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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

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Heat wave bakes US, dozens dead


July 8th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Unrelenting heat wave continued to bake much of the US, and it has caused the death of over 40 people so far.Saturday's temperatures soared over 100 ... Read more...

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Emraan’s funny bone found in ‘Shanghai’: Dibakar (Movie snippets)


June 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Director Dibakar Banerjee says "Shanghai" will be the first film to depict Emraan Hashmi's comic side."He was there full-on rehearsing, forgetting the culture of the ... Read more...

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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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‘Rework climate change models to save snails’


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Some of the world's smallest creatures like snails are in danger of becoming extinct unless climate change models are reworked to save them.Snails usually play a ... Read more...

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Al Gore to launch global climate crisis campaign


July 13th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A global campaign on climate change featuring scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens would be launched in September by former US vice president Al ... Read more...

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Scientists forecast irreversibly hotter summers


June 7th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Tropical regions are likely to experience irreversibly hotter summers within the next 20 to 60 years, warns a climatologist. "Large areas of the globe are likely ... Read more...

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Heat waves will cause more deaths in future


May 9th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Global climate change may bring on more extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, causing higher fatalities in the coming decades. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Death rates from heat waves may go up in the coming decades


May 4th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): An new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has predicted increased deaths rate in the coming decades due to heat waves, ... Read more...

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Cities in developing countries ‘likelier to be hit by climate change’


April 8th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that fast-growing urban areas worldwide, especially in developing countries, will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of changing climate.An examination of urban policies ... Read more...

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‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′


February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

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Top 10 global weather events in 2010


January 14th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A panel of experts has ranked the top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010 as follows.According to Christian Science Monitor, voters considered the scope and unusualness ... Read more...

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Stackable electric cars, telepresence screens ‘just a generation away’


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): According to a new vision of the future set out today, stackable electric cars and 'telepresence' screens are just one generation away.The study, Megacities on the Move, suggests ... Read more...

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Brush Fire Erupts Near Thousand Oaks


September 28th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A brush fire broke out on Monday afternoon in the Ventura County City Of Thousand Oaks. The fire broke out reportedly at 2 pm in the ... Read more...

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Hindus & Jews want urgent solution to hike in global food prices


September 7th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sep 7 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have expressed serious concerns at the recent rise in global food prices.Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader ... Read more...

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Is it possible to predict future climate change?


August 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Climate change is a topic for hot debate across countries right now, but is it possible to predict future climate change?Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute at the University ... Read more...

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‘Heat waves could be commonplace in US by 2039′


July 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has claimed that heat waves in the United States could become very frequent in the next 30 years."In the next 30 years, we could see ... Read more...

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Heat preys on Delhi birds


May 31st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Nobel is thirsty and tired. The little dove is covered with ice cubes and being administered glucose at a hospital in Chandni Chowk where as ... Read more...

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Delhi swelters at 44.6 degrees (Lead)


May 18th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) There was no respite from the heat for Delhiites Tuesday as the city recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum touched the highest ... Read more...

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Half Of The Earth Could Become Uninhabitable Within 300 Years


May 15th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The headline of an account of an American magazine, USA Today, has recently screeched that climate change could make much of the globe uninhabitable. This ... Read more...

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Climate ‘tipping points’ may arrive without warning


February 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a new study, a top ecological forecaster has said that climate 'tipping points' that can cause an irreparable global disaster may arrive without any warning as such. ... Read more...

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2009 one of world’s hottest years since 1850


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 8 (DPA) This year is likely to rank as one of the "10 warmest" since 1850, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said Tuesday in a report providing further evidence that ... Read more...

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Rising sea level threatens Sunderbans inhabitants


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sunderbans (West Bengal), Dec.3 (ANI): Rising sea levels has forced thousands of families to leave their ancestral houses and lands in the Sunderbans area of West Bengal, and many more are living ... Read more...

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China’s Yangtze River faces climate threat


November 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 12 (ANI): Environmentalists have warned that the Yangtze River basin in China is being increasingly affected by extreme weather and its ecosystems are under threat.The Yangtze River is the longest ... Read more...

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Doctors seek plan to protect from climate change


October 17th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The World Medical Association (WMA) Saturday proposed a plan here to minimise the risk of increased malnutrition deaths, diseases and injuries due to climate change. The WMA, a ... Read more...

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How major cities should fight global warming


October 14th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): A three-year project led by Newcastle University has outlined how major cities must respond if they are to continue to grow in the face of climate change.Using the ... Read more...

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Richard Castle Unveils New Novel Heat Waves


October 13th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, October 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A best selling author of New York Times, Richard Castle has unveiled his new book, titled "Heat Wave". Readers can get their copy of the ... Read more...

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Urban poor most vulnerable as climate changes: World Bank


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (DPA) Climate change directly impacts food prices and wages in some developing countries, driving the urban poor deeper into poverty, a new study supported by the World Bank ... Read more...

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Climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries


August 20th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries.In the study, a team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence ... Read more...

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Summer of 2050 to be exceptionally hot


August 20th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): New analysis of climate model projections suggest that in the US, the average number of days in August with temperatures over 95 degrees Fahrenheit could nearly triple by ... Read more...

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Developing nations call upon developed nations to cut their emissions by up to 40 percent


July 10th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorL'aquila, July 10 (ANI): The developing countries criticised the G-8 nations for not taking enough steps to curb global warming, dubbing the proposed long-term targets as meaningless.The larger developing ... Read more...

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Chandigarh, neighbouring states continue to reel under scorching sun


June 27th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Residents of the union territory of Chandigarh and the states of Punjab and Haryana continued to reel under the scorching summer heat. However, weather officials promise some respite ... Read more...

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US to suffer serious effects from climate change


June 17th, 2009 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (DPA) The US is already being struck by the effects of climate change and the threats will only grow if the world does not speed up its efforts to ... Read more...

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Britain, India to run 5 projects to study climate change


May 12th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India and Britain have announced five new projects to assess the potential impact of climate change in India and to undertake regional projects to identify and develop ... Read more...

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Heat wave sweeping Jharkhand, Ranchi scorching


May 2nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 2 (IANS) A blistering heat wave in Jharkhand claimed 17 lives in the last ten days in different parts of the state including in Ranchi, once the summer capital of ... Read more...

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