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    Heat in South Asia could reach ‘unsurvivable’ levels by 2100

    The study in the journal Science Advances warned of “summer heatwaves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection”.

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    Climate change to have devastating effect in Asia: Study

    Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.

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    Big scientific breakthrough at subatomic level holds promise for secure comms

    Chinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the sub-atomic world's weirdest phenomena: photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances.

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    No sign of healing in G7 climate change rift

    The United States’ partners in the G7 club of wealthy democracies vowed on Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord.

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    Nasa probe to fly into sun’s atmosphere

    A new Nasa mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made, the US space agency said on Wednesday.

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    Smoking during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver, finds study

    Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy is likely to cause damage to foetal organs, especially to the liver, and may do lasting harm, reveals a study.The findings, led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

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    As US weighs climate pullout, UN wants world to be more ambitious

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the world to raise its ambition in implementing the Paris climate agreement as the United States weighed pulling out of the landmark emissions-cutting deal.

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    In China and Pakistan’s coal romance, where’s the love for the climate?

    If you were travelling via motorway from Islamabad to Lahore during November or December 2016, you might have felt like your head was in the clouds. That’s thanks to the smog that engulfed.

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    Over 300 million people suffer from depression: WHO

    Over 300 million people are living with depression, the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the WHO released ahead of World Health Day. 

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    Wastewater key to solving global water crisis: UN

    Recycling the world’s wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report on Wednesday.

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    Abu Dhabi to Build World's Largest Solar Power Plant

    Abu Dhabi's government-owned power utility aims to close a financing package for a 3.2 billion dirham ($872 million) solar power plant, which will be the world's largest, in April, a senior official at the utility said.

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    How the warming world could turn many plants and animals into climate refugees

    Finding the optimum environment and avoiding uninhabitable conditions has been a challenge faced by species throughout the history of life on Earth. But as the climate changes, many plants and animals .

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    China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths: study

    China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday.

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    2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

    The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to the UN weather agency, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change.

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    Birdbath, food or water? How to attract your favourite birds to your garden

    This summer, when a rainbow lorikeet or kookaburra comes to visit your home, what will you do? Will you offer them a slice of apple, or simply watch until they take flight?

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    Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth's core

    Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth’s inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet’s deepest secrets.

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    Pakistani-American doctor wins Nato Scientific Achievement Award 2016

    A Pakistani-American doctor has won the “Scientific Achievement Award 2016” from the Nato Science and Technology Organization (STO) for his extra-ordinary performance in research .

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    Indian-American develops safer allergy test, wins $15,000

    An Indian-American student, along with his team-mate, has won USD 15,000 at an innovative and entrepreneurial skills competition here for developing a safer and more-effective allergy skin test.

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    NASA troubleshooting problem with Mars rover drill

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has halted its trek up a mountain filled with potentially habitable niches for life while engineers troubleshoot a problem with one of its key instruments.

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    Toxic smog choking Beijing is so bad, It’s grounded flights

    Residents in Beijing and dozens of other cities across northern China endured another day of smog that was so strong, flights were canceled, factories shut down and traffic stopped. 

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    Indian Airlines to pay Rs 50,000 for emptying toilet midair

    The menace of human waste being splattered on houses from airplanes while landing, today led the National Green Tribunal to slap a fine of Rs 50,000 on the airline whose aircraft empty toilet tanks.

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