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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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Arabic writings clue in scientists on past climate


February 27th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Ancient Arabic manuscripts are providing valuable meteorological insights to help scientists reconstruct past climate, a study reveals.Scientists from the Universidad de Extremadura, Spain, have turned to ... Read more...

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Wildlife under unprecedented threat from natural disasters


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have come up with a method to identify wildlife populations likely to experience drastic changes when faced ... Read more...

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IPCC dilutes stand linking cyclones to climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has considerably diluted an earlier stand strongly linking extreme weather events to climate change. It now says it ... Read more...

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Pakistan to review safety of nuclear power plants following Japan disaster


April 6th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): The Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) has ordered a safety review of the atomic power plants in the country in the wake of radioactivity emission at the stricken Fukushima ... 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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Study shows weakened trade winds in Tropical Atlantic


February 7th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that trade winds in the tropical Atlantic have weakened and the pattern of ocean surface temperature has changed.And as a result, the equatorial ... Read more...

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New water policy by 2011, will include climate change impact


January 18th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Nine years after the last document, work is on to put in shape a new water policy that will by the end of the ... Read more...

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Sea level monitoring ‘best way to predict impacts of climate change’


October 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): An Australian leading ocean scientist has said that more thorough sea level monitoring is needed to protect one trillion dollars (0.98 trillion U.S. dollars) worth of the ... Read more...

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Food prices may soar due to global warming


October 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Large-scale crop failures are likely to become more common in the wake of climate change and lead to spiralling prices.Rising temperatures could trigger events such as the wheat ... Read more...

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‘Global warming, greenhouse gas pollution may have triggered Pak floods’


August 30th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 30(ANI): Global warming and greenhouse gas pollution may be a possible cause of the devastating floods in Pakistan, a Brit technical services organization has said.Moody International Pakistan Managing Director, ... Read more...

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No concrete proof to pin Leh cloudburst on global warming: Experts


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Two weeks back, a Himalayan desert town, Leh was ravaged by a fatal cloudburst - but scientists insist that there isn't sufficient evidence to confirm that it occurred ... Read more...

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Pak floods, Russia wildfires and China landslides due to global warming: Experts


August 11th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Climate change experts are of the view that global warming predictions are correct and the world weather crisis that is causing floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia and ... Read more...

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New tool to calculate hurricane risk finds Miami most vulnerable


August 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Of all Florida's major population centers, Miami is the most vulnerable to strong hurricane winds, according to Florida State University researchers who have developed a new tool to ... Read more...

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Greenland ice cap melt accelerating: Experts


August 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): A British research team studying the Greenland ice sheet has discovered evidence of a rapidly accelerating rate of melt.Sky News quoted Dr. Alun Hubbard, who is leading a team ... Read more...

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Pacific Islands are growing, not sinking


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that many low-lying islands in the Pacific are growing and not sinking.Islands in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those that ... Read more...

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Pachauri insists science behind global warming remains ‘totally valid’


February 5th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): UN Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri has insisted that the science behind global warming remains valid, despite recent embarrassing mistakes which has ... Read more...

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Is Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakta Charitra a true story?


December 1st, 2009 - 4:28 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Since the time Ram Gopal Varma has set out to make Rakta Charitra based on infamous gangster turned leader Paritala Ravi, many have been left wondering is it actually based on ... Read more...

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World’s coral reefs worth 1.2 million dollars per hectare, per year


October 17th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A preliminary research has revealed jaw-dropping dollar values of the "ecosystem services" of biomes like forests and coral reefs, rising to as much as 1.2 million dollars per ... Read more...

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Global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in future


September 28th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A new study by researchers at MIT and Caltech has predicted that global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in the future.Previous studies have shown that average annual ... Read more...

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Climate change to yield more extreme rainfall in future


August 18th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that climate change will yield more extreme rainfall in the future.The study was carried out by researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) ... Read more...

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Climate change costs India over 2.6 percent of GDP: Economic Survey


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India is now spending over 2.6 percent of its gross domestic product to adapt to climate change, says the country's annual Economic Survey, tabled in parliament Thursday ... Read more...

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Height of large sea waves changes according to month


May 30th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists have used a 'non- seasonal' statistical model to determine that the height of large waves in the sea can change according to the month."Anybody who observes waves ... Read more...

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Britain, India to run 5 projects to study climate change


May 12th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India and Britain have announced five new projects to assess the potential impact of climate change in India and to undertake regional projects to identify and develop ... Read more...

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Were running out of time to save the planet from climate change, say scientists


March 11th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have suggested that the Earth might be entering a phase in which climate change will pose a significant risk to unique ecosystems ... Read more...

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Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought


February 24th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has determined that lower increases in global temperatures could lead to greater impacts than previously thought.The study was undertaken by scientists updating some of ... Read more...

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Low oxygen areas in oceans threatening survival of fish


January 26th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Unchecked global warming is causing dead zones or low-oxygen areas in oceans, threatening the very survival of fish, crabs and clams, according to a Danish study. In shallow ... Read more...

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Floods will become commonplace by 2080


January 9th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A new research has predicted that floods will become commonplace by the year 2080, especially across the UK.The research, led by Dr Hayley Fowler, of Newcastle University, ... Read more...

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Northeastern India may sizzle at 50 degree Celsius by end of 21st century


August 13th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Scientists from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute have used a statistical method to suggest that by the end of this century, temperatures may reach 50 degrees Celsius ... Read more...

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Black hole given a superkick from its parent galaxy


April 30th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by admin
Berlin, April 30 (ANI): Astronomers have observed a black hole being expelled from its parent galaxy, which is the first recorded instance of this extreme ejection event, that had been predicted ... Read more...

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Accuracy of Al Gores documentary about global warming questioned


April 15th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have questioned the accuracy of Al Gores 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, by saying that it contains weaknesses and exaggerations.An Inconvenient Truth is about Al Gores ... Read more...

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Emissions must be reduced by 2050 to check global warming


December 7th, 2007 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that emissions must be reduced by at least 50 per cent by 2050 to check global warming. They have also warned that the world might have ... Read more...

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