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Was climate change the reason behind fall of the Roman Empire?


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has linked climate change to the fall of the Roman Empire.A prolonged period of wet weather triggered the spread of the Bubonic plague in medieval ... Read more...

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Igloo-shaped ‘Poo-Gloos’ help clean up sewage


January 10th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed a novel method to clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons.They have come up with an ... Read more...

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Mummified forest in Canada yields climate clues


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Ohio State University have discovered a mummified forest in northernmost Canada which is giving clues on how plants struggled to endure ancient global cooling.Researchers believe ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over Asian region


November 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Large volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half the population of the earth.The eruptions are also believed to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Volcanic eruptions affect Asian rainfall


November 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed that volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region, where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half of earth's population.Tree-ring researchers at ... 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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Fossilized coral reefs may reveal changes in sea levels over past 20,000 years


February 16th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): An international team of scientists is going to study fossilized coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef, in order to understand how sea levels have changed over the ... Read more...

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Emergence of first molars linked to growth and reproduction in apes and humans


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that the timing of molar development and eruption in apes and human beings is closely related to their growth and reproduction.The ... Read more...

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First molars help trace how apes, humans evolved


December 29th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The development of the first molars is closely attuned with basic aspects of a primate's biology, says a new study. "Knowing the age when the first molar appears in ... Read more...

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Increasing temperatures make world’s oldest trees grow faster


November 18th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A new research has concluded that increasing temperatures at high altitudes are fueling the post-1950 growth spurt seen in bristlecone pines, the world's oldest trees.Pines close to treeline ... Read more...

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Current sea ice least in 800 years


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research, which has reconstructed the extent of ice in the sea between Greenland and Svalbard from the 13th century to the present indicates that there has ... Read more...

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Medieval warming 1000 yrs ago was a result of natural climate mechanism


April 4th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have unraveled the natural climate mechanism that caused unusually warm weather in medieval times in Europe 1000 years back.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Rare snapshot of young dinos who roamed and died together 90 mln yrs ago


March 17th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A team of Chinese and American paleontologists has analyzed the skeletons of a herd of young birdlike dinosaurs that were found in a mud trap in the ... Read more...

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Young dinos lived and died together


March 16th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) A herd of young birdlike dinosaurs met their death on the muddy margins of a lake some 90 million years ago, according to a team of Chinese ... Read more...

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5-mln yr old shark fossil sheds new light on Great Whites origins


March 13th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study of a preserved 4- to 5-million-year-old shark fossil has shed new light on the great whites origins, and has helped scientists decide which line ... Read more...

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Seven new species of bamboo coral discovered in Hawaii’’s deep waters


March 8th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists have identified seven new species of bamboo coral in the deep waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, in Hawaii, US, among which six may represent ... Read more...

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Sea level to rise by 1 meter in next 100 years


January 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): New research has indicated that the ocean could rise a meter higher than the current sea level in the next 100 years, which is three times higher ... Read more...

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Dark eclipsed Moon and cold weather in 1761 attributed to mysterious volcanic eruption


January 7th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have attributed the dark eclipsed moon and cold weather in 1761 to a mysterious volcanic eruption.According to Dr. Kevin D. Pang, an independent research scientist, A ... Read more...

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Drought may have lead to decline of Roman civilization


December 30th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): New clues unearthed by geologists suggest that a drought may have lead to the decline of the Roman civilization more than a millennium ago.According to a report ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a new fan-like coral in deep sea


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of coral thriving in veritable forests on the peaks of undersea mountains off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, which are ... Read more...

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Chinas ancient dynasties rose and fell with monsoons


November 7th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A new study has linked the rise and fall of Chinas ancient dynasties with monsoon cycles, with the weakening of the natural phenomenon proving to be the ... Read more...

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Duck-billed dino survived by growing to adulthood much faster than its predators


August 6th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): A new research on the bones of the duck-billed hardosaur has suggested that it grew to adulthood much faster than its predators, giving it superiority in size. ... Read more...

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Duck-billed dinosaurs outgrew predators to survive


August 6th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The duck-billed hadrosaur with long limbs and a soft body had virtually no protection against predators like tyrannosaurs. But the latest research on the plant-eating dinosaur suggests that ... Read more...

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Slowdown in industrial growth rings alarm bells (Roundup)


May 13th, 2008 - 1:08 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India's industrial production growth continued its downward slump since September causing concern to industry even though government was optimistic that it would not adversely impact GDP growth ... Read more...

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Climate change can be measured daily through corals


March 25th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, March 25 (ANI): An Australian geoscientist has said that climate change can be measured on a daily basis by monitoring changes in coral.According to Luke Nothdurft, a geoscientist with Brisbane's ... Read more...

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First ocean-scale study of deep-sea corals may reveal climate secrets


February 20th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): An expedition, which will be the first ocean-scale study of the mysterious deep-sea corals, may fill large gaps in researchers' knowledge of climate and the evolution of marine ... Read more...

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Teenage pregnancies were also common among dinos


November 14th, 2007 - 2:34 am ICT by admin
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