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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 […]