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‘Noida ground water overuse probe not held’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 19 (IANS) A two-member official team which came to investigate complaints against mall developers overdrawing ground water in sector 18 here left without conducting any probe, an activist ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sparrow decline indicates serious environmental change: Experts


May 9th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) House sparrows are an indicator of the environmental health of an area, and their disappearance could be linked to a rise in infectious diseases and ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions speed up ocean acidification


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Manmade emissions over the last two centuries have already raised ocean acidity far beyond the range of natural variations, threatening important species of marine life. "In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Insect attacks doom frankincense production


December 21st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Trees that produce frankincense, the source of fragrance in incense and perfumes, are doomed due to insect attacks and grazing, a study reveals. Consequently, the output ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

For agri help, 20 million farmers to dial in


October 28th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 28 (IANS) Thanks to the mobile phone revolution in India, 20 million farmers will be covered by 2017 through SMSs and the Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Good health unthinkable without honeybee


June 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Good health is unthinkable without the tireless efforts of the humble honeybees, butterflies other pollinators. Thanks to their presence, an abundance of vitamins and minerals from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Frightened birds’ wings grow faster and longer


March 26th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers have found that female birds exposed to predators while ovulating produce smaller offspring than unexposed females.Their study also showed that the chicks may be smaller, but their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique could help explain why bee populations are declining


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Ecologists from the University of Wurzburg, Germany have developed a better way of rearing bee larvae in the laboratory that could help discover why honey bee populations worldwide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Invasive plants can be good for eco-change


February 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Contrary to prevailing belief, invasive plant species - introduced by humans - can also have positive ecological effects, new research has revealed. Tomás Carlo, assistant professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Forest clearance for SAIL Chiria iron mines in Jharkhand


February 9th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday permitted the diversion of forest land for the Steel Authority of India's Chiria iron ore mines in Jharkhand after imposing 13 conditions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ginger root helps conserve stag beetles


January 10th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Ecologists have indicated that ginger root could be the key to conserving the largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle - the stag beetle.Ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy use limits global economic growth: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has found that energy use has a direct impact on economic activity.Researchers have concluded that an "enormous" increase in energy supply will be required to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being bossy is the key to leadership, shows geese study


December 1st, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Ever wondered why bossy people get to become leaders? Well, a new study of North Atlantic barnacle geese has suggested that it happens because bossiness is the key ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why women prefer calm and composed men


September 15th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Women are more inclined towards men who are calm and collected, and now scientists have explained the biology behind the phenomenon.Usually, researchers focus on testosterone while investigating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Illegal mining in Himachal Pradesh threatening Himalayan ecology


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, Aug 12 (ANI): Private miners in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh are exploiting the area's rich mines in the absence of any regulation by the state government, and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World Snake Population Decline Could Have Serious Consequences to Ecosystems


June 15th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study which was recently released by the British Royal Society has shown an 'alarming' decline in the world's population of snakes, which could lead to serious ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oil Leak Disseminates To Florida Keys


May 19th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): One more piece of news concerning the BP oil spill is drawing concentration. The oil spill, which had commenced on April 20, has the ecologists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Invasive kudzu contributes to surface ozone pollution


May 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Kudzu, an invasive vine that is spreading across the southeastern United States and northward, is a major factor in the large-scale rise of the pollutant surface ozone, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oil Spill Fight Hampered By Bad Weather


May 2nd, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Mouth of the Mississippi River, May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The blown-out well in the Deepwater Horizon is reportedly causing havoc as the bad weather is complicating the operation of restricting ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exxon Valdez spill still affecting Alaskan wildlife


April 15th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Lingering oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill is still being ingested by wildlife more than two decades after the disaster, scientists in Alaska have found.The research ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Glacier National Park Loses Two More Glaciers Due To Global Warming


April 11th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Montana, Apr 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global warming is hitting hard and as the scientists and bureaucrats along with the businessmen fight on the issue, the glaciers all over the world ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists develop new method that can detect biodiversity losses


February 6th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a new method that measures the impact of human-caused environmental degradation on environmental biodiversity.The new method, called the Threshold Indicator Taxa Analysis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Predatory falcon makes Pacific dunlin lose weight


January 21st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A new research has found that the average Pacific dunlin has lost weight and spends more time in flight as a response to the increased threat of predation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter-like technology can reveal songbirds’ social lives


September 25th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Creating what could be called Twitter for tweeters, scientists have developed a new social networking technology that could find out which songbirds spend time together, and could also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wetter Arctic tundra emits more CO2


August 5th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): In the largest experiment of its kind to date, ecologists have found that the wetter the Arctic tundra becomes, the more carbon dioxide (CO2) it gives off.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Camels play it cool during sex, literally


July 16th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): When it comes to camels, staying cool may be the key to reproductive success, according to a new research.Scientists working in Central Australia have found male camels have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Army to undertake Blue Waters Expedition in Lakshadweep Islands


March 20th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (ANI): In keeping with the rich traditions of the Indian Army, the 54 Infantry Division is undertaking a unique expedition called the Bison Blue Waters Expedition from Indian ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Biological divide along Malay Peninsula attributed to rising sea levels in 5 million years


March 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Ecologists have attributed an apparently abrupt switch in the kinds of mammals found along the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, to the absence of any geographical barrier ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sometimes, it’’s the survival of the weakest!


February 15th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Feb 15 (ANI): A simulation developed by researchers has surprisingly suggested that it''s not always the fittest of the species that prevails; sometimes, the weakest can also become a winner. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How removing cats devastated a World Heritage island in Australia


January 13th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Ecologists have revealed that removing cats, which were considered an invasive species in the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island in Australia, a World Heritage Site, has caused environmental devastation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animals may shrink in size because of global warming


January 5th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Ecologists have suggested that as a result of global warming, species will shrink in size, as bigger creatures will have more problems losing heat. Though the effects of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life on Earth jumped up in two leaps by factor of a million


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that life on Earth jumped up from bacteria to blue whale in two leaps, both of which were a million-fold. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tropical rain forests can fight climate change better than biofuel plantations


December 2nd, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that keeping tropical rain forests intact is a better way to combat climate change than replacing them with biofuel plantations.It was undertaken ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How lying saves crabs lives


November 12th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A team of Australian ecologists has discovered that crabs bluff about there fighting ability.They found that some male fiddler crabs lie about their fighting ability by growing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Climate change has been most significant in recent decades, says study


November 7th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A new study has determined that while Earth experienced numerous changes in climate over the past 65 million years, recent decades have experienced the most significant climate ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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