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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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US hit by worst drought since 1950s (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has been hit by the worst drought since 1950s, with almost two thirds of the country toiling it out, a report said.The National Oceanic ... Read more...

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US hit by worst drought since 1950s (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has been hit by the worst drought since 1950s, with almost two thirds of the country toiling it out, a report said.The National Oceanic ... Read more...

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US faces worst drought in over 50 years


July 20th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has been hit by the worst drought since 1950s, with almost two thirds of the country toiling it out, a report said.It said, as ... Read more...

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World experiences fourth warmest June on record


July 18th, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) Average global temperatures this June were the fourth warmest since record keeping began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.The combined average temperature over ... Read more...

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Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins


April 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) A study was launched to protect the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday.The Commission for Dolphin Conservation ... Read more...

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US marks warmest March on record


April 10th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that last March was the warmest in recorded history, creating thunderstorms and tornadoes across the country.According ... Read more...

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Solar storm gains strength


March 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A magnetic storm that is being felt on Earth due to a huge solar flare on the Sun has now intensified to G3 (strong), the ... Read more...

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Earth’s temperature up by one degree Celsius since 1950s


November 13th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) The Earth's average land temperature has risen by one degree Celsius since the 1950s, which has been worked out on the basis of data from 1800 ... Read more...

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Ozone not healing


October 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists worldwide are looking for evidence that the ozone layer is beginning to heal, but this year's data from Antarctica does not hint at a turnaround.National ... Read more...

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Killer whales hunt seals by creating waves


October 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Killer whales have hit upon a smart way of catching their unsuspecting prey. They create large waves in tandem to knock their prey into the water ... Read more...

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Mystery Orange goo found in Alaska is actually fungal spores


August 19th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have announced that a mysterious orange goo recently discovered on the shoreline of an Alaskan village ... Read more...

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Temperatures reach 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 Fahrenheit) in Iraq


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Extreme weather in Iraq where temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on early Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.With a humidity of five percent and winds with a ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Cindy moving away from land


July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tropical storm Cindy is moving away from land into the open ocean, US weather forecasters have announced. The tropical storm is the third named storm in ... Read more...

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2010 - one of the two warmest years on record


July 1st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Last year, 2010, was one of the two warmest years on record worldwide, says the 2010 State of the Climate report. The year 2005 tops the ... Read more...

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Now, a system that can warn about tsunamis within minutes


March 5th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Soon, people would be able to get warning about an impending tsunami within minutes of an earthquake.Seismologists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new ... Read more...

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75 percent of world’s coral reefs under threat: report


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) About 75 percent of the world's coral reefs are threatened by overfishing, coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, a report released Wednesday said. Named "Reefs ... Read more...

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Powerful solar flare disrupts ground communications on Earth


February 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): An internationally known space weather expert has said that a powerful solar flare that has triggered one of the largest space weather storms in at least four years ... Read more...

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188-yr-old ‘Two Brothers’ ship linked to ‘Moby-Dick’ discovered


February 12th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Marine archaeologists have discovered a 19th-century shipwrecked whaling ship 'Two Brothers' - which went down in 1823 - from the Hawaiian waters. Slammed into coral reef about 600 miles ... 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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2010 tied for warmest year on record


January 13th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York has revealed that the global surface temperatures in 2010 tied with 2005 ... Read more...

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Steve Murawski Asserts That Overfishing In America Has Come To A Close After A Lengthy Time


January 11th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 11, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Steve Murawski is an American, who had ascended to the uppermost post of chief scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is an entity ... Read more...

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Steve Murawski says that overfishing has ended


January 11th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A top US scientist Steve Murawski says that he believes that the days of overfishing may be over.If that is correct, then it will be the ... Read more...

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Steve Murawski Says Overfishing Has Ended


January 11th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the top fishery scientist of the country, Steve Murawski recently issued a statement where he said that the problem of overfishing is coming towards ... Read more...

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Atmosphere still has self-cleansing capacity


January 11th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) There's cheering news on the environmental front -- the atmosphere still has its self-cleansing capacity.Some studies had suggested that such self-cleansing power is fragile and sensitive to environmental ... Read more...

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Excess light at night can contribute to air pollution: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado has ... Read more...

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Earth’s lakes are warming, says NASA study


November 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change, say NASA scientists.Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ... Read more...

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Coral bleaching will go from bad to worse in 2010: Study


November 20th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): One of the worst bleaching events on record occurred in 2005, thanks to the unusually warm waters in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, but a new ... Read more...

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US-India pact to help improve monsoon forecasts


November 13th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) India's monsoon forecasting is expected to improve with its entering into a new collaborative agreement with the United States.The agreement between the National Oceanic and ... Read more...

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India, US to work for Evergreen Revolution: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that as India's farmers and rural areas face the effects of climate change and drought, both countries will work together ... Read more...

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India, US ink pact to study seasonal prediction of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall


November 8th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): India and the United States on Monday signed an agreement on 'Technical Cooperation for Study of Dynamical Seasonal Prediction of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall' during the ... Read more...

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India, US enhance bilateral ties through six pacts


November 8th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): India and United States on Monday took further steps to enhance their bilateral and strategic partnership by signing six agreements.The pacts included two agreements and four memorandum of ... Read more...

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Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico


November 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Large communities ... Read more...

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Alaska Governor Parnell urges DFA to deny application to market genetically engineered salmon


September 26th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (BNO NEWS) -- Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on Saturday urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny the approval of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon for human consumption.Governor Parnell ... Read more...

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BP to conduct final test on ruptured Gulf well seal


September 19th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) BP late Saturday was waiting for the cement to set at the bottom of the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well before testing the strength of the seal. If ... Read more...

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