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Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... Read more...

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Radar for Mars study can map Earth’s freshwater reserves: NASA


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A radar primarily designed to explore the subsurface of Mars, is being used to map freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath our deserts, according to NASA.Deserts ... Read more...

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40 percent rainwater lost in Goa: Study


August 12th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Goa loses nearly 40 percent of its rainwater due to natural discharge, a study of the state's groundwater resources has revealed.The study by the state's department ... Read more...

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No need to fear drought or flood this year: Earth Sciences Minister (Interview)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The rainfall between June 1 and July 28 during this monsoon season has been 95 percent of the long-period average and so there is no ... Read more...

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19 mines located near Goa’s biggest reservoir: Kamat


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) As many as 19 mines are located within half a kilometre of the Selaulim major reservoir, which accounts for water supply to nearly half of ... Read more...

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Nirma asked to stop work on cement plant project


March 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) Detergent major Nirma's proposed cement plant in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district is in trouble, with the central environment and forests ministry ordering the company to stop construction ... Read more...

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Overuse of groundwater could ‘push arsenic deeper into water table’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): New findings have shown that groundwater over-exploitation has drawn the water table down and, with it, arsenic.Soon, it will percolate down to deep aquifers in other Asian countries ... Read more...

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Romans Were First To Invent The Eco-Friendly House Claims New Study


November 5th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Oxford University researcher has found that the Roman villas built 2000 years ago had almost all the features of a modern eco-friendly house. The study ... Read more...

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US scientists say use of deep aquifers in irrigation could raise arsenic poisoning in S. Asia


May 28th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers of three American universities have warned farmers in Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia not to use deep, uncontaminated aquifers for irrigation, as continuing with the ... Read more...

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India’s groundwater resource depletion alarming: World Bank


March 5th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A World Bank report Friday called for immediate action to save India's groundwater resources - the largest user of ground water in the world - and said ... Read more...

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38 percent of world’s land surface at risk of desertification


February 10th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research has shown that 38 percent of the land surface of the world is at risk of desertification.Scientists at the Institute of Agro Food Research and ... Read more...

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Hot rocks key to producing low cost fresh water


December 8th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) An underground source of hot-rock energy may have the potential to produce low-cost fresh water, says a new study. University of Queensland's Geothermal Energy Centre's director Hal Gurgenci said ... Read more...

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Hard lessons from oil industry may help address escalating groundwater crisis


November 2nd, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 2 (ANI): Researchers have said that some of the worst battles of the next century may be over groundwater, which may be tackled by taking inspiration from lessons learned the ... Read more...

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Forest ponds in Himachal to harvest rainwater


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) Forest ponds will be constructed to check the depleting groundwater and to harvest rainwater in Himachal Pradesh, state Forest Minister J.P. Nadda said Sunday. He said the 'van sarovars' ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia solved


March 26th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have solved the mystery of arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia, by discovering how arsenic enters the groundwater below the Himalayas.Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and ... Read more...

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Arsenic found in groundwater in 15 Bihar districts: official


March 22nd, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) High levels of arsenic have been found in the groundwater of 15 Bihar districts on either side of the Ganges river, posing the threat of cancer among people, ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix may have detected first signs of liquid water on Mars


February 18th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, NASAs Phoenix Lander may have captured the first images of liquid water on Mars, droplets that apparently splashed onto the spacecrafts ... Read more...

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Water, possible life, might be located deeper on Mars than previously believed


May 16th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): New observations from NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest that any liquid water that might exist below the planets surface, and any possible organisms living in that water, ... Read more...

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Plachimada continues to protest against Coke plant


April 25th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Plachimada (Kerala), Apr 25 (ANI): Villagers in Kerala's Plachimada village continue to demand the closure of the Coca Cola plant, saying that it poses a threat to the environment. Claiming that thousands ... Read more...

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Climate change might lead to water crisis in future


November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
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