New York: The world

The world's population will hit seven billion early in 2012 and top nine billion in 2050, with the vast majority of the increase coming in the developing countries of Asia and Africa, according to a new UN estimate, The Associated Press reported from the United Nations, New York.

Washington: Two colossal black holes appear to be orbiting one another in sort of a cosmic minuet at the center of a faraway galaxy formed when two separate galaxies collided, US astronomers said on Wednesday.

Washington: A new study has determined that global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go slow down for decades.


Rock As Big As 10-Storey Building Comes Within 72,000Km

Paris: An asteroid of a similar size to a rock that exploded above Siberia in 1908 with the force of a thousand atomic bombs whizzed close past Earth on Monday, astronomers said on Tuesday.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has initiated work on a Special Report entitled

This working paper summarizes key innovations and challenges of the Clean Technology Fund. It analyzes the investment plans that the Fund has endorsed to date, and makes the case for greater emphasis on institutional capacity and governance in program design.

From climate change adaptation to the energy and food crunch, from the MDGs to the Right to Water, this illustrated report pinpoints the key issues that were discussed in Istanbul and the different perspectives in addressing those questions. It aims to improve everyone

Ecosystem services are fundamental for human well-being, and are the basis of rural livelihoods, in particular for the poor. Rainwater harvesting can serve as an opportunity to enhance ecosystem productivity, thereby improving livelihoods, human well-being and economies. Rainwater harvesting has been shown to create synergies in landscape management and human well-being.