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.

This paper examines key features of the global carbon market. It first highlights the infrastructure for global trading of carbon credits, and then examines the functioning of the regulated market segment covered by the Kyoto Protocol. The voluntary segment of the carbon market though small is a growing one, but it has its own problem as well.

Hydropower accounts for one fifth of the world

This third edition of the UN World Water Development Report emphasizes the role of water in development and economic growth. Warns that increase in population and climate change are depleting the planet

Even as automakers and suppliers struggle with the effects of a severe economic downturn, the global movement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions continues to gain momentum. This report is based on an 18-month research project into potential measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the use of passenger vehicles.