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Climate change

Managing food demand key to containing emissions, damage to environment, says study

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
According to new research, maintaining food security till 2050 will require a shift towards more efficient diets and decrease in food wastage, if the environmental damage and greenhouse gas emissions that will result from the expansion of agricultural production are to be reduced.

British Butterfly adapts to climate change by migrating north, changing diet

Issue Date: Aug 29, 2014
Climate change is affecting and altering nature’s micro worlds, too. Organisms present in different ecosystems react in varying degrees to this global phenomenon. Some of them resist and die while others, like the brown argus butterfly, adapt to survive.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
BYTES Triggering tornadoes Frequency, severity of tornadoes linked to global warming

4.3 million deaths caused by household air pollution in 2012: WHO

Issue Date: Aug 28, 2014
Finding solutions to the upcoming challenges due to change in climate was main agenda on second day of the global conference of World Health Organization (WHO) on health and climate change.

Human role in fuelling glacier loss has risen drastically

Issue Date: Aug 28, 2014
About two-thirds of glaciers' loss witnessed in recent decades can be attributed to human activities. According to a study, only 25 per cent (±35 per cent) of the global glacier mass loss between 1851 and 2010 was due to human-related activities. But the figure rose to 69 per cent (±24 per cent) between 1991 and 2010.

Climate change likely to widen health inequities: WHO paper

Issue Date: Aug 28, 2014
Emphasising the urgent need to fight climate changes, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday suggested several measures to make the global health system more resilient to climate change and minimise its consequences on human health. See also:  Blogs How to cope with heat waves   Climate change and malaria Slideshow Why we need to act on climate change Factsheet Generation 2030 Africa Report at a glance  

WHO calls for decisive action to reduce climate change impacts on health

Issue Date: Aug 27, 2014
See also:  Blogs How to cope with heat waves   Climate change and malaria Slideshow Why we need to act on climate change Factsheet Generation 2030 Africa Report at a glance  

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Issue Date: Aug 29, 2014
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