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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... Read more...

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Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

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‘Cold War era tools help track climate change today’


July 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Tracking the impact of climate change today has been made possible by tools developed by nuclear scientists to detect radioactivity in the wake of testing of ... Read more...

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Fish learn to cope with high CO2 in oceans


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 3 (IANS) Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising carbon dioxide in the world's oceans - thanks to their parents. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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World’s first self-chilling beer to hit markets


June 29th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A self-chilling beer can could make fridges obsolete by turning lukewarm beer or fizzy drinks into ice cold versions in two minutes. They will hit the ... Read more...

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Half of inhaled diesel soot sticks to lungs


June 29th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 29 (IANS) The exhaust from diesel-run vehicles, wood fires and coal fired power stations contains soot particles that not only pollute the air, but more dangerously, stick to ... Read more...

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Jaiprakash hydroelectric project gets UNFCCC registration


June 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Jaiprakash Power Venture Ltd. (JPVL) Thursday said its 1,000 MW hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh has been registered by the United Nations Framework Convention on ... Read more...

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Aquatic ecosystems release more carbon than land


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Aquatic ecosystems have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, says a study. In ... Read more...

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Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake


April 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Bungling NASA scientists are believed to have found tiny live microbes on Mars - but mistakenly killed them by boiling them alive, a media report said ... Read more...

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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India


April 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Construction worker killed in gas leak


March 30th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A construction worker was killed and five fell unconscious Friday after a gas leak in an industrial area in Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said."The incident happened ... Read more...

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Dubai Airports reduce 72,000 tonnes CO2 emissions


March 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 28 (IANS/WAM) Conservation efforts by the Dubai Airports have helped reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 72,793 tonnes.Apart from environmental dividends, the Dubai Airports' efforts have also yielded ... Read more...

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Vitamin B12 imaged in action for first time


March 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 morphs into a gymnast as soon as it gets into your body, twisting and turning its molecules as part of a crucial reaction called ... Read more...

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Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home


March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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Bugs can help trap underground carbon dioxide


February 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) In both the novel and movies versions of "The War of the Worlds", bugs save the earth, while aliens succumb to infections to which humans have ... Read more...

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Practice really does make you perfect


February 10th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Practice makes perfect is an old truism. And now science is proving that those who practise tasks repeatedly, especially after mastering them, exert less energy, performing ... Read more...

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CO2 threatens fish’s very survival in oceans


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine seas and oceans completely bereft of colourful fish? The possibility may not be all that far-fetched, thanks to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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Global warming disrupts natural patterns of glaciation


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, setting back the process of the earth's cooling as it did in its prehistoric past.That ... Read more...

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New technique sweeps smokestacks clean of CO2


January 9th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) A new process sweeps smokestacks clean of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.Alain Goeppert, G.K Surya Prakash and George A. ... Read more...

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EU to charge green tax from airlines


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1.The move is part of a carbon-trading rule on airlines ... Read more...

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China to plant 26 billion trees over next decade


December 14th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) China will plant around 26 billion trees over the next 10 years -- or two trees annually for every Chinese citizen -- to boost the country's ... Read more...

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Differences continue in Durban, China offers conditional deal


December 5th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) As rich and poor countries continued to differ over extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012, China, the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, Monday caused a flutter ... Read more...

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China agrees to conditional legal emission cuts post-2020


December 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) China, the biggest carbon dioxide emitter, Monday agreed to accept a legally binding climate deal post-2020 but with five pre-conditions, including review of the steps taken ... Read more...

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Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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Turtle eggs communicate before hatching


November 30th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Baby turtles can communicate with one another before they hatch and can arrange to emerge from their eggs at the same time, an Australian study has ... Read more...

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China readies big climate offer, India mulls support


November 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 29 (IANS) China is ready to offer legally binding commitments to limit its emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). If the offer, to come into effect after 2020, is ... Read more...

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Warming can be eased only with zero emissions


November 21st, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Global warming can be eased only if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero. The research ... Read more...

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Could ozone from rocks warn us of impending quakes?


November 18th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could warn us of impending earthquakes.Researchers are looking for ways to accurately forecast quakes, focusing on seismic clues that, if ... Read more...

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Biofuels will worsen CO2 emissions: Study


October 24th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Emphasis on biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels would increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from forests by 14 percent, researchers said. The findings challenge the ... Read more...

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Bacterial chats limit carbon absorption by sea


October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Bacterial chats could significantly impact our climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists ... Read more...

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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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India will raise EU aviation tax issue: Natarajan


October 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Expressing reservations about European Union's (EU) decision to put a charge on carbon emissions from airlines, India Tuesday said it will raise the matter in ... Read more...

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