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Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

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Chinese arrested after 17 years for murder


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A suspect, who was among a group of 18 armed poachers who shot dead a government official of the anti-poaching department in China, has been arrested ... Read more...

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China fights rats with stray cats


August 20th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) More than 100 stray cats that used to roam the streets in a Chinese province have now been collected and organised into a team to fight ... Read more...

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Chinese farmer claims sheep gave birth to ‘puppy’


March 26th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A farmer in China has insisted that one of his sheep gave birth to a puppy that has wool like a lamb's, but mouth, nose, eyes, paws ... Read more...

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China needs 300 years to win battle against desert


January 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Seeking to reclaim land swallowed by deserts, China has launched a massive "go green" campaign but says the country still needs 300 more years to win the battle ... Read more...

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Grassland fire kills 22, injures 4 in China


December 6th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 6 (ANI): A fire sweeping across grasslands in Southwest China has reportedly killed 22 people and injured four others.Among the 22 dead, are 15 soldiers, five villagers and two ... Read more...

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22 killed in China wildfire (Lead)


December 6th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) A grassland fire in a mountainous Tibetan region in southwest China proved deadly Sunday when it trapped soldiers and local residents trying to douse the blaze, killing at ... Read more...

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Report: At least 22 killed in China grassland fire


December 5th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- At least 22 people have been killed and several others have been injured after a grassland fire in southwest China, state-run media reported on Sunday.Chinese media said the ... Read more...

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Plants starting to bloom later on Tibetan Plateau due to climate change


November 30th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Plants in the Tibetan Plateau have started to bloom later in spring, making the growing season shorter, due to climate change.This change could threaten the livelihood of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans could live on floating mini cities in future


November 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Humans in the future could be living in floating mini cities that drift across the Pacific Ocean as if on giant water lilies.The startling new concept has been ... Read more...

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West Virginian Governor Secure After The Tire Of His Personal Jet Blows Up On Takeoff


August 27th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 27, 2010 (Just Flashed): The West Virginian Governor happens to be Joe Manchin. His spokesperson has revealed that Manchin is out of harm's way now subsequent to being compelled to ... Read more...

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Dwindling pastures behind mammoth’s extinction


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Dwindling grasslands may have been the sole cause of the decline of woolly mammoths, woolly rhinos and cave lions. These findings by Durham University researchers challenge the theory that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ancient hunters may have begun global warming


July 1st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Even before the dawn of agriculture, humans hunting the mammoths may have caused the planet to warm up, a new study suggests. Mammoths used to roam modern-day Russia and ... Read more...

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Tiny termite, not lion, lords over African Savannah


May 26th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) The tiny termite eclipses much larger and mightier animals likes lions, elephants and giraffes when it comes to lording over African grasslands. Ecologists say they've found these humble ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Termite, not the lion or elephant, could be king of Africa’s savanna


May 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Always associated African savanna with fierce lions, massive elephantsand towering giraffes? Well, it's not these big animals, but the humble termite, that appears to be the king of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grazing cows can actually cut global warming


April 8th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Grazing cows or sheep can cut emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas, a new study has found.Earlier, environmentalists, from Lord Stern to Sir Paul McCartney, have urged ... Read more...

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Gurshan’s parents thank police, Victorians for response to their tragedy


March 8th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.8 (ANI): The parents of three-year-old Gurshan Singh, whose body was found in grassland behind Melbourne airport, have thanked the Victorian people and police for their response to the tragedy.An Indian ... Read more...

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Family of Indian toddler killed in Australia mourn their loss


March 5th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
Faridkot, Mar 5 (ANI): A pall of gloom enveloped the household of the three-year-old toddler Gurshan Singh Channa whose body was found in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday.Back home in India, the ... Read more...

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‘Green fuels’ cause more harm to the environment than fossil fuels


March 1st, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): A new study by the British government has determined that using fossil fuel in vehicles is better for the environment than so-called green fuels made from crops.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Information on landscape diversity can help in conservation of insects


February 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists used satellite images to collect information on the topography and diversity of habitats in a particular landscape, in order to help in the ... Read more...

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Chinese town officials trying to attract hawks, wolves to get rid of rats!


December 27th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Tanggulashan town officials have come up with a unique plan to kill grassland-destroying rats.They have erected about 830 bird perches to attract hawks and wolves, which in ... Read more...

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Han Dynasty city ruins discovered in China’s Inner Mongolia


November 12th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, November 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) city ruins have been discovered in Wuyuan County, Hetao Plain, China's Inner Mongolia.It's said that the scale of the ... Read more...

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Planting forests where none existed may reduce local availability of water


November 9th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 9 (ANI): Two new studies have determined that planting forests in areas that currently don't have trees can reduce the local availability of water, by shifting water flow.One key measure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Trees may facilitate wildfires to increase their own abundance


October 29th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have suggested that some trees may themselves contribute to the likelihood of wildfires in order to promote their own abundance at the expense ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Strategy outlined for growing bioenergy while protecting wildlife


October 1st, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that careful planning, together with the use of feedstocks from perennial-dominated prairie, could minimize the adverse effects of expanding bioenergy use on wildlife.The ... Read more...

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Poachers trying to poison rhinos in Assam’s national park


September 18th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Kaziranga (Assam), Sep 18 (IANS) Forest authorities in India's northeastern state of Assam have intensified patrol at a famed national park as there are fears that poacher gangs might ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China spends $146 bn on ecology in decade


September 7th, 2009 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (Xinhua) China has spent nearly 1 trillion yuan ($146 billion) on ecological conservation and environmental protection over the past decade, a senior official said Sunday. Of the total expenditure, ... Read more...

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How plants use nitrogen to invade and take over native plants


July 7th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), US, gives important new information on how plants can change "nitrogen cycling" to gain nitrogen and how this allows plant ... Read more...

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African lark may soon become extinct


April 16th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): A recent survey has found that just a few hundred of the African larks survive in Ethiopia, which indicates that the endangered bird might soon become extinct.According to ... Read more...

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Africas first bird extinction likely within four years


March 21st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): A new study has warned that Africa might soon see its first bird extinction in about four years time.According to a report in New Scientist, the bird ... Read more...

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Climate change can enhance grassland productivity


January 27th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Jan 27 (ANI): The results of a recently conducted study by scientists have indicated that climate change can lead to enhanced grass productivity.The study, by researchers at the Helmholtz Center ... Read more...

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Biofuel carbon footprint not as big as feared


January 16th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new analysis by scientists has determined that assumptions about biofuels significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions may not be correct.Many researchers have blasted biofuels for significantly ... Read more...

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Extreme flood events hardly affect vegetation


September 25th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A study by biologists has indicated that extreme flood events in floodplain grasslands affect carabid beetles and molluscs more than plants. The study was conducted by biologists from ... Read more...

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In Tamil Nadu, tiger’s roar sends out new message


April 13th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
By Papri Sri Raman Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), April 13 (IANS) When the tiger roars in Tamil Nadu, there is a gas cylinder in Nagamma's hut and a well in Velu's backyard. A riddle? ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tiny desert beetle transforming ecosystem of the Chihuahua desert


March 28th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 28 (ANI): All its taking to transform the ecosystem of the Chihuahua desert is a 13mm long beetle called Oncideres rhodosticta, say researchers.The beetle - mesquite girdler - ... Read more...

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