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Diseased trees found to be new source of methane in air


August 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Diseased forest trees, aged between 80 to 100 years and infected by fungii, may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according ... Read more...

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Third of Earth’s organisms live in rocks, sediments


August 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A third of the Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments - and the amount could even be greater undersea than what we ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Creating a global cookstove alliance - beyond headlines: Hillary Clinton


February 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) An India-US project to help create a market for cleaner-burning cookstoves in developing countries is having a "tremendous payoff" beyond the headlines, according to Secretary of ... Read more...

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China’s oil reserves went up 20 percent in 2011


February 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources has said the country discovered 1.37 billion tonnes of oil reserves in 2011, up 20.6 percent from a year earlier.It ... Read more...

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Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Switching to natural gas won’t slow climate change


September 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Burning natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) than coal, but switching over to this medium won't slow down climate change, claims a new study.Tom ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Natural gas to power HLL Lifecare factories


July 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited has become the first public sector undertaking in Kerala to switch over to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power its factories.HLL Life ... Read more...

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US experts to help ONGC cap gas leak at Tripura well


June 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) State-owned exploration giant ONGC has sought US experts' help to plug a leaking gas well in western Tripura from which natural gas continued to gush out ... Read more...

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ONGC yet to cap gas leak at its Tripura well


June 17th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) Despite battling non-stop, ONGC engineers have so far failed to plug a leaking gas well in western Tripura from which natural gas continued to gush out ... Read more...

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Gas leak continues at ONGC well in Tripura (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Natural gas continued to leak from an ONGC well in western Tripura Wednesday, nearly 24-hours after the leak was first detected, officials said. Experts and engineers ... Read more...

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Gas leak continues at ONGC well in Tripura


June 15th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Gas continued to leak Wednesday from an ONGC well in western Tripura, even as experts and engineers continued their battle to cap the well, an official ... Read more...

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Driver found dead inside car


May 7th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A cab driver was found dead inside his car here Friday. The police said he may have died of asphyxiation."Bunty was lying unconscious inside the ... Read more...

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Climate change strips Arctic of much snow cover


May 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Climate change is showing its ugly hand in the Arctic -- a much reduced snow cover, shorter winters and thawing tundra.And the changes are taking place ... Read more...

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Pike river miners may have survived first blast, evidence reveals


April 28th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Greymouth, (New Zealand), Apr 28 (ANI): Workers who died in New Zealand's Pike River mine disaster may have survived the first blast, new evidence has revealed.A video footage shows images of a ... Read more...

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Fully clothed body located in Pike River mine


April 28th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Greymouth (New Zealand), Apr 28 (ANI): A fully clothed body has been found and identified inside New Zealand's Pike river coal mine, where 29 workers were killed in a series of methane ... Read more...

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Pluto’s atmosphere ‘is much bigger than previously thought’


April 21st, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Pluto's atmosphere is much bigger than previously thought, according to a new study.Recent observations of the dwarf planet have revealed that the icy orb's atmosphere has expanded dramatically ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Household sewage could be new energy source: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought, suggests a new study.Scientists said the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

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Trapped ice reveals changing trends of biomass burning over 650 yrs


December 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that carbon monoxide trapped in a column of Antarctic ice spanning 650 years reveals fluctuations in biomass burning --the consumption of wood, peat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, odour-trapping undies to stop flatulence in its tracks!


November 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 26 (ANI): Underwear designed to stop flatulence in its tracks could be the ultimate solution for embarrassing situations.The odour-trapping men's jocks are infused with nanotechnology designed to prevent less than ... Read more...

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Kiwi Army to send robot to see if trapped miners are alive


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Greymouth (New Zealand), Nov.22 (ANI): The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has decided to send in a robot into the Pike River Coal mine in a bid to rescue 29 trapped miners.The ... Read more...

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Life discovered in deepest layer of Earth’s crust


November 19th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Just when you thought we had discovered signs of life everywhere possible on Earth, a new expedition has revealed a complete ecosystem existing in the deepest layer of ... Read more...

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Probe Into Blast At Playa Del Carmen’s Grand Riviera Princess Hotel Begins


November 16th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Playa Del Carmen, Nov 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in the resort city of Playa Del Carmen have launched a thorough probe into the blast that ripped apart the lavish Grand ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ISS to produce water from byproducts


October 27th, 2010 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The NASA has announced that a new system has been launched for the production of water from byproducts on the International Space Station (ISS).The Sabatier system can create ... Read more...

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Strange ‘hot spot’ seen on distant exoplanet


October 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a new study by the NASA team operating the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope a warm spot has been seen in the atmosphere of a 'hot Jupiter' ... Read more...

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Mars CO2 leak linked to existence of life


October 11th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that life may have existed on Mars thanks to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.The revelation has been made after satellite data suggested huge amounts of ... Read more...

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UN meet: Indian rag pickers demand financial support


October 7th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Three Indian rag pickers Wednesday addressed the UN climate change conference in China and demanded financial support for their contribution in fighting climate change.Baidabai Gaikwad from Pune, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bad breath, fart sniffer to hunt for life on Mars!


September 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): If at all there's life on Mars, we are more likely to smell it before we see it. A new study has suggested that a chemical involved in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Magical’ process turns one kiwifruit into 100 bioplastic utensils!


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 3 (ANI): New Zealand researchers have performed a feat nothing less than magic, by converting one kiwifruit into 100 plastic spoons and sewage into electricity.Scion, a Crown research institute in ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ that soaks up carbon faster


August 27th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have created 'dry water' that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence help combat global warming. Each particle of dry water, a substance that looks like ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gas leak at Durgapur steel plant, 27 taken ill (Lead)


July 15th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) At least 27 people were taken ill after toxic methane and carbon monoxide gases leaked from a blast furnace at the Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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27 fall ill after gas leak at Durgapur Steel Plant


July 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) At least 27 people were taken ill after toxic methane and carbon monoxide gases leaked from a blast furnace at the Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Dead Zone in Gulf due to BP oil spill, say experts


July 12th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): The dead zone that has been persisting in the Gulf for over a month now, is most likely due to the BP oil spill, say experts.Oil spills can ... Read more...

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