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The world may not be warming after all, claim experts

Scientists have expressed their reservations on the view that global temperatures are increasing relentlessly due to human pollution, thereby posing a new challenge in front of the United Nations’ climate panel.

UN climate change panel again under attack

New York, January 31 -- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has been criticized for its global warming report, is under assault again, this time from all corners.

‘Glacier melting report was a mistake,’ IPCC admits

Geneva, Switzerland, January 25 -- Rajendra K Pachauri, chairman of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has acknowledged that the report on the melting of the Himalayan glaciers was a mistake.

Past decade warmest since 1880: NASA

New York, January 22 -- Space agency NASA has released the results of a new study on climate change. According to its estimates, temperatures in the decade ended 2009 were warmest since 1880.

Climate change threatens duck wetlands

Brookings -- Climate change could adversely impact the Prairie Pothole Region that produces more than half of North America's migratory duck population, scientists said.

The region, filled with millions of glacially formed wetlands, includes parts of western Iowa and Minnesota, the central and eastern Dakotas and parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Scientists at South Dakota State University examined 20th century records starting in 1906 for 18 Prairie Pothole Region weather stations.

The records showed a widespread trend toward warmer minimum temperatures, especially in the Canadian prairies, where some stations showed increases of more than 6 degrees Fahrenheit, wetland ecologist W. Carter Johnson said in a release Monday.

Greenhouse gases a danger to public health: EPA

Washington, December 8 -- The whole of America, rather the world, knew that it was only a matter of time before authorities categorized greenhouse gases a danger to public health.

As world heads for Copenhagen, Obama reschedules visit

New York, December 5 -- President Barack Obama is heating up efforts towards a workable and comprehensive Copenhagen agreement. But he's running a bit late for the summit.

UN to probe climate change controversy

Geneva, December 4 -- Scientists in UK have allegedly projected inflated figures to stress on human involvement behind the climate change. UN’s IPCC will now probe the matter.

Climate scientist steps down amid raging e-mail controversy

New York, December 2 -- The scientist at the center of the climate change e-mail controversy has stepped down, the University of East Anglia confirmed Tuesday.

Climate change e-mail storm hots up

New York, November 30 -- There seems to be no end to the controversy over hacked e-mails. In fact the debate is hotting up with each passing day.