climate changes

Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

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Scientists find car-sized turtle fossil


May 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Imagine a giant turtle the size of an average car with a shell large enough to double as a kiddie pool. Paleontologists from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Climate change precipitates food shortages, unrest


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Long-term climate change has often destabilized civilizations through food shortages, hunger, infectious disease and unrest, a study reveals.Historical records foreshadow a grim picture for a future ... Read more...

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Biodiversity crisis overshadows climate changes


January 20th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The challenges of conserving the world's species against their rapid decline are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change, scientists ... Read more...

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Climate changes will be rapid if warming continues


December 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The climate may potentially change for the worse this century, triggering many metres of sea level rise, if global warming is not controlled, said an American ... Read more...

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Small island nations want global treaty now


December 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) While major economies like China have proposed to take legal emission cuts post 2020, the Association of Small Island Nations (AOSIS) Wednesday rejected the proposal saying ... Read more...

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Humans, climate changed wiped out Ice Age mammals


November 6th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 6 (IANS) What particularly caused the extinction of iconic Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth?It was believed that drastic climate changes killed large ... Read more...

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Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss found


October 5th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an unprecedented depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring.The depletion was caused by an unusually ... Read more...

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Rising sea level greatest climate change threat: Pachauri


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathamandu, Sep 6 (IANS) The rise of the sea level would be the greatest threat to the world in the days to come unless efforts are made to contain and ... Read more...

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Crumbling infrastructure, climate change add to Karnataka’s woes (Letter from Bangalore)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Be it environmental, political or infrastructural, Karnataka is facing mounting challenges.Besides weathering political instability, two reports - one by a group of experts on climate ... Read more...

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Why Osama sought aid for Pakistani flood victims?


May 8th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Why did Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden appeal for global assistance when Pakistan was ravaged by floods last year? Because he was living in Pakistan!According ... Read more...

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Warming Antarctic ’caused by rising Pacific temperatures’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have found why continental West Antarctica has steadily warmed for at least 30 years.New University of Washington research showed that it is the rising sea surface temperatures ... Read more...

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Understanding soil could help tide over climate changes


February 10th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The lowly soil is often overlooked when it comes to addressing climate change and population growth. A team of scientists say soil is an essential piece of the ... Read more...

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‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′


February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

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We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India played an "exceedingly helpful role" in the last climate summit and "we expect the same this year and beyond", UN climate chief Christiana Figueres ... Read more...

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Tree species greatly at risk from climate change


January 25th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have indicated that many tree species might become extinct due to climate change if no action is taken in time.Their study suggested ... Read more...

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‘Ark Hotel’: a ’self-contained haven’ in case of climate change disaster


January 11th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A futuristic Ark Hotel has been designed to withstand floods caused by rising sea levels.The floating hotel is a 'biosphere' conceived as a safe, self-contained haven in case ... Read more...

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Bering Sea floor sheds light on last major global warming period


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have found that the sediments at the bottom of the Bering Sea indicate that that the region was ice-free ... Read more...

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Adapting to climate change may have been easier 13,500yrs ago


December 19th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Adapting to climate change may have been easier in the past, according to a new study.Samuel Munoz, now a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and geologist ... Read more...

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Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

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‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

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Trapped NASA Mars Rover finds more evidence of water on ‘Red Planet’


October 29th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): The presence of water on Mars has become more evident, suggests a new NASA finding.Scientists have revealed that the ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck ... Read more...

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China’s glaciers may shrink 27 percent by 2050: Report


October 9th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 9 (ANI): The average area of glaciers in western China might shrink by 27.2 percent by 2050 because of global warming, damaging crop production and worsening droughts, according to a ... Read more...

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Hindus want world to take water insecurity risk more seriously


October 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 1 (ANI): Hindus want the worldwide risk of water insecurity to be taken seriously.According to a recent study, water threats include scarcity and pollution and about 3.4 billion people ... Read more...

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Is it possible to predict future climate change?


August 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Climate change is a topic for hot debate across countries right now, but is it possible to predict future climate change?Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute at the University ... Read more...

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First satellite measurement of Amazon floodplain water volume


August 7th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have been able to collect satellite measurements of the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain.The amount - 285 billion metric ... Read more...

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Last few early humans survived in ‘Eden’ during ice age


July 26th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): Researchers have found ochre and evidence of shellfish - which has revealed the earliest dated evidence of modern humans at Pinnacle Point.A strip of land on Africa's southern ... Read more...

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Titan lake-levels change due to Earth-like seasonal evaporation


July 16th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The water level of lakes on Earth rises and falls with the seasons and with longer-term climate changes, as precipitation, evaporation, and runoff add and remove liquid. Now ... Read more...

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Could unbridled climate changes lead to human extinction?


June 19th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Scientists have sounded alarm bells about how growing concentrations of greenhouse gases are driving irreversible and dramatic changes in the way the oceans function, providing evidence that humankind ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘dangerous for alpine regions’


June 16th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that climate change can cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions.Researchers from University of Exeter and Austria said that the Alpine ... Read more...

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NASA’s ICESCAPE to study impacts of climate change on Arctic


June 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign kicks off June 15 to probe the effect of climate change on the Arctic.The "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of ... Read more...

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NASA to undertake new mission to study arctic climate change


June 9th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA on Tuesday said it will be taking an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play ... Read more...

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Climate Change: 255 scientists urge people to take constructive action


May 7th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Following the recent spate of attacks on the authenticity of the dangers of climate-change, a collective of 255 scientists, members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, including ... Read more...

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Ancient leaves shed light on future climate


May 7th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Scientists say that fossil plant remains from millions of years ago might shed light on future climate changes caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide."Carbon isotopes are really ... Read more...

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Indian origin climate researcher, partner say Copenhagen Accord objectives an uphill task


May 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
San Diego US, May 4 (ANI): Two climate change researchers have warned that the goals spelt out in the Copenhagen Accord will be a "Herculean" task.Indian origin Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Yangyang Xu, ... Read more...

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