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Tag: Global Warming

Winter To Be Warmer This Season, Predicts IMD

Bhubaneswar: December is knocking at the door, but winter chill is still missing in Odisha. Not only Odisha, several other states across the country will experience warmer winter this year, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). There is a higher probability of above-normal minimum temperature during the winter season, as per IMD’s latest seasonal […]

Global Warming Likely To Increase Illnesses

Sydney: Global warming is likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure, researchers have warned. For the study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, the researhers analysed daily hospitalisation data covering almost 80 per cent of Brazil between 2000 and 2015. They studied the link between daily mean temperatures […]

Column: Small Sacrifice For A Big Cause

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Climate change is a big issue in this part of the world. The city is currently in the grip of Extinction Rebellion protesters who have launched a two-week long campaign to highlight the dangers of climate change. Members of the eco- justice group, drawn from various parts of England, are everywhere in […]

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1billion people could be exposed to dengue, Zika by 2080

New York: Global warming could expose as many as a billion people to mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and Zika by 2080, says a new study that examined temperature changes on a monthly basis worldwide. The study found that with the rise in temperature, dengue is expected to have a year-round transmission in the tropics and […]

Researchers turn carbon emissions into usable energy

Seoul: A team of researchers has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor of global warming. The team from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea created a “Hybrid Na-CO2” system that can continuously produce electrical energy and hydrogen through […]

IPCC calls for far-reaching changes to fight global warming

Incheon (South Korea): The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a world body assessing the science related to climate change, urged “rapid and far-reaching” changes in all aspects of the entire world on Monday to fight global warming after adopting a special report on the issue. The 48th IPCC session in South Korea’s western port […]

New battery may help cut Co2 emissions

New York: Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new battery made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. While still based on early-stage research and far from commercial deployment, this battery could continuously convert carbon dioxide into a solid mineral carbonate as it discharges, said the study published in the […]

ENI, Italian national research council ink clean energy accord

Rome: Italian energy giant ENI and Italy’s National Research Council on Friday signed a multi-million euro agreement aimed at curbing global warming and desertification. The accord, signed by ENI’s CEO Claudio Descalzi and the research council’s President Massimo Inguscio, covers four areas of high scientific and strategic interest: nuclear fusion, water, agriculture and the Arctic […]

Nila Madhab Panda's 'Kadvi Hawa' to hit theatres on November 24

Bhubaneswar: Odia director Nila Madhab Panda’s Bollywood movie, co-produced by Akshay Kumar Parija, is all set to release on November 24. The film titled ‘Kadvi Hawa’ is based on the global issue of climate change and focuses on Bundelkhand,  Chambal and coastal villages of Kendrapara in Odisha. Speaking to odishatv.in, Nila Madhab Panda said, “This […]

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet: NASA

Washington: A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below West Antarctica, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet, confirms a new NASA study. The heat source may help explain why the West Antarctic ice sheet collapsed rapidly in an earlier era of rapid climate change, […]

Climate change to hit coffee lovers hard

New York: Thanks to global warming, your morning cup of coffee could be a lot more pricey in the years to come. Researchers have estimated that climate change could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world’s largest coffee-producing region — by as much as 88 per cent by 2050. The study published in […]

Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate

New Delhi: Global warming is leading to an accelerated rise of the sea level in the north Indian Ocean as compared to the global estimate, Parliament was informed on Monday. Recent studies by Indian scientists had revealed that the trend of sea level rise in the north Indian Ocean is slightly higher than the global estimate […]

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all leaders of government, business, and civil society to back the Paris climate change agreement and take actions to slow down global warming. In his first major speech on climate action on Tuesday, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to “raise the bar” on […]

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Trump signs order overhauling Obama's attempts to slow climate change

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at tackling global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. As part of the roll-back, Trump […]

Cyclones of Bay of Bengal weaker than hurricanes, but cause more damage: expert

Bhubaneswar: Funnel shaped and shallow, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years since 1891 of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation. “However, compared to hurricanes inthe west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and destruction. […]

Oceans slowed down global warming reveals a study on climate change

Washington: In the recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans accounting for the slowdown in the global surface temperature increase observed during the past decade, shows a study. The climate researchers from University of California, Los Angeles and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]

When fish would experience 'mountaineering effect'

Washington: Global warming would result in warmer water temperatures that would in turn speed up the aquatic animals’ metabolic need for oxygen. But the warmer water will hold less of the oxygen needed to fuel their bodies, similar to what happens at high altitudes, warns a new University of Washington (UW) study. It’s the combination […]

Experts blame crass urbanization for heat wave like condition in twin cities

Bhubaneswar: With the mercury rising with an accelerating rate these days, the State has already lost 17 lives due to heat wave like condition. Scientists blame global warming for this extreme situation. To address this issue, a panel discussion was organised on ‘Global warming, its remedies and necessity of afforestation’ here by ‘Prerna’, a social […]