Free Press Journal
  • NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice

    Washington: NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite next month that will measure — in unprecedented detail — changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt fast. In recent years, contributions of melt from the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica alone have raised global sea level by more than a millimeter a year, accounting for approximately one-third of observed sea level rise, and the

  • Indians lose over 1.5 years of their lives to air pollution: Study

    Houston: Air pollution shortens people’s lives by over a year, say scientists who suggest that better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world. This is the first time that data on air pollution and lifespan has been studied together in order to examine the global variations in how they affect overall life expectancy. The researchers from University of Texas at Austin in the US looked at outdoor

  • Savour these food items before you regret

    The rising emissions of greenhouse gases, erratic weather and temperature patterns might make us miss some of the food items that have always been close to our hearts, because they are about to go the way of the dodo, writes Shikha Jain

  • Trotting the cutting edge of science

    THE only bigger scientific hoax, I guess, is global warming. Or perhaps HIV jumping from monkeys to men, when  we all know the virus was whipped up in a lab as  a biological weapon.

  • Bhopal: Drive will inspire protection of environment globally: CM

    Bhopal: Expressing concern over the rising temperature of Earth due to global warming, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that tree plantation is essential for giving clean environment to the coming generation. He said that by record plantations at Narmada river basin and banks, people of the state have spread the message of environment conservation to the world.

  • Bhopal: HC stays govt’s order on polythene ban

    Bhopal: The High Court on Thursday ordered stay on the government’s order to ban sale of polythene in the state. The state government has put ban on the sale and use of the polythene in the state from May 24. The had put ban on plastic and polythene bags across the state, saying that it was leading to cow deaths and polluting the environment.

  • Indore: Steep rise in temperature leaves city prone to disasters

    Indore: City has been witnessing unusual weather conditions for several years in a row, courtesy global warming. The change is however so gradual that unexpected rainfall or extreme temperatures both in summer as well as winter no more evokes surprise.

  • Bhopal: Venkaiah Naidu lauds MP’s ‘historic step’ towards renewable energy

    BHOPAL: “MP has taken a historic step towards renewal energy and the state is concerned towards global warming and pollution,” said Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu in a function organised to conduct signing of agreement of Rewa Ultra Solar Power scheme, with the developers, here on Monday.

  • Scientists unite to prevent loss of world’s coral reefs 

    South Ari Atoll (Maldives): There were startling colours here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What’s left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe.

  • Bhopal: ‘Namami Gange’ to fight global warming

    Agar Malwa: The BJP held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming programme Namami Gange, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) which aims to fight the issue of global warming.

  • Indore: ‘Namami Gange’ to fight global warming

    Agar Malwa: The BJP held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming programme Namami Gange, National Mission for Clean Ganga which aims to fight the issue of global warming. More than a thousand BJP members are expected to be part of this cleanliness programme which will be held in Agar Malwa. FPns

  • 2016 ‘very likely’ hottest year on record: UN

    Marrakech: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Monday said the global temperature is 1.2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level and will set a new high for the third year running. It also said 2016 is the hottest year on record, 2015 the second hottest and 2014 in the third place.

  • ‘Last year’s record temperatures may become new norm by 2025’

    Melbourne: Global temperature records set in 2015 – the hottest year so far – may become the new norm by 2025, if carbon emissions continue to rise at the same rate, a new study has warned, says PTI. Human activities had already locked in this new normal for future temperatures, but immediate climate action could prevent record extreme seasons year after year, said Sophie Lewis from the Australian National University.

  • Comet impact led to ancient global warming event: Study

    New York: A comet strike may have triggered the rapid warming of Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today, researchers have found.

  • Govt approves India joining of Paris climate agreement

    New Delhi: Paving the way for bringing the historic Paris agreement into force, the government today approved its ratification which will be formalised on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • global-warming

    Cool data visualisation reveals extent of global warming

    Two newly-released spiral visualisations of global-warming data reveal how human activities are linked to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and rising temperatures. Visualised by Robert Gieseke of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Malte Meinshausen of the University of Melbourne, the animated GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format) and interactive versions show how atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased 40 per cent since 1850 and two-thirds of the carbon budget that the world