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Global meet in China to discuss desertification


June 14th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) More than 500 scholars, entrepreneurs and officials from all over the world are expected to meet in China next month to discuss the prevention of "desertification" ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Egypt completes canal project to turn desert into farmland


August 17th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Alexandria (Egypt), Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) An ambitious $100 million canal project to bring water from the Nile river to the Toshka desert in Egypt to convert arid regions into farmland and boost ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress protests China’s plans of dam over Brahmaputra


June 15th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) China's reported plans of construction of a dam over the Brahmaputra river and diverting water to its arid regions were Tuesday strongly opposed by Congress legislators in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World’s water cycle has intensified


April 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Ocean salinities show an intensified water cycle, according to a new research.The stronger water cycle means arid regions have become drier and high rainfall regions wetter as atmospheric ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese scientists find landform left by two million year-old glacial erosion


April 8th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lanzhou (China), Apr 8(ANI): Chinese scientists have said that they have identified a landform left by glacial erosion at least two million years ago on mountains in Gansu Province of the country."The ... Read more...

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Climate ‘tipping points’ may arrive without warning


February 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a new study, a top ecological forecaster has said that climate 'tipping points' that can cause an irreparable global disaster may arrive without any warning as such. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-American develops tool for efficient use of water


November 21st, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Greater accuracy in climate forecasts permits better estimates of how much rain is likely to fall, months in advance. An innovative water management method developed by an Indian-American ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tiny bubbles can help clean up oily deposits in water


November 16th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Oily deposits that pollute the sea and kill marine life could be cleaned up with a new method developed by an engineer. Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian professor wins Unesco award for popularising science


November 6th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 6 (IANS) Professor Yash Pal of India has won the annual Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science along with a Vietnamese professor, a Tunisian expert in water management ... Read more...

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Water, sanitation, grave concerns in southern India’s floods: Oxfam


October 7th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Responding to the unprecedented flood calamity in the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Oxfam India Wednesday said there are high chances of epidemics breaking out ... Read more...

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India, China to join hands on studying climate change in Tibet


August 29th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India and China will jointly conduct research on the impact of climate change on the glaciers in the Himalayan and Tibetan regions, Minister of State for Environment ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists see storm brewing over Titan’s tropical desert


August 13th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A new research has discovered significant cloud formation within the tropical zone near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which is evidence that the parched, dry desert ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global climate change could dramatically affect water supplies


December 18th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new analysis by researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has found that global climate change could dramatically affect water supplies.The research was conducted by Gene-Hua ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greenhouse effect may also cool the climate


October 11th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): An example of the greenhouse effect cooling the climate has been seen in Spain, where the roofs of hothouse farms reflect so much sunlight that they may ... Read more...

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Desert plant may hold key for overcoming food shortage


June 20th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A unique desert plant may hold the key for overcoming food shortage because unlike normal plants, it captures most of its carbon dioxide at night when the ... Read more...

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Scientists synthesize compound to flush HIV out of hiding


May 2nd, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Stanford chemists have come up with a way to chemically produce two compounds that occur naturally in plants that can activate and bring out dormant HIV from ... Read more...

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