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Global warming likely to intensify tropical rainfall


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Global warming is likely to intensify tropical precipitation such as thunderstorms, flood-inducing monsoon and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac, warns a new study.The MIT ... Read more...

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Car pools offset spiralling fuel costs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) When it comes to something as personal and expensive as a car, sharing is not easy. But due to spiralling fuel costs, global warming and overcrowded ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh border guards exchange saplings (With Image)


August 19th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian and Bangladeshi border guards have exchanged saplings as part of a programme to green their winding border.The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard ... Read more...

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Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists


August 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the ... Read more...

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Views of Madrid in Pitbull, Shakira music video


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Madrid's Callao Square, a train station and even the capital's tunnels serve as the stage for the new video by US rapper Pitbull and Colombian ... Read more...

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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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Reduced sea ice, warming elevate Arctic temperatures


July 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Melting sea ice and global warming are elevating Arctic temperatures up to four times faster than the global average, according to latest research.Ian Simmonds, professor from ... Read more...

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Global warming will push up sea level


June 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 25 (IANS) Sea levels worldwide are expected to rise by several metres in the coming centuries if global warming continues unabated. A study by a university in The ... Read more...

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Visually-challenged students plant saplings in Kolkata


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 5 (IANS) To protect the greenery, a group of visually-challenged students observed the World Environment Day by planting medicinal trees here Tuesday.The 50 students, who took out a ... Read more...

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Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

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Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh


April 1st, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 2,400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy were saved as 65 buildings in Moscow went dark during the global Earth Hour Saturday evening, according to ... Read more...

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Warming Antarctic alters penguin breeding cycles


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Higher temperatures brought on by global warming are already affecting the breeding cycles of three penguin species sharing the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Heather Lynch, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Some corals unfazed by global warming


March 13th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Unfazed by the most severe ecological threats, some coral reefs may yet be adapting to warmer oceans.Coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in ... Read more...

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Greenland ice most vulnerable to global warming


March 12th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) The Greenland ice sheet seems to be the most vulnerable to global warming at this stage than previously estimated.The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet ... Read more...

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Clouds to cool the earth


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Analysis of lower cloud levels over the past decade has thrown up hints of a cooling mechanism that may be key to the planet's climate, a ... Read more...

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Honeywell opens its fourth technology centre


February 14th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) US-based diversified technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell Tuesday opened its fourth technology centre in India at Gurgaon at an investment of $34 million (Rs.167.8 crore)."This ... Read more...

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Maldives: for us climate change is a matter of survival


February 10th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Maldives, the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago that underwent a tumultuous regime change, says the "mistrust" between rich and poor nations on climate change ... Read more...

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TERI to open centre in Himachal


February 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will open its centre in Himachal Pradesh to help the state adopt measures on climate change, Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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Nasheed held world’s first underwater cabinet meeting


February 7th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives 44-year-old President Mohamed Nasheed, who quit Tuesday, hit the global headlines three years ago when he held a cabinet meeting under water to highlight ... Read more...

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China spends $150 mn protecting major river sources


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (around $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve, where China's three major rivers have their sources.Sanjiangyuan -- with ... Read more...

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Global warming could be similar across ecosystems


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species. A team from Queen Mary's School of Biological and ... Read more...

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Russia warming at alarming pace


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Temperatures in Russia in the past century rose at twice the rate of warming in the rest of the world, the emergencies ministry said."Despite ongoing ... Read more...

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India does not have clear roadmap to growth: Stiglitz


January 13th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz Thursday said India does not have a "clear roadmap" for where it is going, and argued against fuller capital market liberalisation ... Read more...

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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

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Stiglitz against foreign investment


January 10th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz Tuesday said opening doors to foreign investment would have disastrous consequences and would lead to serious economic instability."Insufficiently regulated capital market and ... 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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New technique sweeps smokestacks clean of CO2


January 9th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) A new process sweeps smokestacks clean of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.Alain Goeppert, G.K Surya Prakash and George A. ... Read more...

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Himachal to have climate change centre


December 31st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will have a centre to study climatic changes and their impact on environment, an official statement said here Saturday.Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of ... Read more...

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1922 built hydel project re-commissioned


December 16th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) The Sonapani mini hydel project, set up in 1922, has been officially commissioned in Meghalaya.The 1.5 MW Sonapani Mega Watt hydel project will add to the ... Read more...

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Global warming less dire than estimates?


November 27th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The most draconian projections of rising temperatures due to the doubling of atmospheric carbon are unlikely, says a new study.The rate of global warming may be ... Read more...

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Warming can be eased only with zero emissions


November 21st, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Global warming can be eased only if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero. The research ... Read more...

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Artist given 500,000 pounds to tow rock


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) An artist has been given 500,000 pounds to tow six tonnes of rock around Britain.Artist Alex Hartley cut the 124 feet long chunk from a rock ... Read more...

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Worry about global warming: DiCaprio


September 15th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio believes people should concentrate on larger issues like global warming and economic recovery in stead of focussing much on gay marriage."That's the most ... Read more...

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‘Green blessings’ from Lord Ganesha


September 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Prayers before the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha here are answered with blessings to make the earth greener!Shubh Sanskar Samiti, a Lucknow-based organisation holding religious programmes, is offering ... Read more...

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