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Sulphuric acid formation affects climate, health


August 9th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) The formation in the air of sulphuric acid, which smells like rotten eggs, is significantly impacting our climate and health, says a study.The study led by ... Read more...

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Today is World Environment Day 2012


June 5th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) World Environment Day (WED) will be observed today all over the world. Run by the UNEP (UN’s Environment Programme), the aim of this event is to ... Read more...

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Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn tonnes of pollutants


December 20th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.According to the report ... Read more...

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Industrialisation contaminating lakes with nitrogen


December 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Generated by industrialisation, nitrogen has been polluting lakes far and wide, some thousands of kilometres from the nearest city. Twenty-five out of the 36 lakes under ... Read more...

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Media coverage on HIV/AIDS down by 70pc in developed world: Study


November 30th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that media coverage on HIV/AIDS has fallen by more than 70 percent in developed countries over the last 20 years.While in ... Read more...

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250-bn-yr-old Siberian volcanism ‘may have caused The Great Dying’


October 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): University of Cincinnati geologists have found what led to 'The Great Dying' - the sudden death of around 90 percent of all living species 250 million years ago ... Read more...

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Over 25 percent of China’s surface water contaminated


July 27th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): More than a quarter of China's surface water is contaminated, the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection has claimed.Admitting that China still faces "severe challenges" in pollution control, ... Read more...

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Chemicals that fix one ecological problem worsen another


June 17th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Chemicals that helped fix a global ecological crisis in the 1990s - the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer, for instance - may be raising another problem such ... Read more...

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Chemicals that solve one environmental problem may worsen another


June 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists are reporting that chemicals used to revert one environmental disaster, may actually worsen another.Chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s - the hole ... Read more...

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Asteroid ended the age of dinosaurs


May 26th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A team of scientists claim to have finally concluded what ended the age of the dinosaurs - an asteroid.The discovery of a massive crater at Chicxulub in ... Read more...

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Hekla: Europe’s 9th Most Dangerous Volcano Erupts! or Did It?


April 20th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iceland was first settled in the ninth century by Vikings. It quickly became known as "The land of fire and ice" because of the volcanoes and ... Read more...

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Asteroid killed off the dinos, concludes international scientific panel


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A panel of 41 international experts has determined that the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs and more than half of species on Earth 65 million ... Read more...

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Chemicals that protected ozone layer in 1990s may be worsening acid rain


March 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s, namely, the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer, may ... Read more...

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Mystery volcano eruption solves ‘cool decade in the early 1800s’ puzzle


December 10th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10(ANI): Researchers believe that a newly detected 19th-century volcanic eruption may solve the mystery of the 'cool decade in the early 1800s'.Scientists have long blamed the 1815 eruption ... Read more...

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Australians’ bizarre travel insurance claims


November 26th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 26 (ANI): Some of the most bizarre claims ever made by Australian travellers has now been revealed by insurance companies.One Aussie traveller claimed a monkey stole his wallet while on ... Read more...

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Increase in air pollution in China over last 50 years reduces rainy days by up to a quarter


August 16th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 16 (ANI): New research shows that air pollution in eastern China has reduced the amount of light rainfall over the past 50 years and decreased by 23 percent the number ... Read more...

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Volcano explosion didn’t cause Earth to go into ‘deep freeze’ 74,000 years ago


July 9th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has discounted a theory which suggested that when a giant volcano on Sumatra blew its top 74,000 years ago, the Earth went into deep freeze, ... Read more...

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Humans are disrupting the nitrogen cycle, say scientists


June 5th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that humans are disrupting the nitrogen cycle by altering the amount of nitrogen that is stored in the biosphere.The chief culprit ... Read more...

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Giant volcanic eruption 260 mln yrs ago may have caused global mass extinction


May 29th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK have uncovered a previously unknown giant volcanic eruption that led to global mass extinction 260 million years ago.The eruption ... Read more...

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New sponge-like material beneficial for the environment


May 18th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A team of chemists has designed a new sponge-like material that can remove mercury from polluted water, easily separate hydrogen from other gases and is a more effective ... Read more...

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New tool differentiates between man-made and natural nitrogen-oxide pollution


March 26th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have used a new tool to differentiate between man-made and natural nitrogen oxide emissions.Nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere, which are produced by lightning, biomass burning, and soil ... Read more...

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Sulfuric acid may help soot turn into cloud seeds


March 26th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that as soot particles in the atmosphere age, airborne sulfuric acid may help turn them into condensation nuclei, which enable the ... Read more...

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Scientists try to make wood a new energy source


March 12th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A scientific team from the North Carolina State University is working to turn woodchips into a substitute for coal by using a process called torrefaction that is ... Read more...

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10 new amphibian species discovered in Colombia


February 3rd, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has announced the discovery of 10 amphibians believed to be new to science, which were found in Columbia.The species were discovered during a ... Read more...

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Moon went missing in 1761 due to major volcanic eruption


January 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): New evidence has emerged which suggests that a major volcanic eruption in 1761 belched out enough dust and gas to completely blot out the moon, thus explaining ... Read more...

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Climate change to adversely impact Pakistan: Pachauri


January 14th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan is responsible for only a small fraction of global warming but is among the countries that will be hit hardest by the effects of climate change, R.K. ... Read more...

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Climate change, acid rain could be good for forests


October 26th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A research spanning 20 years has determined that climate change and acid rain could actually be good for forests.The research was undertaken by scientists at Michigan Technological ... Read more...

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Climate change and acid rain could be good for forests


October 21st, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a long-term study, scientists have suggested that contrary to popular belief, moderate increases in temperature and increased nitrogen from acid rain actually improves forest productivity, providing ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new molecule that can help combat acid rain


August 13th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an unusual molecule in the sky that is essential to the atmosphere''s ability to break down pollutants, thus helping combat acid rain. The team ... Read more...

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Strange molecule in sky cleans acid rain


August 13th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled upon an unusual molecule that helps break down pollutants, especially the compounds that cause acid rain. Marsha Lester and Joseph Francisco, of Pennsylvania and Purdue ... Read more...

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Tunguska catastrophe in 1908 evidently led to high levels of acid rain


July 16th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A group of Russian, Italian and German researchers have suggested that the Tunguska catastrophe in 1908 evidently led to high levels of acid rain, based on the ... Read more...

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Ancient mineral provides clue to early climate


June 15th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) A new analysis of ancient minerals called zircons suggests that earth's earliest continents were probably destroyed by an extremely harsh climate. Zircons, the oldest known materials on ... Read more...

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Dinosaur-killing asteroid made bigger splash than previously believed


January 24th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Three-dimensional seismic images of a crater believed to be formed when an asteroid stuck the Earth 65 million years ago, causing the extinction of dinosaurs, suggest that the ... Read more...

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