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Nanomaterials contaminating soil, food crops?


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Man-made nanomaterials (MNMs), used in popular cosmetic products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens, may also be contaminating the quality and yield of food ... Read more...

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Renowned environmental scientist dies in Srinagar


September 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) Renowned environmental scientist Subhan Khan Pathan died of a massive heart attack while reading out a research paper here Tuesday, police said.Pathan was reading out research ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Humpback whales use unique compass mechanism for navigation


April 20th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humpback whales may have a unique compass mechanism, which helps them maintain remarkably straight movements for weeks across thousands of kilometres of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Web-based tool supports sustainable living choices


February 27th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Those who want to live sustainably can now measure their impact on the environment. Scientists have created a Web-based tool that calculates an individual's 'nitrogen footprint.'The device ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pacific colonisation more recent and rapid than previously thought


December 28th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that East Polynesia was colonised by humans more recently, and faster, than previously thought.The study indicates the region was settled in two ... Read more...

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Scientists Become Celebrities In Oil Spill Story


June 28th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Well known professor of Lousiana’s State University, Edward Overton, appeared on the ‘Late Show’ hosted by David Letterman recently. He chose to speak plainly ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Household dust ‘a potpourri of toxins’


March 7th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Everyday household dust is a blend of harmful substances including lead and arsenic, a new study has revealed.A 2009 study from the University of Arizona, appearing in Environmental ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers feed marine life with ancient carbon


December 31st, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): A new study has determined that glaciers that naturally melt each summer along the Gulf of Alaska flush out huge amounts of ancient carbon, made up mostly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How your own house can be the cause of cancer


December 13th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 13 (ANI): Homes in Australia abound in toxic chemicals and other products that are believed to cause cancers and/or lead to reproductive damage and learning disabilities.Environmental scientist and National Toxics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nuclear scientist among Hizb-ut-Tahrir members arrested in Islamabad


October 20th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 20 (ANI): A Pakistani nuclear scientist is among 32 members of banned terror organization Hizb- ut-Tahrir who were arrested from Islamabad on Sunday.Rizwan Aleem, a nuclear scientist and a PhD ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Human pee mixed with ash can turn out to be a natural fertilizer


September 19th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): A new study has proven that human urine mixed with wood ash can be a natural fertilizer.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA scientist makes first full assessment of Africa’s mangrove forests


August 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A NASA scientist has made what is believed to be the first full assessment of the African continent's mangrove forests.Environmental scientist Lola Fatoyinbo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australian forests best in the world at locking up carbon


June 17th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 17 (ANI): A new study has found that mountain ash forests in Australia are the best in the world at locking up carbon.According to a report by ABC News, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six Indians selected for prestigious Gates scholarships


May 6th, 2009 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Six Indian students have won prestigious Gates scholarships to study at Cambridge - including one who wants to find out if the Harappan civilisation was brought down by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sick zooplanktons affecting whole food chain in the Ganga: Scientist


February 21st, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) All along the stretch of India's holiest river Ganga, the zooplanktons that play a critical role in its food chain are developing tumours, says a biologist. M. Omair from ... Read more...

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Heritage status, separate authority demanded for Yamuna


January 5th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 5 (IANS) People's representatives, NGOs, environmental activists and pollution experts from Agra and its surrounding areas in Uttar Pradesh at a conference here have demanded heritage status and ... Read more...

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Freak tornado sucks up village pond’s water into air


July 20th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 20 (IANS) A freak tornado sucked up a pond's water into atmosphere, uprooted trees and razed crops in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district Saturday afternoon, according to officials here. The incident ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gas used to make TV screens more harmful to environment than coal


July 4th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 4 (ANI): The rising production of television sets may worsen global warming because a greenhouse gas used for the purpose is more harmful than coal, warns a leading environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian climatologist wins top UAE prize


June 10th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) Well-known Indian climatologist V. Ramanathan, who has done pioneering work on the effect of pollutants on global warming, was among this year's winners of the Zayed International Prize ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ex-IIT professor to fast unto death for Ganges


May 13th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin
Agra, May 13 (IANS) Pained at the way the Ganges has turned into a trickle at some places due to damns built along the river, a former IIT professor has decided to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Despite decline, mercury contamination remains environmental hazard in US


May 7th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A recent study has shown that although mercury releases from products in the US declined dramatically between 1990 and 2005, they continue to be a significant source ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Follow Gandhi to tackle climate change: Pachauri to Europe


March 27th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by admin
Brussels, March 27 (IANS) Indian environmental scientist Rajendra Pachauri has said that Europe can set an example for the world in tackling climate change if it follows what it preaches. He said ... Read more...

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Biofuels could send greenhouse gas emissions soaring


March 25th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, March 25 (ANI): UK's chief environmental scientist has warned that an increased reliance on biofuels could lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.According to a report in The Scotsman, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Future carbon management needs to take India and China into account


February 18th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists from around the globe have said at a symposium that in order to reduce the effects of carbon emissions on the climate, a global aspect needs to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cold wave in India attributed to global warming


February 12th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of India could be attributed to global warming, experts said Tuesday here at an environmental conference. Addressing the "Combat ... Read more...

Posted in Environment, Health, Health Science, India, National |

Low-energy bulb disposal may pose health and environmental risks


January 7th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 7 (ANI): The next time you dispose a low-energy light bulb, be more careful because it might pose health and environmental risks.The UKs Environment Agency has revealed that the bulbs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

60 tonnes of New York City waste makes way to Kochi


November 14th, 2007 - 2:28 am ICT by admin
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