oceanography

Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an ... Read more...

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Fifteen people fast against Kudankulam project


March 20th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Fifteen people have undertaken an indefinite hunger strike at Idinthakarai to press for withdrawal of Tamil Nadu's green signal to the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Expert panel set up on Kudankulam n-project


October 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Thursday constituted an expert panel to dispel fears on the 2,000 ... Read more...

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We’re duty bound to allay fears on Kudankulam: Narayanasamy


October 18th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Faced with fresh protests at Kudankulam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa doubting its intentions, the central government said it was duty bound to ... Read more...

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India, Thailand for cooperation in tsunami warning


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India and Thailand Monday discussed possible cooperation in developing regional weather forecasting and a tsunami warning system.The issues came up in a discussion held between ... Read more...

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Size of ocean garbage patch exaggerated


January 5th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A lot of plastic trash is floating on the Pacific Ocean but claims that the 'Great Garbage Patch' between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas ... Read more...

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Online magazine BrainGain - guide on studying abroad


November 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) For the thousands of students keen to study abroad but who don't know where to get the requisite information, here is a lifeline. An interactive online magazine, ... Read more...

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New undersea robot is ‘fast, hovers and carries several instruments’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): MBARI engineers recently demonstrated a new super-efficient autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) that can travel rapidly for hundreds of kilometres, "hover" in the water for weeks at a time, ... Read more...

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1,000-year-old sea creatures found


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Canadian and Spanish scientists have discovered rare species of marine life, with some creatures more than 1,000 years old. According to the scientists, these creatures found off the coast ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in National |

1918 El Nino linked to severe flu pandemic in India


September 15th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): A new research conducted at Texas A and M University, US, has shown evidence of a possible link between El Nino and a severe flu pandemic in 1918 ... Read more...

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Changing rainfall pattern may deprive billion people of water


August 10th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A changing rainfall pattern may deprive a billion people of fresh water in the tropics and subtropics in the coming decades, according to the latest research. The rain band ... Read more...

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Earth’s most prominent rainfall feature creeping northward


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research has determined that the rain band near the equator that determines the supply of freshwater to nearly a billion people throughout the tropics and subtropics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seaglider monitors water from Arctic during record-breaking journey under ice


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The University of Washington (UW) has surpassed its 2-year-old world record for operating a glider under the ice, by successfully operating one of its seagliders for six months ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humidity Measurement Seminar to be held in Mumbai on April 3


March 30th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 30 (ANI/Business Wire India): Jupiter Electronics, a leader in process control instruments and marketing pressure, temperature, humidity and air velocity sensors and transmitters will conduct a seminar on 'Humidity Measurement ... Read more...

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Aerosol pollution impacting rainfall, climate change


February 13th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Pollution from aerosols is likely to have a greater impact on rainfall patterns and future climate change than previously thought, according to a leading atmospheric scientist. "We have identified ... Read more...

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Underwater microphones can be used to detect hurricanes


April 11th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): MIT researchers have found a cost effective way in detecting hurricanes, by placing microphones deep under water to measure wind power as a function of the intensity ... Read more...

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India to spend Rs.7.5 bn for research in earth sciences


February 29th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India will spend Rs.7.5 billion ($187.5 million) for carrying out research in oceanography and meteorological science, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday. Presenting the 2008-09 budget, Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Sub-glacial system under Antarctic ice teeming with life


December 28th, 2007 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a complex sub-glacial system under the Antarctic ice, which might be teeming with life in the form of mineral-hungry microbes.According to a report in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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