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Hydro-power key to India’s energy security: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) With coal supply remaining erratic and controversies dogging nuclear energy, hydro-power could hold the key to India's energy security and put an end to power cuts, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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Warm ocean currents cause ice loss from Antarctica


April 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves may help explain recent ice loss from Antarctica, says a new study. A team of scientists used ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Greenland ice melted more than Antartica’s


August 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The last prolonged warm spell caused the oceans to rise between 4 to 6.5 metres higher than their current levels.Where did all that extra water come ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Melting ice turning the earth obese


July 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland is swelling the volume of oceans, with the excess water gravitating towards the equator, fattening the planet in its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Denmark to lay claim to North Pole


May 18th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Denmark plans to plant its flag on the North Pole to lay claim to the top of the world, according to reports here.Quoting reports from Denmark ... Read more...

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Melting ice in Canadian Arctic bigger player in sea-level rise


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea-level rise than scientists previously suspected, For instance, the 550,000-square-mile Canadian ... Read more...

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How heat is transported to Greenland glaciers


March 29th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how heat is transported to Greenland glaciers.Warmer air is only part of the story when it comes to Greenland's rapidly melting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melting ice sheets largest contributor to sea level rise


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are overtaking ice loss from mountain glaciers and ice caps to become the dominant contributor to global sea level rise, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Polar bears at risk as melting ice is making them swim greater distances


January 26th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying polar bears have claimed that the melting sea ice is making the animals swim greater distances, at the risk of their own health and future generations.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cooking was toughest task on South Pole expedition: Scientists


January 11th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) It was not the bone-chilling minus 54 degrees Celsius, the difficult terrain or even the cold gusts blowing at 150 km/hour, but lighting a stove and cooking ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Northern Irish families flushing toilets with lemonade!


January 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Left without water for almost two weeks, families in Northern Ireland have now resorted to flushing their toilets with lemonade.With shops stripped of bottled water almost as soon ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain to get colder winters due to climate change: Experts


December 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Britain will be hit by longer and bitter winters in coming years as the melting ice in the Arctic Sea due to global warming has changed the wind ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himalayan monks to launch green movement in Kolkata


December 17th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas could destroy Hindu pilgrimage spots as well as the caves where thousands of sadhus meditate, and monks have decided to launch a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Global dimming threatening Beijing, Delhi the most, warn scientists


November 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): Scientists and environmental experts scheduled to attend a UN-sponsored Environment Program in Cancun, Mexico, this month, have warned that "global dimming" is emerging as the latest threat to planet ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Water mining’ prime culprit in rising sea levels


October 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Global warming is not the only villain in raising sea levels. Much of the swelling seas come from "water mining", the pumping of vast amounts of groundwater from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Concerns raised over the rapidly melting ice in the Arctic region


September 17th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New figures by NASA has listed this year as the hottest one in over 130 years and this is leading to record quantities of ice melting away. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arctic fox joins polar bear on endangered species list


September 14th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Arctic foxes are the new entry in the list of animals that are facing extinction due to global warming.The US Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has claimed 17 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic fox, polar bear in endangered species list


September 14th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Arctic foxes, polar bears and musk oxen are now in the list of endangered species, a US-based eco-system watchdog has said. Polar bears are not the only species in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ten millennia old hunting weapon discovered in melting ice patch


June 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has discovered a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon in a melting ice patch in the Rocky Mountains close to Yellowstone National Park, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global wind-shift caused Earth’s last ice age to end


June 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A global shift in winds is what led to the end of Earth's last ice age- an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hydropower production rises in Himachal Pradesh


June 5th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh has shown an increase in hydropower generation this year on account of the rising temperature, as the water levels of all Himalayan regions rivers ... Read more...

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Melting ice making Mt Everest climb dangerous: Sherpas


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Sherpas have warned that the fast receding ice cover on Mt Everest is making scaling the mountain very risky, as the melting ice was exposing bare rock faces, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Melting glaciers making Mount Everest ‘more dangerous to climb’


May 26th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Mount Everest has become a treacherous climb due to glaciers melting along its slopes, according to a Nepalese Sherpa who has conquered the world's highest summit 20 times.Apa, ... Read more...

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Iceland orders evacuations over volcanic activity


April 14th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik, April 14 (DPA) More than 700 people have been evacuated from their homes because of renewed volcanic activity in southern Iceland, public broadcaster RUV reported Wednesday. The measure was taken after a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Melting sea ice stirs up Arctic Ocean


January 4th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) The Arctic Ocean is usually considered quiet, with very little mixing, because of a cover of sea ice. A new study reveals that the extent of sea ice ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Antarctica glacier retreat creates new CO2 store


November 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Reports indicate that the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula have led to the creation of a new carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Glacier retreat in Antarctic opens up new carbon sink


November 10th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Large blooms of tiny marine plants called phytoplankton are flourishing in areas exposed by the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

10 failed doomsday prophecies


November 9th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 9 (ANI): Scientists have listed ten failed doomsday prophecies, which undermines the seriousness of the 2012 end of the world prediction by the ancient Mayans.According to National geographic News, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melting ice could make the Arctic stormier


October 16th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 16 (ANI): In a study, scientists have determined that melting ice in the Arctic could lead to stormier seas and skies around the North Pole.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming may increase volcanic eruptions


September 18th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): A team of geologists is trying to gather data in an attempt to understand how global warming will increase the explosivity of volcanic eruptions.As increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hot weather, strong alcohol, melting ice creams top bizarre holiday complaints list!


September 17th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 17 (ANI): Hot weather, strong alcohol and melting ice creams have topped a list of bizarre holiday complaints received from British holidaymakers in the last year by an online travel ... Read more...

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Global warming might lead to deadly tsunamis hitting Britain in future


September 15th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): Some of the world's top geologists have warned that if global temperatures continue to rise, Britain might see deadly tsunamis like those that have hit Asia, head towards ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Polar bears face extinction in less than 70 years because of global warming


September 11th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): A new research has warned that polar bears face extinction in less than 70 years because of global warming."Recent projections suggest polar bears could be extinct within 70 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bangladesh calls in Australian lifeguards to rescue kids from drowning


August 19th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Aug. 19 (ANI): Figures suggest that around 17,000 children drown in Bangladesh every year, a figure that is proportionately more than anywhere else in the world.Now, according to The Independent, aid ... Read more...

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