environmental change

Some body parts more sensitive to ecological change


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Some parts of the body are more sensitive to environmental change than others, which may lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including ... Read more...

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Intestinal stem cells can increase gut size


October 31st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Adult stem cells can reshape our organs to keep up with bodily changes, a finding that potentially paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes ... Read more...

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Mosquito, house fly share common ancestry


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): The mosquito branched off the same evolutionary tree as the housefly around 220 million years ago, according to a new study.Some may think that the mosquito and the ... Read more...

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House fly, mosquito share common ancestry


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Mosquito and the house fly share a common ancestry.The mosquito branched off from the same evolutionary tree as the house fly around 220 million years ago.Though ... Read more...

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Tiny water flea contains largest number of genes


February 9th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the near-microscopic freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex, or water flea is the animal with the most genes, about 31,000.By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. ... Read more...

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Report says ‘mass migration triggered by climate change’ won’t happen


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new report has said that fears that climate change will trigger mass migrations from one part of the world to another are baseless.The study by the International ... Read more...

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Thriving rodent population in prehistoric Africa could shed light on human evolution


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Rodents have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, they flourished in prehistoric Africa, making them ... Read more...

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Climate change hits tigers, polar bears the hardest


November 25th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Animals like tigers and polar bears are much more vulnerable to environmental change because of their huge appetite, researchers say.Large predators suffer more than smaller species from habitat ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tigers, polar bears ‘more vulnerable to environmental change’


November 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that large predators are much more vulnerable than smaller species to environmental changes, such as over-hunting and habitat change, because they have to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Complexity ‘allows organisms to adapt to environmental change’


September 28th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that instead of decreasing an organism's ability to adapt to environmental changes, complexity in fact boosts it.University of Michigan and Taiwan's National Health ... Read more...

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‘Greenwashing’ discouraging ‘green’ behaviour


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 3 (ANI): A survey has shown that 46 percent Canadians believe that companies are 'greenwashing' or lying about their products being environment friendly, which leads to consumers leading less ... Read more...

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Snapshot of rural life in China more than 2,000 years ago


May 25th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Archaeologists are for the first time trying to reveal a snapshot of the rural life in China during the Han Dynasty.The rural farming village of Sanyangzhuang was flooded ... Read more...

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‘North Eastern states most environmentally sustainable’


January 12th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim, along with Uttarakhand, have been rated the highest on the environment sustainable index (ESI), developed by think-tank ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Disney’s Friends for change - Project Green


October 27th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Burbank, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Disney Channel has launched a Friends For Change: Project Green, which is a multiplatform environmental initiative that will support kids to help the planet. Disney stars Miley ... Read more...

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Conservation targets too small to stop extinction


October 14th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study indicates that conservation biologists are setting their minimum population size targets too low to prevent extinction.The study, by University of Adelaide and Macquarie University scientists, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leopards can be fussy about where they live


October 10th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): In a new survey, scientists have found that leopards can be particularly fussy about where they live, actively avoiding certain areas.The survey was carried out by scientists from ... Read more...

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Birds tend to move in response to unfavorable climate


September 15th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): A new study by biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, has determined that if the climate is not quite right, birds will move rather than stick around ... Read more...

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Weather predicting super-computer causes massive pollution


August 28th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): In what seems to be a technological drawback, it has emerged that a super-computer designed to predict climate change causes massive pollution.The Department of Communities and Local Government ... Read more...

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Living near a fast food outlet doesn’t increase weight problems in kids: Study


June 17th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researchers have challenged the age-old belief that living near a fast food outlet increases weight-related problems in kids, and that living near fresh ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Look to the past in order to mitigate worst effects of climate change


May 28th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have suggested that people today and in future generations should look to the past in order to mitigate the worst effects of climate ... Read more...

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Heat-tolerant coral reefs may survive global warming


May 21st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Stanford University scientists have found evidence that some coral reefs are adapting to the climate change and may actually survive global warming."Corals are certainly threatened by environmental ... Read more...

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Genes from tiny algae shed light on carbon management in world’s oceans


April 10th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have decoded genomes of two algal strains, highlighting the genes enabling them to capture carbon and maintain its delicate balance in the oceans. ... Read more...

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Evolution, ecosystems may buffer some species against climate change


March 6th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that although ecologists expect many species will be harmed by climate change, some species could be buffered by their potential to evolve ... Read more...

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Species of Australian lizards much more than previously thought


March 5th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A genetic study, conducted by a University of Adelaide researcher, has discovered that there are many more species of Australian lizards than previously thought, raising new questions ... Read more...

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Rare butterfly reveals role of habitat for species tackling climate change


February 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new research that tracked the recovery of a rare British butterfly over 18 years has shown it is possible to predict how fast a population will ... Read more...

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Asian brown cloud has robbed West Bengal of winter


February 15th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Winter wear hardly got out of cupboards this year in West Bengal, as it never really got cold. Environmental experts feel a blanket of pollutants in the air, ... Read more...

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DNA microarray may help reveal reason behind coral reefs deaths


February 5th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a DNA microarray that may shed light on coral disease, which may help them learn how to preserve coral, one of the oceans most ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Educate girls to curb growing population, says expert


December 5th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): If teenage girls in the developing world are given the opportunity of completing a secondary school education, the explosive growth in the global population could be curbed ... Read more...

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Innovative technique to record human impact on coastal waters


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists are using stable isotope techniques on the shell of a hard clam to record human impact on coastal waters, in the form of wastewater inputs.With their ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Animal bones are better markers for environmental change than plants


August 17th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that the bones of animals like wolves provide a much better record of environmental change than by analysis of plants.To track atmospheric change caused ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Fossil and molecular evidence reveals history of major marine biodiversity hotspots


August 7th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A new study has used fossil and molecular evidence to reveal the history of major marine biodiversity hotspots all through the last 50 million years.The study has ... Read more...

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Now, pocket-sized MRI scanners


July 9th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology Engineering IBMT in Sankt Ingbert have invented pocket-sized scanners that can perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the ... Read more...

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New study to identify species prone to extinction under environmental change


June 14th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 14 (ANI): A new ecological study led by a University of Adelaide researcher would help identify species prone to extinction under environmental change, and species that are likely to ... Read more...

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Microsoft scientist highlights urgent need for new computer models to address climate change


June 13th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A Microsoft scientist has highlighted the urgent need for new computer models that would bring about a new generation of realistic forest modelling to address climate change. ... Read more...

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Biodiversity significantly enhances ecosystem’s productivity


April 25th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 25 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists at the Brown University , has shown that more plant diversity notably enhances an ecosystem's productivity.The scientists, who conducted the ... Read more...

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