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Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change


August 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) An analysis of past oceanic temperature patterns has uncovered the role of sensitive triggers built into our climate system that can cause abrupt shifts in global ... Read more...

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World’s oceans need greater protection: UN chief


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world's oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.He ... Read more...

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Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists


April 17th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive ... Read more...

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Equity central to global environment pact: Natarajan


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The principle of common but differentiated responsibility and equity - right to grow - is central to talk of global environmental agreements and their effective ... Read more...

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Both binding, voluntary cuts must for global climate deal: UNEP


December 6th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) With the debate between rich and poor countries in Durban stuck on legally binding emission cuts versus voluntary measures, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Tuesday ... Read more...

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Drop in CO2 triggered polar ice sheet formation


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels seems to have triggered Antarctic ice sheet formation.Scientists from Yale and Purdue Universities stumbled on the discovery while examining ... Read more...

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Climate change - a blessing in disguise!


November 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Periods when the earth cooled or warmed have always boosted human evolution by forcing man to adapt to changing conditions and allowing migration. Climate change not ... Read more...

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Jellyfish can influence ocean temperatures


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Small marine creatures like jellyfish can influence global climate. But how?They help mix warm and cold water in oceans and, by increasing the rate at which ... Read more...

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Gaurav Gupta wins international designer award


October 25th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta has won the award for the Most Commercial Collection at the International Apparel Federation (IAF) designer awards. "I am humbled and honoured ... Read more...

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2010 - one of the two warmest years on record


July 1st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Last year, 2010, was one of the two warmest years on record worldwide, says the 2010 State of the Climate report. The year 2005 tops the ... Read more...

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Where is environment in Bengal poll campaign, ask green activists


March 18th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Black vehicle exhaust fumes choking the atmosphere, water sources getting clogged with debris, including of idols, deforestation. These major environmental issues don't seem to figure in ... Read more...

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Global warming may severely impact U.S. naval forces


March 13th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A Texas A and M University researcher has said that changing global climate due to on-going and projected warming could severely impact U.S. naval forces worldwide.A warming climate ... Read more...

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Soot on Tibetan snow ’causes more rainfall over India and China’


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that in some cases, soot - the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants - can pack ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ocean circulation changes ‘more dramatic than previously thought’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought.The study found that as the last ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How ancient penguins got their cold-weather coats


December 25th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Palaeeudyptes-one of the 'giant' penguins that lived during the Oligocene, about 28 million years ago-may have evolved a means of retaining heat when they were still living in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists train software to keep track of climate change


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers say that a computer program, which automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data, could help climate scientists keep track of complex, ... Read more...

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Climate talks near finale with agreements still on hold


December 10th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 10 (IANS) The annual UN climate summit entered its final day here Friday with all agreements still on hold, though many of the delegates from 193 ... Read more...

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Street plays to increase awareness on climate change


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With climate change talks on at Cancun in Mexico, several voluntary groups are organising street plays, photo exhibitions, signature campaigns and talks in the capital to make ... Read more...

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New software enhances climate change research


August 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new powerful computer software will allow scientists to study the climate change in a more detailed manner.The Community Earth System Model (CESM) will be one of the ... Read more...

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Soot emissions key factor in global warming, says expert


July 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the quickest, best way to slow the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice is to reduce soot emissions from the burning of ... Read more...

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Vedic conference to be held in Trinidad and Tobago


July 29th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, July 29(IANS) Over 100 scholars from India and around the globe will participate in the World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES) at the University of the West Indies early ... Read more...

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India will lead ‘global carbon budget’ debate: Jairam Ramesh


June 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 28(ANI): Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that India will take the lead on global carbon budget, and will initiate a debate at the next Climate ... Read more...

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Geoscientists call for reducing soot emissions


June 26th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) More aggressive action is required to reduce soot emissions in a bid to achieve climate policy goals such as those set forth in last December's Copenhagen Accord, says ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions in North America were more explosive in the past


June 17th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists say that millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions in North America were more explosive and may have significantly affected the environment and the global climate."Past volcanic ... Read more...

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Politics key influencing factor in biodiversity: Atlas


June 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels/ Halle/Saale, 10 June (ANI): Political decisions are the key influencing factors that affect the survival of biodiversity, finds the first ever biodiversity atlas launched here on Sunday.The 280-page atlas, which combines ... Read more...

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Plans to make artificial clouds to fight global warming may backfire


June 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 07 (ANI): Making artificial clouds to fight global warming could make things worse, according to experts.Scientists had come up with the idea of man-made clouds to reflect sunlight and heat ... Read more...

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Don’t let frustration paralyse climate talks: UN environment chief (Interview)


May 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Punta del Este (Uruguay), May 25 (IANS) People are justified in being disappointed with the last climate summit in Copenhagen, but their leaders must ensure this frustration does not paralyse ... Read more...

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Perennial Grass Miscanthus shows promise as energy crop


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Miscanthus x giganteus, a perennial grass, could effectively reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, while lowering atmospheric CO2, according to a new research.Using a simulation tool that models ... Read more...

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Climate change caused mass extinction of mammals 50,000 years ago


May 19th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Climate change played a major role in causing mass extinction of mammals in the late quaternary era, 50,000 years ago, an international team of scientists have discovered.Their study ... Read more...

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World’s lizards disappearing due to rise in global temperatures


May 14th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Rising temperature is adversely affecting the lizard population, so much so, that a full 20 percent of all lizard species could be extinct by the year 2080, a ... Read more...

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Native Americans impacted global climate even before industrialization


April 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): A new study claims that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before the modern industrial ... Read more...

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Did climatic conditions trigger Angkor’s collapse?


March 30th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Decades of drought, alternating with intense monsoon rains, may have sounded the death knell for Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago. Columbia University researchers say ... Read more...

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Delhi switches off lights for Earth Hour


March 28th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As the clock struck 8.30 p.m. Saturday, hundreds of Delhiites voluntarily switched off their lights for one hour to observe Earth Hour, a global climate awareness ... Read more...

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Delhiites to switch off lights during Earth Hour


March 27th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhiites are all set to turn off lights for an hour as the clock strikes 8.30 p.m. Saturday to observe Earth Hour, a global climate awareness ... Read more...

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Industry lends support to Earth Hour


March 26th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India Inc Friday lent its support to Earth Hour -- a global climate awareness initiative, which urges people and institutions to switch off their lights for an ... Read more...

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