT PHOTO)
70% of the school’s electricity requirements will be met through the rooftop solar plant.(HT PHOTO)

Mumbra school teaches by example; opts for solar power

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:44 PM IST
The school has already witnessed a 45% drop in electricity bills
ast month, ten people suffocated to death from smoke inhalation at a large Chinese pharmaceutical firm in Shandong province.(File Photo)
ast month, ten people suffocated to death from smoke inhalation at a large Chinese pharmaceutical firm in Shandong province.(File Photo)

Ten dead in eastern China after ship leaks gas

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety and also adds to social interaction.(Unsplash)
Researchers have discovered a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety and also adds to social interaction.(Unsplash)

Gene that reduces fear, increases social interaction ability found

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The research published in the journal Neuropharmacology employed gene manipulation technology to remove the ‘P4h-tm’ gene from the mouse genome and found an unexpected change in mouse behaviour.
The onset of the Ice Age and the start of the glacial cycles from cold to warm and back, were triggered by a decrease in the Carbon dioxide levels.(iStock/Representative Image)
The onset of the Ice Age and the start of the glacial cycles from cold to warm and back, were triggered by a decrease in the Carbon dioxide levels.(iStock/Representative Image)

Carbon dioxide at its highest level in 3 million years: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 11:08 PM IST
The study found that Ice Age onset, and the start of the glacial cycles from cold to warm and back, was mainly triggered by a decrease of Carbon dioxide levels.
In 44 years, the number of cars registered in Chandigarh has grown 50 times, a reason for the temperature rise.(HT File)
In 44 years, the number of cars registered in Chandigarh has grown 50 times, a reason for the temperature rise.(HT File)

HT spotlight: Chandigarh growing hotter by the decade

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 10:07 PM IST
Urban heat island effect due to rapid urbanisation and the growing traffic is leading to the rise in temperature in the city; extreme winter conditions have shifted from November and December to January and the monsoon pattern has also changed, affecting the cropping routine
An expert committee report has recommended that the Union environment ministry rework the methodology to determine forest cover by mapping areas under various monocultures plantations.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
An expert committee report has recommended that the Union environment ministry rework the methodology to determine forest cover by mapping areas under various monocultures plantations.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Rework method to assess forest cover, panel tells environment ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 07:11 AM IST
The report on developing a ‘strategy to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 and 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from forest and tree cover’ was released by environment minister Harsh Vardhan.
William Happer is a National Security Council technology adviser spearheading an initiative to create a presidential committee on climate.(Gage Skidmore)
William Happer is a National Security Council technology adviser spearheading an initiative to create a presidential committee on climate.(Gage Skidmore)

Meet the CO2-praising physicist behind the latest Trump climate push

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Ari Natter, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Scientists see his proposal as part of a disturbing trend in which the Trump administration elevates ideological opponents of established scientific views.
In 2017 alone, India broke its own world record for the most trees planted after volunteers gathered to plant 66 million saplings in just 12 hours.(Vidya Subramanian/ Hindustan Times)
In 2017 alone, India broke its own world record for the most trees planted after volunteers gathered to plant 66 million saplings in just 12 hours.(Vidya Subramanian/ Hindustan Times)

India, China contribute most to global greenery: NASA

Washington | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Study published in the latest edition in Nature Sustainability showed that at least 25 per cent of the global foliage expansion since the early 2000s came from China, with India close behind.
India was ranked as the third highest CO2 emitter in the world in 2015 after China and the US, by the International Energy Agency. It has pledged under the Paris Agreement, to reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by 33-35% by 2030.(AFP)
India was ranked as the third highest CO2 emitter in the world in 2015 after China and the US, by the International Energy Agency. It has pledged under the Paris Agreement, to reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by 33-35% by 2030.(AFP)

A clean environment will be our best gift to posterity

By Kusala Rajendran
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 07:37 AM IST
We have already compromised a lot on the prospects of the future generations to live in a healthy environment.
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)

Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Simulating in the lab the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system, researchers successfully created both organic compounds and oxygen, absent of life.
India can continue to deploy solar farms, leveraging its leadership of the International Solar Alliance to displace coal and clean up its smog-choked cities.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
India can continue to deploy solar farms, leveraging its leadership of the International Solar Alliance to displace coal and clean up its smog-choked cities.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

India 4th highest emitter of CO2: Study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:40 PM IST
The study also said the Indian emissions were projected to grow 2 per cent in 2017, compared to 6 per cent per year averaged over the previous decade, due to significant government interventions in the economy.
Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth(AFP)
Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth(AFP)

Climate change: There is no room for complacency

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 12:10 PM IST
Countries need to ramp up their investments in low-carbon technologies
Without an MRT, a city will have more road traffic, with more cars, buses and two-wheelers, leading to more CO2 emissions.
Without an MRT, a city will have more road traffic, with more cars, buses and two-wheelers, leading to more CO2 emissions.

Mumbai Metro’s real green moment is yet to arrive

Hindustan Times | By Manoj Nair
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 11:38 PM IST
The 11.4 km-long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line produces a net increase of 52.9 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every day. Has Mumbai’s Metro line failed to meet an important standard for an MRT?
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record last year with emissions showing no sign of slowing down, the UN World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday.(File Photo)
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record last year with emissions showing no sign of slowing down, the UN World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday.(File Photo)

‘It will be destructive’: Carbon dioxide levels up by 46% in over 250 years

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 05:55 PM IST
The annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin dashed hopes for a slowdown in emissions of CO2 - the byproduct of burning fossil fuels that scientists say is the main cause of the greenhouse effect causing global warming.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on at India's first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river during its inaugural function, Varanasi, November 12, 2018(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on at India's first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river during its inaugural function, Varanasi, November 12, 2018(PTI)

If executed well, waterways can change inland transportation

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 05:57 PM IST
Transporting goods along the waterway is far cheaper than on road or rail. But the river Ganga’s health may be put under further stress too
There’s a wide variety of plants which not only produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but also cleanse the air of pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, etc.(Jasjeet Plaha)
There’s a wide variety of plants which not only produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but also cleanse the air of pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, etc.(Jasjeet Plaha)

Take help from these 7 plants to cleanse your house air this Diwali

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Here are seven plants that will help you breathe easy at home during the smog season.
Greenpeace activists display a big banner reading "We still have hope, Climate action now!" during an activity prior to a press conference of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change at Songdo Convensia in Incheon on October 8, 2018(AFP)
Greenpeace activists display a big banner reading "We still have hope, Climate action now!" during an activity prior to a press conference of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change at Songdo Convensia in Incheon on October 8, 2018(AFP)

Climate should be an election issue

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 02:43 PM IST
The need of the hour is to make climate and the environment an election issue; and only vote to power those who grasp the gravity of the situation, and the need for urgency in climate adaptation policies
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