geology

Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Russia reveals huge diamond source under asteroid crater


September 18th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia can supply diamonds across world markets for the next 3,000 years. The government has revealed a vast diamond source under a 100-km-wide crater that was ... Read more...

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Rs.1.85 lakh crore coal blocks loss is flawed, says minister


August 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar Saturday said that the CAG's calculation of Rs.1.85 lakh crore loss over allocation of coal blocks to ... Read more...

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Ocean ‘green rust’ could scrape toxic metals


June 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A rare kind of mineral known as "green rust", which could be used to scape toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment, also played a ... Read more...

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Now, Goa’s site for National Games illegally mined


May 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 1 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an illegal laterite stone mine was found on the site of an upcoming national and an international games events in Goa, prompting ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an ... Read more...

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Goa government caps mining truck permits


April 4th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) In a slew of measures to curb illegal mining, the Goa government has ordered a cap on issuing permits to trucks ferrying iron ore, after suspending ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Mines director suspended


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) The Goa government Monday suspended director of mines and geology Arvind Lolienkar in the state's multi-crore rupee mining scam, officials said.Lolienkar, who has been in the ... Read more...

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Fifteen people fast against Kudankulam project


March 20th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Fifteen people have undertaken an indefinite hunger strike at Idinthakarai to press for withdrawal of Tamil Nadu's green signal to the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Fossil skeleton of prehistoric penguin reconstructed


March 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have reconstructed the fossil skeleton of a giant prehistoric penguin that stood over four feet tall, The Sun reported Thursday.The 26 million-year-old bird dubbed Kairuku ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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How did dinosours have sex?


February 25th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) It is well-known that dinosaurs ruled the earth at some stage of life and they could only do this by being good at mating. But have ... Read more...

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Global warming disrupts natural patterns of glaciation


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, setting back the process of the earth's cooling as it did in its prehistoric past.That ... Read more...

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Low intensity quake in Sikkim


October 29th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, rocked parts of Sikkim Saturday, a met official said."A very low intensity earthquake of 3.5 Richter ... Read more...

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CBI questions Andhra home minister in mining scam


October 29th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Andhra Pradesh Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy in connection with an illegal mining case involving former Karnataka minister and ... Read more...

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Nearly 50 percent of Goa mines working illegally: Mines ministry


October 28th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 28 (IANS) Contradicting Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's claim that there was no illegal mining in the state, the union mines ministry has confirmed illegalities in nearly 50 ... Read more...

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China began cultivating millet 10,000 years ago


October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Evidence of glutinous millet's cultivation has been found in the northern province of Hebei that could date back to 10,000 years, said Chinese archaeologists Sunday.Lab results ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: CBI to probe officials’ involvement


September 6th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 6 (IANS) After arresting ex-Karnataka minister G. Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy, the CBI will now probe the role of government officials in the illegal mining ... Read more...

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Indonesian volcano erupts


August 18th, 2011 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Mount Lokon, an active volcano in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province, has erupted, forcing people living near the volcano to evacuate, a media report said.The eruption took ... Read more...

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ONGC exploring for gas deposits in Mizoram


August 11th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 11 (IANS) State-owned exploration major Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has begun looking for gas reserves in Mizoram, close to the site of known reserves, officials said ... Read more...

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Strong quake may hit Kashmir by 2055: Expert


July 7th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 7 (IANS) A "great earthquake" measuring eight or above on the Richter scale may rock Jammu and Kashmir by 2055, a geologist warned Thursday.The state was hit by ... Read more...

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NCP leader, two officials booked in illegal mining case


May 10th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 10 (IANS) A senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and several top bureaucrats were Tuesday booked for allegedly being involved in permitting illegal mining of bauxite in the ... Read more...

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It’s ‘back to school’ for Deora’s geo-scientist


May 5th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Seventy-two-year-old Shiv Balak Misra is hardly a pin-up hero. The frail, down-to-earth geo-scientist-turned-social worker and educator wants to ensure that children in his backwater Uttar ... Read more...

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Traces of Japanese radiation detected in Cleveland


March 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A researcher has detected tiny amounts of Iodine 131 from Japan in rainwater collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland.Gerald Matisoff, professor of geology at ... Read more...

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Radiation from Japan detected in US city


March 29th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Tiny amounts of an isotope, Iodine 131, from Japan have been detected in rainwater samples collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland, US. ... Read more...

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525-mn-year-old fossil sheds new light on primitive sea creatures


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A remarkable fossil, which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures, has been discovered by researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford.The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs ... Read more...

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How the Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study shows that the Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.Mountains generally form where continental ... Read more...

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Bukit Bunuh-the oldest Palaeolithic site outside Africa


February 28th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A Palaeolithic complex in Malaysia's Bukit Bunuh is one of the oldest geochronologically dated sites outside Africa, archaeologists have suggested.According to the researchers at the Center for Global ... Read more...

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Model to predict volcanic eruptions


February 24th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) As explosive volcanoes produce tremors at similar frequencies for minutes, days or weeks before they erupt, researchers have developed a way to predict these eruptions.A model developed by ... Read more...

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190mn-yr-old bird-hipped dino fossils found in Antarctic mountains


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the fossil remains of fabrosaur, about 190 million years old in the Antarctic mountains.William Hammer of Augustana College found the fossils belonging to ornithischian or ... Read more...

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600 mn-year-old plant fossils found in China


February 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) Paleontologists in China have unearthed thousands of pieces of plant fossils dating back to about 600 million years, officials said.A spokesman with the government of Xiuning county in ... Read more...

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6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile


February 12th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Concepcion (Chile), Feb 12 (IANS) A 6.8-magnitude quake rocked the Bio Bio region in southern Chile but there was no damage or casualty, Xinhua reported. The quake occurred at 17.05 p.m. ... Read more...

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Global warming 300mn years ago ‘triggered the arrival of the dinos’


November 30th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago, which triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and inadvertently paved the way for the ... Read more...

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Rotten fish experiment helps create picture of our early ancestors


October 13th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A study of rotting fish has helped scientists create a clearer picture of what our early ancestors would have looked like.The researchers, from the Department of Geology at ... Read more...

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Jamia submits report on Gurgaon rainwater harvesting


October 11th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia University Monday submitted a draft master plan on feasibility of rainwater harvesting for Gurgaon.According to a press statement, the university has submitted a ... Read more...

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